What’s on in North Devon

Joseph Bulmer

Events large and small from 02/02/12 to 08/02/12.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2

ART EXHIBITIONS: At the Burton Art Gallery, Bideford, open Mon-Sat 10am-4pm; Sun 11am-4pm:

Looking at Landscapes, looking at how Burton collection artists have been inspired by the landscape. Until Feb 24.

Annual Schools Exhibition: Celebrating the talents of young local artists aged five-18. Until Feb 17. Info www.burtonartgallery.co.uk.

BINGO: For North Devon Intensive Care, Northam Leisure Centre, 7.15pm

BINGO: Pollyfield Centre, Bideford, 7.30pm

BINGO: Barnstaple St John Ambulance HQ, Princess Street, 7.30pm, all welcome

SOUTH MOLTON STRIDERS: Brook Meadow walk, meet SM Square 10.30am, info (01769) 574179

LUNCH CLUB: The Pollyfield Centre, Bideford, 12.30-2.30pm, every week, info (01237) 478734

NORTHAM MEN’S FORUM: Methodist Church Hall, Cross Street, Northam, “Message in a Bottle” with Bideford Lions Mike Hacker & Norman Waite, 10.15am-12 noon, info (01237) 470553

BASIC COMPUTER SKILLS: Whiddon Valley Community Centre, Barton Rd, Barnstaple, 9.45-10.45am & 11am-12 noon, �1 per session, for anyone with little or no computer experience, booking essential on (01271) 372396

COASTWISE TALK: Barnstaple Library 9.45-11.45am, talks/presentations on marine environment, ecology, history & more, �30 for 10, individual/taster sessions by arrangement, info (01271) 831190

BINGO: Blue Lights Parish Hall, Vernons Lane, Appledore. Eyes down 2pm

BINGO: Ring O’ Bells, Landkey, snowball, eyes down 7.30pm

COFFEE MORNING: With Fremington WI, at the Parish Hall, 9.30-11am, all welcome

TAW & TORRIDGE STAMP CLUB: Castle Hall, Castle Street, Barnstaple, 7.30pm, more info Andrew Austen (01271) 329762

THE TARKA LINE: Past, present and future, illustrated talk with John Burch, Tarka trail assn chairman, 7.30pm, Bideford Arts Centre, The Quay, all welcome

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 3

COFFEE MORNING & RAFFLE: Candar Community Centre, Ilfracombe, 10am-12 noon

QUIZ NIGHT: Appledore Community & Sports Assn, teams up to six, �1 per person, cash prizes and snowball draw, 8.30pm, all welcome

WHIST DRIVE: Royal Hotel, Market/Bude Street, Appledore, all welcome, 2.30pm

THE NEXT STEPS CLUB: For 50+, Whiddon Valley Community Centre, Barton Rd, Barnstaple, 1.30-3.30pm, �1, call (01271) 372396 for info

BINGO: Sticklepath School, Barnstaple, 7.30pm

AFTER SCHOOL ART CLUB: Craftihands, Mill St, Bideford, 3.45-5pm, a range of activities inc printing, dyeing, collage, felting, drawing & painting, info (01237) 476159

INTERMEDIATE COMPUTER SKILLS: Whiddon Valley Community Centre, Barton Rd, Barnstaple, 10am-12 noon, �2 per session, for anyone who wants to extend their computer knowledge, booking essential on (01271) 372396

BOWLS: Appledore Short Mat Bowling Club, weekly at Appledore Community Hall, 2pm, all welcome

NEXT STEPS CLUB: For 50+, Whiddon Valley Community Centre, Barton Road, Barnstaple, members’ monthly lunch club, 1pm, �3, call (01271) 372396 for info

BINGO: Yarnscombe Victory Hall, eyes down 7.45pm

HAPPY CAF�: Friday Lunch Club, The Pavilion, Golf links Road, Westward Ho, 12.30-2 pm, free courses for �4.50, booking essential on 07773 679559. Caf� also open 11am-2.30pm for drinks, light snacks & cakes

SOUTH MOLTON STRIDERS: Hele Woods long walk, meet SM Square 10.30am, info (01769) 572506

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 4

BINGO: 1-2-3 Lines Every Game, Kingsley Hall, Westward Ho! Eyes down 7.15pm

CASH BINGO: And liner, Sweb Club, Victoria Road, Barnstaple, eyes down 7.30pm, for local charities, all welcome

ADEN VETERANS’ ASSOCIATION: Barnstaple Group Monthly Meeting, Ex-Servicemen’s Club, St George’s Road, Barnstaple, 12noon, info from Dave Gilbody (01271) 377182 or Irene Chivers 815168

BINGO: Northam Leisure Centre, 1-2-3 lines every game, for the MS Society, eyes down 2.15pm, all welcome

HEALING: Instow Parish Hall, Quay Lane, 2-4pm, all welcome

DADS & KIDS DROP IN AND PLAY: Victoria House Children’s Centre, Barnstaple, for families with children under five years-old, play, spend time together & meet other families, 9.30-11.30am first Saturday of each month, info (01271) 321411

JANE EYRE: Film at Littleham, in the Village Hall, 7.30pm, info (01237) 420372

ILFRACOMBE FARMERS MARKET: The Lantern Centre, 10am-12.30pm, fresh local produce, crafts, refreshments, entertainment & free admission, info (01271) 864621

FREE PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP: Meet Westward Ho! Beach slipway 10.30am, looking at objects, pattern & texture with Bideford Bay Creatives, U16s must be accompanied, booking essential, bring fully charged digital camera, tripod useful, booking on info@bbcdevon.org or (01237) 477789

CHARITY DANCE: Goodleigh Village Hall, dancing to Joe’s Band, adm �3.50, bring-and-share, 7.30-11.30pm, all welcome

TABLE TOP SALE: Medard House, Barnstaple, 10am, all welcome

TIBETAN BUDDHIST MEDITATION: Living Tree Centre, Paiges Lane, Barnstaple, 10.30-11.45am, info (01392) 876619

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 5

BINGO: Appledore Social Club, doors open 7pm, eyes down 7.30pm, all welcome

BIDEFORD SERVICES: St Mary’s Parish Church — 8am Holy Communion; 10am Parish Communion; 7pm Evensong, all welcome

QUIZ NIGHT: For North Devon Cancer Care, Johnny’s Bar, Mill Street, Bideford, 8pm, info (01237) 473798

BIDEFORD SALVATION ARMY: Bideford Baptist Church, every Sunday 3-4pm, all welcome

ST MARYS AT WINGS: Informal, Friendly Family Service, The Wings Hall, Lower Meddon Street, Bideford, 11.15am CAR BOOT SALE: South Molton Pannier Market, sellers 9.30am, buyers 10am, �6 pitch (no need to book,) refreshments, proceeds to SM Pre-school, more info (01769) 572002

THE LIGHTHOUSE: Spiritual meeting, Unit 16, Castle Park Road, Barnstaple, meditation, refreshments, 7pm, �1 entry, all welcome

CAR BOOT SALE: At Brannams, Roundswell, (Near Barnstaple Sainsbury’s,) 12 noon-3pm, sellers 10am & �6 per car, �1 parking, 50p on foot, no dogs on site

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 6

BINGO: For Bideford FC, Robin’s Nest Social Club, Bideford, 7.15pm, all welcome

US SOCIAL GROUP: For singles, The Panniers, Barnstaple, 8pm, info (01271) 830981

BRAUNTON CAMERA CLUB: Meets weekly, details www.quillstring.co.uk/bcc

MONDAY AFTERNOON SOCIAL CLUB: Whiddon Valley Community Centre, Barton Road, Barnstaple, for adults of all ages, socialise & chat plus a variety of activities, 1.30-3.30pm, �1, all welcome

BARNSTAPLE MALE VOICE CHOIR: Rehearsal, every Monday Fremington Primary School 7.30-9.30pm

SOUTH MOLTON STRIDERS: Great Hele Lane medium walk, meet SM Square 10.30am, info (01769) 574827

APPLEDORE SINGERS: Rehearsal, Appledore Primary School, 7.30-9pm, new members welcome, info Pam Beechey (01769) 560034

PRIZE BINGO: Parkham Village Hall, meat & grocery prizes, eyes down 7.30pm, all welcome

APPLEDORE SHIPBUILDERS: Horticultural Society AGM, Appledore Social Club, 7.30pm, new members always welcome

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 7

COFFEE MORNING & LUNCHES: Lavington Church, Bideford, 10am-1.15pm

BINGO: Bideford & District Angling Club, corner of Honestone Street, eyes down 7.30pm

COFFEE MORNING: Pollyfield Centre, Bideford, meet new friends & chat, activities & facilities to suit all abilities, 10am-12.30pm, all welcome

SEE HEAR CENTRE: Drop in session 9am-5pm, equipment, information & advice for people with sight or hearing loss, at 19a Alexandra Rd, Bple, (01271) 373236

BIDEFORD CAMERA CLUB: New venue – Pollyfield Centre, East-the-Water, 7.15pm, info (01237) 423242

SCOTTISH DANCE CLASSES: Fremington Village Hall, 7.30pm, no partner needed, (01271) 373975

TARKA MORRIS MEN: Bideford Amateur Athletics Club, 8pm, new members welcome, (01237) 476632

CARD MAKING & CRAFTS CLUB: New club at Northam Leisure Centre, the Square, 7pm, info (01237)423095

BOWLS: Appledore Short Mat Bowling Club, weekly at Appledore Community Hall, 7pm, all welcome

FUN & FELLOWSHIP: Bideford Salvation Army, Bideford Baptist Church Upper Hall, 2-3pm, all welcome

EMPLOYMENT SUPPORT CLUB: Free informal drop in, Whiddon Valley Community Centre, Barton Rd, Barnstaple, 10am-12 noon, help for anyone seeking work, training or career improvement, info (01271) 372396

SIP ‘N’ STICH: free knitting club, Boston Tea Party, Tuly Street, Barnstaple, 5.30-7pm, all welcome

NORTH DEVON DIABETES SUPPORT GROUP: Castle Centre, Castle Street, Barnstaple, 7pm, talk on how services might be affected by “Foundation Status,” info (01805) 601654

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 8

APPLEDORE PIRATES CASH BINGO: Appledore Village Hall. Eyes down 7.15pm

BINGO: Northam Leisure Centre, 1-2-3 lines, 7.15pm

CHARITY BINGO: Royal Exchange, Bple, 7.30pm

WHIST DRIVE: Royal Hotel, Market/Bude Street, Appledore, all welcome, 2.30pm

DESIGN WORKSHOPS: Appledore Baptist Church 7.15-8.30pm, use your imagination & enjoy felting, monoprinting, drawing, collage and painting, weekly, info (01237) 476159

BASIC COMPUTER SKILLS: Whiddon Valley Community Centre, Barton Rd, Barnstaple, 9.45-10.45am & 11am-12 noon, �1 per session, for anyone with little or no computer experience, booking essential on (01271) 372396

SINGING FOR FUN: Brookdale Church (near Lidl,) Ilfracombe, 2-4pm, for adults of all ages, popular songs from 50s-70s, no musical ability needed

BANDAM: Barnstaple & North Devon Institute of Advanced Motorists, all welcome to free lively talk on driving & road safety, refreshments, non members very welcome, at Platform 1, the old railway station, Castle Quay, 7pm, info 07891 424912

NORTH DEVON ARTS MEETING: Broomhill Art Hotel, Muddiford, with Nowhereisland artist Alex Hartley, free to members, non members welcome, �4 entry, 8pm, buffet supper from 7pm book on (01271) 850262

TORRIDGE NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH: District AGM, Springfield Day Centre, chanters Road, Bideford, 7 for 7.15pm, speaker PC Paul Greatbatch “Number Plate Recognition,” forum & officer elections, refreshments

COFFEE MORNING: Stalls, raffle, at St Brannocks Rooms, Braunton, 10.45am, hosted by St Brannocks Flower Guild, all welcome

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