What’s On in North Devon

Joseph Bulmer

Your guide to events large and small from Thursday, May 19th to Thursday 26th


? CHRISTIAN AID: Coffee morning and plant sale, at Ford Farm, New Road, Bideford, 10am-12.30pm, plus bring & buy and cake stalls, all welcome

? COFFEE ‘N’ CHAT: Combe Martin Baptist Church Hall, 10.30am-noon

? 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

? POLLYFIELD LUNCH CLUB: East-the-Water, Bideford, 12.30-2.30pm, info (01237) 478734

? LUNCH: Salvation Army, Torrs Park, Ilfracombe, 10am-12 noon, great food & company, all welcome, booking (01271) 321972

? SOUTH MOLTON STRIDERS: Short walk, meet SM Square 10.30am, 3/4 hour, info (01769) 573258

? ILFRACOMBE RED PETTICOATS: Clog Dance Group, Trinity Church Hall, Ilfracombe, 7.30-9.30pm, info (01271) 342351

? RAMBLE: North Devon Ramblers meet Witheridge Square 10.30am. Nine-mile walk to Little Dart River, East Worlington. Some hills.

? RBS: (NatWest) Group Pensioners’ Association GPA Coffee Morning, Imperial Hotel, Barnstaple, 10.30am

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

? ROSE HILL CARERS GROUP: Coffee morning, Rose Hill, Heywood Rd, Bideford, 10am-12 noon, for carers of adults with learning disabilities, coffee, cake, chat & support, info Laura Clements on (01237) 420137 or 07944 562808

? TAW & TORRIDGE STAMP CLUB: AGM followed by bring-and-buy, Castle Hall, castle St, Barnstaple, 7.15 for 7.30pm, info (01271) 329762


? THE GOOD COMPANIONS CLUB: Verona Court communal room, Barnstaple, 10am-1pm, friendship, lunch, entertainments, info (01271) 817138

? COFFEE MORNING & RAFFLE: Candar Community Centre, Ilfracombe, 10am-12 noon, all very welcome

? 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

? SUMMER FETE: South Molton Community Infants School Summer Fete 5.30pm-7.30pm. Children’s mini garden show, cream teas, great prize draw, bouncy castle wellie throwing & more.

? BINGO: Yarnscombe Victory Hall, eyes down 7.45pm

? BINGO: Braunton Parish Hall, eyes down 7.30pm, for Braunton Volunteer Bureau, all welcome


? BARGAIN BOOKS: Northam Community Swaps Book sale, Northam Community Centre 10am-12 noon, all books 25p — from paperback to hardback, old & new. Refreshments. For ND Chemo Appeal + Society for the Protection and Rehoming of Animals

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

? TIBETAN BUDDHIST MEDITATION CLASS: Castle Centre, Barnstaple, 10.30-11.30am, (01392) 876619

? CAR BOOT SALE: Landkey, 1-4pm, sellers �6 per car from 11am, �1 public parking, no dogs on site, info 07802 176993 or 07878 034683

? SATURDAY MARKET: Pip & Jim’s Church Hall, St James Place, Ilfracombe, stalls, teas & coffees, 12 noon-4pm, info (01271) 867614

? CASH BINGO & LINER: Sweb Club, Victoria Road, Barnstaple, eyes down 7.30pm, all welcome

? SPRING FAYRE: Christ Church, Barnstaple, 9am-1pm

? DEVON FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETY: (North Devon Branch) meeting, Burton Art Gallery, Bideford, 2-4pm, info on (01237) 451527 or 472883

? BINGO: Northam Leisure Centre, 1-2-3 lines every game, for North Devon Hospice, eyes down 2.15pm, all welcome

? SHAMMICK MARKET: Combe Martin Village Hall, 9.30am-12 noon, fresh local produce & more

? SPRING PLANT SALE: Shamwick Gardening Club, bring & buy plant sale, Combe Martin Parish Hall, 10am-12 noon, adm 50p inc tea, coffee & biscuits

? CAR BOOT & TABLE TOP SALE: Manor Hall, Berrynarbor, 11am-3pm

? COFFEE MORNING: Braunton Parish Hall, for Braunton Museum, plus jumble sale, stalls & raffle, adm 50p inc refreshments, 10am-12 noon

? PLANT SALE: Barnstaple Baptist Church, Boutport St, hundreds of plants, shrubs & veg, 10am-1pm, tea/coffee & homemade cakes, all welcome

? REJOICE THE VOICE: Acappella choir concert, South Molton Methodist Church, Duke Street, 7.30pm, adm free, all welcome

? COFFEE MORNING: Bishops Tawton Village Hall, home made cake stall, plus raffle 10am-12 noon, �1.50, all welcome

? JUMBLE SALE: Bishops Tawton Village Hall, 2-5pm, for JACK Appeal charity expedition to Kenya by Jack Hogg, aged 15, quality jumble, sports equipment, books & toys have been donated

? COFFEE MORNING: Northam Leisure Centre, 10am-12 noon, cake, plant & tombola stalls, for Bideford & Torridge Macular Disease Society, adm 50p, all welcome

? BINGO: Tomlin Hall, Bickington, doors 6.30pm, eyes down 7.30, raffle & refreshments, all welcome

? SHORE SAFARI: Combe Martin beach, 2pm, nets & buckets supplied, free but U16s must be accompanied, book on (01271) 882078 or 07889 134466

? ND RAMBLERS WALK: Meet Anstey Gate 11am, Soakey Moor-Porchester’s Post-Old Barrow, 7.5 miles, all welcome, (01271) 376274/863727

? DANCE: Filleigh Hall, music from Elaine, bring-and-share, 8pm, adm �3.50, all welcome

? FAMILY DROP-IN & 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 every Saturday, info from the centre on (01271) 321411


? BINGO: British Legion Hall, Appledore. Doors open 7pm, eyes down 7.30pm

? TABLE TOP SALE: Pollyfield Centre, Bideford, sellers 8am, buyers 9am, refreshments, all welcome

? QUIZ NIGHT & IRISH BINGO: First In, Last Out, Bideford, 8pm, for North Devon Hospice, all welcome

? SALVATION ARMY PRAISE & WORSHIP: Baptist Church, Bideford, 3-4pm, all welcome

? CAR BOOT SALE: Pottington, 1-4pm, sellers �6 per car from 11am, �1 public parking, no dogs on site, info 07802 176993 or 07878 034683

? BIDEFORD SERVICES: St Mary’s Parish Church. 8am Holy Communion; 10am Parish Communion.
Bideford Baptist Church: 6.30pm United Service for Christian Aid

? CAR BOOT SALE: Old Bowling Green, Torrington Common, 7am start, �5 pitch, free parking, for Great Torrington Commons Conservators, every Sunday

? ILFRACOMBE FARMERS’ MARKET: The Lantern Centre, High Street, fresh local produce & crafts, refreshments & entertainment, adm free, info (01271) 864621

? TABLE TOP SALE: At Devonia 3, The Quay, Appledore, 10.30am (weather permitting,) for the David Rundle Trust (Help for Rwanda,) info (01237) 477470

? OPEN GARDEN: Owlacombe Farm, Roborough (EX19 8TG,) for North Devon Hospice, adm �3, teas available, no dogs please

? INNOVATIVE OPERA: Songs from the Potting Shed, at The Winsford Centre, in assn with Beaford Arts & Operaplayhouse, an innovative show on the theme of all things horticultural! Pre show supper 4.30pm, show starts 6pm, licensed bar, tickets (�12 adults, �5 child & �30 family) from (01409) 221470, all welcome

? ND RAMBLERS WALK: Meet Fernworthy Reservoir 10.30am, grey Wethers-Fernworthy, 9.5 miles, all welcome, (01271) 376274/863727

? LEARN TO PLAY BAGPIPES: Or drums, Pollyfield Centre, Bideford, 6-9pm, just drop in and have a go, please check availability on (01237) 478734


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

? LIP READING CLASSES: For hard of hearing adults & partners, the Community Room, Ethelwynne Brown Close, Bideford, 10am-12 noon, improve conversation, boost confidence & manage difficult situations, weekly, all welcome, info 07923 536908

? SM STRIDERS: Medium walk, meet SM Square 10.30am, 1.25 hours, info (01769) 579517

? US SOCIAL GROUP: For singles, The Plough, Bickington, 8pm, info (01271) 830981

? BARNSTAPLE MALE VOICE CHOIR: Rehearsal, Fremington Primary School, 7.30-9.30pm, new members welcome, info (01271) 372911 or www.barnstaplemalevoicechoir.co.uk

? APPLEDORE SINGERS LADIES’ CHOIR: Practice Evening, Appledore School, 7.30pm, info (01237) 424982, new members always welcome

? BRAUNTON CAMERA CLUB: Weekly meet, info www.quillstring.co.uk/bcc

? COMBE MARTIN WI: Meeting, Baptist Church Hall, 7.30pm

? ENCOUNTER MEETING: At Sand Cat’s, Golf Link Rd, Westward Ho, temporary venue, speaker Julie Bowling “From Burma with love,” 7-9pm

? NORTH DEVON DIABETES: Support Group, Methodist Church Hall, Rhododendron Ave, Sticklepath, Barnstaple, 10.30am, talk by hospital podiatrist, all welcome, adm free


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

? COFFEE & FRIENDSHIP: The Village Well Community Room, Sticklepath School, Barnstaple, 9.30am-11.30am, (01271) 349861

? 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 and advice for people with sight or hearing loss, at 19a Alexandra Road, Barnstaple, (01271) 373236

? LADIES FELLOWSHIP: Salvation Army Centre, Oakleigh Road, Barnstaple, 10.30-11.30am, a warm welcome, plus tea, coffee & chat

? NORTHAM CHORAL SOCIETY: Northam Methodist Church Hall, 7.30pm, new members welcome

? SPIRITUAL HEALING: Frithelstockstone, Torrington, 3-4.30pm & 7-9pm, directions & appointments call (01805) 622883

? WINKLEIGH MORRIS: Community Centre, Winkleigh, new dancers welcome, more info (01363) 877216

? REME ASSOCIATION: North Devon Branch monthly meeting, Appledore Social Club, 7.30pm, just come along and meet fellow REME members or call Doug Spiller on (01237) 424946 for info

? ILFRACOMBE MEMORY CAFE: Candar Common Room, 2-4pm, relaxed & social place for people with memory problems, their friends & family, health & social care workers available with support or advice, or just drop for a chat & cuppa, info North Devon Voluntary services on (01271) 866300

? CONCERT: Barnstaple Keyboard & Light Music Club, Roundswell Community Centre, 7.45pm, adm �5, members �2, refreshments & raffle

? COMMUNITY DANCE COMPANY: At Forches Community Centre (Barton Road, Whiddon Valley,) Barnstaple, new venture, no experience needed, learn to dance with other adults, every Tuesday 7-9pm, info Katy (01598) 760646


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

? Morris dancing: Exmoor Border Morris at The Bar, Instow, 7.45pm

? MINI MARKET: Homemade bread & cakes, plants, bric-a-brac & more, Winkleigh Community Centre, 9-11am, all welcome

? LUNCH: Salvation Army centre, Oakleigh Road, Barnstaple, 12.30pm, call (01271) 321972 to book

? BINGO: Northam Leisure Centre, 1-2-3 lines every game, eyes down 7.15pm

? SPACE 4U: Whiddon Valley Community Centre, Barton Rd, Barnstaple, social club for carers, share experiences & receive support, activities & trips, 2.15-4.15pm, �1, info (01271) 372396, all welcome

? CHARITY BINGO: Royal Exchange, Bple, 7.30pm

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

? BARNSTAPLE JUBILEE SINGERS LADIES CHOIR: rehearsal evening, Christ Church, Bear Street, Barnstaple, 7.30-9pm

? WALK & TALK: 10.30am outside Cafe du Parc, Bideford, level 1 walk, free event, 07837 663628

? FOLK DANCE CLUB: Northam Hall (the old scout hut,) new dancers & all ages welcome, 7.30-9.30pm, info (01237) 477292

? ROYAL AIR FORCES ASSOCIATION: Monthly meeting, Ex-Servicemen’s Club, St George’s Road, Barnstaple, 7.30 for 8pm

? NORTH DEVON HUMANISTS: Meeting, Fremington Parish Hall annex, 7.30pm, info (01237) 474225 or 477851, all welcome

? SENIOR COUNCIL FOR DEVON: Bideford meeting, at the Town Hall, 2.15pm, talk by Naomi Kent on getting voices heard in Parliament, all welcome, refreshments

? ILFRACOMBE MALE VOICE CHOIR: In concert, Emmanuel Church, Ilfracombe, 8.15pm, more info www.emmanuel-ilfracombe.org

? ND RAMBLERS: NT car park Croyde 6.30pm, Baggy Point-coastal path, four miles, all welcome, (01271) 376274/863727


? BREATHE EASY: North Devon group, Springfield Day Centre, Chanters Road, Bideford, 7-9pm, speaker Daniel Hall on Holistic Massage, all welcome, more info (01237) 474725

? ND RAMBLERS: Meet Tamar Lake CP (SS294 107) 10.45am, Dunsdon National Nature Reserve 2pm, two hour visit with Devon Wildlife Trust, four miles, info (01271) 376274 or 863727.

? SM STRIDERS: Short walk, meet SM Square 10.30am, 1.25 hours, info (01769) 574179

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