What’s On in North Devon

Joseph Bulmer

Events large and small from Thursday, June 9th to Wednesday 15th

THURSDAY, JUNE 9

? 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

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

? BASIC COMPUTER SKILLS: Whiddon Valley Community Centre, Barton Rd, 9.45-10.45am + 11am-12 noon, �1 per session, for those with little or no computer experience, pre-book from the centre on (01271) 372396

? NORTHAM WI MEETING: Methodist Hall, Northam, second Thursday of each month, new members and guests very welcome, 7.30pm

? SOUTH MOLTON STRIDERS: Short walk, meet SM Square 10.30am, 3/4 hr walk, info (01769) 579517

FRIDAY, JUNE 10

? 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

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

? INTERMEDIATE COMPUTER SKILLS: Whiddon Valley Community Centre, Barton Rd, 10am-12 noon, �2, pre-book from on (01271) 372396

? LIFE IN THE SPIRIT: Seminar with David Taylor, Bideford Baptist Church, 7.30pm, all welcome

? CARERS OPEN AFTERNOON: See Hear Centre, 19a Alexandra Road, Barnstaple, find out more about equipment & services for people with sight/hearing loss, 2-4pm, plus tea & cake! Info (01271) 373236

? LOVE & MARRIAGE: With the New Instow Players, Instow Village Hall, 7.30pm, adm �3.50, all welcome

SATURDAY, JUNE 11

? ILFRACOMBE VICTORIAN WEEK: Start of week long Victorian Celebrations, 1.45pm opening costumed parade along High Street to Trinity Fair at St Brannocks Vicarage, games, stalls & cream teas, for full programme of events this week, go to 
www.ilfracombevictoriancelebration.org.uk

? VICTORIAN MUSIC EVENING: Emmanuel Church, Ilfracombe seafront, with Elizabeth Kemp and friends, 8.15pm, all welcome

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

? 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

? BINGO: Bingo, Northam Leisure Centre, for ND Intensive Care, eyes down 2.15pm, all welcome

? DADS & KIDS 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 first Saturday each month, info (01271) 321411

? ILFRACOMBE FARMERS MARKET: Lantern Centre, High St, 10am-12.30pm, local produce & crafts, refreshments, adm free, info (01271) 864621

? TAW & TORRIDGE EMBROIDERERS’ GROUP: Sticklepath Methodist Church Hall, looking for new skills, why not come along for a taster? 10am-3pm, info (01237) 477911

? SUMMER BARBECUE: Fremington Green (next to Han Court,) from 4pm, beer tent, BBQ, live music, sweets & candy floss, music from Dambuskers and The Confused, plus The Yums Yums at the Fox & Hounds 8pm, all welcome

? SUMMER CHARITY DANCE: Woolsery Hall, dancing to live music with Simon Inch, 8pm to midnight, bring-and-share supper, �4 at door, proceeds to St Anne’s Church

? VILLAGE MARKET: West Buckland Village Hall, 10am-2pm, stalls inc refreshments, plants, cakes and preserves, local producers welcome, info (01598) 760437

? LIFE IN THE SPIRIT: Seminar with David Taylor, Bideford Baptist Church, 10am-4.30pm, all welcome

? WEST DOWN DAY: Old fashioned village fair with beer tent, barbecue, live music, cream teas, stalls & displays, adm free, village field gates open 1pm, plus 10k road race & fun run from 2.30pm, info (01271) 865222

? CAR BOOT SALE: Chulmleigh Playing Field, 2pm, for Wembworthy Church, enquiries (01769) 580241

? RAMBLERS WALK: Meet Brendon Village Hall CP 4pm, Malmsmead Hill—Rockford, optional pub meal, five miles, info (01271) 376274 or 863727

? THE HEANTON EVENT: Open garden trail around village, cream teas in Hewitt Room, plants for sale, 2-4pm, Victorian & early 20th century costumes in St Augustine’s Church, for church & Devon Air Ambulance, all welcome

? TEA AT THREE: Woolsery Community Hall, 2.30-4.30pm, for ND Hospice by Woolsery WI, various stalls inc bring-and-buy, tea & home made cake, raffle, all welcome

? CLASSICAL CONCERT: With a touch of Piaf, pianist Mark Bebbington, Hatherleigh Community Centre, 7.30pm, �12, box office (01837) 810940

? AFTERNOON CREAM TEA: Vencroft House, Vencroft, Newport, Barnstaple, 2-5pm, for Seedlings for Christ charity, info www.seedlingsforchrist.com

? LOVE & MARRIAGE: With the New Instow Players, Instow Village Hall, 7.30pm, adm �3.50, all welcome

SUNDAY, JUNE 12

? 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

? CREAM TEAS: Odun Road, Appledore, 11am-5pm, all welcome, for North Devon Hospice, also Sunday.

? 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; 11.15am St Mary’s at Wings; 7pm Evensong.

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

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

? ST MARY’S AT WINGS: Informal family service, Wings Hall, Lower Meddon St, Bideford, 11.15am

? MOODY AND SANKEY: Songs of Praise, Emmanuel Church, Ilfracombe, 8pm, all welcome

? UNITED SERVICE: Castle Green, part of Barnstaple Pentecost Festival, 11am, all welcome, more festival events at www.barnstaplepentecost.co.uk

? ROCK: Lively musical based on the story of Simon Peter, part of Barnstaple Pentecost Festival, at Roundswell Community Centre, doors 6.30pm, start 7pm, donations gratefully received for ND Chemotherapy Appeal, all welcome

? CONCERT: Newton St Petroc Male Voice Choir, at Newport Methodist Church, Barnstaple, 7pm, refreshments after, all welcome

? LIFE IN THE SPIRIT: David Taylor, talk at Bethel Free Church, Bideford, 10.30am & Bideford Baptist Church 6.30pm, all welcome

? ANTIQUES FAIR: Instow Parish hall, 10am-4pm, supporting RNiB, adm 20p, info (01271) 812711

? GRASSLAND: Taw & Torridge Naturalists’ Assn walk, Haddon Moor Reserve, alongside B3190 (SS 996 290,) meet 11am, bring packed lunch, info (01271) 343607

? THE HEANTON EVENT: Open garden trail around village, cream teas in Hewitt Room, plants for sale, 2-4pm, Victorian & early 20th century costumes in St Augustine’s Church, for church & Devon Air Ambulance, all welcome

MONDAY, JUNE 13

? 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

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

? APPLEDORE BAND: Weekly performance Appledore Quay, opposite Seagate, Training Band 7.15pm, main band 8pm, in St Mary’s Hall if wet

? VICTORIAN AFTERNOON TEA: Emmanuel Church, Ilfracombe, 2.30pm, all welcome

? WORLD WAR ONE: On Exmoor, Combe Martin Museum Sail Loft talk with Derek Purvis, 7.30pm, all welcome

? SOUTH MOLTON STRIDERS: Medium walk, meet SM Square 10.30am, 1.25 hr walk, info (01769) 573258

? FREMINGTON BINGO: The Parish Hall, 7.30pm, proceeds to CLIC Sargent, all welcome

? VICTORIAN COFFEE MORNING: Ilfracombe Museum, 10.30am-12.30pm, plus second hand book stall, tombola & rag rug raffle, info 
www.ilfracombemuseum.com

TUESDAY, JUNE 14

? VOLUNTEER OPEN DAY: ND Voluntary Services, Ilfracombe High Street, open day for anyone who wants to find out more about volunteering and what they do, 10am-1pm & 2-4pm, all welcome, part of Volunteers Week, info (01271) 866300

? 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

? 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

? employment support CLUB: Whiddon Valley Community Centre, Barton Rd, Barnstaple, 10am-12 noon, free, info on CVs, interviews, careers advice, computers skills & more, just drop in or call (01271) 372396, all welcome

? MOTOR NEURONE DISEASE ASSN MEETING: North & West Devon Group, 7pm, call June on (01271) 329717 for venue information

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

? BRATTON FLEMING DANCE CLUB: At Tawstock Village Hall, 7.30pm, adm �2, all welcome

? RAMBLERS WALK: Meet Raleigh Cross Inn (ST038 344,) nr Elworthy, 10.30am, optional lunch, six miles, info (01271) 376274 or 863727

? CRAFT SESSIONS FOR ADULTS: Ilfracombe Museum, throughout the week as part of Victorian Celebrations, inc doily lace craft, broomstick crochet & crazy patchwork, adm free, info 
www.ilfracombemuseum.com

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15

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

? 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

? CHARITY BINGO: Royal Exchange, Bple, 7.30pm

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

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

? SUMMER MARKET: Chambercombe Manor, Ilfracombe, stalls inc books & antique books, jewellery, bric-a-brac, 10.30am-3.30pm, manor & tea rooms open as normal, proceeds to manor

? BASIC COMPUTER SKILLS: Whiddon Valley Community Centre, Barton Rd, 9.45-10.45am + 11am-12 noon, �1 per session, for those with little or no computer experience, pre-book from the centre on (01271) 372396

? QUIZ NIGHT: Portobello Inn, Bideford, 8.30pm, donations to Devon Air Ambulance

? EXMOOR BORDER MORRIS: Dance out display at Poltimore Inn, North Molton, 8pm

? RAMBLERS WALK: Meet Fairview car park, Barnstaple, 10.30am, to Ashford, optional walk or bus back, info (01271) 376274 or 863727

? CRAFT SESSIONS FOR ADULTS: Ilfracombe Museum, throughout the week as part of Victorian Celebrations, inc doily lace craft, broomstick crochet & crazy patchwork, adm free, info 
www.ilfracombemuseum.com

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