What’s On North Devon

Joseph Bulmer

Events large and small from Thursday, June 23rd to Wednesday 29th

THURSDAY, JUNE 23

? FRINGE: Faux Arts exhibition of “fringe” arts continues The Loft Studio, Taddiport, Torrington, Art Trek, until end June, info (01805) 624384

? 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

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

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

? 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, on (01271) 372396

? ATLANTIC FLOWER CLUB: Floral demonstrations, Appledore Church Rooms, every 4th Thursday of the month, 2pm, all welcome, info (01237) 421911

? DAY OF PRAYER: Ilfracombe Salvation Army, Torrs Park, from 9am, all welcome

? THREE DAY PHOTOGRAPHIC EXHIBITION: Braunton Camera Club, at St Brannocks Rooms, Braunton, also runs Friday & Saturday, all welcome

? FASHION SHOW: “The Mini Collection” for Children’s Hospice, at Petroc Brannams Campus, Barnstaple, doors 6.30pm, latest designs by graduating students, adm free but places must be reserved: Call (01271) 338181

? TREASURE HUNT: Bideford Railway Station, 7pm, �1 entry, prizes, all welcome

FRIDAY, JUNE 24

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

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

? MOON BEAR RESCUE: North Devon Support Group stall, Bideford Pannier Market, 8am-3pm, every Tue, Fri & Sat

? BINGO: Ring O’ Bells, Landkey, for Landkey Parish Church funds, 7.30pm, all welcome

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

? COMMUNITY COOK: High Bickington Primary School, all welcome from 3pm, adm free, sample pizzas, apple slaw banquettes & smoothies made by the children, plus cook off contest with boys vs girls

? EUCHRE DRIVE: Appledore Social Club, 8pm

? SUMMER FUN FEST: Landkey Primary School, fancy dress fun run 2pm, followed by summer fete, barbecue, magic show, disco, bouncy castle, bungee frame, fun & games, all welcome, for new ITC centre

? ORGAN CONCERT: South Molton Keyboard & Organ Club, with Chris Powell, Methodist Church Hall, North St, 7.30pm, adm �4, info (01769) 540261 or www.organfax.co.uk

? STRAWBERRY FAIR: Instow Parish Hall, 10.30am-4pm, with ploughman’s lunches, strawberries, cream & stalls, for church funds, all welcome

? LUNDY ART GROUP: St Mary’s Church Hall, Appledore, 10am-1pm, new members welcome, info (01237) 423884

? TORRINGTON COMMON WEEK: Native trees walk, 6pm, free guided walk, two hrs approx, all welcome, meet Old Bowling Green

SATURDAY, JUNE 25

? 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

? MOON BEAR RESCUE: North Devon Support Group stall, Bideford Market, 8am-3pm, every Tue, Fri & Sat

? TATTING: Knotted Lace Craft Group, High Bickington, 10.30am-3.30pm. Bring Packed Lunch, info (01769) 560805

? TABLE TOP SALE: Bluecoat Infants School, Burrough Rd, Torrington, 10am-12 noon, for ALLSORTS Children’s Club, adm 50p, �5 per table. To book table call (01805) 625540

? LAST NIGHT OF THE PROMS: Hartland Abbey, part of Midsummer Charity Weekend, The Three Sopranos, pianist and seven piece orchestra, three course dinner, champagne bar, draw & more, 7pm, (01237) 441996, info www.abbeymidsummer.com

? JAMES BOND CASINO NIGHT: Golden Lion, Northam, for Northam Burrough Farm Allotments, professionally run, ticket only event, call (01237) 474377 or email thegoldenlionnortham@yahoo.co.uk

? ENCOUNTER MEETING: Wings hall, Lower Meddon St, Bideford, 9.30am-12 noon, speaker Jette Kessell

? FLOWER FESTIVAL: West Down Church, theme “Big Band Sound,” refreshments, 1-4pm, all welcome

? CHARITY DANCE: Yeo Mill, West Anstey, with Elaine, bring-&-share, 8pm-midnight, all welcome

? MUSICAL AFTERNOON: Chambercombe Manor, Ilfracombe, 2-4.30pm, featuring Jenna Witts plus support, adm �1 at door, all welcome

? TIBETAN BUDDHIST: Meditation Class, Castle Centre, Barnstaple, 10.30-11.30am, info (01392) 876619 or visit www.dechen.org/barnstaple

? FLOWER FESTIVAL: St John the Baptist, Bishops Tawton, theme “To God be the Glory,” 10am-4pm, all welcome + North Devon Guitar Ensemble in concert 7pm, adm by donation, for church funds

? JUMBLE & GRAND CAKE SALE: Bideford Blues Athletics Club, 10am-12 noon, for Everyman Charity (male cancer,) all welcome

? SOCIAL EVENING: Trimstone Manor, near West Down, Ilfracombe, for ND Motor Neurone Disease Assn, tickets �20, info (01271) 329717

? JAZZ NIGHT: The Big Sheep, Abbotsham, with the Alan Lewis All Stars, for Chemo Appeal, 7.30pm, tickets �10 inc ham/cheese ploughman’s plus strawberries & cream, call (01237) 476521 to book

? DEVONSHIRE & DORSET: Regimental Assn, Torridge branch, monthly meeting, buffet & raffle, at Magpie/RBL Club, Holsworthy, 1pm, all welcome

? ILFRACOMBE TORCH: For elderly blind and partially sighted, at Whiddon Valley Evangelical Church, Bple, refreshments & transport provided, for pick up points & times, call (01271) 879611

? ABBOTSHAM VILLAGE FETE: At the playing field, stalls, children’s games & great cream teas, in school if wet, 2pm, all welcome, proceeds to village funds

? SUMMER FETE: Chubb Churchill Community Hall, East-the-Water, Bideford, 1.30-4.30pm, stalls, crafts, competitions & refreshments, adm free, all welcome

? COMBE MARTIN OPEN GARDENS: Tour 15+ gardens in picturesque coastal village, Saturday & Sunday1-6pm, programmes on sale around village inc top garage, Sue’s Richards, P Office, Nisa & Harbour Deli, plant stall at Adam’s Hay, all welcome, for Parish Church funds

? TABLE TOP & STRAWBERRY CREAM TEA: Northam Hall, 2-4pm, books, inc hardbacks, jigsaws, plants & bric-a-brac, by Northam Community Swaps

? COFFEE MORNING: With Braunton Ladies Handbell Ringers, Mariners Close, 10am-12 noon, cakes, bric-a-brac, goods & clothing stalls, for Chemo Appeal

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

? ORGAN CONCERT: St Michael & All Angels Church, Torrington, with Jonathan Griffiths, 7.30pm, music by Bach, Mendelssohn & others, all welcome

? WINKLEIGH SINGERS: St James Church, Parkham, 7.30pm, inc first performance of A Springtime Garland song collection by local composer Frank Chandler, all welcome

SUNDAY, JUNE 26

? COMBE MARTIN OPEN GARDENS: Tour 15+ gardens in picturesque village, see Saturday's entry

? FLOWER FESTIVAL: West Down Church, theme “Big Band Sound,” refreshments, 1-4pm, all welcome
+ Cedar's Show Band Concert, 7.30pm, tickets (01271) 865405

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

? 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

? 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

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

? ILFRACOMBE FARMERS MARKET: Lantern Centre, 10am-12.30pm, stalls, produce & crafts, adm free

? WEDDING FAIR: Barnstaple Rugby Club, 10.30am-4.30pm, plus wedding auction for both hospices plus Bple Chemo ward, line inc two catwalk shows, stalls, wedding gifts & more, adm free, all welcome

? MIDSUMMER COUNTRY FAYRE: Hartland Abbey, 11.30am-5pm, charity fun day put for all the family, plus farmer’s market, local arts, crafts & produce, traditional merry-go-round, bouncy castle, barbecue, stalls, sideshows & more, book stalls on (01237) 441077, more info at www.abbeymidsummer.com

? CAR BOOT SALE: South Molton Rugby Club, Pathfields Estate, sellers 9am, buyers 10am, �5 per car

? PRAISE & WORSHIP: Bideford Salvation Army, at Bideford Baptist Church, 3-4pm, all welcome

? FLOWER FESTIVAL: St John the Baptist, Bishops Tawton, theme “To God be the Glory,” 10am-4pm

? THE LIGHTHOUSE: Roundswell Community Hall, Barnstaple, Healing for All, 7pm, adm �1.50, refreshments, all welcome

? ILFRACOMBE BANDSTAND: Two Rivers Ensemble at Runnymede Gardens, Ilfracombe seafront, 2-4pm, free concert, weather permitting

? ANTIQUES & COLLECTORS FAIR: Cedar’s Hotel, Roundswell, Barnstaple, 10am-4pm, adm free, contributions to RNLI, info (01805) 622794

MONDAY, JUNE 27

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

? 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

? BINGO: Chittlehampton Village Hall, cash liner, poultry, meat & food prizes, eyes down 7.30pm

TUESDAY, JUNE 28

? 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

? MOON BEAR RESCUE: North Devon Support Group stall, Bideford Pannier Market, 8am-3pm, every Tue, Fri & Sat

? 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, a 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

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

? FUN & FELLOWSHIP CLUB: Bideford Salvation Army, at the Baptist Church Upper Hall, every Tuesday, 2-3.30pm, all welcome

? CONCERT: Barnstaple Keyboard & Light Music Club, Roundswell Community Centre, 7.45pm, all welcome

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29

? 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

? SOUTH MOLTON MUSICAL SOCIETY: In concert, Emmanuel Church, Ilfracombe, 8.15pm, more info www.emmanuel-ilfracombe.org

? SUMMER MARKET: Chambercombe Manor, Ilfracombe, stalls inc books & antique books, jewellery, 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

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

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