What’s On North Devon

Joseph Bulmer

Events large and small from Thursday, July 7th to Wednesday 13th


? 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

? 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

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

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

? SOUTH MOLTON STRIDERS: Short walk, meet town square 10.30am, info (01769) 573258

? ND RAMBLERS: Meet Hillsford Bridge (SS739 477) 11am, to Watersmeet & Rockford, five miles, info (01271) 376274 or 863727


? 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

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

? CAFE CHURCH: St Brannock’s Rooms, Braunton, refreshments, informal chat, 7pm

? CELEBRITY CONCERT: St Michael & All Angels Church, Torrington, with Professor Ian Tracey, Organist Titulaire at Liverpool Cathedral, music by Bach, Hadyn, Elgar & more, 7.30pm, to celebrate 20 years of Father Willis Organ, �10, inc refreshments

? COMBE MARTIN MUSEUM: 20th anniversary Open House, 11am-3pm, all welcome

? WOOLSERY VILLAGE FAYRE WEEKEND: Children’s disco, at the Village Hall, 7-9pm, for reception to Year 7, adult with reception children


? WOOLSERY VILLAGE FAYRE WEEKEND: Family Bingo, Village Hall, eyes down 7.30pm, 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

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

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

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

? TAW & TORRIDGE EMBROIDERERS’ GROUP: Sticklepath Methodist Church Hall, looking for new skills, 10am-3pm, info (01237) 477911

? 90TH ANNIVERSARY: Disco & buffet supper to celebrate 90th anniversary of the British Legion in Barnstaple, at the Ex Servicemen’s Club, St George’s Road, 7.30pm, raffle, entry �8, tickets from (01271) 370710/374887 or at door, all welcome

? BUCKLAND BREWER FETE: Start 2pm. Teas, Garden & Produce Show at 4pm, plus 7pm parade and barbecue, ferret racing & pirate slide in playing field, all welcome.
Sunday: Fete Open Air Service, 6.30pm

? COFFEE MORNING: Bideford Liberal Democrats, High Street, 9.30am-12 noon, usual stalls, raffle & refreshments, all welcome

? CENTURIES OF SONG: North Devon Choral Society, Christ Church, Braunton, choral classics + Gilbert & Sullivan, �8, children free, tickets from Tarka Books (Bple,) Walter Henry (Bid,) Mole & Haggis (Torr,) Alan Jackson & Hairport (Ilf,) or at door

? FILM AT LITTLEHAM: Never Let Me Go, Village Hall 7.30pm, more info (01237) 420372

? CHARITY PRIZE BINGO: Pollyfield Centre, Bideford, for Whizz Kidz charity, doors 1pm, eyes down 2.30, adm 50p, children welcome

? JUMBLE SALE: Magdalene Lawn, Barnstaple, in the common room, 10am, all welcome

? COFFEE MORNING: Chulmleigh Town Hall, 9-11.30am, for South Molton Hospital League of Friends, please come and show your support

? GARDEN PARTY: Astral House (Rectory Lane lay-by,) Instow, hosted by Instow & Yelland WI, with produce stall & raffle, beautiful garden & cream teas, 3-5pm, all welcome

? DANCE TO JOE’S BAND: Now back at Goodleigh Village Hall, bring-and-share supper, adm �3.50, 7.30-11.30pm, all welcome

? SUMMER FAYRE: Barnstaple Salvation Army, Oakleigh Road, an event not to be missed! 2.30-4pm

? TORRINGTON SILVER BAND: Coffee morning, Howe Concert hall, 10.30am, adm 50p inc coffee plus various stalls, cakes, plants & bric-a-brac

? SUMMER FETE: Fremington Methodist Church, Old School Lane, 2pm, stalls, competitions, games & refreshments, with Barnstaple Youth Marching Band

? WINKLEIGH CHURCH FETE: The Village Hall, stalls, games, teas & grand draw, 2.30pm, all welcome


? WOOLSERY VILLAGE FAYRE WEEKEND: At the Village Hall, Medieval stocks, ducking stool, greasy pole, dog agility, barbecue, fencing, It’s a Knockout bouncy castle & horses, crafts, motorcycle display, cream teas, live music by Malachite, 1.30-4pm

? 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

? 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, all welcome

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

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

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

? APPLEDORE SEA SUNDAY SERVICE: At Appledore Lifeboat Station boathouse 3pm, outside if weather permits, with Appledore Silver Band, refreshments after, all welcome

? CLOVELLY SEA SUNDAY SERVICE: At Clovelly Quay 12 noon, celebrating the RNLI and all seafarers, with Barnstaple & Ilfracombe Salvation Army Bands, entry to Clovelly free for service, last admission 11.30am

? ILFRACOMBE FUN RUN: Start Station Road Tarka Trail entrance (by Pall) 11am, routes from 1-6 kilometres available, �2 donation to take part, all proceeds to ShelterBox, to sign up call (01271) 862938 or 07917 821261

? CAR BOOT SALE & OPEN DAY: At Regency residential home, Torrs Park, Ilfracombe, 2-5pm, call (01271) 862369 for enquiries, all welcome

? ESTUARY ANTIQUES & COLLECTORS FAIR: Instow Parish Hall, 10am-4pm, adm 20p, supporting RNiB

? OPEN GARDENS: Lower Buttercombe Cottage, West Down, nr Ilfracombe, 10am-5pm, cream teas & various stalls, proceeds Welland House, Barnstaple

? ROLLE CANAL SOCIETY: Transport history walk, on Tarka Trail & Rolle Canal from Loxdown Cross, 2.30pm, �2, all welcome, info (01237)425357


? 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

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

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

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

? MOTOR NEURONE DISEASE ASSN MEETING: North & West Devon Group North Devon Hospice, Deer Park, Barnstaple, 7pm, info (01271) 329717

? COMBE MARTIN MUSEUM: “Personal action for climate & energy,” talk in Sail Loft by Peter Addie, 7.30pm, all welcome

? BRAUNTON BULBS: Braunton Horticultural Society meeting, Kingsacre School, talk with Terry taylor, 7.30pm, non members welcome, adm �1


? 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

? 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

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

? SOUTH MOLTON STRIDERS: Morte Point walk, meet Mortehoe car park 10am or call (01769) 573258 for a lift

? ND RAMBLERS: Meet Holford Green CP (ST154 410) at 11am, to Quantock Combes & Ridge, 8.5 miles, info (01271) 376274 or 863727

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

? BRATTON FLEMING DANCE CLUB: Back at Goodleigh Village Hall, 7.30-10pm, all welcome


? ORCHARD VALE CHARITY DAY: Organised by pupils for RSPCA, games, stalls, cakes, face painting and more, start 3.15pm, all welcome

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

? 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

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

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

? EPILEPSY ACTION MEETING: ND branch, Henry Williamson Room, Barnstaple Library, 10.30am-12.30pm, all welcome, info 07875 577428

? INSTITUTE OF ADVANCED MOTORISTS: (BANDAM) meeting, free lively on driving & an observed drive, refreshments, non members very welcome, at Platform 1, the old railway station, Castle Quay, 6.50pm, info 07891 424912

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

? BINGO: Barnstaple Parish Church Rooms, eyes down 7.30pm, all welcome

? SHERREE VALENTINE: Exhibition of “artist to the star’s” work at The Driftwood Gallery, Ilfracombe, runs until Sunday, more info www.driftwoodgallery.co.uk/ilfracombe

? GIVE BLOOD: Barnstaple donor session at Christ Church, Bear St, 1-3.15pm & 5-7.15pm, to book appointment call 0300 123 23 23

? EXMOOR BORDER MORRIS: Dance out at the new Inn, Goodleigh 7.45pm plus Jack Russell, Swimbridge 9pm

? RASC/RCT ASSOCIATION: Bideford Conservative Club, Bridgeland Street, 7.30pm, new members welcome

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