What’s On North Devon

Joseph Bulmer

Your North Devon guide to events large and small from Thursday, April 14th to Wednesday 20th


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

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

? BINGO: Pollyfield Centre, Bideford, 7.30pm

? BINGO: Barnstaple St John Ambulance HQ, Princess Street, eyes down 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

? BARNSTAPLE ROCK & ROLL CLUB: Free dance tuition, Cedars Hotel, 7.30pm-late, 07899 701498, all welcome

? SOUTH MOLTON STRIDERS: Short walk, meet SM Square 10.30am, 3/4 hour, info (01769) 574662

? COMBE MARTIN WALK & TALK: Lee to Damage Barton, meet Lee Bay Car Park 10am/Hollands Park 10am, 5.5 miles/3 hours, info 07778 770687

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

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

? COFFEE MORNING: The Rectory, Old Market Drive, Woolsery, 10am-12 noon, cake stall, bring-and-buy, raffle, for Parkham Parish Church, all welcome, info/transport request (01237) 452171

? GET TOGETHER: North & West Devon Group of the Motor Neurone Disease Assn, St Johns Garden Centre, Barnstaple, 2pm, info (01271) 329717

? Northam WI meeting: Methodist Hall, Northam, new members & guests very welcome, 7.30pm


? CHILDREN'S CRAFTS: "Flip Book Fun," at Ilfracombe museum, 10.30am-12 noon, children �1.50, must be accompanied by an adult, book on (01271) 863541

? ORPHEUS SINGERS: Charity concert with Essex ladies choir plus Ilfracombe Male Voice Choir, Emmanuel Church, Wilder Road, 8.15pm, adm �5 at door

? 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

? BINGO: Braunton Parish Hall, eyes down 7.45pm, refreshments & raffle, for Taw/Torridge Soroptimists International, all welcome

? Rocking Shoes: Rock ‘n’ roll club, Robin’s Nest, Bideford FC, 7.45pm, all welcome, (01237) 476686

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


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

? Bingo: Northam Leisure Centre, 1-2-3 lines every game, for North Devon Hospice, 2.15pm

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

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

? CAR BOOT SALE: Brannams, Roundswell, Barnstaple, 1-4pm, sellers �6 per car, �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

? JUMBLE & BAKE SALE: Ilfracombe Parish Church Hall, 11am-3pm, nothing over �1, proceeds to Ilfracombe Twirlers

? CHARITY DANCE: Filleigh Village Hall, music with Bett & Audrey. 8pm to midnight, bring-and-share supper, for ND Hospice, adm �3.50, all welcome

? THE ORPHEUS SINGERS: In Concert, Christchurch, Braunton, ladies choir from Essex with wide range of popular & classical songs, 7pm, adm free, retiring collection, all welcome

? BINGO EVENING: For Swimbridge Twinning Association, at the Jubilee Hall, 7.30pm, all welcome

? BIDEFORD RAILWAY: Open Day, supporting James May’s Toy Stories, 9am onwards, railway heritage museum, vintage fairground rides, tearoom, restored signal box, books/DVDs etc, adm free

? SPRING FAYRE & COFFEE MORNING: Weare Giffard Village Hall, 10am-1pm, stalls inc cakes, plants, books & raffle, for Parkinson’s UK Torridge branch

? ND RAMBLERS WALK: Meet Bodmin Moor Rough Tor CP (SX138 819) 11am, Rough Tor—Alex Tor, 9 miles, info (01271) 376274/863727/373638

? AGM: Barnstaple & North Devon Liberal Club AGM, 8pm, all members welcome

? EASTER BINGO: Tomlin Hall, Bickington, doors 7pm, eyes down 7.30, refreshments, all welcome

? SPRING MARKET: For Christian Aid, Braunton Parish Hall, plants, cakes, fairtrade goods, bric-a-brac & raffle, 10am-12 noon, all welcome

? EASTER COFFEE MORNING: Raffle & bring-and-buy, Bishops Tawton Village Hall, 10am-12 noon, for Parish Church funds, all welcome

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

? CONCERT: Torridge Male Voice Choir, Christ Church, Bear St, Barnstaple, 7.30pm adm �5

? TARKA HOUSING: Tenants’ Panel AGM, Ethelwynne Brown Community Room, Bideford, 11am-2.30pm, lunch provided

? ILFRACOMBE TORCH: Meeting for the elderly blind & partially sighted, Whiddon Valley Evangelical Church, Barnstaple, refreshments & transport provided, details Brian Patchitt (01271) 879611

? Devon Family History Society: ND branch meeting, Burton Art Gallery, Bideford, 2-4pm, info on (01237) 451527 or 472883

? ROCK ‘N’ ROLL BINGO: Golden Lion, Northam, 8pm, artists & tracks instead of numbers! Cash prizes


? 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

? QUIZ NIGHT: Ebrington Arms, Knowle, Braunton, 8pm, all welcome

? BIDEFORD CHURCH SERVICES: St Mary’s Parish Church, Passion Sunday: 8am Said Communion; 10am Parish Communion; 11.30am Annual Meeting

? Learn to play bagpipes or drums: Pollyfield Centre, Bideford, 6-9pm, just drop in and have a go, please check availability on (01237) 478734

? SPRING CONCERT: Hartland Town Band, Hartland Parish Hall, 7.30pm, entry �5 adults, �2.50 children

? ILFRACOMBE PALM SUNDAY: Holy Trinity services — 8am Eucharist; 9.45am Sung Eucharist. St Peter’s (Highfield) 11.15am Sung Mass. Pip & Jim’s — 10.30am Morning Service.

? BIDEFORD BAPTIST CHURCH: Palm Sunday Morning Worship 10.30am. Plus 4.30pm All Aboard family Easter Egg Hunt and free picnic tea, all welcome

? ILFRACOMBE CAR BOOT: Seafront car boot sale, for Studio Theatre, buyers 9am-3pm, sellers 8am, �5 car/�8 van info 07971 176044 or www.studiotheatreonline.org.uk

? BIDEFORD PALM SUNDAY SERVICES: St Mary’s Parish Church 8am Holy Communion; 9.30am Palm Sunday procession leaves Kingsley statue; 10 am Holy Communion; 7pm Taize.

? ND RAMBLERS WALK: Meet Hartland Quay top field (SS225 247) 10am, Marsland Mouth—Elmscott, 12 miles, info (01271) 376274/863727/373638

? PALM SUNDAY PROCESSION: All Saints Church Clovelly, service 11am, annual procession 11.45am from church to Clovelly, all welcome, info (01237) 431668

? ANTIQUES & COLLECTORS FAIR: Cedar’s Inn, Roundswell, Barnstaple, 10am-4pm, adm free, donations taken for RNLI, info (01805) 622794 or 07796 100318

? ILFRACOMBE PALM SUNDAY: Service with The Orpheus Singers from Essex, Emmanuel Church, 10.30am, all welcome

? VINTAGE TRACTOR RUN: South Molton Vintage Rally Club, assemble central car park South Molton 10am, info/entry form (01271) 850950 or 07974 026060

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


? BINGO: For Bideford FC, Robin’s Nest Social Club, Bideford. Eyes down 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/transport (01769) 573258

? 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: Meets Monday evenings, info www.quillstring.co.uk/bcc

? N0RTH DEVON DIABETES: Support Group meeting, Methodist Church Hall, Rhododendron Avenue, Sticklepath, Barnstaple, 10.30am, with diabetes nurse, adm free, all welcome


? 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 and District Angling Club, corner of Honestone Street, doors 6pm, 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, more info (01271) 373236

? BIDEFORD SALVATION ARMY: Fun & Fellowship Club, Baptist Church Upper Hall, 2-3.30pm

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

? ILFRACOMBE WALK: Chambercombe Mystery walk, meet Landmark 11am, info (01271) 879018

? LEAD SMELTING: “Where have all the Q tips gone?” ND Archaeological Society talk with Barry Lane about Mendip lead smelting, Castle Centre, Castle St, Barnstaple, 7.30pm, visitors welcome

? SHORE SAFARI: Coastwise free event, meet top Croyde Beach 11am, explore low tide line for marine animals, nets & buckets supplied, book on (01271) 882078 or 07889 134466

? CONCERT: With Pete Shaw, Bideford Keyboard & Organ Club, Methodist Church Hall, High Street, 7.30pm, non members welcome (adm �4)

? COFFEE & BROWSE: Combe Martin Museum Sail Loft, Cross St, 11am-1pm, all welcome

? Sip ‘n’ Stich: free knitting club, Boston Tea Party, Tuly St, Barnstaple, 5.30-7pm, all welcome


? 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

? 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

? BINGO: the Royal Exchange, Barnstaple, 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

? SM STRIDERS: Alswear new footpath, meet SM Square 10.30am, 2.5 hrs, info (01769) 573258

? ILFRACOMBE PRAMBLERS: Walks for mums, meet 10.30am My Start Children’s Centre, Marlborough Rd, one hr approx, info 07970 445350 or (01271) 867131

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

? ND RAMBLERS WALK: Meet Bude tourist centre CP (SS208 062) 10.30am, Marchamchurch-Widemouth Bay, seven miles, info (01271) 376274/863727/373638

? COFFEE MORNING: For ND Hospice, at Nethercombe, West Challacombe Lane, Combe Martin, 10.30-12.30pm, please park in village, info 07854 965662

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