What’s On North Devon

Joseph Bulmer

A right royal what’s on from Thursday, April 28th until Wednesday, May 4th

THURSDAY, APRIL 28


(NOTE: FOR FRIDAY’S FULL ROYAL WEDDING ROUND UP, PLEASE SEE PAGE 2 OF THIS WEEK’S NORTH DEVON GAZETTE.)

? 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, 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

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

? COMBE MARTIN WALK & TALK: Simonsbath Valley Moor to Sawmill, minibus, meet Kiln Car Park 9.50am or Hollands Park 10am, allow all day/bring picnic, 4.5 miles/2.5 hours, info 07778 770687

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

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

LUNCH & AGM: Barnstaple Hospital League of friends, the Park Hotel, Barnstaple. Lunch 12 noon for 12.30pm, AGM 2pm

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

FRIDAY, APRIL 29

ROYAL WEDDING GARDEN PARTY: First In, Last Out, Bideford, open from 10.30am, raising money for Chemotherapy Appeal, bring-and-share buffet, wedding on big screen, bouncy castle, games & bingo, karaoke from 8pm

ROYAL WEDDING PARTY: Reds Rowing Club, Bideford, bar from 10.30am, all welcome

ROYAL WEDDING GARDEN PARTY: The Golden Lion, Northam, from 10am, free afternoon buffet, free juke box, wedding attire competition running throughout day, all welcome

ROYAL WEDDING FREESTYLE: Pollyfield Centre, Bideford, 8pm-midnight, info 07875 201328

? 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

FESTIVAL OF FLOWERS & CRAFTS: Christ Church, Braunton, part of 25th anniversary celebrations, “Creation” theme, floral plus crafts & arts displays, 2-5pm. Coffees, light lunches & cream teas. Info (01271) 814431 or www.christchurchbraunton.ork.uk.
Saturday: 10am-5pm plus 2.30pm Red Petticoats dance group. Sunday: 2-6pm, Songs of Praise 6.30pm. Monday: 10am-5pm, inc 10.30am maypole dancing. All welcome.

? SOUTH MOLTON STRIDERS: Tough walk, meet Barle Valley/Simonsbath car park 10.30am, bring a picnic, call (01769) 573258 for lift

PAT & CYRIL’S CANCER DANCE: The Pier House (former Elizabethan,) Westward Ho, 8pm-midnight, adm �4, proceeds to Bideford Hospital, all welcome

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

SATURDAY, APRIL 30

? 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

ART EXHIBITION: Saturday & Sunday, Bucks Cross Village Hall, 10am-4pm, refreshments, adm 30p, all welcome

SHELTERBOX DISPLAY: St John’s Garden Centre, Barnstaple, by Barnstaple Rotary Club, 9am-4pm

FAMILY FUN DAY: Pack O’ Cards, Combe Martin, for Devon Air Ambulance, 10am to late, live music, children’s games, hog roast/barbecue, car boot sale & some very special guests, all welcome

SPRING BAZAAR: Vivian Moon Centre, Braunton, for Barnstaple & District Cats Protection and other animal charities, 9am-12 noon, refreshments, more info (01271) 812121, all welcome

JUMBLE SALE: Holy Trinity Parish Hall, Ilfracombe, big book and jumble clearance from 10am

ENCOUNTER MEETING: Wings, Lower Meddon St, Bideford, 9.30am-12 noon, speaker Emma McPhail

FERRET RACING: Yarnscombe Village Hall, with South West Truckers, profits to Shopmobility, adm �2, children free, first race 7.30pm, all welcome

3’S COMPANY: Charity concert with singing trio, Stoke Rivers Church, 7.30pm, for church repair fund, wine & soft drinks available, raffle, tickets (�5) at door or from (01598) 710936, all welcome

BINGO: Northam Leisure Centre, 1-2-3 lines every game, cash & prizes, for Help for Heroes, eyes down 2.15pm, all welcome

COFFEE MORNING: Chulmleigh Town Hall, 9-11.30am, for Wembworthy Church, all welcome

Tatting: Knotted Lace Craft Group, High Bickington, 10.30am-3.30pm, info (01769) 560805

SUNDAY, MAY 1

? 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

MODEL BOAT EXHIBITION: Appledore Lifeboat Station, exhibitors from all over Devon & Cornwall, inc The Matchstick Fleet and ships in bottles, plus rope mat crafts, 10am-4pm, �2.50 adults, children free, refreshments, 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 Communions; 11.15am St Mary’s at Wings; 7pm Evensong.

? BLUEBELL DAYS: Hartland Abbey. 11am-5pm, reduced entry �3.50, children �1, light lunches & cream teas for St Nectan’s Church, info www.hartlandabbey.co.uk or (01237) 441264/234

HARTLAND FARMERS MARKET & CAFE: Hartland Parish Hall, 20 stalls of local produce and a great British breakfast, 10am-1pm, info (01237) 441786

CAR BOOT SALE: Old Bowling Green, Torrington Common, 7-11am, �5 pitch, free parking, for Great Torrington Commons Conservators, every Sunday

WOODLAND MIGRANTS & DAWN CHORUS: Taw & Exmoor British Naturalists walk, meet Horner village car park, 4 miles, hilly, 10am meet SS895 430 for late risers! Info (01271) 343607

MONDAY, MAY 2

DOG AWARENESS DAY: Woolacombe sand dunes, with National Trust & Braunton Dog Training Club, advice on dog training and behaviour, doggy freebies, quizzes & leaflets, medical advice from charter Vets, tea, coffee & biscuits, all welcome — head to National Trust banners on the dunes!

? 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/transport (01769) 574662

? 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

? FREMINGTON BINGO: The Parish Hall, eyes down 7.30pm, for North Devon Hospice

ILFRACOMBE MUSEUM: Free admission all day, 10am-5pm, brass rubbing, second hand book sale, Royal wedding display, gift shop, all welcome

? BLUEBELL DAYS: Hartland Abbey. 11am-5pm, reduced entry �3.50, children �1, light lunches & cream teas for St Nectan’s Church, info www.hartlandabbey.co.uk or (01237) 441264/234

OPEN DAY: Bideford Victoria Park Bowling Club, coaches on hand to introduce you to lawn bowls, all ages welcome, adm free, 2pm onwards, please wear flat shoes without heels, more info (01237) 474674

TUESDAY, MAY 3

? 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

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

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

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

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

WEDNESDAY, MAY 4

? 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

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

BIDEFORD MUSIC CLUB: AGM with music, wine & cheese, Methodist Church Hall, High Street, 7.30pm, all welcome

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

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