What’s on North Devon

Joseph Bulmer

Events large and small from Thursday, May 5th to Wednesday 11th


? 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

? SOUTH MOLTON STRIDERS: Short walk, meet SM Square 10.30am, 3/4 hour, info (01769) 573258

? 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

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

ROSE HILL CARERS GROUP: Coffee morning, at Rose Hill, Heywood Road, Bideford, 10am-12 noon, for carers of adults with learning disabilities, every fortnight, come along for coffee, cake, a chat & support, info (01237) 420137 or 07944 562808

MAY FLOWER FESTIVAL: Runs until Saturday, Torrington Parish Church, refreshments all day on Thursday, retiring collection, all welcome


? 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

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

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

BINGO: Yarnscombe Victory Hall, 7.45pm

CHRISTIAN SCIENCE LECTURE: “Does Christian Science really heal sickness and sin?” with David Barker, Barnstaple Guildhall, 7.30pm, adm free

ELECTRONIC ORGAN CONCERT: South Molton Organ & Keyboard Club, Methodist Church Hall, North St, 7.30pm, non-members welcome adm �4, info (01769) 540261 or www.organfax.co.uk


? 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

? Aden Veterans’ Association: Barnstaple Group Monthly Meeting, Ex-Servicemen’s Club, St George’s Road, Barnstaple, 12noon, info from Dave Gilbody (01271) 377182 or Irene Chivers 815168

? Bingo: Northam Leisure Centre, 1-2-3 lines every game, for the MS Society, 2.15pm, all welcome

? Healing: Instow Parish Hall, Quay Lane, 2-4pm

? Dads & Kids: Drop-in & Play Session, Victoria House Children’s Centre, Barnstaple, for families with children under 5, play, meet other families, 9.30-11.30am, info (01271) 321411

SWIMBRIDGE SPRING COFFEE MORNING: St James Church, cakes, books, plants, bric-a-brac, draw & refreshments, 10am-12 noon, adm �1

PASTIES, PINTS & PUZZLES: Another famous Winsford Quiz Night, Halwill Junction Parish Hall, doors 7pm, 7.30 start, �5.50 inc pasty & salad, for Winsford Trust community building, tickets/info (01409) 221470

CHARITY DANCE: Yeomill, West Anstey, dancing to Ben, bring-and-share, 8pm-midnight, all welcome

COFFEE, CAKES & PLANTS: At 6, Old Torrington Road, Barnstaple, 10am-1pm, for Cancer Research UK, info (01271) 378776

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

ND RAMBLERS WALK: Meet Watergate Bridge (SS469 176,) 10.30am, eight miles, Frithelstock & Langtree, info (01271) 376274/863727

BINGO: Tomlin Hall, Bickington, doors 6.45pm, eyes down 7.30, refreshments & raffle, all welcome

JUMBLE SALE: Abbotsham & Alwington Pre-school, 2.30pm, please show support, all welcome

CHITTLEHAMHOLT PLANT SALE: 21st annual sale at the Village Hall, 10am-12 noon, wide range of plants from specialist local nurseries, refreshments, cake stall & draw, for ND Hospice, all welcome, info (01769) 540389

CHARITY DANCE: With Joe’s Band, Tawstock Village Hall, bring-and-share, 7.30-11.30pm

BUCKLAND BREWER PLANT SALE: On the Village green, 10am-3pm, proceeds to Fete funds. 
Also Sunday 11am-3pm.

DEVONSHIRE & DORSET: Regimental Assn, Torridge Branch, monthly meeting, Bideford Liberal Club, 1pm, book your seat for Exeter reunion on 14th, all welcome


SAFARI LUNCH: Starters at Buckland Brewer Methodist Chapel, main course Village Hall and desserts at Church Schoolroom, 12.30pm, proceeds to Fete funds. Tickets from Babb’s the butchers and Enid Booth (01237) 451655, welcome to bring your own wine & glasses

? 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

? 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, 7-11am, �5 pitch, free parking, for Great Torrington Commons Conservators, every Sunday

SPEAKER: Appledore Baptist Church, with Rev Ian Coffey from Moorlands Bible College, 10.30am

ROCK PARK BOWLING CLUB: Annual Open Day, all ages welcome to try out flat green bowling, 10.30am-4pm, equipment & coaching provided, refreshments, more info (01271) 372115

TABLE TOP SALE: Landmark Theatre, Ilfracombe, buyers 11am-2pm, adm free, sellers 10am: Crafts, charities & private sellers welcome, tables �5, book on (01271) 866563, for Friends of ND Theatres

EQUINE & CAR BOOT SALE: At Copps Removals, Stibbs Cross, Langtree, cars �5, vans �8, 10am-2pm, for Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide charity, (01363) 84574

ESTUARY ANTIQUES & COLLECTORS FAIR: Instow Parish Hall, 10am-4pm, adm 20p, supporting RNiB, info (01271) 812711

ROLLE CANAL: Meeting & AGM, plus “Pentewan in the Past,” illustrated talk, at Rosemoor, Torrington, 2pm, info (01237) 477705

FUND RAISER: Holy Trinity Church, Westward Ho, stalls, draws, meet SW Coast Path walker Natalie Husk, raising money for the Leprosy Mission, 2-4pm, all very welcome


? 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 (01769) 579517

? 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

MOTOR NEURONE DISEASE ASSN: Meeting of North & West Devon Group, North Devon Hospice, Deer Park, Barnstaple, 7pm, more info June on (01271) 329717

BRAUNTON HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY: Meeting & talk “Wildlife in the Garden: Friend or Foe” by David Manners, Kingsacre Primary School, Braunton, 7.30pm, non-members welcome, adm �1

BRAUNTON CAMERA CLUB: Weekly meet, info www.quillstring.co.uk/bcc

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

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

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

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

ND RAMBLERS WALK: Meet Malmsmead Village Hall CP (SS792 478,) 11am, five miles, info (01271) 376274/863727

BRATTON FLEMING DANCE CLUB: Tawstock Village Hall, 7.30-10pm, adm �2, 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

? CHARITY BINGO: Royal Exchange, Bple, 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

Epilepsy Action meeting: ND branch, Henry Williamson Room, Barnstaple Library, 10.30am-12.30pm, all welcome, info 07875 577428

BANDAM: Barnstaple & North Devon Institute of Advanced Motorists meeting, all welcome to free talk on driving & road safety, refreshments, non members 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

APPLEDORE BAND: In concert, Emmanuel Church, Ilfracombe, 8.15pm, info www.emmanuel-ilfracombe.org

INTERNATIONAL ORGAN MUSIC: Torrington Parish Church, concert with celebrity organist Raul Prieto Ramirez from Spain, 7.30pm, all welcome, retiring collection

BINGO: Torridge Vale Social Club, Torrington, food prizes, eyes down 7.30pm, all proceeds to Woodland Vale Residential Home, all welcome

SM STRIDERS: Meet Cloud Farm/Middle Hill car park (SS759 451) 10am, 2.5 hours, tough, bring picnic, info/transport (01769) 573258

AGM: Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research, Park Hotel, Barnstaple, 7.30pm, all welcome

RASC/RCT ASSOCIATION: Meeting, Bideford Conservative Club, Bridgeland St, 7.30pm, new members welcome

BARNSTAPLE U3A OPEN AFTERNOON: Roundswell Community Hall (nr Sainsbury’s,) 2-4pm, all welcome to come and find out more about the U3A and its activities

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