Christmas fayre fever...

PUBLISHED: 00:01 21 November 2012


Events guide from 22/11/12 to 27/11/12.


GIFT CARDS: Cards for Good Causes pop up shop, St Mary’s Parish Church, Bideford, open Mon-Fri 10am-4pm, Sat 10am-1pm, charity cards, gift and wrapping paper, look for the red Santa triangle!

CHRISTMAS CRAFTS: Weare Giffard Village Hall, 10.30am-3.30pm, refreshments available, all welcome.

BINGO: Pollyfield Centre, Bideford, 7.30pm.

NORTHAM MEN’S FORUM: Methodist Church Hall, Cross Street, 10.15am-12 noon, ‘The art of woodturning’ with Richard Green, info 01237 478123.

LIFE DRAWING CLASS: Bideford Arts Centre (next to post office), 7-9pm, all levels and abilities welcome, tuition available, just turn up or call Fiona Balfour 01237 425163.

CHRISTMAS COFFEE MORNING: Torrington Abbeyfield, Glen Tor, Villa Road, 10.30am-12 noon, all welcome.

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

TIMBUKTU AND BEYOND: Barnstaple Camera Club talk with Rob Dougall, Sticklepath Methodist Church, 7.30pm, all welcome.

CLOG DANCING: Ilfracombe Red Petticoats, ladies clog dancing team now looking for new members, weekly practice 7.30pm, no experience necessary, info 07733 476868.

BALLROOM DANCE CLASSES: St Peters Church Hall, Fremington, 7.30-9.45pm, now teaching samba, info 01271 860145.

LUNCH CLUB: The Pollyfield Centre, Bideford, 12.30-2.30pm, every week, info 01237 478734.

THE BEACON: New tea/coffee, lunch and social sessions, Bishops Tawton Methodist Church, 11am-2pm (lunch 12.30pm), all welcome to drop in, chat, socialise or just read a newspaper, £1.50, to book or for info, call 01271 859334.

AIKIDO: New Aikido club, Bucks Cross Village Hall, 7-9pm for adults, men and women welcome 01237 441527.

NORTH DEVON ARTS SHOW: St Anne’s Chapel, Barnstaple, work by 16 members of North Devon Arts group, exhibition runs until Nov 24, daily 11am-4pm except Sundays.


QUIZ NIGHT: for Bideford AFC Youth, at the Robins nest, Bideford FC, 7pm. Adults £2.50, U16s £1.50. Teams of up to six or just turn up and find a team on the night.

QUIZ NIGHT: Appledore Community & Sports Assn, teams up to six, £1 per person, cash prizes and snowball draw, 8.30pm, all welcome.

QUIZ NIGHT: St Peter’s Church Hall, Fremington, 7 for 7.30pm, teams 4-6, for Children’s Hospice South West, soup & rolls, £3.50 per person, raffle, all welcome.

WHIST DRIVE: Royal Hotel, Market/Bude Street, Appledore, all welcome, 2.30pm.

CHRISTMAS FAYRE: Ilfracombe Moose hosting a fayre at the Lantern centre, High Street, 9am-1pm, all welcome. For the ND Chemotherapy Appeal and Ilfracombe Community Transport.

BINGO: Sticklepath School, Barnstaple, 7.30pm, all welcome.

CHRISTMAS LIGHTS: Photography workshop, 4-7.30pm, instruction followed by Barnstaple Lights Switch On photography session, with Dave Green, visit or call 07530 508681.

FRIDAY AFTERNOON SOCIAL: Whiddon Valley Community Centre, Barton Rd, Barnstaple, various activities inc new age curling 1-3pm, £1, drop in for tea & coffee, call 01271 372396 for info.

HAPPY CAFÉ: Friday Lunch Club, The Pavilion, Golf links Road, Westward Ho, 12.30-2 pm, three courses for £4.50, booking essential on 07773 679559. Café also open 11am-2.30pm for drinks, light snacks & cakes.

BABY/TODDLER MUSIC CLASSES: Pollyfield Centre, Bideford, 9.45am Baby Music & Movement for 0-18 months, 10.45am Kindermusik ABC Wiggle & Grow, 18 months – three years.

FREMINGTON SINGERS: Meet weekly at Fremington Methodist Church, Old School Lane, 7.30-9.30pm, new members welcome, £3, info 01271 268094.

BALLROOM DANCE CLASSES: Sticklepath Methodist Church Hall, 7.30-9.45pm, now teaching samba, info 01271 860145.

BOWLS: Appledore Short Mat Bowling Club, weekly at Appledore Community Hall, 2pm, all welcome.

BIDEFORD CEILIDH CLUB: Enjoy English folk dancing at Bideford Amateur Athletics Club, 8pm, all ages welcome info 01237 476632.


BINGO: 1-2-3 Lines Every Game, Kingsley Hall, Westward Ho! Eyes down 7.30pm.

BINGO & LINER: Sweb Social Club, Victoria Road, Barnstaple, eyes down 7.30pm, all welcome, for local charities.

CHRISTMAS BINGO: Northam Leisure Centre, 2.15pm, for the MS Society.

UPPACOTT WOOD: Work party at Barnstaple branch of Devon Wildlife Trust woodland nature reserve at Tawstock, to take part call 01271 374324 for details and times.

CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAYRE: Plus charity coffee morning, Monkleigh Village Hall, 10am-1pm. Organised by Pam Lock, moved to the hall due to more stalls than ever. Gifts, decorations, games, china, woodworking, draw & refreshments, all welcome.

CHRISTMAS FAYRE: Christ Church, Bear Street, Barnstaple, 9am-1pm, toys, books, bric-a-brac, pre-school stall, cakes, gifts and refreshments, all welcome.

CHRISTMAS COFFEE MORNING: Northam Leisure Centre, 10am-12noon, various stalls, for the MS Society.

CHRISTMAS FAIR: Torrington Parish Church, 10am-2pm, stalls, Christmas hamper draw and food served all day.

CHRISTMAS FAYRE: Tawstock Village Hall, 10am-4pm, Santa’s grotto, face painting, children’s craft activities, stalls, gifts & crafts, refreshments, for St Michael’s Nursery, all welcome, info 01271 327074.

CHRISTMAS BAZAAR: For Chulmleigh Church, at the Pavilion playing fields, Leigh Road, 2-5pm, gifts, cards, craft goods, seasonal and other produce, refreshments, adm free. Stalls £5 per table from 01769 580723.

CHRISTMAS FAYRE & ART: Barnstaple Salvation Army Fayre and Art Exhibition, Oakleigh Road Hall, Barnstaple, 2pm.

CHRISTMAS TABLE TOP SALE: Meddard House, Barnstaple, from 10am, to book table (£5) or for more info call Janet on 01271 327394.

CHRISTMAS FAIR: And table top sale, Bucks Cross Village Hall, 2pm, refreshments, all welcome.

CHRISTMAS FAIR: Bishops Tawton Village Hall, 2pm, stalls, cakes, refreshments, Father Christmas’ grotto, all welcome.

QUIZ: Roundswell Community Centre, Barnstaple, 7.30pm, teams of four £3 pp, refreshments, raffle, cash prize to winners, all welcome.

ENCOUNTER MEETING: New venue- home meeting, 10am-12 noon, speaker ‘Preparing our hearts for Christmas’.

CRAFT & FOOD FAIR: Littleham Village Hall, 10am-4pm, more info 01237 473338.

TABLE TOP SALE: Roundswell Community Centre, 10am-12 noon, entry 50p, tables £5 each. For the Barnstaple Leg Club, which helps people with leg health issues. Tables from 07880 573593.

ILFRACOMBE TORCH: For the elderly blind and partially sighted, meet Whiddon valley church, Barnstaple, refreshments & transport provided, call Brian Patchitt on 01271 879611 for info/times/pick up points.

HEANTON WINTER FAYRE: The church hall, Wrafton, 10am-12.30pm, bottle tombola, stalls inc cakes, hampers, memorial wreath orders, plants decorations & more. Traidcraft & Tear Fund gifts, refreshments, all welcome.

CRAFT & TABLE TOP SALE: Black Torrington Village Hall, 10am-12 noon.

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

FREMINGTON MANOR: Christmas Fayre, more than 20 stalls, arts & crafts, Christmas gift ideas, mince pies and mulled wine, 10am-4pm, all welcome.

RAMBLERS WALK: Meet Barnstaple bus station for Bus 319 9am, Bucks Mills to Westward Ho, bus back, nine miles, hilly, info 01271 376274 or 863727. Or visit

COFFEE POT SHOP: For over 55s, at the Conservatory, Sanctuary Housing, Water Lane Close, Newport, Barnstaple, 10.30am, refreshments from 50p.

CAR BOOT SALE: Bideford Football Club, every Saturday, 8am, free parking, WCs and food.

CAR BOOT SALE: Landkey, 1-4pm, sellers 11am, £5 per car, £1 public parking, no dogs on site please.

WHIST DRIVE: Kentisbury & Trentishoe Village Hall, 8pm, for parish church funds.

ATLANTIC JIVE: Freestyle, Pollyfield Centre, Bideford, 8pm, £5 at door, info 07872 201328.

TIBETAN BUDDHIST MEDITATION: Living Tree Centre, Paiges Lane, Barnstaple, 10-11.30am, info 01392 876619.


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

BIDEFORD SERVICES: St Mary’s Parish Church services. 8am Holy Communion; 10am Parish Communion; 7pm Prayer & Praise, all welcome.

CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAYRE: Eggesford Garden Centre, 11am-4pm, more than 25 artists and makers, with wood craft, jewellery, paintings, textiles, hand crafted cards & much more. Free entry.

EXMOOR CAROLERS: Carol concert with the Exmoor Carolers, Kings Nympton Methodist Church, 6pm, tickets from 01769 572463. For Chemotherapy Appeal and chapel funds.

CHRISTMAS FAYRE: Chambercombe Manor, Ilfracombe, 11am-5pm.

QUIZ NIGHT: For North Devon Cancer Care, Lacey’s Ale & Cider House, Mill Street, Bideford, 8pm, info 01237 473798.

BIDEFORD SALVATION ARMY: Bideford Baptist Church, every Sunday 3-4pm, all welcome.

ANTIQUES & COLLECTORS FAIR: Cedars, Bickington, Barnstaple, 10am-4pm. Adm free, collection taken for RNLI.

CAR BOOT SALE: Brannams site, Barnstaple, buyers 12noon-3pm, sellers 11am & £6 per car, £1 parking, no dogs on site. Info 07802 176993.


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

TABLE TOP SALE: Trinity Church Hall, Barnstaple, every week, 9.30am-12.30pm, for Trees of Hope Sanctuary for women in the Gambia.

SOUTH MOLTON STRIDERS: Easy walk, meet SM Square 10.30am, info 01769 574827.

BEFRIENDERS: Drop in centre for over 65s, Christian Fellowship Church, Ilfracombe High Street, 10.30am-12 noon, info 07818 650566.

BARNSTAPLE MALE VOICE CHOIR: Rehearsal, Fremington Primary School, 7.30-9.30pm.

US SOCIAL GROUP: For singles, The Panniers, Barnstaple, 8pm, info 01271 830981.

BRAUNTON CAMERA CLUB: Meets weekly, details

MODERN JIVE: Classes, Ex-services & Social Club, St Georges Rd, Barnstaple, 8-11pm, beginners & intermediates, info 07817 144292.


COFFEE MORNING & LUNCHES: Lavington Church, Bideford, 10am-1.15pm.

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.

ROYAL AIR FORCES ASSOCIATION: Monthly meeting, Black Horse Inn, Church Street, Braunton, 7.30 for 8pm.

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, last Tues each month, relaxed & social place for people with memory problems, friends & family. Health/social care workers available with support or advice, or just drop in for a chat & cuppa, info North Devon Voluntary services on (01271) 866300.

BINGO: Appledore Football Club, 7.30pm, for ND Hospice, draw & refreshments, all welcome.

CONCERT: Barnstaple Keyboard & Light Music Club, with Andrew Varley, Roundswell Community Centre, 7.45pm, all welcome.

BRATTON FLEMING DANCE CLUB: At Goodleigh Village Hall, 7.30-10pm, adm £2, all welcome.

BIDEFORD CAMERA CLUB: 7.15pm at Ethelwynne Brown Community Centre, East-the-Water. Includes digital and AV tutorials, workshops, talks, competitions and friendly advice. Visit or call 01237 423242.

ON THE CARDS: Have Fun, Learn Bridge, Bishops Tawton Village Hall, 3-5pm, more info Carol on 01271 343394.

SEE HEAR CENTRE: Drop in session 9am-5pm, equipment, information & advice for people with sight or hearing loss, at 19a Alexandra Rd, Barnstaple, 01271 373236.

FUN & FELLOWSHIP: Bideford Salvation Army, Bideford Baptist Church Upper Hall, 2-3.30pm, all welcome.

FREE KNITTING CLUB: Costa Coffee, Barnstaple High Street, new venue for former “Sip ‘n’ Stitch Club”, every Tuesday from 5.30-7pm.

SCOTTISH DANCE CLASSES: Fremington Village Hall, 7.30pm, no partner needed, 01271 373975.

SALSA DANCING: The Old Bus Station, Barnstaple, weekly, 7.30pm, info 07967 893618.

TARKA MORRIS MEN: Bideford Amateur Athletics Club, 8pm, new members welcome, 01237 476632.

CARD MAKING & CRAFTS CLUB: New club at Northam Leisure Centre, the Square, 7pm, info 01237 423095.

BOWLS: Appledore Short Mat Bowling Club, weekly at Appledore Community Hall, 7pm, all welcome.

PAINTING & DRAWING CLASSES: St Annes Chapel, Barnstaple, 1-3pm, info 07831 493326.


TORRINGTON TOGETHER: 15th twice yearly meeting of Torrington groups and organisations, Torridge Vale Social Club, 7 for 7.30pm, various talks on local projects and initiatives, free seasonal refreshments, licensed bar, any Torrington groups wishing to attend can call 01805 626135.

CASH BINGO: Appledore Hall. All cash prizes, running jackpot game, 7.15pm.

BINGO: Northam Leisure Centre, 1-2-3 lines, 7.15pm.

CHARITY BINGO: Royal Exchange, Bple, 7.30pm.

IN THE PICTURE: Get yourself ‘In the Picture’, fun for all the family as part of a Nativity scene at Ilfracombe Baptist Church, 6.30pm, all welcome.

WHIST DRIVE: Royal Hotel, Market/Bude Street, Appledore, all welcome, 2.30pm.

CARERS RIGHTS DAY: Free information event, with After Caring & TTVS Free Carers, Vivian Moon centre, Braunton, 10am-3pm, info on benefits, equipment and support. Call 01237 420134 to book a place.

MUSIC FOR YOU: Appledore Community hall, 2.30pm, tea & coffee, all welcome.

NORTH DEVON HUMANISTS MEETING: Discussion ‘Should all information be freely accessible?’, Fremington Parish Hall annex, 7.30pm, more info (01237) 477851, all welcome.

HEALING: Sea Cadet hall, Bideford, weekly 10am-12 noon, no charge but donations to ND Hospice welcome.

DESIGN WORKSHOPS: Appledore Baptist Church 7.15-8.30pm, use your imagination & enjoy felting, monoprinting, drawing, collage and painting, weekly, info 01237 476159.

ATLANTIC JIVE: Modern jive classes, Pollyfield Centre, Bideford, 8-11pm, info 07875 201328.

MODERN JIVE: Classes, Roundswell Community Centre, Barnstaple, 7.30-10pm, beginners & intermediates, couples only, info 07817 144292.

BIDEFORD FOLK DANCE CLUB: Northam Hall, 7.30pm, new members welcome, info 01237 423554.


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