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PannierUPCOMING AND FUTURE EVENTS - Bideford Pannier Market

Sunday, 25 June 2017 – Festival of Ceramics

Sunday, 20 August 2017 – Taste of Torridge Food & Drink Festival

Sunday, 3 September 2017 – Bideford Positive Living Fair

Sunday, 24 September 2017 - Vintage & Handmade

Sunday, 19 November 2017 – Artisan Market

Sunday, 17 December 2017 - Winter Wonderland

More information will be available when details are finalised.


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Bideford Sustainability Group - Useful and very informativefilms to see at the Plough Arts Centre, Torrington

!A Plastic Ocean" is an award-winning documentary film from the Plastic Oceans Foundation.  Screening at the Plough Arts Centre on Thursday 23 February 8pm - booking advised on 01805 624624

And another screening on Sunday 12 March afternoon and Tuesday 14th March evening.  The film is a documentary "Demain" (or in English: "Tomorrow) about how people around the world are transitioning towards a low carbon future.  Again information and timings from the Plough Arts Centre Booking Office on 01805 624624.

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The Mayor of Bideford is holding a Fundraising concert at the Kingsley School Theatre on Saturday 1st April 2017 starting at 7pm.  Entertainment from the shows and more from "Encore!"

Every year the Mayor of Bideford raises funds for a charity of his chosing.  This year, Councillor David Howell (pictured) has chosen a charity close to his heart, "Families for Children"a cause that is quite unique in that its sole purpose is to find families for children who have had a very difficult start in life, whether through disability, abuse or neglect.  All ages of children are found proper loving homes for, so it is not just babies and toddlers.  The charity also makes sure siblings are not split up and keeps them together.

To be included on the list for tickets - do call us at Bideford Town Council on 01238 428818 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Tickets are £5 each


Now until 6th March - Coast Exhibition

Taking the theme of COAST and using the North Devon peninsular lifestyle as its starting point, this exhibition clebrates how artists have been inspired by the sea, cliffs, beaches, ships and nautical tales.

Never-seen-before paintings and ceramic works will be on display from the Burton's own permanent collection including coasting paintings by Bucks Mills artists Judith Ackland and Mary Stella Edwards.

The Burton Art Gallery & Museum is open Monday - Saturday 10am - 4pm & Sunday 11am - 4pm. Admission is free

Tel: 01237 471455

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Saturday 25 March 2017 - Ceremony of Bideford Manor Court

The principal purpose of the Court, apart from preserving the traditional Ceremony, is to receive Presentments from the electors within the parish of Bideford for deliberation by the Council, in the interests of the Town.  These Presentments will be considered and presented to the Court by the Jury, the members of which are required to be electors within the parish of Bideford, sworn in at the Court for that purpose.  

Applicants who wish to attend, and  those sending in presentments all need to be Bidefordians.

The Mayor presides and a guest speaker is invited along to "entertain" the participants while the jurors deliberate on the presentments before them. 



Saturday 27th May 2017  -  Bideford Bike Show

 On Bideford Quay, 12 noon  -  5pm - a date for your diary whether you are a bike enthusiast or not.  

Prizes for best vintage, classic, custom, modern, engineered, 3-wheeler and Best in Show

Trade stands and stalls.  Rock Disco at 12noon and live music through the afternoon.

Prize Raffle 3-3.30pm,  Best Bike Awards 4.00pm.

There will be stands/stalls and a prize raffle and prizes for the best bikes including:

Admission free without bikes / with bikes £3 per bike/trike

Proceeds to:  North Devon Cancer Care Centre Trust, Everything Ellie, Devon Air Ambulance, Carewise

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