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"More than 10,000 revellers gather in fancy dress to join in one of the West Country's largest parties…As midnight approaches everyone gathers on Bideford's Long Bridge to wait for the parish bells to ring in the New Year" - As featured in the Daily Mail, Saturday December 17 2005 - TOP 10 NEW YEAR CRACKERS.
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North Devon Focus Coast & Country Chronicle is a local community page for North Devon news or coast and countryside media releases. We are proud to have been promoting North Devon and the Bideford Bay area since 2002. We also welcome submissions from North Devon Local Event organisers. We would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for visiting the North Devon Focus site, sadly due to Covid19 all the annual events were cancelled since March 2020 but I do hope we can all look forward to a brighter "Event Full" 2021. The listing is free for anyone wishing to promote, local village/church events, charity or nonprofitmaking fund raising organisations. It is also free for local country markets, North Devon musicians, North Devon Arts and festival organisers who wish to promote gigs, events or exhibitions. As Covid restrictions ease, one Devon author is looking forward to meeting readers again. Liz Shakespeare, whose books are inspired by the people, history and landscapes of Devon, will be attending a number of events this summer to sign copies of her books and to talk to members of the public. Liz will be signing copies of all six of her books at a number of events around the region Click here for details on the North Devon Focus Blog

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22nd July-6th October Art Exhibition at The Burton at Bideford Art Gallery and Museum, Kingsley Road, Bideford EX39 2QQ. Exhibition showcasing the work of contemporary artists addressing cultural, social and political issues through the medium of clay. Featuring 35 artists and 10 nationalities: all use ceramics as a powerful way of conveying important messages about contemporary issues. A significant exhibition in light of the BLM and #MeToo movements. You are invited to take a wander through their worlds. Contact: >Website Tel No: 01237 471455 Email:

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2nd-31st October Programme of Events at The Burton at Bideford Art Gallery and Museum. A month long programme of food-related demos, workshops, fun and frivolity in celebration of The Burton at Bideford's 70th birthday. From cooking demonstrations from top chefs and wild food foraging to sea shanties, printing and collage workshops, storytelling and more. IN AID OF: The Burton at Bideford
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6th October-10th December Photography Exhibition, The Burton at Bideford Art Gallery and Museum, Kingsley Road, Bideford, EX39 2QQ Recently acquired by The Burton at Bideford, An English Eye is a collection of photographs by renowned local artist-photographer, James Ravilious. The collection provides an important record of life in North Devon between 1972 and 1997, and also represents the best of James Ravilious' work as a whole. Son of Eric Ravilious (war artist, engraver and designer) and Tirzah Woodward (artist and wood engraver), James Ravilious worked as an art teacher in London before moving down to Devon in 1972 where he took up photography professionally. Beaford Arts commissioned him to take images for a project called Beaford Archive, set up to capture the fast disappearing traditional landscapes and practices of rural life in Devon. During the lifetime of the project, James Ravilious took more than 80,000 black and white photographs. The English Eye is a retrospective exhibition of James Ravilious' work. Curated by the artist himself alongside the photographer and writer Peter Hamilton (1996-97), the series of photographs grew out of a monograph of James' work published by The Royal Photographic Society's Pictorial Group in 1989. It showcases James' natural ability to perfectly capture the inner narrative of his subjects, and chronicles both the people and the landscape of rural Devon from the 1970s to the late 1990s. Working primarily in black and white, his work was influenced by English landscape artists as well as photographers such as Henri Cartier-Bresson and Edwin Smith. He developed a distinctive technique using older, uncoated lenses on his Leica rangefinder camera. A compensatory development process gave his photographs a subtle and 'silvery' quality. Last year, The Burton secured this collection for the future with the help of the Bideford Bridge Trust and the Friends of the Burton. It now forms an integral part of the Burton at Bideford's Permanent Collection.
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Clovelly Herring Festival Sunday 21st November 2010
Sunday 21st November Clovelly Herring Festiva 2021 10am to 4pm Clovelly Herring Festival always falls in November. It's the time of year when our historic village celebrates the coming of the great "Silver Darlings", better known as Herring. We celebrate and promote this tasty, nutritious fish whilst supporting sustainable fishing. The Maritime historian and writer, Mike Smylie, attends with his "Kipperland" exhibition, which is devoted to the history of all things herring. Mike also turns the herring into delicate-tasting kippers and bloaters in his smokehouse for sale. Flaxland will provide their exhibitions and demonstrations. An opportunity to discover how the flax plant is used to make a vast range of goods. On the quay, kitchens serve a variety of delicious herring specialities along with beer, gin and cider tastings, local food and craft stalls. Throughout the day there will be live music, street entertainers, face-painting, art workshop, an exhibition of Clovelly herring fishing, tasters & recipes, and children's activities. Herring, an oily fish, whether fresh or smoked, is an excellent source of some great health benefits, such as low mercury and high protein content. Herring contains many key nutrients, such as Omega-3 fatty acids (apparently giving good effects on brain, eyes, heart and muscle function) and other nutritional benefits with so many vitamins, including Selenium, etc.Standard admission charges include all entertainment.
The Clovelly Herring Festival features in lots of publications and TV programmes and is one of the best five autumn food festivals
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A colourful reminder of the year around the Bideford Bay area and Exmoor.
Sadly no event pictures in 2020 but we are looking forward to a brighter and beautiful 2021 on the North Devon Coast. Thanks for visiting and following.
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Bideford Music Day - North Devon Festival 2005 Appledore Visual Arts Festival - 2005 Woolsery Agricultural Show Woolsery Street Fayre  
Bideford Music Day Appledore Arts Festival Woolsery Show Woolsery Street Fayre Clovelly Herring Festival  
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