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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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SOUNDS LIKE SUMMER. CLICK HERE FOR The Big Sheep Events and Gigs -(BIG sounds, BIG events and a BIG atmosphere on a massive stage. (The Big Sheep have been working hard to keep live events safe during this difficult time so be assured that all of the live events will be covid secure for you.)
The Burton at Bideford. Photo copyright Brett Adams)
13th July-26th September Art Exhibition at The Burton at Bideford Art Gallery and Museum, Kingsley Road, Bideford EX39 2QQ
Portraits by some of the country's most celebrated twentieth-century and contemporary artists including Barbara Hepworth, David Hockney, L.S. Lowry and Chris Ofili.
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14th-16th July The Craft4Crafters Show, Westpoint Centre, Exeter. After 18 months of being awaySouth West's favourite Needle & Hobby Craft show returns to Westpoint in Exeter. The event, which meets all the Covid Safe guidelines,will run from Wednesday 14thto Friday 16thJuly, doors opening 9am -6pm every day."We are extremely proud of our line-up for the 2021show" says Director Andrew Thorpe, "the last 18 months have been extremely challengingfor us and many of our traders.We know the show has been greatly missed and many have been waiting a long time for its return." The event will be following all Covid safety regulations including wider aisles, a separate entrance and exit system, testing, sanitizing stations, capped attendance numbers and upholding face covering rules.For more details about the show, its running times, exhibitor attendance, features,and facilities visit the shows website Tickets can be purchased through the show website or by calling 0117 370 3342
The Burton at Bideford. Photo copyright Brett Adams)
Saturdays from 17th July-2nd October at The Burton at Bideford Art Gallery and Museum,Kingsley Road, Bideford EX39 2QQ. Join us on Saturdays between 17 July and 2 October for a stimulating series of talks and QA sessions with artists and craftspeople from North Devon. Curated by Jess Pearson, founder of The Maker Series. All talks take place between 12-1pm. Booking essential - places are limited. Tickets can be purchased via Eventbrite (incl. booking fee), or from the gallery shop. Concessionary rate tickets are only available from gallery shop. Contact: >Website Tel No: 01237 471455 Email:
The Burton at Bideford. Photo copyright Brett Adams)

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:

3rd August-4th August Outdoor Theatre - 'All's Well That Ends Well', Great Fulford, Devon
After the rip-roaring success of Twelfth Night, Troubadour Stageworks is back and bigger than ever with this summer's outdoor tribute to the bard! All's Well That Ends Well is a love story that just can't seem to go quite right. One-sided affection, kidnapping, disguise, this play has it all. Grab a picnic, get some bubbles and join us this summer for some rollicking Shakespeare comedy. We will be performing in Great Fulford, Devon on the 3rd and 4th of August.
Troubadour Stageworks is a charity (no. 1193809) committed to creating a stage in any space and accessible theatre for all. For more information on our work and ethos Visit Website
Praise for 2020's Twelfth Night:
"It was one of the most enjoyable open air Shakespeares I have ever been to (and I have been to dozens!)... Such a joy in this otherwise 'midsummer madness!'"
"Thank you so much for putting on such an enjoyable evening... the love for what you are doing shone through and was hugely inspirational."
"The performance and production was a joy and delight."

"Properly funny by the end of it!"
Contact: Cecilia Orr, Tel No. 07538 104636 Email: - Website:
The Burton at Bideford. Photo copyright Brett Adams)
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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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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