What's on

Thursday 18th January

Groombridge Horticultural Society Evening Event Keith Boylett, Head Gardener at Pashley Manor Gardens will be coming to talk to us. All welcome. Free for members or £3 for non-members. Tea, coffee and biscuits served.8pm, Groombridge Village Hall

Thursday 18th January

Becoming a Writer: Weekly Creative Writing Workshops (drop-in) With short writing exercises, prompts, games, gentle feedback and encouragement, we will explore techniques to develop your ability to express yourself on the page. Wednesday evenings in Turners Hill, Thursday mornings in Forest Row starting 17/18 January 2018. Drop-in available. Each workshop £20 with discounts for block booking. Email hello@honeyleafwriting.com.10:00-12:00, The Sports Pavilion, Forest Row

Saturday 20th January

HoneyLeaf Creative Writing Workshops - Exploring Poetry Three workshops looking at what it takes to begin to form a poem. Playing with language, sounds and the rhythm of words, we'll allow poetry to emerge from prompts and exercises. We will write together, share what we've written (if you want to) and listen to each other. Dates: 20 January, 3 & 24 March. Cost: £20 per workshop. Block booking discounts and gift vouchers available. Email hello@honeyleafwriting.com to book.10:00 - 12:00, The Bookshop,22 High Street, East Grinstead, RH19 3AW

Tuesday 23rd January

Forest Row Ladies Who Latte We’re delighted to invite you to Forest Row Ladies Who Latte women-only business networking group hosted by Java and Jazz restaurant. There are no speakers, agenda or meeting fees; you just turn up, pay for a tea or coffee and pastry, and network with fellow attendees. There’s no need to book ahead but please do join our Facebook group and introduce yourself online.10.00-12.00, Java & Jazz Restaurant Forest Row

Wednesday 24th January

Becoming a Writer: Weekly Creative Writing Workshops (drop-in) With short writing exercises, prompts, games, gentle feedback and encouragement, we will explore techniques to develop your ability to express yourself on the page. Wednesday evenings in Turners Hill, Thursday mornings in Forest Row starting 17/18 January 2018. Drop-in available. Each workshop £20 with discounts for block booking. Email hello@honeyleafwriting.com.19:00-21:00, The Ark, Turners Hill

Thursday 25th January

Becoming a Writer: Weekly Creative Writing Workshops (drop-in) With short writing exercises, prompts, games, gentle feedback and encouragement, we will explore techniques to develop your ability to express yourself on the page. Wednesday evenings in Turners Hill, Thursday mornings in Forest Row starting 17/18 January 2018. Drop-in available. Each workshop £20 with discounts for block booking. Email hello@honeyleafwriting.com.10:00-12:00, The Sports Pavilion, Forest Row

Wednesday 31st January

Becoming a Writer - Weekly Creative Writing Workshops (drop-in) With short writing exercises, prompts, games, gentle feedback and encouragement, we will explore techniques to develop your ability to express yourself on the page. Wednesday evenings in Turners Hill, Thursday mornings in Forest Row starting 17/18 January 2018. Drop-in available. Each workshop £20 with discounts for block booking. Email hello@honeyleafwriting.com.19:00-21:00, The Ark, Turners Hill

Thursday 1st February

Becoming a Writer: Weekly Creative Writing Workshops (drop-in) With short writing exercises, prompts, games, gentle feedback and encouragement, we will explore techniques to develop your ability to express yourself on the page. Wednesday evenings in Turners Hill, Thursday mornings in Forest Row starting 17/18 January 2018. Drop-in available. Each workshop £20 with discounts for block booking. Email hello@honeyleafwriting.com.10:00-12:00, The Sports Pavilion, Forest Row

Wednesday 7th February

Becoming a Writer: Weekly Creative Writing Workshop (drop-in) With short writing exercises, prompts, games, gentle feedback and encouragement, we will explore techniques to develop your ability to express yourself on the page. Wednesday evenings in Turners Hill, Thursday mornings in Forest Row starting 17/18 January 2018. Drop-in available. Each workshop £20 with discounts for block booking. Email hello@honeyleafwriting.com.19:00-21:00, The Ark, Turners Hill

Thursday 8th February

The Arts Society Ashdown Forest “Hidden Canvasses: Street Art and the City” is Doug Gillen’s guide to the biggest art movement since pop art and explores the key stages in street art's growth, examining the different elements and styles that comprise the scene. From the international superstars to the local underground heroes you're guaranteed to leave knowing your Invader from you Aryz. 2pm, Crowborough Community Centre Pine Grove Crowborough TN6 1FE

Thursday 8th February

MID SUSSEX ASSOCIATION NATIONAL TRUST Talk - The Beat Goes On by Neil Sadler2 30pm, Clair Hall, Haywards Heath RH16 3DN

Thursday 8th February

Becoming a Writer: Weekly Creative Writing Workshops (drop-in) With short writing exercises, prompts, games, gentle feedback and encouragement, we will explore techniques to develop your ability to express yourself on the page. Wednesday evenings in Turners Hill, Thursday mornings in Forest Row starting 17/18 January 2018. Drop-in available. Each workshop £20 with discounts for block booking. Email hello@honeyleafwriting.com.10:00-12:00, The Sports Pavilion, Forest Row

Thursday 8th February

Groombridge History Group Ian Gledhill delivers an illustrated talk on 'The Story of the Crystal Palace'. First erected in Hyde Park for the Great Exhibition of 1851, the Crystal Palace was the largest iron and glass structure ever built. Come along and learn its story.8 pm, Groombridge Village Hall

Saturday 10th February

Take That Experience Wowing audiences everywhere they go with their amazing vocals, stunning costumes and electrifying dance routines, they continue to successfully recreate the magic of Take That. The Take That Experience brings you all the classic songs you know and love including smash hits ‘Pray’, ‘Relight My Fire’, ‘Patience’, ‘Shine’ and ‘These Days’. The band features a permanent ‘Robbie’ who brings alive songs such as ‘Angels’, ‘Rock DJ’ and ‘Candy’ Tickets £15 (£14 over 60s) Booking Office: 01825 7696947.30pm, Civic Centre Uckfield

Wednesday 14th February

"Growing Fruit" a talk by Paul Templeton Presented by Lindfield Horticultural Society. Paul Templeton has over 40 years of experience as a professional Horticulturist. He will be sharing his knowledge and tips for the best way to grow fruit and get the most from your plants. All welcome. £1 Members £3 visitors.8.00 pm, King Edward Hall, Lindfield

Thursday 15th February

Groombridge Horticultural Society Evening Event Richard Ramsay of Withypitts Dahlia Farm speaks to us about dahlias and their propagation. Free for members or £3 for annual membership. Tea, coffee and biscuits served. 8pm, Groombridge Village Hall (New Hall)

Saturday 17th February

The Tannahill Weavers The Civic Centre Uckfield is host to one of Scotland's premier traditional bands. Their diverse repertoire spans the centuries with fire-driven instrumentals, topical songs, and original ballads and lullabies. Their music demonstrates to old and young alike the rich and varied musical heritage of the Celtic people. These versatile musicians have received worldwide accolades consistently over the years for their exuberant performances. Tickets £12 Booking Office: 01825 769694 8.00pm, Civic Centre Uckfield

Wednesday 21st February

Becoming a Writer: Weekly Creative Writing Workshops (drop-in) With short writing exercises, prompts, games, gentle feedback and encouragement, we will explore techniques to develop your ability to express yourself on the page. Wednesday evenings in Turners Hill, Thursday mornings in Forest Row starting 17/18 January 2018. Drop-in available. Each workshop £20 with discounts for block booking. Email hello@honeyleafwriting.com.19:00-21:00, The Ark, Turners Hill

Thursday 22nd February

Becoming a Writer: Weekly Creative Writing Workshops (drop-in) With short writing exercises, prompts, games, gentle feedback and encouragement, we will explore techniques to develop your ability to express yourself on the page. Wednesday evenings in Turners Hill, Thursday mornings in Forest Row starting 17/18 January 2018. Drop-in available. Each workshop £20 with discounts for block booking. Email hello@honeyleafwriting.com.10:00-12:00, The Sports Pavilion, Forest Row

Saturday 24th February

HoneyLeaf Creative Writing Workshops - Exploring Poetry Three workshops looking at what it takes to begin to form a poem. Playing with language, sounds and the rhythm of words, we'll allow poetry to emerge from prompts and exercises. We will write together, share what we've written (if you want to) and listen to each other. Dates: 20 January, 3 & 24 March. Cost: £20 per workshop. Block booking discounts and gift vouchers available. Email hello@honeyleafwriting.com to book.10:00 - 12:00, The Bookshop, 22 High Street, East Grinstead, RH19 3AW

Saturday 24th February

Penshurst Choral Society BEETHOVEN: Choral Fantasia Piano Solo: Jong Gyung Park DVORAK: Mass in D Conductor: John Hargreaves With The Penshurst Choral Society Sinfonia 19.30, Holmewood House School Jubilee Theatre Barrow Lane Langton Green TN3 0EB

Tuesday 27th February

Forest Row Ladies Who Latte We’re delighted to invite you to Forest Row Ladies Who Latte women-only business networking group hosted by Java and Jazz restaurant. There are no speakers, agenda or meeting fees; you just turn up, pay for a tea or coffee and pastry, and network with fellow attendees. There’s no need to book ahead but please do join our Facebook group and introduce yourself online.10.00-12.00, Java & Jazz Restaurant Forest Row

Tuesday 27th February

Poetry and Writing with Charlie Bell Join us for a day with Charlie Bell exploring how writing can aid wellness and wellbeing - the workshop is about relaxing, being creative and having fun. Call 01892 865988 to find out more.9am - 4pm, Burrswood, Groombridge TN3 9PY

Wednesday 28th February

Becoming a Writer: Weekly Creative Writing Workshops (drop-in) With short writing exercises, prompts, games, gentle feedback and encouragement, we will explore techniques to develop your ability to express yourself on the page. Wednesday evenings in Turners Hill, Thursday mornings in Forest Row starting 17/18 January 2018. Drop-in available. Each workshop £20 with discounts for block booking. Email hello@honeyleafwriting.com.19:00-21:00, The Ark, Turners Hill

Thursday 1st March

Becoming a Writer: Weekly Creative Writing Workshops (drop-in) With short writing exercises, prompts, games, gentle feedback and encouragement, we will explore techniques to develop your ability to express yourself on the page. Wednesday evenings in Turners Hill, Thursday mornings in Forest Row starting 17/18 January 2018. Drop-in available. Each workshop £20 with discounts for block booking. Email hello@honeyleafwriting.com.10:00-12:00, The Sports Pavilion, Forest Row

Saturday 3rd March

HoneyLeaf Creative Writing Workshops - Exploring Poetry Three workshops looking at what it takes to begin to form a poem. Playing with language, sounds and the rhythm of words, we'll allow poetry to emerge from prompts and exercises. We will write together, share what we've written (if you want to) and listen to each other. Dates: 20 January, 3 & 24 March. Cost: £20 per workshop. Block booking discounts and gift vouchers available. Email hello@honeyleafwriting.com to book.10:00 - 12:00, The Bookshop, 22 High Street, East Grinstead, RH19 3AW

Wednesday 7th March

Becoming a Writer: Weekly Creative Writing Workshops (drop-in) With short writing exercises, prompts, games, gentle feedback and encouragement, we will explore techniques to develop your ability to express yourself on the page. Wednesdays evenings in Turners Hill, Thursday mornings in Forest Row starting 17/18 January 2018. Drop-in available. Each workshop £20 with discounts for block booking. Email hello@honeyleafwriting.com.19:00-21:00, The Ark, Turners Hill

Thursday 8th March

The Arts Society Ashdown Forest “Berlin to Bridlington: Lucian Freud and David Hockney - which is the greatest?” “Great artists are like buses: you wait years for one to turn up and then two come at once”. John Iddon’s lecture examines and compares Freud and Hockney and this nearly impossible question will be addressed: who is the greater artist? Refreshments. Members free, visitors £6.2pm, Crowborough Community Centre Pine Grove Crowborough TN6 1FE

Thursday 8th March

Becoming a Writer: Weekly Creative Writing Workshops (drop-in) With short writing exercises, prompts, games, gentle feedback and encouragement, we will explore techniques to develop your ability to express yourself on the page. Wednesday evenings in Turners Hill, Thursday mornings in Forest Row starting 17/18 January 2018. Drop-in available. Each workshop £20 with discounts for block booking. Email hello@honeyleafwriting.com.10:00-12:00, The Sports Pavilion, Forest Row

Saturday 10th March

Mansion Market (charity no. 307006) Park and enter a beautiful 18th century mansion for free and enjoy an interesting array of stalls offering clothing for all, arts and crafts from many parts of the world, delicious food and more. Puppet Shows, taster therapy sessions and all-day Café.11am - 4pm, Kidbrooke Park, Priory Road, Forest Row RH18 5JB

Wednesday 14th March

Becoming a Writer - Weekly Creative Writing Workshops (drop in) With short writing exercises, prompts, games, gentle feedback and encouragement, we will explore techniques to develop your ability to express yourself on the page. Wednesday evenings in Turners Hill, Thursday mornings in Forest Row starting 17/18 January 2018. Drop-in available. Each workshop £20 with discounts for block booking. Email hello@honeyleafwriting.com.19:00-21:00, The Ark, Turners Hill

Wednesday 14th March

Frow Show 4 The Frow Show is a hilarious evening of original, cheeky sketches and live musical numbers, and it’s back for a fourth season at the Village Hall in Forest Row, Wednesday 14th, Thursday 15th, Friday 16th and Saturday the 17th March. Tickets for the March shows are £10 and available from the Frow Show Facebook page: www.facebook.com/thefrowshow The show starts at 7.30pm, with a bar and pizza. For more information email thefrowshow@gmail.com, or visit www.facebook.com/thefrowshow 7.30pm, Freshfield Hall, Lewes Rd, Forest Row RH18 5ES

Thursday 15th March

Becoming a Writer: Weekly Creative Writing Workshops (drop-in) With short writing exercises, prompts, games, gentle feedback and encouragement, we will explore techniques to develop your ability to express yourself on the page. Wednesday evenings in Turners Hill, Thursday mornings in Forest Row starting 17/18 January 2018. Drop-in available. Each workshop £20 with discounts for block booking. Email hello@honeyleafwriting.com.10:00-12:00, The Sports Pavilion, Forest Row

Saturday 17th March

Concert: Forest Row Choral Society The choir, conducted by Tom Scratchley, will sing the requiem by Italian composer Luigi Cherubini. This rarely-performed work won praise from Beethoven who is said to have requested it for his own funeral. Tickets £12 (under-16s free) on the door or from Seasons, Forest Row. Interval refreshments. For details visit www.frcs.org.uk 7.30pm, Holy Trinity Church, Forest Row

Wednesday 21st March

Becoming a Writer - Weekly Creative Writing Workshops (drop-in) With short writing exercises, prompts, games, gentle feedback and encouragement, we will explore techniques to develop your ability to express yourself on the page. Wednesday evenings in Turners Hill, Thursday mornings in Forest Row starting 17/18 January 2018. Drop-in available. Each workshop £20 with discounts for block booking. Email hello@honeyleafwriting.com.19:00-21:00, The Ark, Turners Hill

Thursday 22nd March

Becoming a Writer: Weekly Creative Writing Workshops (drop-in) With short writing exercises, prompts, games, gentle feedback and encouragement, we will explore techniques to develop your ability to express yourself on the page. Wednesday evenings in Turners Hill, Thursday mornings in Forest Row starting 17/18 January 2018. Drop-in available. Each workshop £20 with discounts for block booking. Email hello@honeyleafwriting.com.10:00-12:00, The Sports Pavilion, Forest Row

Friday 23rd March

Talk by Jack Smith on Wellington Pines Nutley Horticultural Society are hosting a talk by Jack Smith, formerly of Ashdown Garden Centre in Duddleswell, who will be giving us a talk about Wellington Pines in the Church Hall, Nutley at 7.45 refreshments and a raffle afterwards. Free entry to members and £5.00 entry to non members. New members welcome Annual membersip £12.00 p.p. We have a varied programme of events throughout the year. Further information on our website www.nutleyhorticulturalsociety.org 7.45, Church Hall, Nutley

Saturday 24th March

Fauré Requiem & Pergolesi Stabat Mater Crowborough Choral Society under the baton of Mark Beesley will perform the Fauré Requiem and Pergolesi Stabat Mater accompanied by the Killick Ensemble. The soloists are Angela Hicks (soprano), Sidonie Watts (alto) and Julien van Mallaerts (bass). Tickets are £15 from www.crowboroughchoral.co.uk, choir members or at the door.7.30 pm, Mayfield School Concert Hall, The Old Palace, Mayfield TN20 6 PH

Tuesday 27th March

Forest Row Ladies Who Latte We’re delighted to invite you to Forest Row Ladies Who Latte women-only business networking group hosted by Java and Jazz restaurant. There are no speakers, agenda or meeting fees; you just turn up, pay for a tea or coffee and pastry, and network with fellow attendees. There’s no need to book ahead but please do join our Facebook group and introduce yourself online.10.00-12.00, Java & Jazz Restaurant Forest Row

Thursday 12th April

The Arts Society Ashdown Forest “The Silver Thread: silver filigree and traditional arts in Kosovo” After University and teaching in London Elizabeth Gowing lived and worked in Kosovo with the Ethnological Museum in Prishtina. Hear about how silver mines and silver filigree is intertwined in the history, politics, culture and life of Kosovo. Refreshments. Members free, visitors £6.2pm, Crowborough Community Centre Pine Grove Crowborough TN6 1FE

Thursday 10th May

The Arts Society Ashdown Forest “Women Behind the Lens: outstanding women photographers and their contribution to the art of photography” Women photographers have often been unfairly neglected. Brian Stater’s lecture seeks to correct that by examining the contribution of three outstanding British practitioners: Julia Margaret Cameron, Jane Bown and Fay Godwin, as well as exploring the work of two highly influential Americans: Dorothea Lange and Annie Leibovitz. Refreshments. Members free visitors £6.2pm, Crowborough Community Centre Pine Grove Crowborough TN6 1FE

Thursday 14th June

The Arts Society Ashdown Forest “Caravaggio: the master of light and shadow” Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio was a man out of step with his time. Shirley Smith’s lecture will study the life and works of this enigmatic man and look at his influence on later artists. Refreshments. Members free of charge, visitors £6.2pm, Crowborough Community Centre Pine Grove Crowborough TN6 1FE

Thursday 12th July

The Arts Society Ashdown Forest “Magnificent Mosaics: window into the colourful Roman world”. In the last meeting of this season, Christopher Bradley, brings us his lavishly illustrated lecture which uses only mosaics to illustrate the rise and fall of the Roman Empire through the eyes of the Romans themselves. Refreshments. Members free of charge, visitors £6. 2pm, Crowborough Community Centre Pine Grove Crowborough TN6 1FE