What's on

Friday 22nd June

'Six Hands' Three of the world's greatest guitarists, John Williams, John Etheridge and Gary Ryan, together for one glorious night!8 pm (doors open @ 7.30 pm), Frant Church, High Street Frant TN3 9DX

Friday 22nd June

'Six Hands' Three of the world's greatest guitarists, John Williams, John Etheridge and Gary Ryan, together in concert for one glorious night! Ticket £20 from Frant Stores, Britten's Music Shop Tunbridge Wells, online @ www.wegottickets.com or tel. 01892 7506658 pm (doors open @ 7.30 pm), Frant Church, High Street Frant TN3 9DX

Saturday 23rd June

Bye Bye Baby - A Celebration of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons Bye Bye Baby is more than your average tribute band. They deliver a full theatre show covering the journey of the Four Seasons from the very beginning up until the Disco era and the rock and roll hall of fame. In fact a musical journey through the sounds of one of the most successful bands of all time. They perform 31 numbers in close four-part harmony with slick choreography and the recognisable falsetto. Oh what a night!7.30pm, Civic Centre Uckfield

Saturday 23rd June

A Night at the Opera Crowborough Choral Society along with a youth and a children's choir will be performing extracts from "Carmen", "La Traviata" and "Tosca". The piano accompanist will be Leslie-Anne Sammons and the soloists, Claire Watkins - soprano, Gareth Dafydd Morris - tenor and Richard Woodall - baritone.19.30, United Reformed Church, Croft Road, Crowborough TN6 1HA

Saturday 23rd June

A Night at the Opera Crowborough Choral Society with a youth and a children's choir will be performing extracts from "Carmen", "La Traviata" and "Tosca". The piano accompanist will be Leslie-Anne Sammons and the soloists, Claire Watkins - soprano, Gareth Dafydd Morris - tenor and Richard Woodall - baritone. Tickets £15 to include supper.7.30 pm, United Reformed Church, Croft Road, Crowborough TN6 1HA

Saturday 23rd June

Groombridge Horticultural Society Summer Show All welcome to come along and view the show. Free entry and teas and cakes available.Open from 2.30pm with prize giving at 4pm, Groombridge Village Hall (Main Hall)

Saturday 23rd June

Buxted Symphony Orchestra Summer Concert Buxted Symphony Orchestra, with conductor Julian Broughton, presents its Summer Concert, dedicated to Seymour Weeks, on Sat 23rd June at St Margaret the Queen Church, Buxted Park at 7.30pm. Programme: Strauss Horn Concerto No 1 (soloist Tim Egan), The Banks of Green Willow by English composer George Butterworth, & Beethoven's 3rd Symphony "Eroica". Advance tickets £10 (Linda Davis 01435 864559 or lindadavisdoc@gmail.com) or £12 on the door (students/U18s free). Interval refreshments available.7.30 pm, St Margaret the Queen Church, Buxted Park

Tuesday 26th June

Forest Row Ladies Who Latte Welcome to our women-only monthly business networking group. For more information please visit: www.frowladieswholatte.co.uk10.00-12.00, Java & Jazz Restaurant Forest Row

Thursday 28th June

Becoming a Writer: Weekly Creative Writing Workshops (drop-in) Thursday mornings 10-12, Forest Row A weekly creative writing drop-in workshop to nurture and encourage your words, whether you’ve been writing for a while or are dipping your pen in ink for the first time in years. I will bring exercises and prompts to write together and share (if you want to). There will be time each week for gentle feedback on writing prepared at home. We will also explore writing techniques to develop your ability to express yourself on the page. 10:00-12:00, The Sports Pavilion, Forest Row

Saturday 30th June

Bringing Characters Alive - HoneyLeaf Creative Writing Workshops This set of three creative writing workshops on Saturday mornings in East Grinstead bookshop will help you bring characters alive, whether you’re writing stories, poems or are just at the ideas stage. We’ll look at character motivation, back stories and personality types. Cost: £20 per workshop. Email hello@honeyleafwriting.com to book a place.10:00-12:00, The Bookshop, East Grinstead

Saturday 30th June

RSPCA South Godstone Family Fun Day Come and join us for a fun-packed day to include Entertainment, Music, Essex Dog Display Team, Fun Dog Show, Tours of the Centre, Games, Stalls, Face Painting, BBQ, Food and Drinks Tent, Grand Raffle with terrific prizes. Pirate Treasure Hunt - £3.00 per child, including treasure bag to take home! Admission: Adults £3.00, Children 5 – 16 years £1.00, Under 5’s: free Free Parking All proceeds directly support the animal centre 11 am - 4 pm , RSPCA South Godstone Animal Centre, Eastbourne Road/A22, South Godstone, Surrey RH9 8JB

Sunday 1st July

Groombridge Classic Car & Motorcycle Show Free Classic Cars & Motorcycle Show including Land Rover and VW Campers & Beetles. BBQ , Cream teas children’s matchbox car competition .Free bouncy castle. Fun for all the family.12Noon - 5pm, Groombridge Recreation Ground next to the village hall TN3 9RB

Thursday 5th July

Becoming a Writer: Weekly Creative Writing Workshops (drop-in) Thursday mornings 10-12, Forest Row A weekly creative writing drop-in workshop to nurture and encourage your words, whether you’ve been writing for a while or are dipping your pen in ink for the first time in years. I will bring exercises and prompts to write together and share (if you want to). There will be time each week for gentle feedback on writing prepared at home. We will also explore writing techniques to develop your ability to express yourself on the page. 10:00-12:00, The Sports Pavilion, Forest Row

Thursday 5th July

Twelfth Night Groombridge Outdoor Theatre present Shakespeare's Twelfth Night in the beautiful grounds of Birchden, Groombridge from 5th-7th and 12th-14th July. Gardens open for picnics from 6.00 pm. Bar available Tickets £10.00 (£7.00 concessions) available on door. Further details from www.groombridgetheatre.co.uk7.45pm, Birchden Eridge Road Groombridge TN3 9NH

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

Saturday 14th July

Fairwarp Village Fete Fairwarp is a small village in Ashdown Forest and its traditional village fete includes live music, Punch and Judy, a fun dog show, children’s races, stalls, grand draw, tombola, barrow of booze, arts and crafts competitions, teas, ice creams, strawberries and cream, book stall, bric-a-brac stall, tug of war and much, much more. 2.00pm, Fairwarp Village Green

Sunday 15th July

"Taste of Harmony" If you like singing, come and have fun with the Hartfield Singers at our 'Songs of the Sixties' workshop. All our welcome. £10 for the day to include lunch and refreshments. Call 01892 611414 or see www.hartfieldsingers.co.uk to reserve a place.11am to 4pm, Hartfield Village Hall, Hartfield TN7 4AA

Monday 16th July

Nutley Artist Friends Art exhibition Nutley Artists Friends have booked the Ashdown Forest Centre, Wych Cross, Forest Row The exhibition will run from Monday July 16th until Sunday August 27th. We are a newly formed group of six artists who all live in Nutley. There will be original art work, prints and cards for sale all at very reasonable prices. We hope many people will visit and perhaps even buy some of our work. Entry is free. Please see Ashdown Forest Centre web site for opening times. 14.00, Ashdoen Forest Centre, Wych Cross

Thursday 19th July

Uckfield Music Club www.uckfieldmusicclub Concert in Association with the Uckfield Festival. Dinara Klinton - piano Playing: Beethoven, Chopin, Medtner and Liszt 7.30pm, St Margaret's Church, Buxted Park

Saturday 21st July

HoneyLeaf Monthly Poetry Workshop Monthly Poetry Workshop 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. Cost: £20 per workshop. Block booking discounts and gift vouchers available. Email hello@honeyleafwriting.com to book.10:00-12:00, The Bookshop, East Grinstead

Saturday 21st July

West Hoathly Street Fair & Food Fair An Extravaganza of stalls, food, teas, entertainers, musicians & children’s activities. Organised by St Margaret’s Church with free admission. Further info: www.westhoathly.org.uknoon - 5pm, St Margaret's Church & surrounding streets, West Hoathly RH19 4PP

Saturday 21st July

Uckfield Singers’ Summer Concert We will be singing a variety of music old and new from musicals, pop classics to folk and choral.Proceeds from the raffle will be supporting the Newick-based “Headway East Sussex” charity, which offers rehabilitation and support services for people with acquired brain injuries, their families and carers. Tickets £8 each, available from 18th June at Gale & Woolgar Jewellers, High St, Uckfield. 7:30 pm, Uckfield Civic Centre, Uckfield, East Sussex TN22 1AE

Tuesday 24th July

Forest Row Ladies Who Latte Welcome to our women-only monthly business networking group. For more information please visit: www.frowladieswholatte.co.uk10.00-12.00, Java & Jazz Restaurant Forest Row

Saturday 28th July

Coleman's Hatch Show Flower Show and Village Fair Usual side shows with a Tug of War, Morris Dancers, Terrier racing, Dog Show, Jazz, BBQ Beer Tent, Home-made cakes and tea tent, Children's races and fancy dress and much more.12.30, Shepherds Gate Farm Coleman's Hatch, TN7 4HR

Saturday 28th July

Community Cafe The Poetry Group and Groombridge History Group will be hosting this month's cafe and serving teas and coffees and a selection of delicious home-made cakes and goodies. All profits to Rethink Mental Illness - a national charity providing information, services and a strong voice for everyone affected by mental illness (www.rethink.org). 10 am to 12 Noon, Groombridge Village Hall

Saturday 28th July

Community Cafe The Poetry Group and Groombridge History Group will be hosting this month's cafe and serving teas and coffees and a selection of delicious home-made cakes and goodies. All profits to Rethink Mental Illness - a national charity providing information, services and a strong voice for everyone affected by mental illness (www.rethink.org). 10 am to 12 Noon, Groombridge Village Hall

Saturday 4th August

Weald on the Field Luxfords Field in the centre of Uckfield (next to the car park) hosts this free-to-enter event. It is open from 10.00am until 8.00pm featuring music from some top local bands, street food, pop-up bars and artisan products. A great day out for all the family.10.00am - 8.00pm, Luxfords Field, Uckfield TN22 1AE

Saturday 18th August

Drop in Art & Crafts Event Affordable Arts & Crafts, Demonstrations and Workshops. Organised by Ashdown Arts. Event continues daily until 22nd August10.00, Forest Row Scout Headquarters, Station Road (Forest Way)

Friday 24th August

The Attic Art Club Original Art Fair This event lasts for 4 days over the August bank holiday weekend. Admission Free but voluntary contributions to the RNLI. Apart from the Friday the exhibition will be open 10a.m. to 5p.m. Refreshments will be served on the Friday evening 6p.m. to 8p.m. Original works of art, sculpture, glass, jewellery, wood turning, prints, cards, framed and unframed works for sale by Sussex based artists. Part of the Brighton and Hove Art Trail and Open Houses.4p.m., The Village Hall, 18 Lewes Road, Ditchling, East Sussex BN6 8TT

Saturday 1st September

Scaynes Hill Flower Show and Plant Sale Scaynes Hill Flower Show celebrates its 40th Anniversary. Apart from exhibits, there is the popular Plant Sale, Raffle and teas kindly supplied by the WI. Admission is 50p an adult and 25p for children2-4pm, Scaynes Hill Millennium Village Centre, West Sussex on the A272

Friday 7th September

An Evening with Burnside Christopher Ellison is best known for his role as DCI Frank Burnside in the popular ITV police series The Bill and the spin-off series Burnside in the 1980s and 1990s. However his acting career began in the 1970s with his first break being a part in The Sweeney. Prior to acting he studied art and graphic design and has now rediscovered his love of oil painting. There will be an opportunity to ask Chris questions and view some of his latest art productions.7.45pm, Civic Centre Uckfield

Saturday 8th September

Groombridge Horticultural Society Autumn Show Everyone welcome to come along and view the entries. Free entry and teas and cakes available.Open from 2.30pm with prize giving at 4pm, Groombridge Village Hall (Main Hall)

Saturday 29th September

Autumn Art Fair Affordable Art & Crafts Fair with demonstrations and workshops. Sponsored by Ashdown Arts. Fair continues on Sunday 30th from midday10.00, Small Village Hall, The Square, Forest Row, RH18 5ES

Monday 8th October

Sussex Family History Group Medical Misdiagnosis - talk by Allyson Caffyn7.15 for 7.30pm, Bridge Cottage, High St,Uckfield, TN22 1AZ

Wednesday 24th October

The Snow Queen The Snow Queen is the perfect children's entertainment for half-term that will charm adults and children alike. Kai and Gerda had been friends for as long as they could remember, Day followed day, Always the same. Until in a whirl of magic and deception, splinters of a magical broken mirror blow in the wind, freezing hearts and changing everything! Mike Kenny has taken Hans Christian Andersen’s story and simplified it into a tale for the young. All tickets £7.50 Performances 11.00am and 2.00pm11.00am, Civic Centre Uckfield

Friday 26th October

Italian Opera Dinner Join us for an evening of sumptuous Italian food and listen to our soprano Thomasin Trezise sing favourite opera arias. Thomasin has appeared in numerous roles at Glyndebourne from Britten to Mozart as well as appearing with other opera companies of note including Opera Brava, Ludo Productions, Garden Opera, Glyndebourne Touring Opera, Music Theatre London and English Pocket Opera. Pre-booking is essential as spaces will be limited. 3 course dinner with a glass of prosecco on arrival £35.50 7.30pm, Civic Centre Uckfield

Monday 12th November

Sussex Family History Group Lewes Bonfire - talk by Andy Thomas7.15 for 7.30pm, Bridge Cottage, High St,Uckfield, TN22 1AZ

Monday 10th December

Sussex Family History Group Medieval Christmas - talk by Toni Mount7.15 for 7.30pm, Bridge Cottage, High St,Uckfield, TN22 1AZ

Thursday 13th December

Jack and the Beanstalk pantomime Thursday 13 December to Saturday 15 December. The classic tale of Jack and the Beanstalk. A fun and traditional pantomime for all the family featuring singers, dancers, a speciality silk act and a magical Unicorn forest. Special School/Group/family tickets available. Prices start at £5.50. Check out http://www.uckfieldciviccentre.com for full details.2.30pm, Civic Centre Uckfield