What's on

Thursday 17th January

Groombridge Horticultural Society evening event Colin Moat will be speaking to us on '50 Greys of Shade'. Tea, coffee and biscuits provided. All welcome. Free for members or £3 for non-members. 8pm, Groombridge Village Hall - New Hall

Thursday 17th January

MID SUSSEX ASSOCIATION NATIONAL TRUST Talk: 'Sir John Gage & Firle Place' by Helen Poole2 30pm, Clair Hall, Haywards Heath RH16 3DN

Saturday 19th January

J S Bach: Mass in B Minor Choral Workshop Join East Grinstead Choral Society as we develop our understanding of Bach’s Mass in B Minor. Led by the choir’s Musical Director, Richard Jenkinson who’ll be joined by acclaimed soprano and highly-experienced singing teacher, Lesley-Jane Rogers. Whether you’re new to the work or familiar with it, don’t miss this opportunity to explore this magnificent masterpiece. Visitors £20. Further information and booking form on our website at http://www.egcs.co.uk/9.30 am, Sackville School, Lewes Road, East Grinstead RH19 3TY

Saturday 19th January

HoneyLeaf 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

Thursday 24th January

Becoming a Writer: Life Writing Thursday mornings 10-12, Forest Row, life writing. During the first term in 2019, we'll focus on writing from life - how to represent the emotional truth, bringing your writing alive and how to create an engaging piece of writing from real events and people. Becoming a Writer is a weekly creative writing workshop to nurture and encourage your words. All workshops are £20 with discounts for block booking. Email hello@honeyleafwriting.com to book.10:00-12:00, The Sports Pavilion, Forest Row

Tuesday 29th January

Neanderthals in the Weald Danehill Parish Historical Society Talk by Dr Matt Pope, Research Associate at University College, London8:00 pm, Danehill Village Hall, London Road RH17 7HS

Tuesday 29th January

Becoming a Writer: Evenings A set of six evening creative writing workshops for beginners. We will cover language, bringing your writing alive, creating characters, building a story world and point of view. The cost is £20 per workshop or £110 for all six. Email hello@honeyleafwriting.com if you'd like to book or you have any questions. 19:00 - 21:00, The Brambletye Hotel, RH18 5EZ

Thursday 31st January

Becoming a Writer: Life Writing Thursday mornings 10-12, Forest Row, life writing. During the first term in 2019, we'll focus on writing from life - how to represent the emotional truth, bringing your writing alive and how to create an engaging piece of writing from real events and people. Becoming a Writer is a weekly creative writing workshop to nurture and encourage your words. All workshops are £20 with discounts for block booking. Email hello@honeyleafwriting.com to book.10:00-12:00, The Sports Pavilion, Forest Row

Saturday 2nd February

Monthly Story Workshop / HoneyLeaf Writing We will generate story ideas, explore characters and story worlds, sharpen dialogue and look at elements of story structure. You will learn through a range of writing exercises and prompts, writing together, sharing what you write (if you want to) and listening to each other. Cost: £20 per workshop with discounts for block booking. Email: hello@honeyleafwriting.com to book a place.10:00-12:00, The Bookshop, East Grinstead

Tuesday 5th February

Becoming a Writer: Evenings A set of six evening creative writing workshops for beginners. We will cover language, bringing your writing alive, creating characters, building a story world and point of view. The cost is £20 per workshop or £110 for all six. Email hello@honeyleafwriting.com if you'd like to book or you have any questions. 19:00 - 21:00, The Brambletye Hotel, RH18 5EZ

Thursday 7th February

Becoming a Writer: Life Writing Thursday mornings 10-12, Forest Row, life writing. During the first term in 2019, we'll focus on writing from life - how to represent the emotional truth, bringing your writing alive and how to create an engaging piece of writing from real events and people. Becoming a Writer is a weekly creative writing workshop to nurture and encourage your words. All workshops are £20 with discounts for block booking. Email hello@honeyleafwriting.com to book.10:00-12:00, The Sports Pavilion, Forest Row

Friday 8th February

FILM The Post. At Pine Grove Pictures. Tickets £8 (with reductions if you become a member) available on the door or in advance from the Community Centre.Doors open 7pm, film starts at 8pm., Crowborough Community Centre

Saturday 9th February

Marmalade and Cake sale The Tuesday Group are holding their annual Marmalade and Cake sale on Saturday 9th February. We fundraise for military charities and this year our chosen one is 'Care after Combat'. Coffee and tea also available.10am till 12, The Horsted Club. Horsted Keynes. RH17 7AE

Tuesday 12th February

Becoming a Writer: Evenings A set of six evening creative writing workshops for beginners. We will cover language, bringing your writing alive, creating characters, building a story world and point of view. The cost is £20 per workshop or £110 for all six. Email hello@honeyleafwriting.com if you'd like to book or you have any questions. 10:00-12:00, The Brambletye Hotel, RH18 5EZ

Thursday 14th February

Wallace Collection, the Frick Collection and their Connection with Knole. Living as close as we do to Knole we will be fascinated to hear Hilary Williams' lecture about its’ connection with the Wallace and Frick Collections. Brighten a winter afternoon with a cuppa and an interesting lecture. Members free, Guests £6. 1400, Crowborough Community Centre Pine Grove Crowborough TN6 1FE

Thursday 14th February

MID SUSSEX ASSOCIATION NATIONAL TRUST Talk: 'Charles Darwin and the Galapagos Islands' by Derel Barton2 30pm, Clair Hall, Perrymount Road, Haywards Heath RH16 3DN

Thursday 14th February

Becoming a Writer: Life Writing Thursday mornings 10-12, Forest Row, life writing. During the first term in 2019, we'll focus on writing from life - how to represent the emotional truth, bringing your writing alive and how to create an engaging piece of writing from real events and people. Becoming a Writer is a weekly creative writing workshop to nurture and encourage your words. All workshops are £20 with discounts for block booking. Email hello@honeyleafwriting.com to book.10:00-12:00, The Sports Pavilion, Forest Row

Thursday 14th February

Groombridge History Group We are delighted to welcome Ray Shayler who will be talking us through the history of the Scotney Castle Estate and the families who lived there. All welcome. Non-members £2.50.8 pm, Groombridge Village Hall

Saturday 16th February

HoneyLeaf 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

Monday 18th February

Arts by the Green Arts by the Green is an Arts festival which will take place between 18-24 February . there will be a range of exciting workshops for adults and children . For booking details see the website allsaintscrowborough.org or telephone 01892 652081 ext 1004 Monday 18th february, All Saints Church crowborough

Monday 18th February

Arts on The Green Correction to previous submission Arts festival from 18-24 February based on the theme of Psalm 8 .Workshops for adults and children . For further details see the All Saints website www.allsaintscrowborough.org.uk Submissions invited Contact 01892 652081 ext 1004 Daily , All Saints church crowborough

Monday 18th February

Auditions for Lindfield Dramatic Club Spring Production Open auditions will be held in King Edward Hall, Lindfield for a comedy double-bill. The two one-act plays are 'Curses, Foiled Again!' by Evelyn Hood & 'Poor Yorick' by Phil Mansell. If you are looking for a part , please come along and read. The Club is one of the oldest established amateur dramatic groups in MidSussex and we welcome enthusiasts whether on stage or helping with the many backstage activities. Contact 01444 484474 ronskinner@talktalk.net www.lindfielddramaticclub.webs.com8.00 pm, King Edward Hall, Lindfield, RH16 2HH

Thursday 21st February

Groombridge Horticultural Society evening event BBC Gardener's World presenter, Nick Bailey, comes to talk to local gardeners on how to 'Revive Your Garden'. All welcome - £5 on the door for both members and non-members with tea and cakes included.8pm, Groombridge Village Hall

Friday 22nd February

Hansel and Gretel - half-term special Journey to a bizarre and enticing kingdom in the woods, presided over by a flamboyant and hungry witch, in Norwich Puppet Theatre’s colourful retelling of the classic fairy tale with bold and playful puppets, a beautiful set and wonderful music. Hansel and Gretel is a classic fairy tale with a woodcutter, children lost in an enchanted wood, a step-mother, a witch, and an against-all-odds happy ending. For children ages 3 and upwards Tickets £7.50 11.00am, Civic Centre Uckfield

Saturday 23rd February

Baroque Gems Penshurst Choral Society with Musical Director John Hargreaves presents Purcell's Dido & Aeneas, Vivaldi's Magnificat, Handel's Nisi Dominus and other works. Adults £15 Children (12 years and under) Free. Reserve your seat online through www.penshurstchoralsociety.co.uk or pay at the door. 19.30, Jubilee Theatre Holmewood House School Barrow Lane Langton Green TN3 0EB

Tuesday 26th February

Becoming a Writer: Evenings A set of six evening creative writing workshops for beginners. We will cover language, bringing your writing alive, creating characters, building a story world and point of view. The cost is £20 per workshop or £110 for all six. Email hello@honeyleafwriting.com if you'd like to book or you have any questions. 19:00 - 21:00, The Brambletye Hotel, RH18 5EZ

Tuesday 26th February

Danehill Parish Historical Society Henry III and the Battle of Lewes – Mr James Dickinson This will be the first visit to us by Mr James Dickinson. How involved were the people of Fletching Parish with the confrontation? Come along and find out more.8pm, Danehill Memorial Hall, Danehill RH17 7HS

Thursday 28th February

Becoming a Writer: Life Writing Thursday mornings 10-12, Forest Row, life writing. During the first term in 2019, we'll focus on writing from life - how to represent the emotional truth, bringing your writing alive and how to create an engaging piece of writing from real events and people. Becoming a Writer is a weekly creative writing workshop to nurture and encourage your words. All workshops are £20 with discounts for block booking. Email hello@honeyleafwriting.com to book.10:00-12:00, The Sports Pavilion, Forest Row

Thursday 28th February

Meet the Artists Christel, Krista, Heather, Suzanne, Susie and Pamela (the Cart Lodge Artists) offer you a free drink and home baked nibbles while you can enjoy their exhibition:'Brushstrokes and Lines'. 5.30 - 7pm, Christian Community Church, Hartfield Road, Forest Row, RH18 5DZ

Thursday 28th February

Meet the Artists Christel, Krista, Heather, Suzanne, Susie and Pamela (the Cart Lodge Artists) offer you a free drink and home baked nibbles while you can enjoy their exhibition: 'Brushstrokes and Lines' 5.30-7pm, Christian Community Church, Hartfield Road, Forest Row, RH18 5DZ

Friday 1st March

World Day of Prayer A service held around the world, prepared by the women of Slovenia. All are welcome. Free refreshments afterwards 10 am, Forest Row Baptist Church

Saturday 2nd March

Monthly Story Workshop / HoneyLeaf Writing We will generate story ideas, explore characters and story worlds, sharpen dialogue and look at elements of story structure. You will learn through a range of writing exercises and prompts, writing together, sharing what you write (if you want to) and listening to each other. Cost: £20 per workshop with discounts for block booking. Email: hello@honeyleafwriting.com to book a place.10:00-12:00, The Bookshop, East Grinstead

Tuesday 5th March

Becoming a Writer: Evenings A set of six evening creative writing workshops for beginners. We will cover language, bringing your writing alive, creating characters, building a story world and point of view. The cost is £20 per workshop or £110 for all six. Email hello@honeyleafwriting.com if you'd like to book or you have any questions. 19:00 - 21:00, The Brambletye Hotel, RH18 5EZ

Thursday 7th March

Becoming a Writer: Life Writing Thursday mornings 10-12, Forest Row, life writing. During the first term in 2019, we'll focus on writing from life - how to represent the emotional truth, bringing your writing alive and how to create an engaging piece of writing from real events and people. Becoming a Writer is a weekly creative writing workshop to nurture and encourage your words. All workshops are £20 with discounts for block booking. Email hello@honeyleafwriting.com to book.10:00-12:00, The Sports Pavilion, Forest Row

Saturday 9th March

Rave On - A tribute to Buddy Holly 2019 will be the 60th year since losing Buddy Holly on the eventful night 3 February 1959. Starring Marc Robinson as Buddy Holly (from London’s West End) and the Counterfeit Crickets, Rave On will celebrate the music of Buddy Holly including hits such as Heartbeat, Peggy Sue, Every day and many more. Joining Marc to celebrate the era are Darren Page as Roy Orbison and Steve Halliday as Elvis. This promises to be a night of full nostalgia and Rock n Roll at its finest! Tickets £19 - 01825 7696947.30pm, Civic Centre Uckfield

Tuesday 12th March

Becoming a Writer: Evenings A set of six evening creative writing workshops for beginners. We will cover language, bringing your writing alive, creating characters, building a story world and point of view. The cost is £20 per workshop or £110 for all six. Email hello@honeyleafwriting.com if you'd like to book or you have any questions. 19:00 - 21:00, The Brambletye Hotel, RH18 5EZ

Thursday 14th March

Discovering MacDonald Gill: Artist, Architect & Mapmaker. Caroline Walker became fascinated by the life & work of her great-uncle MacDonald 'Max' Gill (1884-1947). Well-known in his time, he was all but forgotten after his death unlike his brother Eric Gill, the controversial sculptor who was based in Ditchling. Arts Society Ashdown Forest will hear about how interest is growing in Max’s work. Refreshments. Members free, Guests £6.1400, Crowborough Community Centre Pine Grove Crowborough TN6 1FE

Thursday 14th March

Becoming a Writer: Life Writing Thursday mornings 10-12, Forest Row, life writing. During the first term in 2019, we'll focus on writing from life - how to represent the emotional truth, bringing your writing alive and how to create an engaging piece of writing from real events and people. Becoming a Writer is a weekly creative writing workshop to nurture and encourage your words. All workshops are £20 with discounts for block booking. Email hello@honeyleafwriting.com to book.10:00-12:00, The Sports Pavilion, Forest Row

Friday 15th March

TINNITUS SUPPORT GROUP This free Tinnitus Support Group run by local deaf charity, Hi Kent, gives people living with tinnitus the opportunity to talk about their experiences of the condition and discuss coping methods to help, in a friendly, relaxed environment. They often have guest speakers and therapists too.2pm to 4pm, Crowborough Community Centre Cafe, Pine Grove, Crowborough TN6 1FE

Saturday 16th March

HoneyLeaf 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

Thursday 21st March

Becoming a Writer: Life Writing Thursday mornings 10-12, Forest Row, life writing. During the first term in 2019, we'll focus on writing from life - how to represent the emotional truth, bringing your writing alive and how to create an engaging piece of writing from real events and people. Becoming a Writer is a weekly creative writing workshop to nurture and encourage your words. All workshops are £20 with discounts for block booking. Email hello@honeyleafwriting.com to book.10:00-12:00, The Sports Pavilion, Forest Row

Saturday 23rd March

Allo Allo French Bistro Dinner “Listen very carefully, I will say this only once!” Join BBC TV's Allo Allo comedy legend Mimi Lebonq (Sue Hodge), in the newly-refurbished Luxfords Restaurant, for a three-course French dinner followed by a laughter-filled visual and musical entertainment as she provides a witty insight into the show with hilarious behind-the-scenes stories. Tickets £35.50 per person. Pre-booking essential. Download the menu and booking form from www.civiccentreuckfield.com. 7.30pm, Civic Centre Uckfield

Saturday 6th April

Monthly Story Workshop / HoneyLeaf Writing We will generate story ideas, explore characters and story worlds, sharpen dialogue and look at elements of story structure. You will learn through a range of writing exercises and prompts, writing together, sharing what you write (if you want to) and listening to each other. Cost: £20 per workshop with discounts for block booking. Email: hello@honeyleafwriting.com to book a place.10:00-12:00, The Bookshop, East Grinstead

Thursday 11th April

Undressing Antiques: A persuasive introduction to buying antiques and integrating and using them in today’s homes. “Antiques Roadshow”'s Mark Hill will explain to Arts Society Ashdown Forest the state of the antiques market and the different meanings of the word “value”. He will look at what current and future generations of collectors are buying, why they are buying it and how they are displaying it. This lecture could make us look at our possessions in a different light. Refreshments. Members free, Guests £6.1400, Crowborough Community Centre Pine Grove Crowborough TN6 1FE

Saturday 27th April

HoneyLeaf 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

Thursday 9th May

Leonardo da Vinci: The Complete Man of the Renaissance. Guy Rooker, a retired surgeon, will show Arts Society Ashdown Forest how the works of Leonardo da Vinci were informed by his study of anatomy and physiology in order to create convincing images of the human form. He reviews Leonardo’s approach to linear perspective, human proportion, emotion, light and shade together with the fashion in which his scientific investigations influenced his art. Refreshments. Members free, Guests £6. 1400, Crowborough Community Centre Pine Grove Crowborough TN6 1FE

Thursday 13th June

The Benin Bronzes: how were they produced and what is their symbolism and ritual use? Claire Walsh's lecture for Arts Society Ashdown Forest reveals the sophisticated production processes, the symbolism and ritual use of these antique bronze sculptures from this West-African kingdom. She investigates the response of avant-garde artists of the early 20th century who struggled to place them within their category of ‘the primitive’. Be amazed – and take refreshments afterwards. Members free, Guests £6.1400, Crowborough Community Centre Pine Grove Crowborough TN6 1FE

Friday 14th June

Tinnitus Support Group This free Tinnitus Support Group run by local deaf charity, HI KENT, gives people living with tinnitus the opportunity to talk about their experiences of the condition and discuss coping methods to help, in a friendly, relaxed environment. They often have guest speakers and therapists too.2pm to 4pm, Room 3, Crowborough Community Centre Cafe, Pine Grove, Crowborough, East Sussex, TN6 1FE

Thursday 11th July

Art UK: Uncovering the Nation's Hidden Paintings. Since 2007 Mary Rose Rivett-Carnac has worked for Art UK. (www.artuk.org) which was set up to catalogue the UK’s national collection of oil paintings. She will tell Arts Society Ashdown Forest how it involved visits to over 3,000 collection locations & photographing 212,000 paintings. She offers an insider’s view of this ambitious and unique project. Come & hear about our rich artistic heritage at our final lecture of our 2018/2019 season. Members free, Guests £6. 1400, Crowborough Community Centre Pine Grove Crowborough TN6 1FE

Friday 20th September

Tinnitus Support Group This free Tinnitus Support Group run by local deaf charity, HI KENT, gives people living with tinnitus the opportunity to talk about their experiences of the condition and discuss coping methods to help, in a friendly, relaxed environment. They often have guest speakers and therapists too.2pm to 4pm, Room 3, Crowborough Community Centre Cafe, Pine Grove, Crowborough, East Sussex, TN6 1FE

Friday 29th November

Tinnitus Support Group This free Tinnitus Support Group run by local deaf charity, HI KENT, gives people living with tinnitus the opportunity to talk about their experiences of the condition and discuss coping methods to help, in a friendly, relaxed environment. They often have guest speakers and therapists too.2pm to 4pm, Room 3, Crowborough Community Centre Cafe, Pine Grove, Crowborough, East Sussex, TN6 1FE