What's on

Tuesday 21st May

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. Workshops are run by Mel Parks, experienced freelance writer, NAWE member, fully insured and DBS checked.19:00 - 21:00, The Brambletye Hotel, RH18 5EZ

Thursday 23rd May

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. All workshops are £20 with discounts for block booking. Email hello@honeyleafwriting.com to book. Workshops are run by Mel Parks, experienced freelance writer, NAWE member, fully insured and DBS checked.10:00-12:00, The Sports Pavilion, Forest Row

Saturday 25th May

ANTIQUES COLLECTABLES & VINTAGE FAIR Our Antiques, Collectables and Vintage Fairs attracts stallholders from Surrey, Kent & Sussex each bringing with them a diverse range of items to browse & buy. From small items of furniture to beautiful jewellery and collectables there is something for everyone at realistic prices. Come along – entry is free.9am - 4pm, Bridge Cottage, High Street, Uckfield, TN22 1AZ

Tuesday 28th May

The Tempest - Open Air Theatre The Tempest performed by The Handlebards Gates Open 6pm and performance starts at 7pm Ticket price £12 pp Join our all-female troupe for a riotous bicycle powered production, filled with magic, musicality and Shakespearean mayhem. Bring chairs and a picnic - alternatively book into the Cafe for a delicious pre-show supper.7pm, Burrswood Health and Wellbeing, Groombridge TN3 9PY

Saturday 1st June

Chelwood Gate and Danehill Village Market Please come along and support this friendly village market. We have a variety of stalls selling plants, arts and crafts, fresh produce, jewellery,clothing etc. Our cafe will be selling freshly cooked bacon/sausage/egg rolls sourced from local suppliers. Our ever popular tombola stall will cater for both children and adults who want to try their luck. 10am - 2pm, Chelwood Gate Village Hall, Beaconsfield Road

Sunday 2nd June

RSPCA South Godstone Car Boot Sale Buyers: 50p admission charge. Free parking + disabled parking. Sellers: All vehicles £10. Trailers £3. Pay on entry. Set up from 8.30am. Gates open to buyers 9.30am. Light refreshments. All funds go to help the animals at the centre. Dogs welcome on lead. No Food Sellers or Traders.9.30 am - 2 pm , RSPCA South Godstone Animal Centre, Eastbourne Road/A22, South Godstone RH9 8JB

Tuesday 4th June

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. Workshops are run by Mel Parks, experienced freelance writer, NAWE member, fully insured and DBS checked.19:00 - 21:00, The Brambletye Hotel, RH18 5EZ

Thursday 6th June

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. All workshops are £20 with discounts for block booking. Email hello@honeyleafwriting.com to book. Workshops are run by Mel Parks, experienced freelance writer, NAWE member, fully insured and DBS checked.10:00-12:00, The Sports Pavilion, Forest Row

Saturday 8th June

Music for a Summer Evening Charity Concert in aid of Parkinson's U.K. and Holy Trinity Church with Holy Trinity Festival Choir, Margaret Watson - Harpist and Lingfield College Prep School Orchestra7.30pm, Holy Trinity Church, Forest Row

Saturday 8th June

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 11th June

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. Workshops are run by Mel Parks, experienced freelance writer, NAWE member, fully insured and DBS checked.19:00 - 21:00, The Brambletye Hotel, RH18 5EZ

Thursday 13th June

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. All workshops are £20 with discounts for block booking. Email hello@honeyleafwriting.com to book. Workshops are run by Mel Parks, experienced freelance writer, NAWE member, fully insured and DBS checked.10:00-12:00, The Sports Pavilion, Forest Row

Thursday 13th June

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. All workshops are £20 with discounts for block booking. Email hello@honeyleafwriting.com to book. Workshops are run by Mel Parks, experienced freelance writer, NAWE member, fully insured and DBS checked.10:00-12:00, The Sports Pavilion, Forest Row

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

FILM The Green Book (Oscar Choice). Tickets £8 (with reductions if you become a member) available from the Community Centre or on the door. Drinks available.Doors open 7pm, film starts at 8pm., Crowborough Community Centre

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

Saturday 15th June

High Hurstwood Village Fete An enjoyable family day with a variety of activities and refreshments. For 2019 we have Paint Ball, Crafts, Toys, Cakes, Games,Bouncy Castle, BBQ,Tea Rooms, Bake Off, Classic cars, Bar, Plants,Flowers, Archery, Candy floss and many more. As well as all this are many opportunities to win some fabulous prizes throughout the day. In our arena there are many performances including our ever popular Dog Show. 1PM, High Hurstwood Village Hall, Chillies Lane, Uckfield TN22 4AD

Saturday 15th June

DANEFEST Danehill School is hosting DANEFEST on June 15th. They'll be great bands including Newick Folk, teams of Morris Dancers, a 75ft HUGE inflatable assault course, water slide, afternoon teas, Pimms, Ale tent, Organic burgers, retro ice creams and much more! Activities will include welly wanging, sack races, egg and spoon and kids fancy dress. If you have any questions maybe want a stall for your own small business get in touchNoon, Danehill Recreation Ground RH177JE

Saturday 15th June

Forest Row Summer Fete entertainment, fun dog show, activities and stalls.11.00 - 3.00pm, Forester's Green, Hartfield Road, Forest Row

Saturday 15th June

Craft & Artisan Market @ Bridge Cottage Uckfield We have some wonderfully talented local crafters and artisans at this market who have made their items to sell with love & passion. Each month we have both new & existing stallholders so there is always something different to browse. Bridge Cottage Heritage Centre, built in 1436, provides the perfect backdrop for our crafters & artisans to showcase their creativity. Come along – entry is free.9am - 4pm, Bridge Cottage, High Street, Uckfield, TN22 1AZ

Sunday 16th June

Penshurst Choral Society presents "A Summer Evening" An evening of music by Vaughan Williams (including a first performance of Three Valses from the Songs of the Wrens) Holst and Sullivan Conductor: John Hargreaves Piano: Jong-Gyung Park 7.30pm, St John the Baptist Church Penshurst TN11 8BL

Sunday 16th June

Hog Roast Hog Roast, delicious puddings, bar - first drink free, garden games & raffle in beautiful surroundings by kind permission of Peter & Nicola Young Tickets £15 under 12 £7.5012:30pm, Hendall Manor Barns Heron's Ghyll TN22 4BU

Tuesday 18th June

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. Workshops are run by Mel Parks, experienced freelance writer, NAWE member, fully insured and DBS checked.19:00 - 21:00, The Brambletye Hotel, RH18 5EZ

Thursday 20th June

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. All workshops are £20 with discounts for block booking. Email hello@honeyleafwriting.com to book. Workshops are run by Mel Parks, experienced freelance writer, NAWE member, fully insured and DBS checked.10:00-12:00, The Sports Pavilion, Forest Row

Thursday 20th June

Uckfield Music Club- Richard Uttley,piano Acclaimed pianist Richard Uttley plays a programme of music by Ravel, Chopin, Kate Whitley and Brahms in the atmospheric setting of St Margarets Church in Buxted Park.  "… evangelical enthusiasm … assiduous clarity … lyrical poise..a brilliant recital." Neil Fisher : The Times Tickets £15 on door or from www.uckfieldmusicclub.uk7.30 pm, St Margarets Church Buxted Park TN22 4AY

Thursday 20th June

Open garden and teas Town Place Garden is in the NGS, but on Thursday 20th June, teas will be provided by The Tuesday Group, who this year are fundraising to support the charity 'Care after Combat.'1400-1800, Town Place, Freshfield. RH17 7NR

Saturday 22nd June

Abba Fever Following on from their sell-out night last year, Abba Fever are back to wow you again. Abba Fever is one of the most successful touring live Abba productions in the UK and Europe! A 5 piece live band, with 5-part harmonies, this show transports you back to the 70s through the biggest hits of the world’s favourite band. Live vocals, stunning musicianship, authentic costumes and exciting choreography all contribute to a spectacular show which gets audiences to their feet night after night. £19.507.30pm, Civic Centre Uckfield

Saturday 22nd June

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 22nd June

A Night on Broadway An evening of music from the shows including South Pacific, Oklahoma, Carousel, West Side Story and The Sound of Music performed by Crowborough Choral Society, musical director, Mark Beesley. Tickets £12 incl. buffet supper, bring your own drinks. www.crowboroughchoral.com7.30 ppm, United Reformed Church, Croft Road, Crowborough TN6 1HA

Saturday 22nd June

Buxted Symphony Orchestra Concert Buxted Symphony Orchestra, under conductor Julian Broughton & leader Lisa Wigmore, presents its Summer Concert at St. Margaret's Church in Buxted Park featuring Mozart's Clarinet Concerto (soloist Steve Dummer), Schubert's Overture in the Italian Style (D590), Robert Hinchliffe's "Ashdown Suite" for Cor Anglais, & Mozart's "Haffner" Symphony No 35. Interval refreshments. Advance tickets £10 or £12 on the door. Students/u18s free. Contact Linda Davis on 01435 864559 or lindadavisdoc@gmail.com7.30 pm, St. Margaret's Church, Buxted Park, TN22 4AY

Sunday 23rd June

Lindfield Open Gardens 15 gardens from the tropical delights of ‘Lindfield Jungle’, prize winner of National Gardeners World ‘Garden of the Year’ 2018, to a formal one-acre garden featured in Sussex Life magazine last August. These special spaces in the heart of beautiful Lindfield are not to be missed. Tea, cake and plant sales. All proceeds to St Peter and St James Hospice. For map and full list of gardens see website www.lindfield-gardens.co.uk 1pm - 5pm, 47 Denmans Lane, Lindfield, Haywards Heath, West Sussex RH16 2JN

Thursday 27th June

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. All workshops are £20 with discounts for block booking. Email hello@honeyleafwriting.com to book. Workshops are run by Mel Parks, experienced freelance writer, NAWE member, fully insured and DBS checked.10:00-12:00, The Sports Pavilion, Forest Row

Friday 28th June

A talk on The Shetland Bus Gilly Halcrow is giving a talk on The Shetland Bus. (During WW11, the Norwegian sailors took agents in and helped refugees escape to Britain, often in treacherous conditions.) The Tuesday Group are raising funds this year for the Charity Care after Combat. Free admission but donations welcome.1900, The Martindale, Horsted Keynes. RH17 7ED

Wednesday 3rd July

Much Ado About Nothing - Open Air Theatre Don't miss this colourful, energetic comedy performed by the The Festival Players Theatre Company. Doors open 6pm, performance 7pm - 9.30pm. All tickets £12 Call 01892 865988 to book Please bring your own chair, blanket and picnic. Or why not book a delicious pre-show supper in our Cafe. Call 01892 865991 to book.7pm, Burrswood Health and Wellbeing, Groombridge TN3 9PY

Saturday 6th July

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

Saturday 6th July

ANTIQUES COLLECTABLES & VINTAGE FAIR Our Antiques, Collectables and Vintage Fairs attracts stallholders from Surrey, Kent & Sussex each bringing with them a diverse range of items to browse & buy. From small items of furniture to beautiful jewellery and collectables there is something for everyone at realistic prices. Come along – entry is free. 9am - 4pm, Bridge Cottage, High Street, Uckfield, TN22 1AZ

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

Saturday 13th July

Summer Soiree in the Ashdown Forest The celebrated Soprano Alexandra Kennedy sings Operatic Arias and Songs from her Repertoire. Tickets £12 from Zest Crowborough High St (includes a glass of wine).7.30, St. John's Church Crowborough

Saturday 13th July

Craft & Artisan Market @ Bridge Cottage Uckfield We have some wonderfully talented local crafters and artisans at this market who have made their items to sell with love & passion. Each month we have both new & existing stallholders so there is always something different to browse. Bridge Cottage Heritage Centre, built in 1436, provides the perfect backdrop for our crafters & artisans to showcase their creativity. Come along – entry is free.9am - 4pm, Bridge Cottage, High Street, Uckfield, TN22 1AZ

Sunday 14th July

RSPCA South Godstone Car Boot Sale Adult buyers: 50p admission charge. Free parking + disabled parking. Sellers: All vehicles £10. Trailers £3. Pay on entry. Set up from 8.30am. Gates open to buyers 9.30am. Light refreshments. All funds go to help the animals at the centre. Dogs welcome on lead. No Food Sellers or Traders.9.30 am - 2 pm , RSPCA South Godstone Animal Centre, Eastbourne Road/A22, South Godstone RH9 8JB

Saturday 20th 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 20th July

Uckfield Singers’ Summer Concert As usual, we will be singing a variety of music old and new from musicals, pop classics to folk and choral. Tickets (£8) will be available from Gale & Woolgar Jewellers, High St, Uckfield, and on the door. Proceeds from the raffle will be supporting “The Children's Respite Trust”, a charity that provides respite for disabled children and support for their families throughout East Sussex. Visit our website at http://www.uckfieldsingers.co.uk 19:30, Uckfield Civic Centre, TN22 1AE

Saturday 17th August

Craft & Artisan Market @ Bridge Cottage Uckfield We have some wonderfully talented local crafters and artisans at this market who have made their items to sell with love & passion. Each month we have both new & existing stallholders so there is always something different to browse. Bridge Cottage Heritage Centre, built in 1436, provides the perfect backdrop for our crafters & artisans to showcase their creativity. Come along – entry is free.9am - 4pm, Bridge Cottage, High Street, Uckfield, TN22 1AZ

Friday 6th September

Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves - Open Air Theatre Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves - performed by Illyria, there's lots to join in with - and the most magical cave you've ever seen! Perfect summer fun for all thieves and vagabonds! Gates open 6pm, performance 7pm Tickets £12 Call 01892 865988 Please bring your own chair, blanket and picnic. Or why not book a delicious pre-show supper in our Cafe. Call 01892 865991 to book.7pm, Burrswood Health and Wellbeing, Groombridge TN3 9PY

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

Saturday 21st September

Craft & Artisan Market @ Bridge Cottage Uckfield We have some wonderfully talented local crafters and artisans at this market who have made their items to sell with love & passion. Each month we have both new & existing stallholders so there is always something different to browse. Bridge Cottage Heritage Centre, built in 1436, provides the perfect backdrop for our crafters & artisans to showcase their creativity. Come along – entry is free.9am - 4pm, Bridge Cottage, High Street, Uckfield, TN22 1AZ

Saturday 28th September

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. Tickets £19.507.30pm, Civic Centre Uckfield

Saturday 28th September

ANTIQUES COLLECTABLES & VINTAGE FAIR Our Antiques, Collectables and Vintage Fairs attracts stallholders from Surrey, Kent & Sussex each bringing with them a diverse range of items to browse & buy. From small items of furniture to beautiful jewellery and collectables there is something for everyone at realistic prices. Come along – entry is free.9am - 4pm, Bridge Cottage, High Street, Uckfield, TN22 1AZ

Saturday 19th October

Craft & Artisan Market @ Bridge Cottage Uckfield We have some wonderfully talented local crafters and artisans at this market who have made their items to sell with love & passion. Each month we have both new & existing stallholders so there is always something different to browse. Bridge Cottage Heritage Centre, built in 1436, provides the perfect backdrop for our crafters & artisans to showcase their creativity. Come along – entry is free.9am - 4pm, Bridge Cottage, High Street, Uckfield, TN22 1AZ

Saturday 16th November

The Rat Pack Christmas Show The star-studded cast of The Rat Pack Christmas show has achieved many accolades and awards with appearances in The West End, A Royal Command Performance and TV shows including Strictly Come Dancing. Together they amaze audiences with their recreation of the music of Sinatra, Martin and Davis with all the great hits – My Way, Mr Bojangles, New York New York, Amore and Many more. On the 21st Anniversary Tour, they are joined by Special Guest Charley Toulan as the iconic Marilyn Monroe. £22.507.30pm, Civic Centre Uckfield

Saturday 16th November

Craft & Artisan Market @ Bridge Cottage Uckfield We have some wonderfully talented local crafters and artisans at this market who have made their items to sell with love & passion. Each month we have both new & existing stallholders so there is always something different to browse. Bridge Cottage Heritage Centre, built in 1436, provides the perfect backdrop for our crafters & artisans to showcase their creativity. Come along – entry is free.9am - 4pm, Bridge Cottage, High Street, Uckfield, TN22 1AZ

Saturday 23rd November

ANTIQUES COLLECTABLES & VINTAGE FAIR Our Antiques, Collectables and Vintage Fairs attracts stallholders from Surrey, Kent & Sussex each bringing with them a diverse range of items to browse & buy. From small items of furniture to beautiful jewellery and collectables there is something for everyone at realistic prices. Come along – entry is free.9am - 4pm, Bridge Cottage, High Street, Uckfield, TN22 1AZ

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

Friday 6th December

Craft & Artisan Market Xmas Late Night Shopping @ Bridge Cottage Uckfield We have some wonderfully talented local crafters and artisans at this market who have made their items to sell with love & passion. Each month we have both new & existing stallholders so there is always something different to browse. Bridge Cottage Heritage Centre, built in 1436, provides the perfect backdrop for our crafters & artisans to showcase their creativity. Come along – entry is free.5pm - 9pm, Bridge Cottage, High Street, Uckfield, TN22 1AZ

Saturday 7th December

Craft & Artisan Xmas Market @ Bridge Cottage Uckfield We have some wonderfully talented local crafters and artisans at this market who have made their items to sell with love & passion. Each month we have both new & existing stallholders so there is always something different to browse. Bridge Cottage Heritage Centre, built in 1436, provides the perfect backdrop for our crafters & artisans to showcase their creativity. Come along – entry is free.9am - 4pm, Bridge Cottage, High Street, Uckfield, TN22 1AZ