What's on

Saturday 3rd November

Autumn Fair Lots of stalls - handcrafted goods, books, homemade cakes and jams, raffle and tombolas, plus fun and games! Something for everyone, so do come to what is sure to be a good afternoon! All proceeds will go towards the maintenance and upkeep of our beautiful church.2pm - 4pm, St Mary's Church Hall, Windmill Lane, East Grinstead. RH19 2DS

Saturday 3rd November

A Musical Celebration! East Grinstead Choral Society with our friends Coral Cypsella from St Feliu de Guixols (East Grinstead’s twin town) presents an evening of music making including Mass for Four Voices by William Byrd; A Little Jazz Mass by Bob Chilcott and featuring music from Catalonia, Rutter, Oliver! and more! We'll also be joined by St Mary’s C of E Primary School Choir. 7.00 pm, St Mary the Virgin, Windmill Lane, East Grinstead RH19 2DS

Saturday 3rd November

Monthly Story Workshop / HoneyLeaf Writing We will generate story ideas, explore characters and story worlds, sharpen dialogue and look at elements of story structure. Beginners are welcome. Whether you want to write stories in fiction, creative non-fiction, journals or blog posts, this workshop will help you discover and trust your own unique voice. 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

Sunday 4th November

Nutley artist Friends and Crafters Art and Craft exhibition running until Christmas. We are a small group of artists and makers most of whom who live in Nutley and have recently formed a formal group to promote our work. There will be original art work, prints and cards for sale all at very reasonable prices. Crafts will include pottery and needlework to compliment our art work. Entry is free. Please refer to Centre web site for opening times2pm, Ashdown Forest Centre, Wych Cross

Thursday 8th November

Becoming a Writer: Weekly Creative Writing Workshops (drop-in) Sept - Nov 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. 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 9th November

East Grinstead Concert Band Poppy Appeal Concert To celebrate 100 years since the end of WW1, join us for an evening of live music with a wide variety of pieces, finishing with the Sunset Ceremony performed by members of the Royal British Legion. Tickets are £10 and are available from Bullfrog Music, Ship Street and also on the door. For more information visit www.egcb.co.uk8pm, Meridian Hall, East Court, College Lane, East Grinstead, RH19 3LT

Wednesday 14th November

East Grinstead Horticultural Society A Talk on Poisonous plants by Colin Jones. For more details contact 01342 326894 7.30 pm, The Old Court House, East Court

Wednesday 14th November

East Grinstead Art Society Art Demonstrations and Workshops Stephen Cheeseman. Oil pastel demo. See EGAS Facebook page for details.2pm - 4pm, East Court, College Lane. East Grinstead, RH19 3LT

Thursday 15th November

Becoming a Writer: Weekly Creative Writing Workshops (drop-in) Sept - Nov 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. 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 17th November

RSPCA South Godstone Christmas Fair Festive fun for all the family! Games, stalls, face painting, craft stalls and lots more. Visit Santa and his elves in their special Christmas grotto. Admission to Santa's Grotto: £3.00 per child, gift included. Burgers, home-made cakes and drinks. Free parking. All proceeds directly support the animal centre. 11 am - 4 pm , RSPCA South Godstone Animal Centre, Eastbourne Road/A22, South Godstone RH9 8JB

Saturday 17th November

Haydn's Creation Join us for an evening of remarkable music when Forest Row Choral Society performs Haydn's masterpiece accompanied by orchestra and featuring top professional soloists Mark Padmore, Rodney Earl Clarke and Anna Sideris. Conductor: Tom Scratchley. Tickets £15. See our website for details: www.frcs.org.uk 7.30pm, St Swithun's Church, East Grinstead, RH19 3BA

Saturday 17th November

Sussex Mineral & Fossil Show Stunning displays of minerals and fossils, and an ultraviolet mineral room. Excellent activities for children including gold panning for real gold, searching for crystals and fossils. Talks including ‘Sussex Dinosaurs’. £2.50 adults, 50p children10 am - 4.30 pm, Clair Hall, Perrymount Rd, Haywards Heath RH16 3DN

Saturday 17th November

NCT Nearly New Sale If you're looking to buy or sell good quality children's items, then come along to our Nearly New Sale on Saturday 17th November at the the Jubilee Centre, Charlswood Road, East Grinstead Clair Hall. All enquiries should be sent to coordinator.EastGrinstead@nct.org.uk To book visit our website: https://www.nct.org.uk/branches/east-grinstead10:00-12:00, Jubilee Centre, Charlswood Road, East Grinstead Clair Hall.

Saturday 17th November

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

Wednesday 21st November

Collectors Fair 15 dealers selling (and buying) stamps,coins,postcards etc. No Fair in December.10.00am - 3.00pm, Chequer Mead Arts & Community Centre, De La Warr Road, East Grinstead RH19 3BS

Thursday 22nd November

Becoming a Writer: Weekly Creative Writing Workshops (drop-in) Sept - Nov 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. 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 29th November

Becoming a Writer: Weekly Creative Writing Workshops (drop-in) Sept - Nov 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. 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 1st December

Monthly Story Workshop / HoneyLeaf Writing We will generate story ideas, explore characters and story worlds, sharpen dialogue and look at elements of story structure. Beginners are welcome. Whether you want to write stories in fiction, creative non-fiction, journals or blog posts, this workshop will help you discover and trust your own unique voice. 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

Sunday 2nd December

Christmas Concert in aid of Action Medical Research for Children Concert performed by the Greenstede Singers, with a mixture of traditional and modern songs and carols. Refreshments available. Christmas cards on sale. Tickets £8 from Claire on 01342 323697/07790 194835 or Vickie on 01732 863950/07762 4919563-5p.m., St. John's Church, Dormansland, RH7 6QU

Monday 3rd December

Ladies Lunch with demonstration by Fig and Flower Hospices of Hope's two course lunch at 5 star hotel with Zuzana Hewer of Fig and Flower giving a talk and demonstrating how to give your home a festive feel. All proceeds raised are for hospices care in South East Europe. 12.00 noon , Alexander House Hotel and Spa, East Grinstead RH10 4QD

Tuesday 4th December

An Afternoon of Christmas Carols The Forest Row Lifeboat Choir present a concert to raise funds for the Shoreham Harbour Lifeboat Station. Tickets £5.50 concessions £4.50 Chequer Mead Box Ofice 01342 302000 www.chequermead.co.uk2:00 pm, Chequer Mead Theatre, East Grinstead

Thursday 6th December

‘Celebrating our local community’ - A Tree Festival An interesting display of illuminated and decorated trees plus raffle and refreshments. Open everyday from 2pm from Thursday 6th December until Sunday 9th December. Come along to enjoy the unique atmosphere and be assured of a warm Christmas-y welcome and Christmas cheer! Free entry. All donations will benefit UNICEF, British Dyslexia Association and Family Support Work (supporting families in need in Sussex). Everyone welcome! For more details visit www.stmaryeastgrinstead.co.uk2pm, St Mary's Church

Saturday 15th December

Carols and Cakes The Forest Row Lifeboat Choir present the concert to raise funds for the Shoreham Lifeboat Station. Ticket £6 include refreshments are available from the Trinity Welcome Cafe at the door and from Roger 01342 324196 2:30 , Trinity Methodist Church, East Grinstead

Saturday 15th December

East Grinstead Concert Band Christmas Concert Join us for our annual Christmas Concert, guaranteed to get you in the Christmas spirit. 7:30pm, St. Swithun's Church, East Grinstead

Thursday 20th December

Holy Trinity Church Forest Row Christmas Tree Festival Join us for our Annual Christmas tree Festival at Holy Trinity Church Forest Row 20th to 23rd December 10am-4pm 10am, Holy Trinity Church Forest Row

Sunday 23rd December

Christmas Services Christmas Services Holy Trinity, Forest Row 23rd December 6pm Parish Carol Service Christmas Eve 5pm Crib Service & 11pm Midnight Mass Christmas Day 10am Eucharist St Dunstan’s, Ashurst Wood Christmas Eve 3pm Crib Service & 10pm Midnight Mass Christmas Day 10am Eucharist Various Times, Holy Trinity Church Forest Row

Saturday 16th October

East Grinstead Society 49th Annual General Meeting. Election of officers and a summary of this year's work. Followed by a talk by Michael Leppard a local historian7.30pm, Mansion House, East Court, off College Lane RH19 3LT