What's on

Wednesday 20th June

Collectors Fair Popular mid week event with 15 dealers selling (and buying) stamps, postcards, coins, and similar collectables10.00am - 3.00pm, Chequer Mead Arts Centre, De La Warr Road, East Grinstead, RH19 3BS

Thursday 21st 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

Thursday 21st 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

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

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

Wednesday 11th July

East Grinstead Horticultural Society A talk by Sarah Oldridge “Through the Seasons at Kew and Wakehurst". New Members are always welcome, For more details contact 01342 326894 7.30 pm, The Old Court House, East Court

Saturday 14th July

Gala Concert with Choirpower and the Greenstede singers A lively mix of Show Songs, Popular Songs, Folk Songs and Jazz standards. Afternoon tea included. Tickets £12/£10 01342 3128242.30pm, Jubilee Community Centre, Charlwoods Road, East Grinstead. RH19 2HL

Wednesday 18th July

Collectors Fair This mid week event has up to 15 dealers selling (and buying) stamps,coins,postcards,and paper collectables. NB. No fair in August10.00am - 3.00pm, Chequer Mead Arts Centre, De La Warr Road, East Grinstead RH19 3BS

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 & Food Fair Biennial Fair, held in the Church, Churchyard, Street & Village Hall. An Extravaganza of stalls, food, teas, entertainers, musicians & children’s activities. Bookings for stall pitches still available @ £25 / stall. The event is organised by St. Margaret’s Church with free admission. 12 noon - 5.0 p.m., West Hoathly, St. Margaret's Church & Street RH19 4PP

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.uk noon - 5pm, St Margaret's Church & surrounding streets, West Hoathly, RH19 4PP

Tuesday 31st July

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Wednesday 8th August

East Grinstead Horticultural Society A talk by Melvyn Essen “Honey Bees and Plants”. New Members are always welcome, For more details contact 01342 326894 7.30 pm, The Old Court House, East Court

Saturday 1st September

Car Boot Sale with Table Top inside Book and pay for your pitch in advance, at £10 per pitch, by ringing Karen on 01342 302083. Free entrance. Bargains galore! Refreshments available including hot bacon rolls from 8.30am. Sellers may arrive from 7.30am please.8.30am until 12.30pm, St Mary’s Church Hall, Windmill Lane, East Grinstead. RH19 2DS

Wednesday 12th September

East Grinstead Horticultural Society Our Autumn Show, Vegetables, Flowers, Cookery and more. Followed by an audio-visual presentation by dave Booker7.30 pm, The Old Court House, East Court

Wednesday 10th October

East Grinstead Horticultural Society Society AGM followed by a talk by Paul Grimmer on the techniques of pruning. For more details contact 01342 326894 7.30 pm, The Old Court House, East Court

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

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