What's on

Saturday 14th December

Mansion Market (charity no. 307006) Parking and admission are free to this interesting market held in a beautiful 18th century mansion. Puppet shows, all-day cafe, taster therapy sessions. The perfect place for Christmas shopping!11.00am - 4.00pm, Kidbrooke Park, Priory Road, Forest Row RH18 5JA

Saturday 14th December

Carols and Cakes The Forest Row Lifeboat Choir present a Christmas Carol Concert to raise funds for the Shoreham Harbour RNLI station. Tickets £6 include refreshments from Roger 01342 324196,on the door or at the Trinity Welcome Cafe2:30 pm, Trinity Methodist Church, Lingfield Road, East Grinstead

Saturday 14th December

Carols and Cakes The Forest Row Lifeboat Choir present a concert to raise funds for the Shoreham Harbour RNLI Station. Tickets £6 include refreshments available from the Trinity Welcome Cafe,on the door on the door or from Roger 01342 3241962:30 pm, Trinity Methodist Church, Lingfield Road, East Grinstead

Sunday 15th December

East Grinstead Concert Band Christmas Spectacular East Grinstead Concert Band's Christmas Concert. A fun event full of Christmas music for all the family. Tickets available on the door, £7 adults, £5 Children/OAPs or £15 family ticket. Ticket includes glass of wine/soft drink and a mince pie at the interval.14:30, St Swithun's Church, East Grinstead

Saturday 4th January

HoneyLeaf Writing Monthly Story Workshops 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. There will be no feedback on what you choose to share. Beginners are welcome. 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

Wednesday 8th January

East Grinstead Art Society Anne-Marie Brody, a well known local artist and teacher, will give a critique of members' paintings. 2pm, East Court Meridian Hall

Wednesday 8th January

East Grinstead Horticultural Society A Gardener's look at Ireland, a talk by Geoff Peach. Visitors and new members always welcome. For more details call 01342 3268947.30 pm, The Old Court House, East Court

Thursday 9th January

Gentle Chair Yoga Move, Stretch and Breathe. These weekly classes are suitable for anyone with reduced mobility and can be practice sitting in a chair or wheelchair. Those with greater mobility can stand using their chair as a prop for some of the exercises. Contact Yvonne on 07855 287043 or yforyoga@btinternet.com 3.30pm to 4.30pm, Jubilee Community Centre, Charlwoods Road, East Grinstead RH19 2HL

Wednesday 15th January

Collectors Fair, First fair of the year for this regular event which has 15 dealers selling (and buying) coins, stamps, postcards, and ephemera10.00 - 3.00, Chequer Mead Arts Centre, De La Warr Road, East Grinstead RH19 3BS

Thursday 16th January

Becoming a Writer / Life Writing Becoming a Writer is a weekly creative writing 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. 10:00-12:00, The Sports Pavilion, Forest Row

Thursday 16th January

Gentle Chair Yoga Move, Stretch and Breathe. These weekly classes are suitable for anyone with reduced mobility and can be practice sitting in a chair or wheelchair. Those with greater mobility can stand using their chair as a prop for some of the exercises. Contact Yvonne on 07855 287043 or yforyoga@btinternet.com 3.30pm to 4.30pm, Jubilee Community Centre, Charlwoods Road, East Grinstead RH19 2HL

Saturday 18th 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

Tuesday 21st January

Becoming a Writer / Tuesday Evenings Becoming a Writer is a weekly creative writing 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, MA in Creative Writing (with distinction), published and experienced freelance writer, NAWE member, fully insured and DBS checked.19:00 - 21:00, The Brambletye Hotel, RH18 5EZ

Thursday 23rd January

Becoming a Writer / Life Writing Becoming a Writer is a weekly creative writing 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. 10:00-12:00, The Sports Pavilion, Forest Row

Thursday 23rd January

Gentle Chair Yoga Gentle Chair YogaMove, Stretch and Breathe. These weekly classes are suitable for anyone with reduced mobility and can be practice sitting in a chair or wheelchair. Those with greater mobility can stand using their chair as a prop for some of the exercises. Contact Yvonne Chapman 97855 287043 yforyoga@btinternet.com3.30pm to 4.30pm, jubilee Community Centre, Charlwoods Road, East Grinstead RH19 2HL

Saturday 25th January

Mid Sussex Caledonian Society Burns Supper a traditional Burns Supper with a piper and speeches to book contact secretary@midsussexcaledoniansociety.org.uk6.30 for7pm, Roffey Park, near Horsham

Tuesday 28th January

Becoming a Writer / Tuesday Evenings Becoming a Writer is a weekly creative writing 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, MA in Creative Writing (with distinction), published and experienced freelance writer, NAWE member, fully insured and DBS checked.19:00 - 21:00, The Brambletye Hotel, RH18 5EZ

Wednesday 29th January

An Evening of Birdsong Adrian Thomas the RSPB's guru of Birdsong will give a presentation. Entry £5 for non-members, £4 for RSPB local group members19.45, The Old Court House, East Court, East Grinstead, RH19 3LT

Thursday 30th January

Becoming a Writer / Life Writing Becoming a Writer is a weekly creative writing 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. 10:00-12:00, The Sports Pavilion, Forest Row

Thursday 30th January

Gentle. Chair Yoga Gentle Chair YogaMove, Stretch and Breathe. These weekly classes are suitable for anyone with reduced mobility and can be practice sitting in a chair or wheelchair. Those with greater mobility can stand using their chair as a prop for some of the exercises. Contact Yvonne Chapman 97855 287043 yforyoga@btinternet.com3.30pm to .30pm, Jubilee Community Centre, Charlwoods Road, East Grinstead, RH19 2HL

Saturday 1st February

HoneyLeaf Writing Monthly Story Workshops 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. There will be no feedback on what you choose to share. Beginners are welcome. 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 4th February

Becoming a Writer / Tuesday Evenings Becoming a Writer is a weekly creative writing 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, MA in Creative Writing (with distinction), published and experienced freelance writer, NAWE member, fully insured and DBS checked.19:00 - 21:00, The Brambletye Hotel, RH18 5EZ

Thursday 6th February

Becoming a Writer / Life Writing Becoming a Writer is a weekly creative writing 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. 10:00-12:00, The Sports Pavilion, Forest Row

Tuesday 11th February

Becoming a Writer / Tuesday Evenings Becoming a Writer is a weekly creative writing 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, MA in Creative Writing (with distinction), published and experienced freelance writer, NAWE member, fully insured and DBS checked.19:00 - 21:00, The Brambletye Hotel, RH18 5EZ

Wednesday 12th February

East Grinstead Horticultural Society The History of Weirwood Nature Reserve, a talk by Peter Erridge. Visitors and new members always welcome. For more details call 01342 326894 7.30 pm, The Old Court House, East Court

Thursday 13th February

Becoming a Writer / Life Writing Becoming a Writer is a weekly creative writing 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. 10:00-12:00, The Sports Pavilion, Forest Row

Saturday 15th February

Haywards Heath Music Society Jonathan Radford plays works by Debussy, Schumann and Gershwin arranged for alto, tenor and soprano saxophones and accompanied by a piano. Jonathan is a prize winner and gold medallist in music competitions and has performed in concert halls in the UK and Europe. Tickets Adults £15 and under 18 £5 available on the door or 01444417654. www.haywardsheathmusicsociety.org.uk 7:30pm, Haywards Heath Methodist Church, 28 Perrymount Road Haywards Heath

Saturday 15th 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

Tuesday 25th February

Becoming a Writer / Tuesday Evenings Becoming a Writer is a weekly creative writing 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, MA in Creative Writing (with distinction), published and experienced freelance writer, NAWE member, fully insured and DBS checked.19:00 - 21:00, The Brambletye Hotel, RH18 5EZ

Thursday 27th February

Becoming a Writer / Life Writing Becoming a Writer is a weekly creative writing 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. 10:00-12:00, The Sports Pavilion, Forest Row

Tuesday 3rd March

Becoming a Writer / Tuesday Evenings Becoming a Writer is a weekly creative writing 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, MA in Creative Writing (with distinction), published and experienced freelance writer, NAWE member, fully insured and DBS checked.19:00 - 21:00, The Brambletye Hotel, RH18 5EZ

Thursday 5th March

Becoming a Writer / Life Writing Becoming a Writer is a weekly creative writing 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. 10:00-12:00, The Sports Pavilion, Forest Row

Saturday 7th March

HoneyLeaf Writing Monthly Story Workshops 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. There will be no feedback on what you choose to share. Beginners are welcome. 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 10th March

Becoming a Writer / Tuesday Evenings Becoming a Writer is a weekly creative writing 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, MA in Creative Writing (with distinction), published and experienced freelance writer, NAWE member, fully insured and DBS checked.19:00 - 21:00, The Brambletye Hotel, RH18 5EZ

Wednesday 11th March

East Grinstead Horticultural Society Growing Vegetables, a talk by Mark Saunders. Visitors and new members always welcome. For more details call 01342 326894 7.30 pm, The Old Court House, East Court

Thursday 12th March

Becoming a Writer / Life Writing Becoming a Writer is a weekly creative writing 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. 10:00-12:00, The Sports Pavilion, Forest Row

Tuesday 17th March

Becoming a Writer / Tuesday Evenings Becoming a Writer is a weekly creative writing 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, MA in Creative Writing (with distinction), published and experienced freelance writer, NAWE member, fully insured and DBS checked.19:00 - 21:00, The Brambletye Hotel, RH18 5EZ

Thursday 19th March

Becoming a Writer / Life Writing Becoming a Writer is a weekly creative writing 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. 10:00-12:00, The Sports Pavilion, Forest Row

Saturday 21st 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 26th March

Becoming a Writer / Life Writing Becoming a Writer is a weekly creative writing 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. 10:00-12:00, The Sports Pavilion, Forest Row

Wednesday 8th April

East Grinstead Horticultural Society Spring Show and Specialist Plants, a talk by Paul Grimmer. Visitors and new members always welcome. For more details call 01342 326894 7.30 pm, The Old Court House, East Court

Wednesday 13th May

East Grinstead Horticultural Society Front Gardens: making the most of your house, a talk by Alison Marsden. Visitors and new members always welcome. For more details call 01342 326894 7.30 pm, The Old Court House, East Court

Wednesday 8th July

East Grinstead Horticultural Society Undercover Work: House, Conservatory and Greenhouse Plants, A talk by John Negus. For more details call 01342 326894. Visitors and new members always welcome. 7.30 pm, The Old Court House, East Court

Wednesday 12th August

East Grinstead Horticultural Society Hardy Geraniums, a talk by Jacqueline Aviolet. For more details call 01342 326894. Visitors and new members always welcome. 7.30 pm, The Old Court House, East Court

Wednesday 9th September

East Grinstead Horticultural Society Autumn Ssow and an audio-visual display by Dave Brooker. For more details call 01342 326894. Visitors and new members always welcome. 7.30 pm, The Old Court House, East Court

Wednesday 14th October

East Grinstead Horticultural Society Our AGM plus Pleasure and Pain of Growing for Chelsea, a talk by Sue Marshall. For more details call 01342 326894. Visitors and new members always welcome. 7.30 pm, The Old Court House, East Court

Wednesday 11th November

East Grinstead Horticultural Society Cacti and Succulents, a talk by Tony and Suzanne Maze. For more details call 01342 326894. Visitors and new members always welcome. 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