What's on

Thursday 20th February

Gentle Chair Yoga Move, Stretch and Breathe. These weekly yoga classes are suitable for anyone with reduced mobility and can be practiced 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 on 07855 287043 or email yforyoga@btinternet.com3.30 to 4.30pm, Jubilee Community Centre, Charlwoods Road, East Grinstead RH19 2HL

Friday 21st February

East Grinstead Society Jumping the Pond by Tony Turner. The first 50 years of Transatlantic Aviation. Coffee and biscuits will be served. 7.30 pm , Main Hall, East Court Mansion, College Lane, RH19 3LT

Friday 21st February

East Grinstead Society Jumping the Pond by Tony Turner. The first 50 years of Transatlantic Aviation. Coffee and biscuits wll be served. Members £1 non members £3, all welcome7.30 pm , Main Hall, East Court Mansion, College Lane, RH19 3LT

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

Thursday 27th February

Gentle Chair Yoga Move, Stretch and Breathe. These weekly yoga classes are suitable for anyone with reduced mobility and can be practiced 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 on 07855 287043 or email yforyoga@btinternet.com3.30 to 4.30pm, Jubilee Community Centre, Charlwoods Road, East Grinstead RH19 2HL

Saturday 29th February

Blue Planet 3 Hilarious family show - follow the adventures of two idiots from the BBC making another series of David Attenborough’s famous programme. Environmental issues, imagination, bucket loads of silliness and low-fi props. Tickets for sale at Hartfield Village Shop and Bernie Madden 01892 771410/07517 428126, madden47@hotmail.com Adults £8, under 16s £6.50, under 5s free. More info: www.HartfieldARTS.wordpress.com3pm, Hartfield Village Hall, TN7 4AA

Monday 2nd March

Fundraising Quiz and Charity Meal An event at The Ghurka, on Monday 2 March at 7pm to raise funds for Traidcraft Exchange as part of Fairtrade Fortnight which runs from 24 February - 10 March and EG Museum. Price £20 for two courses. Teams of 8 required. Raffle and Fairtrade chocolate. Further info from Sue Joy. Tel: 01342 835190. Book directly with The Ghurka. 01342 325325.6.30pm for 7pm, The Ghurka, Woodcock Hill

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

Wednesday 4th March

Better Breathing Crooners A weekly Singing For Lung Health group for people with breathing problems and lung conditions. Come and have fun with friendly group while improving breath control, well-being and confidence. No singing experience needed. Led by trained SFLH leader. £4 per session. Contact Brenda 01342 315176, 07855 664749, brenwaite@hotmail.com. Also supported by local COPD group, contact Loral 07910 519968.2-3pm every Wednesday, Trinity Methodist Church

Thursday 5th March

Gentle Chair Yoga Move, Stretch and Breathe. These weekly classes are suitable for anyone with reduced mobility and can be practiced 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 on 07855 287043 or email yforyoga@btinternet.com. 3.30pm to 4.30pm, Jubilee Community Centre, Charlwoods Road, East Grinstead, RH19 2HL

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

Gentle Chair Yoga Move, Stretch and Breathe. These weekly classes are suitable for anyone with reduced mobility and can be practiced 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 on 07855 287043 or email yforyoga@btinternet.com. 3.30pm to 4.30pm, Jubilee Community Centre, Charlwoods Road, East Grinstead, RH19 2HL

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

Saturday 14th March

Mansion Market Parking and admission are free to this interesting and unusual market held in and around a beautiful 18th century mansion Puppet shows, taster therapy sessions, all-day cafe. 11am - 4pm, Kidbrooke Park, Priory Road, Forest Row, Rh17 5JB

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

Wednesday 18th March

Collectors Fair Regular event with 15 dealers selling (and buying) coins, stamps, postcards, ephemera10.00am = 3.00pm, Chequer Mead Arts Centre, De La Warr Road, East Grinstead RH19 3BS

Thursday 19th March

Gentle Chair Yoga Move, Stretch and Breathe. These weekly classes are suitable for anyone with reduced mobility and can be practiced 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 on 07855 287043 or email yforyoga@btinternet.com. 3.30pm to 4.30pm, Jubilee Community Centre, Charlwoods Road, East Grinstead RH19 2HL

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

Friday 20th March

East Grinstead Society Open Forum. General discussion on planning, development, and heritage issues followed by a short talk given by the Warden of Sackville College. Coffee and biscuits will be served.7.30 pm , Main Hall, East Court Mansion, College Lane, RH19 3LT

Saturday 21st March

Haywards Heath Music Society CORRECT Haywards Heath Music Society Local concert pianist, Caroline Tyler plays Chopin’s Polonaise-Fantasie Op. 61, Ravel’s Jeux d’eau and Trios by Rachmaninov and Shostakovich. Tickets Adults £15 and under 18 £5 available on the door or 01444456227 www.haywardsheathmusicsociety.org.uk7.30pm, St Wilfird's Church, Haywards Heath

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

Saturday 21st March

Haywards Heath Music Society Local concert pianist, Caroline Tyler plays Chopin’s Polonaise-Fantasie Op. 61, Ravel’s Jeux d’eau and Trios by Rachmaninov and Shostakovich. Tickets Adults £15 and under 18 £5 available on the door or 01444417654 www.haywardsheathmusicsociety.org.uk 7:30pm, St Wilfrid's Church, Haywards Heath

Wednesday 25th March

RSPB EG group meeting An illustrated talk 'Wildlife from Penguins to Puffins' by Richard Coomber.£4 for group members, £5 for visitors7.45 pm, The Main Hall, East Court, RH19 3LT

Thursday 26th March

Gentle Chair Yoga Move, Stretch and Breathe. These weekly classes are suitable for anyone with reduced mobility and can be practiced 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 on 07855 287043 or email yforyoga@btinternet.com. 3.30pm to 4.30pm, Jubilee Community Centre, Charlwoods Road, East Grinstead, RH19 2HL

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

Saturday 28th March

Music for Passiontide East Grinstead Choral Society presents Music for Passiontide with Meridian Ensemble (leader George Clifford) St Swithun’s Church, East Grinstead RH19 3BB The programme features Haydn: The Seven Last Words, Pergolesi: Stabat Mater (excerpts) and Anthems for Men’s Voices. 7.00 pm, St Swithun's Church, East Grinstead, RH19 3BB

Saturday 28th March

Music for Passiontide CORRECT East Grinstead Choral Society presents Music for Passiontide with Meridian Ensemble (leader George Clifford). Musical Director Richard Jenkinson. The programme includes Haydn’s The Seven Last Words, excerpts from Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater, anthems for Men’s Voices and more. Tickets: Adult £15; Student £8.00 from Bullfrog Music and online. For further information visit http://www.egcs.co.uk/ or find us on Facebook.? 7.00 pm, The Church of St Peter and St Paul, (Lingfield Parish Church), Old Town, Lingfield RH7 6AH.

Saturday 28th March

Art for All Hartfield’s annual community art event - free creative activities for all ages. The theme this year is Trees. Create a silver birch forest, sculpt forest animals in clay, print tree rings or play your part in a giant communal branch drawing. Lunch and snacks available. Drop in any time and try as many activities as you like. Organised by Hartfield Arts & Theatre Society and St Mary’s Church. Contact 01892 770714 / 07763 188538, Email: alisonberry28@yahoo.com, www.hartfieldarts.wordpress.com12 noon - 4 pm, St Mary's Church, Hartfield, TN7 4AG

Saturday 28th March

100 Voices Concert A joint concert by prize winning Welsh choir Cor Llampumsaint a'r Cylch and Coro Nuovo. Sussex Young Musician winner Leo Popplewell (cello) also performing.Ticket 01444 7173206.30 pm, St Wilfrid's Church, Haywards Heath

Friday 3rd April

Branch Line Weekend Come along for a fun-packed weekend showcasing our small locomotives! A busy timetable will recreate the branch line feel of our Railway in its heyday by concentrating on the use of our smaller Bluebell locomotives, plus some very special visitors… Come along and see the ‘small but mighty’ engines at their best.9:30 - 5:30, Bluebell Railway

Saturday 4th April

Car Boot Sale with Tabletop inside Car Boot Sale with Tabletop inside on Saturday 4th April from 8.30am - 12.30pm at St Mary’s Church Hall, Windmill Lane, East Grinstead. RH19 2DS. 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 - 12.30pm, St Mary's Church Hall, Windmill Lane, East Grinstead. RH19 2DS

Saturday 4th April

East Grinstead Concert Band Spring Concert EGCB are proud to present their Spring Concert, with a wide variety of music, to make for a thoroughly enjoyable evening. Tickets will be on sale closer to the event, and will be priced at £15 Family, £7 Adult and £5 Child/OAP. See Facebook, Twitter or Instagram to keep up to date.19:30, Trinity Methodist Church, RH19 2HA

Wednesday 8th April

East Grinstead Art Society Demonstration of landscape painting by Margaret Eggleton using Brusho and inks 2pm, East Court Meridian Hall

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

Friday 10th April

Springing into Easter Come to Bluebell Railway for a springtime themed bunny hunt and nature trails for children this Easter bank holiday weekend. All day travel is included in the ticket price, so hop on and off at each of our stations as much as you like throughout the day.9:30 - 5:30, Bluebell Railway

Wednesday 29th April

RSPB talk - How to be an Urban birder David Lindo, writer and broadcaster is coming to present his thoughts. This is an all-ticket event booked via Eventbrite.7.45pm, Main Hall, East Court

Friday 8th May

V for Victory Catch a train from Bluebell Railway's East Grinstead station for a street party at Horsted Keynes Station this bank holiday! Bluebell Railway will be recreating the 40s atmosphere to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day (VE Day) on Friday 8th May. A fun and nostalgic event for the whole family. Dressing up is a must – but leave the spam at home!10:00, Bluebell Railway

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

Thursday 14th May

King Charles I and King Charles II As Patrons Of The Arts power point presentation given by dr alexandra loske for two hours with circa thirty minute break for tea and coffee.2.30 PM., Clare Hall Perrymount Road Haywards Heath RH16 3BN

Friday 29th May

Rail Ale Train Enjoy a steam-hauled train ride, a delicious supper, a live band, plus your first pint free! A wide choice of Real Ales will be available at Bluebell Railway's Sheffield Park & Horsted Keynes stations and also on board the train throughout the evening during its 2020 Rail Ale events. And pints cost just £2.50 each! 18:00, Bluebell Railway

Thursday 11th June

Rudyard Kipling and Batemans two hour power point talk with 30 minute break for tea and coffee.talk to be delivered by gary enstone. good on-site car parking.2.30 PM., Clare Hall Perrymount Road Haywards Heath RH16 3BN

Saturday 27th June

Model Railway Weekend Enjoy steam train rides, explore our stations and visit the exhibitions! This year’s show will see more exciting layouts, and new traders! The main elements of the show will be at Horsted Keynes and Sheffield Park stations on 27th - 28th June.10:00, Bluebell Railway

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