What's on

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

Friday 17th April

East Grinstead Society East Grinstead as seen in Manorial Records by Jeremy Clarke. These valuable sources help us to understand more about the history, geography and people of East Grinstead Parish from the 12th to the 19th Century7.30 pm , Main Hall, East Court Mansion, College Lane, RH19 3LT

Tuesday 21st April

Forest Players Forest Players present Going Green, a comedy by David Tristram April 21st to 25th. Tickets £10 (concessions available) from Foresta Travel, Hartfield Rd, Forest Row; Bullfrog Music, Ship St, East Grinstead; or tel: 01342 3236407.45pm (doors/bar open 7.15pm), Forest Row Village Hall

Saturday 25th April

St Mary's Annual Plant Sale Wonderful selection of plants - shrubs, perennials, annuals, vegetables, herbs and planters at very reasonable prices. Delicious refreshments. Mount Noddy Allotment Association attending.10.30 am - 12.30 pm, St Marys Church Hall, Windmill Lane, East Grinstead, RH19 2DS

Saturday 25th April

Haywards Heath Music Society The National Youth Jazz Orchestra Ambassadors, one of the UK's premier young professional jazz groups return to perform for the Society. Their Legends of Jazz programme will feature tunes by Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Juan Tizol and other cutting edge artists. Tickets Adult £15 and under 18 £5 Available on the door or by telephone 01444 456277 www.haywardsheathmusicsociety.org.uk7:30pm, St Wilfid's Church, Church Road, Haywards Heath RH16 3NY

Saturday 25th April

Haywards Heath Music Society REMOVE AS LIKELY TO BE CANCELLED The National Youth Jazz Orchestra Ambassadors, one of the UK's premier young professional jazz groups return to perform for the Society. Their Legends of Jazz programme will feature tunes by Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Juan Tizol and other cutting edge artists. Tickets Adult £15 and under 18 £5 Available on the door or by telephone 01444 456277 7:30pm, st wilfrids Church

Sunday 26th April

Felbridge Bowling Club Open Day Open Day at Felbridge Bowling Club. Come and have a chat with our members and try your hand at bowling. All equipment is provided - but please wear flat shoes or trainers. For further details please contact Roger on 07791 752586 or email him on roger.middleton@felbridgebowlingclub.co.uk2pm to 5pm, Felbridge Bowling Club, Oak Farm Place, Crawley Down Road, Felbridge RH19 2RN

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

Saturday 2nd May

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. 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

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

Saturday 9th May

Mansion Market Parking and admission are free to this lively, mixed market held in and around a beautiful 18th century mansion. Puppet shows, taster therapy sessions, all-day cafe.11am, Kidbrooke Park, Priory Road, Forest Row RH18 5JA

Saturday 9th May

Mansion Market Parking and admission are free to this lively, mixed market held in and around a beautiful 18th century mansion. Puppet shows, taster therapy sessions, all-day cafe.11am, Kidbrooke Park, Priory Road, Forest Row RH18 5JA

Monday 11th May

The Marriage Course The Marriage Course is at Jubilee Community Centre, Charlwoods Road, East Grinstead again from Monday 11th May, for seven Monday evenings beginning at 7.15 pm and finishing at 9.50 pm. The course is for couples looking to strengthen their relationship. The course fee, per couple, which includes 14 two course meals and the course journal is £118.00. Further details: https://johnrsevans.wixsite.com/egmarriagecourse 7.15 pm, Jubilee Community Centre, Charlwoods Road, East Grinstead, West Sussex, RH19 2HL

Wednesday 13th May

East Grinstead Art Society Encaustic art demonstration by the Treasurer of the Society, Ann Waterman2pm, East Court Meridian Hall

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

Saturday 16th May

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

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

Saturday 6th June

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. 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

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 20th June

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 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

Saturday 18th July

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. 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 18th July

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

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