What's on

Wednesday 14th February

East Grinstaed Horticultural Society A talk by Julia Jarman “Taming of Tanglewood, a plantaholics tale” For more details contact 01342 326894 New members always welcome. 7.30 pm, The Old Court House, East Court

Friday 16th February

East Grinstead Society Conservation work in Ashplats Wood. Tanya Hayman, Chairman of Ashplats Conservation Group will talk about the valuable work of the group. Members £1, non members £3. Coffe and biscuits will be served.7.30 pm, Main Hall, East Court Mansion, College Lane RH19 3LT

Wednesday 21st February

Collectors Fair Into the fifth year of this mid week event with up to 15 dealers selling (and buying) coins, stamps, postcards etc10.00am - 3.00pm, Chequer Mead Community Arts Centre, De La Warr Road, East Grinstead RH19 3BS

Tuesday 27th February

Making Trouble A talk by activist Greg Valerio MBE, jeweller and author of Making Trouble - Fighting for Fairtrade Jewellery. An event organised for Fairtrade Fortnight by Fairtrade EG and in association with Churches Together in East Grinstead. Fairtrade stall and refreshments7pm, St Luke's Church, East Grinstead

Saturday 3rd March

HoneyLeaf Creative Writing Workshops - Exploring poetry Three workshops looking at what it takes to begin to form a poem. 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. Dates: 20 January, 3 & 24 March. Cost: £20 per workshop. Block booking discounts and gift vouchers available. Email hello@honeyleafwriting.com to book.10:00 - 12:00, The Bookshop, 22 High Street, RH19 3AW

Saturday 10th March

Mozart's Vespers & Coronation Mass East Grinstead Choral Society presents an evening of Mozart’s inspirational music, directed by Richard Jenkinson and accompanied by Meridian Chamber Orchestra (leader George Clifford). Tickets:Adult £15, Student £8 from Bullfrog Music, Ship Street, East Grinstead or visit http://www.egcs.co.uk7.00 pm, St Mary the Virgin, Windmill Lane, East Grinstead RH19 2DS

Wednesday 14th March

East Grinstaed Horticultural Society A talk by Barry Newman "Vegetable Growing in Raised Beds For more details contact 01342 326894. New Members are always welcome. 7.30 pm, The Old Court House, East Court

Saturday 17th March

Concert: Forest Row Choral Society The choir, conducted by Tom Scratchley, will sing the requiem by Italian composer Luigi Cherubini. This rarely-performed work won praise from Beethoven who is said to have requested it for his own funeral. Tickets £12 (under-16s free) on the door or from Seasons, Forest Row. Interval refreshments. www.frcs.org.uk 7.30pm, Holy Trinity Church, Forest Row

Saturday 24th March

HoneyLeaf Creative Writing Workshop - Exploring poetry Three workshops looking at what it takes to begin to form a poem. 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. Dates: 20 January, 3 & 24 March. Cost: £20 per workshop. Block booking discounts and gift vouchers available. Email hello@honeyleafwriting.com to book.10:00 - 12:00, The Bookshop, 22 High Street, RH19 3AW

Saturday 24th March

Come and Sing Stainer's Crucifixion All singers are most welcome to join East Grinstead Choral Society for a relaxed and friendly afternoon visiting this well-loved work, of which God so Loved the World is the centrepiece. Score hire and professional coaching included. The afternoon will conclude with a performance in St. Swithun’s Church at 6pm - audience tickets £5 on the door. Further information and downloadable application form available on http://www.egcs.co.uk2.00 pm, St. Swithun's Church, St Swithun’s Close, East Grinstead, RH19 3BB

Wednesday 11th April

East Grinstead Horticultural Society Our Spring Show and a talk by Mark Saunders "A Head Gardener's Year". For more details contact 01342 326894. New Members always welcome. 7.30 pm, The Old Court House, East Court

Saturday 14th April

Car Boot Sale with Table Top inside 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, St Mary’s Church Hall, Windmill Lane, East Grinstead. RH19 2DS

Wednesday 9th May

East Grinstead Horticultural Society A talk by Sally Cole from Orchard Nurseries "Summer Bedding Plants". New Members always welcome, For more details contact 01342 326894 7.30 pm, The Old Court House, East Court

Wednesday 13th June

East Grinstead Horticultural Society An Evening with the BBC's Jean Griffin. For more details contact 01342 326894. New members always welcome 7.30 pm, The Old Court House, East Court

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

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

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