What's on

Thursday 26th April

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 28th April

Your Whole Life Economy - Book Launch Recognise Your True Value and Improve Your Quality of Life. Local Life Coach and Author, Olivia D'Silva, will be giving a talk to introduce this concept as well as some practical tips on how you can increase the value of your personal resources: Time, Attention, Physicality, Money, Wisdom, Compassion & Joy. www.oliviadsilva.com13.00, The Bookshop, 22 High Street, East Grinstead

Saturday 28th April

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

Thursday 3rd May

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 5th May

Songs of Freedom with Jonathan Veira Jonathan Veira, renowned Bass Baritone, returns to East Grinstead after a 12-year absence on Saturday May 5. He will be performing his “Songs of Freedom” one-man show at the Jubilee Community Centre, Charlwoods Road, East Grinstead at 7.30 pm with all proceeds going to the Prison Fellowship. Tickets are £10 each and are available from www.prisonfellowship.org.uk/jvtour7.30 pm, Jubilee Community Centre, Charlwoods Road, East Grinstead

Monday 7th May

A Mayday walk for the R.N.L.I. Come and join us for a walk of either 2 or 5 miles (3 or 8 km). Refreshments including light lunch available. Please get sponsors or make a donation on the day. Contact Jill Sharp 01342 826848 jsharp611@yahoo.com10.30a.m. for 11.00a.m. start, Holy Trinity Church Hall, Shepherds Hill Coleman's Hatch

Wednesday 9th May

The Marriage Course The Marriage Course is returning to the Jubilee Community Centre, Charlwoods Road, East Grinstead ove seven Wednesdays beginning on Wednesday May 9, 2018. Further information is available here: http://bit.ly/2FNdeOe 7.15pm, Jubilee Community Centre, Charlwoods Road, East Grinstead, West Sussex

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

Thursday 10th May

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 12th May

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

Sunday 13th May

RSPCA South Godstone Car Boot Sale Buyers: admission by donation. Please be generous as all funds go to help the animals at the Centre. Light refreshments. Free parking + disabled parking. Sellers: All vehicles £10.00. Trailers +£3.00 Pay on entry. No need to book! Set up from 9am. Open to buyers @ 10am. Unsold items/rubbish must be taken away. Dogs welcome on lead. No responsibility for loss/damage to vehicles or personal injury. No Food Sellers or Traders. 10 am - 2 pm , RSPCA South Godstone Animal Centre, Eastbourne Road/A22, South Godstone, Surrey RH9 8JB

Thursday 17th May

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

Friday 18th May

East Grinstead Society A talk by Ian Currie,a local forecaster on radio, 'Gales, Greenhouses and Global Warming' with particular reference to the local area.7.30 pm, The Main Hall, East Court Mansion, College Lane RH19 3LT

Saturday 19th May

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

Monday 21st May

South Downs National Park A talk by Gary Marsh - member of SDNPA, planning19.45 - 21.15, The East Grinstead Natural History Society. St Barnabas Church Hall, Dunnings Road, East Grinstead RH19 4AT

Friday 25th May

U3A Singing for Pleasure Choir Summer Concert A concert of mixed choral music in aid of The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity. Everything from pop to opera! Entry £5 (includes refreshments.)2pm (Doors open 1.30), Jubilee Centre, Charlwoods Road, East Grinstead

Sunday 10th June

RSPCA South Godstone Car Boot Sale Buyers: admission by donation. Please be generous as all funds go to help the animals at the Centre Light refreshments. Free parking + disabled parking. Sellers: All vehicles £10.00. Trailers +£3.00. Pay on entry. No need to book! Set up from 9 am. Open to buyers @ 10 am. Unsold items/rubbish must be taken away. Dogs welcome on lead. No responsibility for loss/damage to vehicles or personal injury. No Food Sellers or Traders. 10 am - 2 pm , RSPCA South Godstone Animal Centre, Eastbourne Road/A22, South Godstone, Surrey RH9 8JB

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

Thursday 14th 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 16th June

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

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 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

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