What's on

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

Wednesday 28th February

East Grinstead Local RSPB Group Feb meeting The Children’s Eternal Forest – telling the story of this vast Central American wildlife reserve which was saved by children from around the world – Michael Leach. Dr Michael Leach is a full time wildlife author and photographer. He has travelled to all 7 continents and worked with many of the world's most charismatic animals - polar bears in the Arctic, gorillas in central Africa, lemurs in Madagascar, sperm whales in the mid-Atlantic, monkeys in the Amazon, 7.45pm, Old Court House, College lane, East Grinstead RH19 3LT.

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

Thursday 15th March

Jen Campell "Bodily Difference and The History of Fairytales" Why did Hans Christian Andersen write "The Little Mermaid"? How did science interact with fairy tales in the 1800s? How has bodily difference appeared in these tales over the centuries, and what did the Brothers Grimm think of surgeons? Join bestselling author Jen Campell for a discussion on these things and more. FREE - spaces limited. Please book via EventBrite at https://history-RAF-nursing.eventbrite.co.uk7.00pm, East Grinstead Museum, Old Market Yard, Cantelupe Road, East Grinstead. RH19 3BJ

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

Wednesday 21st March

Collectors Fair Fifteen dealers selling (and buying) stamps, postcards, coins and ephemera10.00am - 3.00pm, Chequer Mead Community Arts Centre, De La Warr Road, East Grinstead, RH19 3BS

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

Thursday 29th March

Vicar of Dibley play A new play production of the hit TV series, The Vicar of Dibley. Three performances - 29th, 30th and 31st March. Contact Kathleen for tickets: kathleenmshuster@hotmail.com 07769252616 Or book online: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/event/2248467.30pm, Brambletye School Theatre,

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

Tuesday 24th April

FOREST PLAYERS present RUMOURS a comic farce by Neil Simon Tuesday 24th to Saturday 28th April 2018 tickets £10 (concessions available) from Foresta Travel, Forest Row or Bullfrog Music, East Grinstead or tel: 013423236407.45pm (doors/bar open 7.15pm), Forest Row Village Hall, The Square, Forest Row RH18 5ES

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

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