What's on

Friday 14th December

East Grinstead Society 15 Years a Volunteer by Helen Beale who who will talk about her experiences and the recent changes to house and garden.7.30 pm , Main Hall, East Court Mansion, College Lane RH19 3LT

Saturday 15th December

Carols and Cakes The Forest Row Lifeboat Choir present the concert to raise funds for the Shoreham Lifeboat Station. Ticket £6 include refreshments are available from the Trinity Welcome Cafe at the door and from Roger 01342 324196 2:30 , Trinity Methodist Church, East Grinstead

Saturday 15th December

East Grinstead Concert Band Christmas Concert Join us for our annual Christmas Concert, guaranteed to get you in the Christmas spirit. 7:30pm, St. Swithun's Church, East Grinstead

Saturday 15th December

East Grinstead Concert Bands Christmas Spectacular (Correct) Join us for our annual Christmas Concert, guaranteed to get you in the Christmas spirit. There will be Christmas favourites, and Christmas carols to join in with. 7:30pm, St. Swithun's Church, East Grinstead. Tickets £5 each or £15 for a family (up to 2 adults and 3 children). 7:30pm, St Swithun’s Church, East Grinstead

Saturday 15th December

A Christmas Carol The timeless “A Christmas Carol” theatrical production is to be presented at The Jubilee Community Church, Jubilee Community Centre, Charlwoods Road, East Grinstead on 15 and 16 December 2018 at 6.00 pm. The event is suitable for people aged 8 upwards and all proceeds will go to Crawley Open House. Tickets, £5 each or £15 per family are available at www.jcceg.co.uk6.00 pm, Jubilee Community Centre, Charlwoods Road, East Grinstead, West Sussex.

Sunday 16th December

Christmas Party Night with the Almost Elvis Band at East Court Join us for a Christmas Party with Almost Elvis set in the beautiful surroundings of East Court Mansion. Enjoy music during dinner before The Almost Elvis Band up the tempo and invite you to join them on the dance floor. Our party nights are the perfect way to celebrate with friends, family or colleagues, as well as meet others. You’ll receive a welcome drink on arrival followed by a 3 course Christmas meal prepared by the team at ‘Secret Ingredient’.5.30pm - midnight, East Court Mansion, College Lane, East Grinstead, RH19 3LT

Sunday 16th December

A Christmas Carol The timeless “A Christmas Carol” theatrical production is to be presented at The Jubilee Community Church, Jubilee Community Centre, Charlwoods Road, East Grinstead on 15 and 16 December 2018 at 6.00 pm. The event is suitable for people aged 8 upwards and all proceeds will go to Crawley Open House. Tickets, £5 each or £15 per family are available at www.jcceg.co.uk6.00 pm, Jubilee Community Centre, Charlwoods Road, East Grinstead, West Sussex.

Thursday 20th December

Holy Trinity Church Forest Row Christmas Tree Festival Join us for our Annual Christmas tree Festival at Holy Trinity Church Forest Row 20th to 23rd December 10am-4pm 10am, Holy Trinity Church Forest Row

Sunday 23rd December

Christmas Services Christmas Services Holy Trinity, Forest Row 23rd December 6pm Parish Carol Service Christmas Eve 5pm Crib Service & 11pm Midnight Mass Christmas Day 10am Eucharist St Dunstan’s, Ashurst Wood Christmas Eve 3pm Crib Service & 10pm Midnight Mass Christmas Day 10am Eucharist Various Times, Holy Trinity Church Forest Row

Saturday 5th January

Monthly Story Workshop / HoneyLeaf Writing 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

Wednesday 9th January

East Grinstead Horticultural Society Standen Revived, a five year journey New members and visitors always welcome. For more information call 01342 3268947.30pm (Doors open at 7), The Old Court House, East Court

Wednesday 16th January

Collectors Fair re-starting after the seasonal break: 15 dealers buying and selling stamps,coins,postcards, and similar collectables.10.00 - 3.00, Chequer Mead Arts Centre, De La Warr Roasd, East Grinstead RH19 3BS

Saturday 19th January

J S Bach: Mass in B Minor Choral Workshop Join East Grinstead Choral Society as we develop our understanding of Bach’s Mass in B Minor. Led by the choir’s Musical Director, Richard Jenkinson who’ll be joined by acclaimed soprano and highly-experienced singing teacher, Lesley-Jane Rogers. Whether you’re new to the work or familiar with it, don’t miss this opportunity to explore this magnificent masterpiece. Visitors £20. Further information and booking form on our website at http://www.egcs.co.uk/ 9.30 am, Sackville School, Lewes Road, East Grinstead RH19 3TY

Saturday 19th January

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

Monday 21st January

Wildlife of Eastern Australia By Glenda Law - The Society's much travelled Vice Chairman19.45 - 21.15, The East Grinstead Natural History Society. St Barnabas Church Hall, Dunnings Road, East Grinstead RH19 4AT

Thursday 24th January

Becoming a Writer: Life Writing Thursday mornings 10-12, Forest Row, life writing. During the first term in 2019, we'll focus on writing from life - how to represent the emotional truth, bringing your writing alive and how to create an engaging piece of writing from real events and people. Becoming a Writer is a weekly creative writing workshop to nurture and encourage your words. All workshops are £20 with discounts for block booking. Email hello@honeyleafwriting.com to book.10:00-12:00, The Sports Pavilion, Forest Row

Tuesday 29th January

Becoming a Writer: Evenings A set of six evening creative writing workshops for beginners. We will cover language, bringing your writing alive, creating characters, building a story world and point of view. The cost is £20 per workshop or £110 for all six. Email hello@honeyleafwriting.com if you'd like to book or you have any questions. 19:00 - 21:00, The Brambletye Hotel, RH18 5EZ

Thursday 31st January

Becoming a Writer: Life Writing Thursday mornings 10-12, Forest Row, life writing. During the first term in 2019, we'll focus on writing from life - how to represent the emotional truth, bringing your writing alive and how to create an engaging piece of writing from real events and people. Becoming a Writer is a weekly creative writing workshop to nurture and encourage your words. 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 2nd February

Monthly Story Workshop / HoneyLeaf Writing 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

Tuesday 5th February

Becoming a Writer: Evenings A set of six evening creative writing workshops for beginners. We will cover language, bringing your writing alive, creating characters, building a story world and point of view. The cost is £20 per workshop or £110 for all six. Email hello@honeyleafwriting.com if you'd like to book or you have any questions. 19:00 - 21:00, The Brambletye Hotel, RH18 5EZ

Thursday 7th February

Becoming a Writer: Life Writing Thursday mornings 10-12, Forest Row, life writing. During the first term in 2019, we'll focus on writing from life - how to represent the emotional truth, bringing your writing alive and how to create an engaging piece of writing from real events and people. Becoming a Writer is a weekly creative writing workshop to nurture and encourage your words. All workshops are £20 with discounts for block booking. Email hello@honeyleafwriting.com to book.10:00-12:00, The Sports Pavilion, Forest Row

Tuesday 12th February

Becoming a Writer: Evenings A set of six evening creative writing workshops for beginners. We will cover language, bringing your writing alive, creating characters, building a story world and point of view. The cost is £20 per workshop or £110 for all six. Email hello@honeyleafwriting.com if you'd like to book or you have any questions. 19:00 - 21:00, The Brambletye Hotel, RH18 5EZ

Wednesday 13th February

East Grinstead Horticultural Society The story of the National Garden Scheme Margaret Arnott New members and visitors always welcome. For more information call 01342 326894 or come along.7.30pm (Doors open at 7), The Old Court House, East Court

Wednesday 13th February

East Grinstead Horticultural Society Think Before You Throw, waste, re-cycling and composting.Rachel Carruthers. New members and visitors always welcome. For more information call 01342 326894 or come along. 7.30pm (Doors open at 7), The Old Court House, East Court

Thursday 14th February

Becoming a Writer: Life Writing Thursday mornings 10-12, Forest Row, life writing. During the first term in 2019, we'll focus on writing from life - how to represent the emotional truth, bringing your writing alive and how to create an engaging piece of writing from real events and people. Becoming a Writer is a weekly creative writing workshop to nurture and encourage your words. 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 16th February

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

Tuesday 26th February

Becoming a Writer: Evenings A set of six evening creative writing workshops for beginners. We will cover language, bringing your writing alive, creating characters, building a story world and point of view. The cost is £20 per workshop or £110 for all six. Email hello@honeyleafwriting.com if you'd like to book or you have any questions. 19:00 - 21:00, The Brambletye Hotel, RH18 5EZ

Thursday 28th February

Becoming a Writer: Life Writing Thursday mornings 10-12, Forest Row, life writing. During the first term in 2019, we'll focus on writing from life - how to represent the emotional truth, bringing your writing alive and how to create an engaging piece of writing from real events and people. Becoming a Writer is a weekly creative writing workshop to nurture and encourage your words. 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 2nd March

Monthly Story Workshop / HoneyLeaf Writing 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

Tuesday 5th March

Becoming a Writer: Evenings A set of six evening creative writing workshops for beginners. We will cover language, bringing your writing alive, creating characters, building a story world and point of view. The cost is £20 per workshop or £110 for all six. Email hello@honeyleafwriting.com if you'd like to book or you have any questions. 19:00 - 21:00, The Brambletye Hotel, RH18 5EZ

Thursday 7th March

Becoming a Writer: Life Writing Thursday mornings 10-12, Forest Row, life writing. During the first term in 2019, we'll focus on writing from life - how to represent the emotional truth, bringing your writing alive and how to create an engaging piece of writing from real events and people. Becoming a Writer is a weekly creative writing workshop to nurture and encourage your words. All workshops are £20 with discounts for block booking. Email hello@honeyleafwriting.com to book.10:00-12:00, The Sports Pavilion, Forest Row

Tuesday 12th March

Becoming a Writer: Evenings A set of six evening creative writing workshops for beginners. We will cover language, bringing your writing alive, creating characters, building a story world and point of view. The cost is £20 per workshop or £110 for all six. Email hello@honeyleafwriting.com if you'd like to book or you have any questions. 19:00 - 21:00, The Brambletye Hotel, RH18 5EZ

Wednesday 13th March

East Grinstead Horticultural Society The Story of the National Garden Scheme, Margaret Arnott New members and visitors always welcome. For more information call 01342 326894 or come along. 7.30pm (Doors open at 7), The Old Court House, East Court

Thursday 14th March

Becoming a Writer: Life Writing Thursday mornings 10-12, Forest Row, life writing. During the first term in 2019, we'll focus on writing from life - how to represent the emotional truth, bringing your writing alive and how to create an engaging piece of writing from real events and people. Becoming a Writer is a weekly creative writing workshop to nurture and encourage your words. 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 16th 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

Thursday 21st March

Becoming a Writer: Life Writing Thursday mornings 10-12, Forest Row, life writing. During the first term in 2019, we'll focus on writing from life - how to represent the emotional truth, bringing your writing alive and how to create an engaging piece of writing from real events and people. Becoming a Writer is a weekly creative writing workshop to nurture and encourage your words. 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 6th April

Monthly Story Workshop / HoneyLeaf Writing 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

Wednesday 10th April

East Grinstead Horticultural Society Spring Show plus "Work of the Woodland Trust" - Alan Ayleward. New members and visitors always welcome. For more information call 01342 326894 or come along. 7.30pm (Doors open at 7.15), The Old Court House, East Court

Saturday 27th April

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 8th May

East Grinstead Horticultural Society Great Plants for Problem Spaces - Lesley Chamberlain. New members and visitors always welcome. For more information call 01342 326894 or come along. 7.30pm (Doors open at 7), The Old Court House, East Court

Wednesday 10th July

East Grinstead Horticultural Society "Herbs" - Martin Jarvis. New members and visitors always welcome. For more information call 01342 326894 or come along. 7.30pm (Doors open at 7), The Old Court House, East Court

Wednesday 14th August

East Grinstead Horticultural Society "Australia, a land apart" - Sylvia Phillips. New members and visitors always welcome. For more information call 01342 326894 or come along. 7.30pm (Doors open at 7), The Old Court House, East Court

Wednesday 11th September

East Grinstead Horticultural Society Autumn Show plus "The Evolution of a Formal Garden into a Nature Reserve" - Peter Lovatt. New members and visitors always welcome. For more information call 01342 326894 or come along. 7.30pm (Doors open at 7.15), The Old Court House, East Court

Wednesday 9th October

East Grinstead Horticultural Society A.G.M. plus "Plants for Autumn" - Steven Moore. New members and visitors always welcome. For more information call 01342 326894 or come along. 7.30pm (Doors open at 7), The Old Court House, East Court

Wednesday 13th November

East Grinstead Horticultural Society "From Cutting to Garden Centre" how new plants get to market - Graham Spencer. New members and visitors always welcome. For more information call 01342 326894 or come along. 7.30pm (Doors open at 7), 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