What's on

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

Sunday 20th January

Forest Row and District Scale Model Club Meeting We are a group of scale model makers that meet twice a month at the Scout Hut in Forest Row. We are keen to recruit new members. What ever your skill level, you will be given a very warm welcome.2:00pm, Scout Hut,Station Road Forest Row

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

Tuesday 22nd January

East Grinstead Folk Dance Club Folk Dance Evening with Caller Peter Roud . Come alone or bring a partner. Admission charge £4 8pm, Upper Room, Trinity Methodist Church Lingfield Road, RH19 2HA

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

Wednesday 13th February

East Grinstead Art Society 13 Feb Adrienne Parker mixed media demo 27Feb Workshop with own work. Entry Fee Annual membership £20 Non-members £3 per session2-4pm, Location & Full Postal Address East Court, College Lane, East Grinstead, RH19 3LT.

Wednesday 13th February

meridian probus club of east grinstead is a club for retired professional/business gentlemen. we meet at 10.15am on the 2nd Wednesday of the month, a talk by a professional speaker followed by lunch in the Dorset Arms. We have outings to various locations & also some holidays. If you are interested in joining please contact Brian Simmons on 01342 323098. An annual fee of £45 applies.1015am, Dorset Arms

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

Monday 18th February

AGM East Grinstead Natural History Society 85th Annual General Meeting19.45 - 21.15, The East Grinstead Natural History Society. St Barnabas Church Hall, Dunnings Road, East Grinstead RH19 4AT

Wednesday 20th February

Collectors Fair Established mid week event with 15 dealers selling (and buying) stamps, postcards and coins10.00 - 3.00, Chequer Mead Arts Centre, De La Warr Road, East Grinstead RH19 3BS

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

Friday 1st March

Friends of East Grinstead Museum Speaker Night Melanie Gibson-Barton will be speaking of Murder, Mystery and Mayhem, the Belgian Royal Family. Friends free, visitors £320.00, East Grinstead Museum, Cantelupe Road RH19 3BJ

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