What's on

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

Wednesday 27th February

The Hudson Legacy The lasting impact of W.H. Hudson, Victorian author, campaigner and RSPB pioneer – By Conor Jameson who is a feature writer, author and conservationist.19.45 for 20.00pm start £5 entry free to under 18s, The Main Hall, East Court, College Lane, East Grinstead RH19 3LT

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

Beer Tasting for Hospices of Hope Sample local beers brewed by Bedlam Brewery and Gun Brewery and listen to an introduction on the various beers by Bedlam The ticket price is £15 per person which includes the chance to try the beers on offer, a burger and a beer to take away. The event is to raise money for Hospices of Hope. 19.00, The Crowborough Cross, 3 Beacon Road, Crowborough TN6 1AF

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

Wednesday 20th March

Collectors Fair Regular event with 15 dealers selling and buying stamps,coins,postcards and similar collectables10.00 - 3.00, Chequer Mead Community Arts Centre, De La Warr Road RH19 3BS

Thursday 21st March

General Knowledge Quiz Your local Garden Club's first meeting of the year 8:15pm, The Village Hall in Felbridge

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 23rd March

Scout Jumble Sale - help us to help young people 1st EG Scouts are holding their Jumble Sale on the 23rd March.There is always a great selection of items, including clothes,household items,books and bric a brac-why not come and hunt out a bargain? All profits go directly back to Scouting, which enables us to run events that benefit young people within the local area and purchase equipment to teach them new skills. Please come along and say hello! From 2:30pm. Can’t make it? The next one will be 19th October 2019! 14:30pm, 100 Moat Road, RH19 3LN

Saturday 30th March

Forest Row Choral Society concert FRCS will perform Dvorak's Mass in D major with movements from Stabat Mater; Brahms' Zigeunerlieder and Tavener's A New Beginning. Mezzo soprano: Louise Callinan. Conductor: Tom Scratchley. Tickets £12 (under-16s free) on the door or from Mansell McTaggart estate agents, Forest Row. www.frcs.org.uk7.30pm, Holy Trinity Church, Forest Row

Saturday 30th March

Spring Cooking Event 30th March 10am - 3pm We have a Spring Cooking Event at our showroom on 30th March from 10am to 3pm if you would like to come along and see us in Crawley Down, We are on the Hophurst Hill Full address is Croydon Fireplaces, Parkfields Farm, Hophurst Lane, Crawley Down, RH10 4LN Further details on our website https://www.croydonfireplaces.co.uk/about-us/news/spring-cooking-event-30th-march-10am-3pm Hope to see you there !10am to 3pm, Croydon Fireplaces, Hophurst Lane, Crawley Down, West Sussex, RH10 4LN

Saturday 30th March

Researching before 1837 Have you been tracing your family tree and got back to early Victorian times? Help is at hand if you want to try to get back further. The East Surrey Family History Society is holding a one-day study day in Lingfield on 30th March 2019. The theme is Researching before 1837 and there will be talks by experts on using the records before civil registration and censuses. Everyone is welcome and there’s no need to book in advance. Entry for members of the Society is £3 and for non-members it's £5.10:00 to 3:30, Lingfield & Dormansland Community Centre, High Street, Lingfield, RH7 6AB

Tuesday 2nd April

Spring charity feast - Gurkha@Woodcock inn a taste of the himalayas, felbridge - 01342 325325 3 course meal - £20 per head and £8 goes to 5 local charities. Raffle on night.6.30 start arriving for a 7pm start, Gurkha@Woodcock Inn

Saturday 6th April

JS Bach: Mass in B minor East Grinstead Choral Society presents an authentic-sounding performance with Meridian Ensemble (leader George Clifford) on period instruments and, reflecting the style of the time, introducing solo voices within choruses. For further information visit http://www.egcs.co.uk/ or find us on Facebook.7 pm, Jubilee Community Centre, Charlwoods Road, East Grinstead RH19 2HL

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

meridian probus club of east grinstead Meridian Probus club 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. 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.10.15am, Dorset Arms

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 13th April

Car Boot Sale with Table Top inside Car Boot Sale with Table Top inside on Saturday 13th April from 8.30am - 12.30pm at St Mary’s Church Hall, Windmill Lane, East Grinstead. RH19 2DS. 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 -12.30pm, St Mary’s Church Hall, Windmill Lane, East Grinstead. RH19 2DS

Saturday 13th April

RSPCA South Godstone Easter Fair Lots of games and competitions on offer for all the family, and of course an Easter Egg Hunt for the kids. £3.00 per child. Every child gets a prize for taking part. With a fantastic BBQ and delicious homemade cakes, there really will be something for everyone! Free parking. All money raised goes towards helping the animals at the centre. 11 am - 4 pm , RSPCA South Godstone Animal Centre, Eastbourne Road/A22, South Godstone RH9 8JB

Monday 15th April

Spring charity feast - Paglia e Fieno 3 course italian meal for £20 per head of which £8 will go to 5 local charities. Raffle on night.6.30 start arriving for a 7pm start, Pagla e Fieno

Thursday 18th April

I Love You You’re Perfect Now Change (comedy musical) Rising Stars Adult Theatre Company are putting on their next show, a comedy musical, I Love You You’re Perfect Now Change. All profits will be donated to Stroke Association and St Catherine’s Hospice. Tickets £10. Performances Thursday 18th and Friday 19th April.7.30pm, Brambletye School Theatre, Lewes Road, East Grinstead

Thursday 18th April

I Love You You’re Perfect Now Change (comedy musical) Rising Stars Adult Theatre Company are putting on their next show, a comedy musical, I Love You You’re Perfect Now Change. All profits will be donated to Stroke Association and St Catherine’s Hospice. Tickets £10. Performances Thursday 18th and Friday 19th April. Contact Kathleen for tickets: 07769252616 kathleenmshuster@hotmail.com7.30pm, Brambletye School Theatre, Lewes Road, East Grinstead

Thursday 18th April

Spring Show Spring Show followed by Gardeners Question Time with Jean Griffin8:15pm, The Village Hall in Felbridge

Saturday 27th April

St Mary's Annual Plant Sale Masses of quality plants for sale: shrubs, perennials, annuals, vegetables & herbs, house plants. Mount Noddy Allotment Association attending. Delicious refreshments available. Donations of plants most welcome (labelled please) For further information phone 01342 32261710.30 am - 12.30 pm, St Marys Church Hall, Windmill Lane, East Grinstead, RH19 2DS

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