What's on

Saturday 16th December

Christmas Carol Concert The Forest Row Lifeboat Choir and Guests present a concert to raise funds for the RNLI. Tickets £10 include Mulled Wine on arrival and a light supper in the interval. Bring your own drinks.Tickets from Bishops Forest Row or Roger 01342 324196 7:30 PM, Freshfield Hall, Forest Row

Saturday 16th December

Christmas Carol Concert The Forest Row Lifeboat Choir and guests present a concert to raise funds for the RNLI. Tickets £10 from Bishops, Forest Row or Roger 01342 324196. Mulled Wine on arrival and a light supper included. Bring your own drinks. 7:30 PM, Freshfield Hall, Forest Row

Saturday 16th December

Afternoon Christmas Concert Get Christmas off to a great start with Forest Row Choral Society's concert. Carols and highlights from Handel's Messiah including the Hallelujah Chorus. Ticket includes an interval drink and mince pie. £10 on the door, under-16s free4.30pm, Holy Trinity Church, Forest Row

Thursday 21st December

1839 Consort's Classic Christmas Acclaimed chamber choir 1839 Consort, directed by Jon Rawles, return to St. John’s Church, Crowborough on 21st December. An exciting programme includes pieces by Buxtehude, Palestrina, Poulenc, Howells, Taverner and seasonal arrangements. Tickets £10 including refreshments (adults), under 16s free, from Box Office 01892 660159, limited availability on the door . All profits to St. John’s church hall appeal. Give your ears a treat this Christmas!7.30pm, St. John's Church, Crowborough

Wednesday 10th January

Linfield Horticultural Society Talk "Vegetables in Containers" ‘Vegetables in containers’ A talk by Vanessa Jones a National Vegetable Society certified Judge and has been on their panel of judges for over 14 years. All welcome . Entry £1 members £2 visitors. www.lindfieldhorts.org.uk as well as facebook and twitter.8.00 PM, King Edward Hall, Lindfield

Thursday 11th January

The Arts Society Ashdown Forest “Armour and Afterlife: Funerary Monuments of Knights and Men-at-Arms”. Tobias Capwell is Curator of Arms and Armour at the Wallace Collection in London His lecture will enlighten us about what we can learn about Knights and Men-at-Arms from their memorials. Refreshments follow. Members free, visitors £6.2pm, Crowborough Community Centre Pine Grove Crowborough TN6 1FE

Thursday 11th January

MID SUSSEX ASSOCIATION NATIONAL TRUST Talk - Secrets of the Royal Pavilion by Jackie Marsh-Hobbs2 30pm, Clair Hall, Haywards Heath RH16 3DN

Monday 15th January

Sevenoaks Greensand Commons A talk by Andrew Willmore - Kent Wildlife Trust19.45 - 21.15, The East Grinstead Natural History Society. St Barnabas Church Hall, Dunnings Road, East Grinstead RH19 4AT

Wednesday 17th January

Becoming a Writer: Weekly Creative Writing Workshops (drop-in) With short writing exercises, prompts, games, gentle feedback and encouragement, we will explore techniques to develop your ability to express yourself on the page. Wednesday evenings in Turners Hill, Thursday mornings in Forest Row starting 17/18 January 2018. Drop-in available. Each workshop £20 with discounts for block booking. Email hello@honeyleafwriting.com.19:00-21:00, The Ark, Turners Hill

Thursday 18th January

Groombridge Horticultural Society Evening Event Keith Boylett, Head Gardener at Pashley Manor Gardens will be coming to talk to us. All welcome. Free for members or £3 for non-members. Tea, coffee and biscuits served.8pm, Groombridge Village Hall

Thursday 18th January

Becoming a Writer: Weekly Creative Writing Workshops (drop-in) With short writing exercises, prompts, games, gentle feedback and encouragement, we will explore techniques to develop your ability to express yourself on the page. Wednesday evenings in Turners Hill, Thursday mornings in Forest Row starting 17/18 January 2018. Drop-in available. Each workshop £20 with discounts for block booking. Email hello@honeyleafwriting.com.10:00-12:00, The Sports Pavilion, Forest Row

Saturday 20th January

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, East Grinstead, RH19 3AW

Tuesday 23rd January

Forest Row Ladies Who Latte We’re delighted to invite you to Forest Row Ladies Who Latte women-only business networking group hosted by Java and Jazz restaurant. There are no speakers, agenda or meeting fees; you just turn up, pay for a tea or coffee and pastry, and network with fellow attendees. There’s no need to book ahead but please do join our Facebook group and introduce yourself online.10.00-12.00, Java & Jazz Restaurant Forest Row

Wednesday 24th January

Becoming a Writer: Weekly Creative Writing Workshops (drop-in) With short writing exercises, prompts, games, gentle feedback and encouragement, we will explore techniques to develop your ability to express yourself on the page. Wednesday evenings in Turners Hill, Thursday mornings in Forest Row starting 17/18 January 2018. Drop-in available. Each workshop £20 with discounts for block booking. Email hello@honeyleafwriting.com.19:00-21:00, The Ark, Turners Hill

Thursday 25th January

Becoming a Writer: Weekly Creative Writing Workshops (drop-in) With short writing exercises, prompts, games, gentle feedback and encouragement, we will explore techniques to develop your ability to express yourself on the page. Wednesday evenings in Turners Hill, Thursday mornings in Forest Row starting 17/18 January 2018. Drop-in available. Each workshop £20 with discounts for block booking. Email hello@honeyleafwriting.com.10:00-12:00, The Sports Pavilion, Forest Row

Wednesday 31st January

Becoming a Writer - Weekly Creative Writing Workshops (drop-in) With short writing exercises, prompts, games, gentle feedback and encouragement, we will explore techniques to develop your ability to express yourself on the page. Wednesday evenings in Turners Hill, Thursday mornings in Forest Row starting 17/18 January 2018. Drop-in available. Each workshop £20 with discounts for block booking. Email hello@honeyleafwriting.com.19:00-21:00, The Ark, Turners Hill

Thursday 1st February

Becoming a Writer: Weekly Creative Writing Workshops (drop-in) With short writing exercises, prompts, games, gentle feedback and encouragement, we will explore techniques to develop your ability to express yourself on the page. Wednesday evenings in Turners Hill, Thursday mornings in Forest Row starting 17/18 January 2018. Drop-in available. Each workshop £20 with discounts for block booking. Email hello@honeyleafwriting.com.10:00-12:00, The Sports Pavilion, Forest Row

Wednesday 7th February

Becoming a Writer: Weekly Creative Writing Workshop (drop-in) With short writing exercises, prompts, games, gentle feedback and encouragement, we will explore techniques to develop your ability to express yourself on the page. Wednesday evenings in Turners Hill, Thursday mornings in Forest Row starting 17/18 January 2018. Drop-in available. Each workshop £20 with discounts for block booking. Email hello@honeyleafwriting.com.19:00-21:00, The Ark, Turners Hill

Thursday 8th February

The Arts Society Ashdown Forest “Hidden Canvasses: Street Art and the City” is Doug Gillen’s guide to the biggest art movement since pop art and explores the key stages in street art's growth, examining the different elements and styles that comprise the scene. From the international superstars to the local underground heroes you're guaranteed to leave knowing your Invader from you Aryz. 2pm, Crowborough Community Centre Pine Grove Crowborough TN6 1FE

Thursday 8th February

MID SUSSEX ASSOCIATION NATIONAL TRUST Talk - The Beat Goes On by Neil Sadler2 30pm, Clair Hall, Haywards Heath RH16 3DN

Thursday 8th February

Becoming a Writer: Weekly Creative Writing Workshops (drop-in) With short writing exercises, prompts, games, gentle feedback and encouragement, we will explore techniques to develop your ability to express yourself on the page. Wednesday evenings in Turners Hill, Thursday mornings in Forest Row starting 17/18 January 2018. Drop-in available. Each workshop £20 with discounts for block booking. Email hello@honeyleafwriting.com.10:00-12:00, The Sports Pavilion, Forest Row

Wednesday 21st February

Becoming a Writer: Weekly Creative Writing Workshops (drop-in) With short writing exercises, prompts, games, gentle feedback and encouragement, we will explore techniques to develop your ability to express yourself on the page. Wednesday evenings in Turners Hill, Thursday mornings in Forest Row starting 17/18 January 2018. Drop-in available. Each workshop £20 with discounts for block booking. Email hello@honeyleafwriting.com.19:00-21:00, The Ark, Turners Hill

Thursday 22nd February

Becoming a Writer: Weekly Creative Writing Workshops (drop-in) With short writing exercises, prompts, games, gentle feedback and encouragement, we will explore techniques to develop your ability to express yourself on the page. Wednesday evenings in Turners Hill, Thursday mornings in Forest Row starting 17/18 January 2018. Drop-in available. Each workshop £20 with discounts for block booking. Email hello@honeyleafwriting.com.10:00-12:00, The Sports Pavilion, Forest Row

Saturday 24th February

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, East Grinstead, RH19 3AW

Saturday 24th February

Penshurst Choral Society BEETHOVEN: Choral Fantasia Piano Solo: Jong Gyung Park DVORAK: Mass in D Conductor: John Hargreaves With The Penshurst Choral Society Sinfonia 19.30, Holmewood House School Jubilee Theatre Barrow Lane Langton Green TN3 0EB

Tuesday 27th February

Forest Row Ladies Who Latte We’re delighted to invite you to Forest Row Ladies Who Latte women-only business networking group hosted by Java and Jazz restaurant. There are no speakers, agenda or meeting fees; you just turn up, pay for a tea or coffee and pastry, and network with fellow attendees. There’s no need to book ahead but please do join our Facebook group and introduce yourself online.10.00-12.00, Java & Jazz Restaurant Forest Row

Wednesday 28th February

Becoming a Writer: Weekly Creative Writing Workshops (drop-in) With short writing exercises, prompts, games, gentle feedback and encouragement, we will explore techniques to develop your ability to express yourself on the page. Wednesday evenings in Turners Hill, Thursday mornings in Forest Row starting 17/18 January 2018. Drop-in available. Each workshop £20 with discounts for block booking. Email hello@honeyleafwriting.com.19:00-21:00, The Ark, Turners Hill

Thursday 1st March

Becoming a Writer: Weekly Creative Writing Workshops (drop-in) With short writing exercises, prompts, games, gentle feedback and encouragement, we will explore techniques to develop your ability to express yourself on the page. Wednesday evenings in Turners Hill, Thursday mornings in Forest Row starting 17/18 January 2018. Drop-in available. Each workshop £20 with discounts for block booking. Email hello@honeyleafwriting.com.10:00-12:00, The Sports Pavilion, Forest Row

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, East Grinstead, RH19 3AW

Wednesday 7th March

Becoming a Writer: Weekly Creative Writing Workshops (drop-in) With short writing exercises, prompts, games, gentle feedback and encouragement, we will explore techniques to develop your ability to express yourself on the page. Wednesdays evenings in Turners Hill, Thursday mornings in Forest Row starting 17/18 January 2018. Drop-in available. Each workshop £20 with discounts for block booking. Email hello@honeyleafwriting.com.19:00-21:00, The Ark, Turners Hill

Thursday 8th March

The Arts Society Ashdown Forest “Berlin to Bridlington: Lucian Freud and David Hockney - which is the greatest?” “Great artists are like buses: you wait years for one to turn up and then two come at once”. John Iddon’s lecture examines and compares Freud and Hockney and this nearly impossible question will be addressed: who is the greater artist? Refreshments. Members free, visitors £6.2pm, Crowborough Community Centre Pine Grove Crowborough TN6 1FE

Thursday 8th March

Becoming a Writer: Weekly Creative Writing Workshops (drop-in) With short writing exercises, prompts, games, gentle feedback and encouragement, we will explore techniques to develop your ability to express yourself on the page. Wednesday evenings in Turners Hill, Thursday mornings in Forest Row starting 17/18 January 2018. Drop-in available. Each workshop £20 with discounts for block booking. Email hello@honeyleafwriting.com.10:00-12:00, The Sports Pavilion, Forest Row

Wednesday 14th March

Becoming a Writer - Weekly Creative Writing Workshops (drop in) With short writing exercises, prompts, games, gentle feedback and encouragement, we will explore techniques to develop your ability to express yourself on the page. Wednesday evenings in Turners Hill, Thursday mornings in Forest Row starting 17/18 January 2018. Drop-in available. Each workshop £20 with discounts for block booking. Email hello@honeyleafwriting.com.19:00-21:00, The Ark, Turners Hill

Thursday 15th March

Becoming a Writer: Weekly Creative Writing Workshops (drop-in) With short writing exercises, prompts, games, gentle feedback and encouragement, we will explore techniques to develop your ability to express yourself on the page. Wednesday evenings in Turners Hill, Thursday mornings in Forest Row starting 17/18 January 2018. Drop-in available. Each workshop £20 with discounts for block booking. Email hello@honeyleafwriting.com.10:00-12:00, The Sports Pavilion, Forest Row

Wednesday 21st March

Becoming a Writer - Weekly Creative Writing Workshops (drop-in) With short writing exercises, prompts, games, gentle feedback and encouragement, we will explore techniques to develop your ability to express yourself on the page. Wednesday evenings in Turners Hill, Thursday mornings in Forest Row starting 17/18 January 2018. Drop-in available. Each workshop £20 with discounts for block booking. Email hello@honeyleafwriting.com.19:00-21:00, The Ark, Turners Hill

Thursday 22nd March

Becoming a Writer: Weekly Creative Writing Workshops (drop-in) With short writing exercises, prompts, games, gentle feedback and encouragement, we will explore techniques to develop your ability to express yourself on the page. Wednesday evenings in Turners Hill, Thursday mornings in Forest Row starting 17/18 January 2018. Drop-in available. Each workshop £20 with discounts for block booking. Email hello@honeyleafwriting.com.10:00-12:00, The Sports Pavilion, Forest Row

Tuesday 27th March

Forest Row Ladies Who Latte We’re delighted to invite you to Forest Row Ladies Who Latte women-only business networking group hosted by Java and Jazz restaurant. There are no speakers, agenda or meeting fees; you just turn up, pay for a tea or coffee and pastry, and network with fellow attendees. There’s no need to book ahead but please do join our Facebook group and introduce yourself online.10.00-12.00, Java & Jazz Restaurant Forest Row

Thursday 12th April

The Arts Society Ashdown Forest “The Silver Thread: silver filigree and traditional arts in Kosovo” After University and teaching in London Elizabeth Gowing lived and worked in Kosovo with the Ethnological Museum in Prishtina. Hear about how silver mines and silver filigree is intertwined in the history, politics, culture and life of Kosovo. Refreshments. Members free, visitors £6.2pm, Crowborough Community Centre Pine Grove Crowborough TN6 1FE

Thursday 10th May

The Arts Society Ashdown Forest “Women Behind the Lens: outstanding women photographers and their contribution to the art of photography” Women photographers have often been unfairly neglected. Brian Stater’s lecture seeks to correct that by examining the contribution of three outstanding British practitioners: Julia Margaret Cameron, Jane Bown and Fay Godwin, as well as exploring the work of two highly influential Americans: Dorothea Lange and Annie Leibovitz. Refreshments. Members free visitors £6.2pm, Crowborough Community Centre Pine Grove Crowborough TN6 1FE

Thursday 14th June

The Arts Society Ashdown Forest “Caravaggio: the master of light and shadow” Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio was a man out of step with his time. Shirley Smith’s lecture will study the life and works of this enigmatic man and look at his influence on later artists. Refreshments. Members free of charge, visitors £6.2pm, Crowborough Community Centre Pine Grove Crowborough TN6 1FE

Thursday 12th July

The Arts Society Ashdown Forest “Magnificent Mosaics: window into the colourful Roman world”. In the last meeting of this season, Christopher Bradley, brings us his lavishly illustrated lecture which uses only mosaics to illustrate the rise and fall of the Roman Empire through the eyes of the Romans themselves. Refreshments. Members free of charge, visitors £6. 2pm, Crowborough Community Centre Pine Grove Crowborough TN6 1FE