What's on

Monday 29th May

Lindfield Village Run Run either 5k or 10k across amazing mid-Sussex countryside near Haywards Heath - keen runners, fun runners, families - all welcome. Proceeds to our village hall charity. Book online www.kingedwardhall.org.uk9am, Hickmans Lane Playing Fields, Lindfield

Thursday 8th June

Ashdown Forest Decorative and Fine Arts Society: Thomas Heatherwick: the modern Leonardo? For twenty years the Heatherwick Studio has combined curiosity and experimentation to produce a vast range of solutions to design challenges. His Olympic Cauldron and new London bus are highly acclaimed. Ian Swankie looks at the problems presented and the wonderfully creative ways in which Heatherwick and his team have responded. A visit to the Bombay Sapphire Distillery is planned for later this month. Members free of charge, visitors ?6 or complimentary if you join the Society at the meeting. 14.00, Crowborough Community Centre Pine Grove Crowborough TN6 1FE

Friday 9th June

Becoming a Writer - 6 week creative writing course An introduction to creative writing for beginners with Mel Parks. We will look at the writing process, character, language, setting and point of view using prompts, games, exercises and examples from poetry and prose. The course takes place on Friday mornings between 10 and 12. £20 per workshop. To book. email:hello@honeyleafwriting.com10:00 - 12:00, Forest Row Sports Memorial Pavilion , RH18 5LS

Sunday 11th June

“It Ain’t Necessarily So” Penshurst Choral Society conducted by Anthony Zerpa Falcon presents a concert of Jazz, Folk and Choral Delights for a Summer Evening. Tickets £12.50 on the door or via www.penshurstchoralsociety.co.uk 19.30, St John the Baptist Church Penshurst TN11 8BL

Sunday 11th June

Lindfield Garden Trail 2017 More than ten gardens are opening to raise funds for St Peter and St James Hospice. We have a wide variety of gardens from a small garden inspired by a snail shell, an exotic garden, a garden with an emphasis on leaf shapes and colours to more formal gardens. You’ll be able to buy plants and jam, enjoy tea and homemade cake as well as getting advice from the gardeners. We look forward to welcoming you. £5pp. http://lindfield-gardens.co.uk/ Facebook: Lindfield Open Gardens1.30pm - 5pm, 47 Denmans Lane, Lindfield RH16 2JN and other gardens

Monday 12th June

How far did your ancestors travel? Sussex Family History Group talk by Celia Heritage7.30pm, Bridge Cottage, High St, Uckfield, TN22 1AZ

Thursday 15th June

Uckfield Music Club www.uckfieldmusicclub.uk Concert: Trio Derazey playing Dvorak and Brahms7.30pm, St Margaret's Church, Buxted Park

Friday 16th June

Becoming a Writer - 6 week creative writing course An introduction to creative writing for beginners with Mel Parks. We will look at the writing process, character, language, setting and point of view using prompts, games, exercises and examples from poetry and prose. The course takes place on Friday mornings between 10 and 12. £20 per workshop. To book. email:hello@honeyleafwriting.com10:00 - 12:00, Forest Row Sports Memorial Pavilion, RH18 5LS

Saturday 17th June

Forest Row Village Fun Day Arena Events, Stalls and Fairground Rides To book a stall contact FRTA@btinternet.com 11.00am, Foresters' Green, Forest Row

Saturday 17th June

HoneyLeaf Creative Writing Workshop - Writing the Body Our bodies hold so many experiences and memories. Get ready to explore. Whether you are new to writing, returning after a break, or a regular, the workshops will get your ideas and words flowing on to the page. For people who want to write stories, poems, journals, blog posts or simply have something to say. Saturday mornings in the cosy armchairs upstairs at the Bookshop in East Grinstead: £20 per workshop. To book, email: hello@honeyleafwriting.com 10:00 - 12:00, The Bookshop, 22 High Street, East Grinstead, RH19 3AW

Saturday 17th June

High Hurstwood Village Fete a fun day out for the whole family with something to do for everyone. A wide range of stalls and attractions.1PM, HIGH HURSTWOOD VILLAGE HALL

Sunday 18th June

RSPCA South Godstone Car Boot Sale Buyers: admission by donation. Please be generous as all funds go to help the animals at the Centre. Light refreshments. Free parking + disabled parking. Sellers: all vehicles £10.00. Trailers +£3.00. Pay on entry. No need to book! Set up from 9am. Open to buyers @ 10am. Unsold items/rubbish must be taken away. Dogs welcome on lead. No responsibility for loss/damage to vehicles or personal injury. No Food Sellers or Traders. 10 am - 2 pm , RSPCA South Godstone, Eastbourne Road/A22, South Godstone, Surrey RH9 8JB

Sunday 18th June

Open Garden Open Garden at Town Place, courtesy of Dr. & Mrs. Anthony McGrath, to raise funds for the Horsted Keynes Tuesday Group in support of Armed Forces charities, SSAFA and Blind Veterans UK. Admission £5 - children free. Home-made teas. All welcome.2.00 p.m. to 6.00 p.m., Town Place, Ketches Lane, Freshfield, RH17 7NR.

Friday 23rd June

Becoming a Writer - 6 week creative writing course An introduction to creative writing for beginners with Mel Parks. We will look at the writing process, character, language, setting and point of view using prompts, games, exercises and examples from poetry and prose. The course takes place on Friday mornings between 10 and 12. £20 per workshop. To book. email:hello@honeyleafwriting.com10:00 - 12:00, Forest Row SPorts Memorial Pavilion, RH18 5LS

Saturday 24th June

Midsummer Monteverdi Crowborough Choral Society present music by Claudio Monteverdi and his English contemporaries in the Church of St. Denys, Rotherfield. They will be accompanied by Robin Jeffery, lute, Christopher Harris, organ, The Sussex String Trio and conducted by Musical Director, Mark Beesley. The performance starts at 7.30 pm on Saturday 24th June at St Denys Church, Rotherfield TN6 3FD. Tickets cost £15 including a light supper and are available from www.crowboroughchoral.com or from choir members. 7.30 pm, St Denys Church, Rotherfield TN6 3FD

Saturday 24th June

Summer Soiree East Grinstead Choral Society presents music for a mid-summer evening including extracts from Rutter‘s Requiem, Karl Jenkins’ The Armed Man Choral Suite and Godspell. Licensed bar. Light meal included. Tickets (in advance only) £15 available from Bullfrog Music. For further information visit http://www.egcs.co.uk/ or find us on Facebook.7.00 pm, Imberhorne Lower School, Windmill Lane, East Grinstead RH19 2DT

Tuesday 27th June

Ornamental garden maintenance A talk by Ken Turner7.30, Crowborough Commumity Centre, Pine Grove, Crowborough TN6 1DH

Friday 30th June

Becoming a Writer An introduction to creative writing for beginners with Mel Parks. We will look at the writing process, character, language, setting and point of view using prompts, games, exercises and examples from poetry and prose. The course takes place on Friday mornings between 10 and 12. £20 per workshop. To book. email:hello@honeyleafwriting.com10:00 - 12:00, Forest Row Sports Memorial Pavilion, RH18 5LS

Saturday 1st July

Scaynes Hill Summer Flower Show and Plant Sale Exhibits , Plant sale , Raffle and WI Teas2pm - 4pm, Scaynes Hill Millennium Village Centre

Saturday 1st July

Groombridge Horticultural Society Summer Show All welcome to come along and view. Free entry and delicious refreshments available.2.30pm with prize giving at 4pm, Groombridge Village Hall

Tuesday 4th July

For Giving Marian Partington, author of If You Sit Very Still will talk about her ongoing, inner journey towards becoming for-giving in response to the complex, traumatic loss of her sister Lucy Partington who was missing for twenty years. In 1994 it was discovered that she had been abducted and murdered by Frederick and Rosemary West. Followed by a panel discussion on Forgiveness Tickets of £7 on door to cover costs. 19.30hrs, Holy Trinity Church, Priory Rd / A22, Forest Row, East Sussex RH18 5ER

Friday 7th July

Becoming a Writer - 6 week creative writing course An introduction to creative writing for beginners with Mel Parks. We will look at the writing process, character, language, setting and point of view using prompts, games, exercises and examples from poetry and prose. The course takes place on Friday mornings between 10 and 12. £20 per workshop. To book. email:hello@honeyleafwriting.com10:00 - 12:00, Forest Row Sports Memorial Pavilion, RH18 5LS

Saturday 8th July

Lindfield Horticultural Society Summer Show of flowers and produce Join us to celebrate the horticultural achievements of our fellow gardeners. Home-made cakes and coffee will be on offer as well as a sale of plants. Entry £1, children free. All welcome. Membership enquiries: 01444-458509 www.lindfieldhorts.org.uk2-4.45pm, King Edward Hall, High Street, Lindfield

Saturday 8th July

Fairwarp Village Fete This year our traditional village fete includes The Drumskullz Drummers, live music by Newick Folk, Marco the Magician, Punch and Judy show, a fun dog show, children's races, stalls, arts and crafts tent, teas, tug of war and much, much more. For more information contact Di Bowley on 01825 713881 email di@the-bowleys.fsnet.co.uk Proceeds to Fairwarp Village Hall & Green (Reg Charity No 305218) and other village organisations.2.00pm, Fairwarp Village Green, The Street, Fairwarp TN22 3BE

Sunday 9th July

RSPCA South Godstone Family Fun Day A great day out for all the family! Admission: Adults £3.00, Children 5 – 16 years £1.00, Under 5’s: free. Entertainment, Music, Fun Dog Show, Tours of the Centre, Games, Stalls, Face Painting, BBQ, Food + Drinks Tent, Grand Raffle with terrific prizes, Display of Classic Cars. Pirate Treasure Hunt: £3 per child, includes treasure bag to take home. Free parking. All proceeds directly support the animal centre. 11 am - 4 pm , RSPCA South Godstone Animal Centre, Eastbourne Road/A22, South Godstone, Surrey RH9 8JB

Monday 10th July

Heir hunters Sussex Family History Group talk by Lady Teviot7.30pm, Bridge Cottage, High St, Uckfield, TN22 1AZ

Thursday 13th July

Ashdown Forest Decorative and Fine Arts Society: The Honourable East India Company And East West Trade: chintz Chinese export and Chinoiserie 1600-1800 Viv Lawes? illustrated lecture shows how the East India Company developed its methods of trade, establishing a system of sending out patterns to be copied by the artisans, replacing the original import of textiles that were native in design. She will explain the currency and balance of trade and methods of production and will draw the distinction between Chinese export and Chinoiserie. Members free of charge, visitors ?6 or complimentary if you join the Society for 2017 -18 at the meeting.14.00, Crowborough Community Centre Pine Grove Crowborough TN6 1FE

Friday 14th July

Becoming a Writer - 6 week creative writing course An introduction to creative writing for beginners with Mel Parks. We will look at the writing process, character, language, setting and point of view using prompts, games, exercises and examples from poetry and prose. The course takes place on Friday mornings between 10 and 12. £20 per workshop. To book. email:hello@honeyleafwriting.com10:00 - 12:00, Forest Row Sports Memorial Pavilion, RH18 5LS

Saturday 22nd July

Summer Fun Day on Chailey Green Summer Fun Day on Chailey Green July 22nd 2017 1.00pm - 4.00pm Games / Toys / Fabulous Raffle / Food / Cakes / Strawberries and Cream / Art workshop / Tombola/ Harvey’s, Pimms and Bluebell Wine, tents and many more exciting stalls. Entry is Free Contact number: the Parish Office 01825 722286 1.00pm - 4.00pm, Chailey Green, BN8 4DA

Saturday 22nd July

Summer Fun Day on Chailey Green Summer Fun Day on Chailey Green Games / Toys / Fabulous Raffle / Food / Cakes / Strawberries and Cream / Art workshop / Tombola/ Harvey’s, Pimms and Bluebell Wine, tents and many more exciting stalls. Entry is Free Contact number: the Parish Office 01825 722286 1.00pm - 4.00pm, Chailey Green. BN8 4DA

Tuesday 25th July

Composts, growing media & mulches" a talk on how to improve all types of soil to acheive strong growth by Paul Patton.7.30, Crowborough Commumity Centre, Pine Grove, Crowborough TN6 1DH

Saturday 19th August

Charity event I have organised a fund raising event to raise money for epilepsy lifestyle, they helped my son when he was 7 months when he got diagnosed and gave us a oxi meter to monitor him at night time and want to give something back to say thank you There will be cakes, drinks, raffle, tables, games, face painting, and paddling pool depending weather There is free parking available RH177PQ Tel. 01444 83138614:00-17:00, Scaynes hill, haywards Heath

Saturday 9th September

Lindfield Horticultural Society Autumn Show of flowers and produce Join us to celebrate the horticultural achievements of our fellow gardeners. Home-made cakes and coffee will be on offer as well as a sale of plants. Entry £1, children free. All welcome. Membership enquiries: 01444-458509 www.lindfieldhorts.org.uk2-4.45pm, King Edward Hall, High Street, Lindfield

Monday 11th September

Origins and Development of Surnames Sussex Family History Group talk by Les Mitchinson7.30pm, Bridge Cottage, High St, Uckfield, TN22 1AZ

Monday 9th October

Medieval housewives Sussex Family History Group talk by Toni Mount7.30pm, Bridge Cottage, High St, Uckfield, TN22 3AE

Wednesday 11th October

Lindfield Horticultural Society: "The Gardens of Windsor Great Park" a talk by Harvey Stephens Harvey Stephens MI Hort., Kew Dip Hort, joined The Crown Estate, Windsor as Head of The Savill Garden in 2006. As Deputy Keeper of Gardens Harvey is now responsible for a large team looking after the Savill Valley and Frogmore Gardens which collectively hold one of the finest plant collections in the country. Entry £1 members, £2 visitors. All welcome.8pm, King Edward Hall, High Street, Lindfield

Saturday 14th October

Lindfield Horticultural Society: Coffee Morning and Plant Sale We look forward to welcoming you for coffee and home-made cakes. A selection of plants will also be on sale. Membership enquiries: 01444-458509 www.lindfieldhorts.org.uk10am-12noon, King Edward Hall, High Street, Lindfield

Wednesday 8th November

Lindfield Horticltural Society AGM followed by talk "Historic Gardens of Sussex and the work of the Sussex Gardens Trust" Following the AGM, we are delighted to hear from one of our own members. Jim Stockwell has lived in Lindfield for nearly 30 years, is a well known exhibitor at LHS shows and Chairman of Sussex Gardens Trust, a charity committed to the protection, conservation and evolution of local garden heritage. Jim will talk about the garden heritage of Sussex, celebrating what remains and how we can help protect our heritage for future generations to enjoy. Free Entry. All welcome.7.30pm, King Edward Hall, High Street, Lindfield

Monday 13th November

Family Search Sussex Family History Group talk by Elder P V Tanner7.30pm, Bridge Cottage, High St, Uckfield, TN22 1AZ

Monday 11th December

A 17th century Christmas Sussex Family History Group talk by Maria Kirk7.30pm, Bridge Cottage, High St, Uckfield, TN22 1AZ