What's on

Tuesday 24th October

Forest Row Ladies Who Latte We’re delighted to invite you to our monthly Forest Row Ladies Who Latte women-only business networking group which launches this Autumn and at Java and Jazz. 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. For more information visit: www.frowladieswholatte.co.uk or contact Adeline Garman at adeline@socialoverload.co.uk. We look forward to meeting you!10.00-12.00, Java & Jazz Restaurant Forest Row

Tuesday 31st October

SIx Week Story Course led by novelist, Julie Corbin and freelance writer, Mel Parks A six-week story writing course led by novelist, Julie Corbin and freelance writer, Mel Parks. They will take you step-by-step through the whole process of writing a story from generating ideas to editing your first draft then sending it out into the world. Where: Forest Row Sports Memorial Pavilion – Shalesbrook Lane, Forest Row, RH18 5LS Email hello@honeyleafwriting.com if you’re interested in this course. The 6 workshops cost £120. 7-9PM, RH18 5LS

Thursday 2nd November

Becoming a Writer - Six Week Creative Writing Course with Mel Parks 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 Thursday mornings in Forest Row between 10 and 12. Email hello@honeyleafwriting.com if you’re interested in this course. The workshops cost £20 each or 6 workshops for £108. 10-12, RH18 5LS

Saturday 4th November

R.B.L. Poppy Recital Annual Recital for the R.B.L. Poppy Appeal with soprano Claire Watkins, tenor Gareth Dafydd Morris and organist/pianist Simon Morris.2.00pm, Holy Trinity Church, Forest Row

Tuesday 7th November

Six Week Story Course led by novelist, Julie Corbin and freelance writer, Mel Parks A six-week story writing course led by novelist, Julie Corbin and freelance writer, Mel Parks. They will take you step-by-step through the whole process of writing a story from generating ideas to editing your first draft then sending it out into the world. Where: Forest Row Sports Memorial Pavilion – Shalesbrook Lane, Forest Row, RH18 5LS Email hello@honeyleafwriting.com if you’re interested in this course. The 6 workshops cost £120. 7-9PM, RH18 5LS

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

Wednesday 8th November

EGAS - DEMONSTRATION east grinstead art society demonstration 8.11.17 -Ursula Stone - Figure drawing. 22.11.17 - Christmas Celebration 14.00 - 16.30, East Court, College Lane, East Grinstead,Rh19 3LT

Wednesday 8th November

EGAS Demonsatration 8.11.17 East Grinstead Art Society art demo - Ursula Stone - Figure drawing 22.11.17 Workshop - Christmas Celebration8.11.17 & 22.11.17. 14.00-16.30pm, East Court, College Lane, East Grinstead.RH19 3LT

Thursday 9th November

Becoming a Writer - Six Week Creative Writing Course with Mel Parks 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 Thursday mornings in Forest Row between 10 and 12. Email hello@honeyleafwriting.com if you’re interested in this course. The workshops cost £20 each or 6 workshops for £108. 10-12, RH18 5LS

Thursday 9th November

The Arts Society Ashdown Forest (formerly Ashdown Forest Decorative and Fine Arts Soc) “Chinese Imperial Court Costume & Accessories (Qing Dynasty 1644-1911): A Journey through the Imperial Wardrobe”. David Rosier who lived and worked in Asia for 25 years assembled a collection of Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) textiles and accessories. He will tell us about various Court costumes and how they were worn. Come along for an interesting lecture followed by refreshments. Members free, visitors £6.2pm, Crowborough Community Centre Pine Grove Crowborough TN6 1FE

Thursday 9th November

Groombridge History Group Andy Thomas, one of the UK's best authors, lectures on history and British folklore and speaks extensively on television and radio in Britain and around the world. He makes a welcome return to the History Group with his talk "An English History of Freedom" - from the Peasants' Revolt to the Poll Tax riots, via Cromwell and the Suffragettes. Don't miss the opportunity to hear this excellent speaker. Members £1.50 Non-members £2.508 pm, Groombridge Village Hall

Saturday 11th November

HoneyLeaf Creative Writing Workshops - Myth and Magics The theme for the autumn set of three Saturday morning workshops in East Grinstead bookshop is Myth and Magic. Drawing inspiration from myths, legends and fairy tales, we will explore archetypes for character development, the hero’s journey for plot, all helping to uncover universal themes in our writing. All Saturday mornings 10-12noon 16 September 7 October 11 November Email hello@honeyleafwriting.com to book a place. The workshops cost £20 10:00, The Bookshop, 22 High Street, East Grinstead, RH19 3AW

Saturday 11th November

R.B.L. Coffee Morning Forest Row R.B.L. hold their annual Coffee Morning with Cake and Produce Stall. As this is Armistice Day, we will also be holding a short Act of Remembrance at the War Memorial, mustering at 10.50am for 11.00am10.00am, Peter Griffits Hall, Forest Row

Sunday 12th November

Sceening of award winning film UNREST We are holding a UK screening of the multi-award winning film UNREST at the Crowborough Centre in Crowborough at 3pm on Sunday 12th November. There is ample free parking and tickets are £3.50 from J&K Gallery Crowborough or emailing lisaengland1@outlook.com. More information is available at http:/meetup.org.uk3.00pm, Crowborough Community Centre, Pine Grove, Crowborough, TN6 1FE

Monday 13th November

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

Tuesday 14th November

Six Week Story Course led by novelist, Julie Corbin and freelance writer, Mel Parks A six-week story writing course led by novelist, Julie Corbin and freelance writer, Mel Parks. They will take you step-by-step through the whole process of writing a story from generating ideas to editing your first draft then sending it out into the world. Where: Forest Row Sports Memorial Pavilion – Shalesbrook Lane, Forest Row, RH18 5LS Email hello@honeyleafwriting.com if you’re interested in this course. The 6 workshops cost £120. 7-9PM, RH18 5LS

Tuesday 14th November

Embracing Jekyll & Hyde a talk by Malcolm Stern psychotherapist and co-director and co-founder of Alternatives at St James’ Church in London “The ultimate learning is to Slay your dragons with compassion.” Hosted by ~ Amanda Edwards ~ 07703561616 Acupuncturist, Happiness Counsellor, Birth Doula, www.awakentoheal.com Tickets of £7 at door. 19.30hrs, Holy Trinity Church, Priory Rd, Forest Row, RH18 5ER

Thursday 16th November

Becoming a Writer - Six Week Creative Writing Course with Mel Parks 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 Thursday mornings in Forest Row between 10 and 12. Email hello@honeyleafwriting.com if you’re interested in this course. The workshops cost £20 each or 6 workshops for £108. 10-12, RH18 5LS

Thursday 16th November

Christmas Floral Demostration event - Groombridge Horticultural Society. Linda Bradford of the Orchard Nursery and Plant Centre in Edenbridge is coming to give us a demonstration on wreath making and Christmas decorations. Everyone is welcome. We will be serving mince pies and mulled wine and the cost for all is £5 on the door.8pm, Groombridge Village Hall (main hall)

Saturday 18th November

Go Wild in Ashdown An Art and Craftwork Exhibition of recent work by members and guest artists of Ashdown Arts including a peoples' choice competition on the exhibition theme. Demonstrations and workshops. Free entry.10.00am, Peter Griffits Hall (Small Village Hall) The Square, Forest Row.

Saturday 18th November

RSPCA South Godstone Christmas Fayre All the family will enjoy our Christmas Fayre! Join us for a fun-packed day to include games, stalls, face painting, craft stalls and lots more. Visit Santa and his elves in the grotto. Admission to Santa's Grotto: £3.00 per child, present included. All proceeds directly support the animal centre.11 am - 4 pm , RSPCA South Godstone Animal Centre, Eastbourne Road/A22, South Godstone, Surrey RH9 8JB

Saturday 18th November

Chailey & Newick Painting Group Art Exhibition Annual exhibition of members' new work, framed and unframed, plus greetings cards, demonstrations and refreshments with home-made cakes. 'Art on a Posrcard' tombola raising funds for St Peter & St James Hospice - every ticket wins an original painting! Free admission, easy parking, disabled access. Saturday/Sunday, November 18th/19th www.chaileyandnewickpaintinggroup.org.uk10am - 5pm, Chailey Village Hall BN8 4DA (A275)

Saturday 18th November

Howard Goodall - Eternal Light + Brahms Requiem extracts Forest Row Choral Society are delighted to present their Autumn concert. We will be singing Howard Goodall's hugely popular Eternal Light - A Requiem, together with the first 4 movements of Brahms' magnificent German Requiem (sung in English). We hope you will join us.19.30, Holy Trinity Church, Forest Row RH18 5AF

Sunday 19th November

Go Wild in Ashdown An Art and Craft exhibition of recent work by members and guests of Ashdown Arts including a peoples' choice competition of work produced on the theme. Demonstrations and workshops. Entry Free12.00 Mid Day, Peter Griffits Hall (Small Village Hall) The Square, Forest Row.

Monday 20th November

The Knepp Estate Re-Wilding Project Penny Green - Member of the Estate Management Team19.45 - 21.15, The East Grinstead Natural History Society. St Barnabas Church Hall, Dunnings Road, East Grinstead RH19 4AT

Thursday 23rd November

Becoming a Writer - Six Week Creative Writing Course with Mel Parks 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 Thursday mornings in Forest Row between 10 and 12. Email hello@honeyleafwriting.com if you’re interested in this course. The workshops cost £20 each or 6 workshops for £108. 10-12, RH18 5LS

Saturday 25th November

Pot d'Amitié Forest Row Twinning Association Members and Guest Social event. To find out more email FRTA@btinternet.com7.30pm, Peter Griffits Hall (Small Village Hall) The Square, Forest Row.

Saturday 25th November

Weald Crafts Christmas Fair Christmas craft fair10am-5pm, Llama Park Wych Cross Forest Row RH18 5JN

Saturday 25th November

Weald crafts Christmas Fair Weald crafts is a non profit making organisation who support Macmillan Cancer Support. We will be holding a Christmas Fair at the Llama Park, Wych Cross, Forest Row RH18 5JN on 25th/26th November 2017, this is also the 1st weekend of Santa's Grotto at the Llama Park. And we look forward to seeing everyone.10am-5pm, Llama Park, Wych Cross, Forest Row RH 18 5JN

Saturday 25th November

Handel & Haydn Handel’s Dixit Dominus and Haydn’s Missa Sancti Nicolai will be performed by Crowborough Choral Society under the baton of Mark Beesley. The choir will be accompanied by The Killick Ensemble who will also play the Christmas Concerto by Corelli, and by well-known soloists, Susan Gilmour Bailey (soprano), Serena Kay (mezzo), Andrew Mackenzie-Wicks (tenor) and Richard Woodall (bass).7.30 pm, All Saints Church, Chapel Green, Crowborough TN6 1ED

Saturday 25th November

Philip Clemo’s Dream Maps Live, with imagery from The Breath Project FREE PERFORMANCE Mesmeric musical forms and multi-textured sonic journeys from a band whose members have performed with Goldfrapp, Robert Plant, Harold Budd & George Michael amongst many others. They will perform with extraordinary imagery from THE BREATH PROJECT (featured at V&A Museum, Eden Project & TEDx). Clemo is “Hypnotic “(The Guardian), “Startlingly original” **** (The Observer) , “Mesmerising” **** (The Times) 8pm, Hop Yard, Forest Row

Saturday 25th November

Weald Crafts Christmas Fair Weald Crafts Invite you to visit their Christmas fair at the Llama Park, on the A22 on Suaturday 25th and Sunday 26th November 2017 for 2 days of festive shopping. The Llama Park will be hosting Santa's Grotto. Free admission to the craft fair.10am-5pm, Llama Park, Wych Cross, Forest Row .RH18 5JN

Wednesday 29th November

Abigail's Party Groombridge Amateur Dramatic Society presents Mike Leigh's hilarious take on the tastelessness, pretensions and pomposity of England's suburban classes. Wed/Thur 29/30 Nov. Ticket 9.00/ £6.00. Frid./Sat. 1/2 Dec. Supper Nights £16.00 pre-booking only Tickets from Groombridge Post Office or on line at www.groombridgetheatre.co.uk8.00 pm, Groombridge Village Hall TN3 9QX

Thursday 30th November

Becoming a Writer - Six Week Creative Writing Course with Mel Parks 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 Thursday mornings in Forest Row between 10 and 12. Email hello@honeyleafwriting.com if you’re interested in this course. The workshops cost £20 each or 6 workshops for £108. 10-12, RH18 5LS

Sunday 3rd December

Christmas Concert in aid of Action Medical Research for Children The Greenstede Singers will perform a selection of traditional and modern songs and carols with, hopefully, some audience participation. Tickets are £8 from Claire on 01342 323697/07790 194835 or Vickie 01732 863950/07762 491956. Refreshments will be available and Action Medical Research Christmas cards will be on sale. 3pm, St. John's Church, Dormansland, RH7 6QU

Thursday 7th December

Becoming a Writer - Six Week Creative Writing Course with Mel Parks 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 Thursday mornings in Forest Row between 10 and 12. Email hello@honeyleafwriting.com if you’re interested in this course. The workshops cost £20 each or 6 workshops for £108. 10-12, RH18 5LS

Friday 8th December

A Traditional Christmas Concert with KENT CHORUS Kent Chorus returns to Frant Church with a lovely seasonal programme and many well-loved carols for both choir and audience. The evening also features the remarkable Christopher Harris on the superb church organ. Tickets £12 (£6 disabled and children), from Frant Stores, Britten's Music Shop Tun. Wells, online @ www.wegottickets.com or tel. 01892 7506658 pm (doors open @ 7.30 pm), Frant Church, High Street Frant, TN3 9DX

Saturday 9th December

Christmas Concert The Uckfield Singers will be performing a Christmas Concert with the Buxted Symphony Orchestra on Saturday 9th December, at 7:30 pm in the Uckfield Civic Centre. Tickets are £10 each, (under 16s £8) available from 13th November at Gale & Woolgar Jewellers, High St, Uckfield. Proceeds from the raffle will be supporting the East Sussex Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Service. 7:30 pm, Uckfield Civic Centre TN22 1AE

Monday 11th December

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

Thursday 14th December

The Arts Society Ashdown Forest (formerly Ashdown Forest Decorative and Fine Arts Soc) Jeremy Barlow will tell us about “The Beggars Opera: Britain's most successful musical show”. The lecture examines the show’s appeal and influence over the centuries. The lecture incorporates music and slides. Hear all about it and enjoy refreshments afterwards. Members free, visitors £6.2pm, Crowborough Community Centre Pine Grove Crowborough TN6 1FE

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

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

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 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 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 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