What's on

Saturday 26th August

Withyham Church Flower Festival Festival on Saturday August 26 10am untill 5pm, Sunday August 27 12.30 until 5pm, Monday August 28 10am until 5pmSatuday 10am, Withyham Church TN7 4BA

Saturday 26th August

ANTIQUES FAIR AT BRIDGE COTTAGE Come along and browse our many stalls - jewellery, gold, silver, small furniture, paintings, books, ceramics, vintage clothes and accessories, glass and much more. Refreshments available10 am, Bridge Cottage, High Street, Uckfield, TN22 1AZ

Saturday 2nd September

Burgess Hill Model Railway Club Exhibition Model railway exhibition with at least 15 layouts covering various scales supported by traders and items of other railway interest .10.00am to 5.00pm, Burgess Hill Girls, Keymer Road, Burgess Hill. RH15 0EG

Saturday 2nd September

Hartfield Fete Horticultural & Dog Show The last of the summer fetes! A packed fun filled afternoon of entertainment for ALL the family. Horticultural entries, Dog Show, BBQ, salad bar, Teas, Beer tent, teas. Children's races & professional entertainers. Traditional sideshows, 30 + stalls. Free parking & disabled facilities. Entry for adults £2 to include lucky events programme ( chance of a cash prize) No charge for children. A popular annual event in a lovely village setting. 12 Noon to 4.30 pm , Town Croft Grounds Hartfield High Street

Saturday 2nd September

Hartfield Fete Horticultural & Dog Show A superb packed afternoon of fun and enjoyment for All the family in the lovely country village of Hartfield, home of Winnie the Pooh. Horticultural marquee, Dog Show and the famous Doggie Dash - new this year terrier racing. BBQ delicious lunches & teas All day professional children's entertainers with Applause Theatre , sports & races. Lots of traditional sideshows, 30 + stalls local & commercial, live band, dance and singing groups. Do come along a warm welcome awaits you. 12 Noon to 4.30 pm , Town Croft Hartfield High Street

Saturday 2nd September

Festival of Sussex GINs Calling all gin lovers! This is a celebration of our great local Sussex gin makers including Mayfield (Mayfield), Blackdown (Lurgashall), Foxholes (Bolney), Old Hove (Hove), Cabin Pressure (Horsham) and Slake (Shoreham). Tickets are just £20 and including tastings of all the gins. https://brightonginclub.com/collections/gin-events/products/festival-of-sussex-gins-2nd-september-20171pm, Dome Room, Hotel du Vin, Brighton

Saturday 2nd September

Nutley Horticultural Society Autumn Show Nutley Horticultural Society Autumn Show will be held on Saturday 2nd September in the Memorial Hall. Staging is from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. and the show is open to public from 2 p.m until 3.30 when the trophies are awarded. Please hand entry cards in at Ridgefield, Nether Lane, Nutley by the evening of Thursday 31st August. www.nutleyhorticulturalsociety.org.uk2pm to 3.30pm, Memorial Hall, Nutley

Thursday 7th September

East Grinstead Choral Society - New Season EGCS launches its new season which includes Schubert Mass, Last Night of the Christmas Proms and much more. New singers always welcome. First two sessions free. For further information visit http://www.egcs.co.uk/ or find us on Facebook7.30 pm - 9.45 pm, Jubilee Community Centre, Charlwoods Road, East Grinstead RH19 2HL

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

Saturday 9th September

Groombridge Horticultural Society Annual Show Everyone welcome, free entrance and delicious refreshments available. From 2.30pm with prize giving at 4pm, Groombridge Village Hall

Sunday 10th September

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 Animal Centre, Eastbourne Road/A22, South Godstone, Surrey RH9 8JB

Monday 11th September

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

Thursday 14th September

Becoming a Writer - Six Week Creative Writing 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 14th September

Groombridge History Group Our first talk of the new season is given by John Henty, describing the remarkable life and times of Max Miller, a top comedian from the 1930s, 40s and 50s. This will be preceded by a short AGM. Our full programme will be available shortly at groombridgehistorygroup.org.uk. Annual membership £3.00, meeting fee £1.50 and £2.50 for non members. 8 pm, Groombridge Village Hall

Saturday 16th September

Brighton Film Quartet - Music@Bridge Cottage A hint of classical with a modern twist. High drama and passion with numbers such as 'Dark Waltz' and 'Tantalizing Tango'. Piano, clarinet, cello and violin - the only ensemble of its kind in the UK - like you've never heard before... Tickets £12 adults, £6 under 18s. Book on 01825760734 or online www.bridgecottageuckfield.co.uk/events8pm, Bridge Cottage, High Street, Uckfield, TN22 1AZ

Saturday 16th September

HoneyLeaf Creative Writing Workshops - Myth and Magic 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

Monday 18th September

Barn Owl Conservation Peter Flower - Warden at Kent Wildlife Trust Visitor Centre at Bough Beech19.45 - 21.15, The East Grinstead Natural History Society. St Barnabas Church Hall, Dunnings Road, East Grinstead,RH19 4AT

Thursday 21st September

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 21st September

MID SUSSEX ASSOCIATION NATIONAL TRUST Talk: Resorting to the Coast - Sussex Seaside History by Dr Geoffrey Mead2 30pm, Clair Hall, Haywards Heath RH16 3DN

Thursday 28th September

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 29th September

The ATTIC ART CLUB ORIGINAL ART FAIR Original works of art for sale ,includes paintings, sculpture,woodwor,glassware,jewellery and cards. Exhibition runs from Friday 29th September to Sunday 1st October. 12noon to 8p.m. 0n Friday with refreshments 6p.m. to 8p.m. 10a.m. to 5p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Admission Free but voluntary contributions to Dame Vera Lynn's Charity for children with cystic fibrosis.12noon, The Queen's Hall, high Street, Cuckfield, West Sussex Rh17 5EL

Tuesday 3rd 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 5th October

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 7th October

HoneyLeaf Creative Writing Workshops - Myth and Magic 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

Monday 9th October

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

Tuesday 10th 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

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

Wednesday 11th October

The WEALD OF SUSSEX ART CLUB 70th.ANNUAL EXHIBITION Original works of art,sculpture,prints and cards for sale by Sussex based artists. The exhibition runs from 11th. to 14th. October. Refreshments available on Wednesday, 11th from 5p.m. - 8.30p.m. Viewing on Thurs. Fri. 10a.m.-5p.m. On Sat. 14th. 10a.m.-4.30p.m. Admission Free but voluntary contributions to The Alzheimer's Society.1.pm Wed. 11th.October, The Martlets Hall, Civic Way, Burgess Hill RH15 9NN

Thursday 12th October

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 14th October

Mansion Market Parking and admission are free to this interesting and unusual, mixed Market held in and around a beautiful 18th century mansion. Puppet Shows, all-day Café and fun for all the family.11am -- 4pm, Kidbrooke Park, Priory Road, Forest Row, RH18 5JA

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

Saturday 14th October

Autumn Plant Sale - Groombridge Horticultural Society Great value plants from Jordan's nursery.9am to 12 noon, Outside the Groombridge Village Hall

Tuesday 17th 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 19th October

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

Monday 11th December

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