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DiaryDates Wednesday 01 November, 14:15

Hurstpierpoint WI Meeting

The Girl Guide Headquarters, Trinity Road Car Park, Hurstpierpoint BN6 9UY Annual Meeting: Election of Committee and President. Presentation of cups and quiz. Visitors welcome £3. Every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

Gages Home Delivery Service – Forest Row Parish Council

Delivered to the Forest Row and Ashurst Wood Area This service allows residents that are unable to visit us for lunch to have a home-cooked meal delivered. Soup £2, Main Meal £4.50, Dessert £2. The cost to deliver a meal is 50p per day. Contact: Sara Smart Wednesday 01 November

Cuckfield Museum Armistice Display

Cuckfield Museum, Queens Hall, Cuckfield RH17 5EL We remember George Botting, who was killed in 1917, and display the ditty box containing his most personal possessions. Entry free but donations appreciated. Wednesday 01 November, 18:30

Staplefield Bonfire

The Victory Inn, Staplefield RH17 6EU Meeting at the The Victory Inn, Staplefield with a torch light parade to the Bonfire. Tickets available from The Victory Inn - £5 per ticket for adults, children free. Contact: 01444 400463 Wednesday 01 November, 19:15 for 19:30

Mid Sussex Philatelic Society

Burgess Hill Girls School, Keymer Road, Burgess Hill RH15 0EG Tin Can Mail of Niuafo’u (Tonga). Presented by John Davis. 01273 471897. Wednesday 01 November, 19:45-21:45

Burgess Hill Horticultural Society – Open Meeting

Cyprus Hall, Cyprus Road, Burgess Hill RH15 8DX Illustrated talk: The History of Beekeeping. Speaker: Michael Lynn. Admission: Members free, visitors £1. Contact: www.burgesshillhorticulturalsociety. com 01444 245509. Thursday 02 November, 19:30

A Taste of France (2)

The New Inn, 76 High Street, Hurstpierpoint BN6 9RQ Next in our series of popular gourmet food and wine pairing evenings featuring food and wine from the South of France. £39.95 per person including food and wine. Contact: New Inn on 01273834608 or Thursday 02 & 09 November, 19:30


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Ditchling Film Society

Ditchling Village Hall, 18 Lewes Rd, Ditchling, Hassocks BN6 8TT See Local Living. Friday 03 November, 13:00

Lunch Time Concerts in Holy Trinity Church

Holy Trinity Church, Church Street, Cuckfield RH17 5JZ Eloise Irving - soprano. Concerts are held on the first Friday of each month. Tea, coffee and squash available from 12:30 and there is no charge. Friday 03, 10, 17 & 24 November, 18:30-21:30

Forest Row Village Club – Happy Hour

Station Road, Forest Row RH18 5DW Happy Hour every Friday, with beer from £2.50. Contact: 01342 822856 Friday 03, 10, 17 & 24 November, 19:00-20:00

Aikido (Self Defence)

K2 Leisure Centre, Combat Room, Pease Pottage Hill, Crawley RH11 9BG Adults only Self Defense classes based on Yoshinkan Akido. Warm and friendly Club, suitable for all genders who would look to protect themselves against aggressors of all sizes. First lesson free, £37.50 monthly. Contact: George 07882 186130 or Stan 07581 511801, Friday 03, 10, 17 & 24 November, 19:30-22:00

Mid Sussex Amateur Radio Society

Cyprus Hall, Millfield Suite, Cyprus Road, Burgess Hill RH15 8DX This month we have the following:1. surplus equipment sale (upstairs), 2. How I became a radio amateur – members input (downstairs), 3. Radio night and 4. Table top sale. Contact: Stella Rogers 07803 086838 Saturday 04 November, 08:15-13:00

A Day in the Classroom

Michael Hall Steiner School, Kidbrooke Park, Priory Road, Forest Row RH18 5JA An exceptional opportunity to experience a typical day in the life of a Michael Hall pupil. Choose from either: Lower School or Upper School and see for yourself how the curriculum works within various lessons. Please book. /a-day-in-the-classroom 01342 822275. Saturday 04 & 18, 10:00-13:00 & Monday 27 November, 16:00-18.15

Age UK – Carers Short Break Project See Local Living.

Saturday 04 November, 10:00-13:00

Forest Row Repair Café

Community Centre, Hartfield Road, Forest Row RH18 5DZ See Local Living. Saturday 04 November, 10:00-15:00

Forest Row Village Market

Community Centre Car Park or Forresters Green, Hartfield Road, Forest Row RH18 5DZ Fine Foods and Crafts Market, with a social atmosphere including activities and demonstrations. Contact: Sue Young, DMA (Market Manager) 01342 822661 sue.young@forestrow. Saturday 04 November, 20:00

Re-Take That

Martlets Hall, Civic Way, Burgess Hill RH15 9NN Re-Take That have brought their multi award winning show to thousands of fans, in audiences across the globe over the last 10 years. Contact: 01444 242888. Sunday 05 November, 09:00

The London to Brighton Veteran Car Run The Victory Inn, Staplefield RH 17 6EU Breakfast served at The Victory Inn from 9 o’clock. Contact: 01444 400463 Sunday 05 November, 09:00–12:00

Winter Bird Walk on Bedelands Nature Reserve led by Group Members Meet in Bedelands Car Park off Maple Drive, RH15 Learn about and see the winter birds on Bedelands with help from knowledgeable enthusiasts. Sunday 05 November, 12:00-20:00

Sunday Bake Off

The Fox Eating & Drinking, Highbrook Lane, West Hoathly RH19 4PJ One on one battle between The Chefs. Who wins? You decide! First Sunday of every month. Contact: 01342 810644. Sunday 05 November, 20:00-22:30

Meeting of the Royal Marines Association

Upstairs Function Room, The Royal British Legion, 9-11 Buckingham Road, Shoreham by Sea BN43 5UA A gathering of Ex Royal Marines and veterans to have a meeting about local events and to socialise together. Yearly Membership Fee of £15 plus £3 local subs. Contact: Maureen Copelin Maureen.copelin@ntlworld. com 01273 236437. Monday 06, 13, 20 & 27 November, 08:00-17:00

General Antiques & Collectables Auction

Gorringes, 15 North Street, Lewes, East Sussex NB7 2PE Gorringes hold a weekly Monday sale. This is a well-established auction holding between 600 and 800 lots of antique and other furniture, ceramics, jewellery, pictures, silver and collectables. 01273 472503 Tuesday 07, 14, 21 & 28 November, 10:30-13:00

IT Drop-in Sessions

Morley’s Bistro, 42 High Street, Hurstpierpoint BN6 9RG Computer or gadget problems? Why not come to one of our informal ‘drop-in’ sessions being held at Morley’s Bistro. £5 for one 15 minute session. The IT Girl Ltd, Emma 07938 838861 Tuesday 07 November, 14:30

Lindfield Preservation Society

King Edward Hall, 24 High Street, Lindfield RH16 2HH The Millennium Seed Bank – the most bio-diverse place on Earth by Keith Manger. A presentation on the work of the Millennium Seed Bank at Wakehurst Place and the science behind global plant conservation. All welcome and entry is free. (Meeting and Membership information from John Chapman 01444 484470). Tuesday 07 November, 19:00-21:00

Sussex School of Meditation

Centenary Hall, St Wilfrid’s Way, Haywards Heath RH16 3QH We offer mindfulness and meditation courses every Tuesday. Get your first taster session free. See for more details. Tuesday 07 November, 19:15-21:00 | and next 4 Tuesdays

Sing with Us for Christmas

St Paul’s Catholic College, Jane Murray Way, Burgess Hill RH15 8GA See Local Living. Tuesday 07 November, 19:30

Our Monthly Charity Quiz Evening

The New Inn, 76 High Street, Hurstpierpoint BN6 9RQ Our very popular monthly charity quiz evening where our winners nominate the charity to benefit from the money raised. £2 per person. The winning team receives half of the money collected, the other half to their nominated charity. Contact: New Inn on 01273 834608 or Tuesday 07 November, 20:00-22:00

Lindfield & District Folk Dance Club

Ashenground Community Centre, Vale Road, Haywards Heath RH16 4JR Folk dancing for fun, no partner needed. £2 including tea/coffee and


biscuit at half time. First evening free. Contact: Mike 01444 482741.

Tuesday 07 November, 20:00

The Group for Unattached Men & Women Aged 50+

A pub in Lewes A round of golf ? Day at the races? Country walk? Dinner? Casino? Quiz? Cinema? Holiday? These are events from The Group Diary. The Group meets in Lewes on the first Tuesday evening of every month. Visit uk and give one of the contact numbers a call. Wednesday 08 November, 14:00-16:30

East Grinstead Art Society, Demonstration by Ursula Stone - Figure Drawing

East Court, Meridian Hall, College Lane, East Grinstead RH19 3LT Visitors of all ages and abilities welcome.
£3 per meeting for nonmembers, £20 yearly membership. Free parking available. Contact: Wednesday 08 November, 19:45 for 20:00-22:00

Hassocks Horticultural Society Annual General Meeting Adastra Hall, Keymer Road, Hassocks BN6 8QH Annual General Meeting of the Society, followed by a presentation

of slides to music. Members £1.50, visitors £2.50. Refreshments included. Contact: 01273 842516

Wednesday 08 November, 20:00-22:00

The Mid-Sussex Franco-British Society – Une Soiree Musicale Entre Amis

Function Suite, Clair Hall, Perrymount Road, Haywards Heath RH16 3DN Presentee par Brian Walsh, chanteur de chansons francaises, s’accompagnant lui-meme a la guitare - participation des spectateurs – paroles disponibles. All members and visitors are most welcome. Contact: Barbara 01444 452385. Thursday 09 November, 10:00–12:00

Burgess Hill U3A Coffee Morning - Daisy Pipperage requests the pleasure Martlets Hall, Civic Way, Burgess Hill RH15 9NN Monthly coffee morning with Sarah Carpenter as Daisy Pipperage. New members welcome. £1.50 including raffle ticket. Thursday 09 November, 10:00-12:30


One The Square, Forest Row RH18 5HE Come and learn the art of gilding with loose leaf and transfer, using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint as a base.

Fee £50. One The Square 01342 826465

vegetarian-feast-night/ for details. £35 per head (including wine). Limes Restaurant 01444 487858

Thursday 09 November, 14:30

Thursday 09 November, 19:30

The Council Chamber, Queen’s Hall Cuckfield RH17 5EL Ian Gledhill talks about this enduring and peculiarly British institution, drawing on his own experience of performing and producing Pantomime. £5 or £3 for members. Please phone Mike Nicholson on 01444 457448 to reserve a place or email

The Capitol, North St, Horsham RH12 1RG The former World Champion Mountain Biker and adventurer will take audiences on an inspiring journey through his 30 year career. £18.00. 01403 750220

The Magic of Pantomime

Thursday 09 November, 14:30

Mid Sussex Association National Trust – A.G.M. & Talk

Hans Rey: Riding Life

Friday 10 November, 17:30

Wolf Hall Live featuring The Locrian Ensemble & Anton Lesser

Clair Hall, Haywards Heath RH16 3DN A.G.M. followed by short talk by Speakers from our local NT properties. Membership £7, plus £3 per Lecture. Non-members £5 per Lecture. Contact: Anne Tucker 01444 455803.

The Capitol, North St, Horsham RH12 1RG The Locrian Ensemble perform selections from the BBC’s acclaimed score, alongside extracts from the novel read by Anton Lesser. £24.00 (£23 Concessions, £22 Friends). 01403 750220

Thursday 09 November, 19:00- 22:30

Friday 10 November, 20:00-21:30

Limes Restaurant, 67 High Street Lindfield RH16 2HN Delicious monthly Thai tasting event with eleven dishes and matching wines. All vegan and gluten free. See

Cyprus Hall, Cyprus Road, Burgess Hill RH15 8DX A talk by Dr Geoffrey Mead on the various forms of material used in construction in Sussex and their sources. Members £1, Visitors £3.

Gluten Free Vegetarian Feast Night

Burgess Hill History Society – Hearth & Home

Open daily with free entry, this Cathedral has welcomed people for 900 years. A place of worship, art, music, exhibitions, talks and much more

Web: Tel: (01243) 782595 @ChiCathedral



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Contact: Fred Avery 01444 235088.

Saturday 11 November, 09:30-12:30

Children’s Saturday Sewing

Made and Making, Garden Studio, South Downs Nurseries, Brighton Road, Hassocks BN6 9LY A Saturday morning sewing session making Maddy the Cat for those aged 8 years and over. See website for full details. Cost £25. Contact: 07967 819540 Saturday 11 November, 10:00-14:00

Balcombe Village Craft, Gift & Produce Market

Victory Hall, Balcombe RH17 6HP Come and enjoy this market and be inspired for Christmas by the wide selection of stalls selling unique gifts including upholstery, handmade soaps, Neals Yard, local food produce: cakes, chutney, jams, Game On jellies, Monty Bojangles’ truffles and Luigi’s produce. Contact: 01444 811462. Saturday 11 November, 11:00-16:00

Mansion Market

Kidbrooke Park, Priory Road, Forest Row RH18 5JA Parking and entry are free to this lively market in beautiful surroundings. Clothing, crafts from many parts of the world, plants, delicious local organic produce and more. Puppet show, all-day café and taster therapy sessions. Something for everyone! To book a stall: 01342 824944. Saturday 11 – Sunday 12 November

Wood Machining Course

John Lloyd Fine Furniture, Bankside Farm, Ditchling Common RH15 OSJ This course is an introduction to using the machinery that might be found in a small to medium sized woodworking shop. Cost £300. Ideally some knowledge of woodworking is useful but not essential. Skill Level: Beginner/ intermediate. £590. Contact: John Lloyd 01444 480388 info@ Saturday 11 November

Chailey Bonfire Night

Andrew Wiles, Five Bells, Chailey Green, Nr Lewes BN8 4DA Remember, Remember the Fifth of November, Gunpowder Treason and Plot - I see no reason why you shouldn’t pop in for a pint or perhaps some food to warm you up before the fireworks! Contact: 01825 722259 Saturday 11 November, 19:30

Sussex Chorus – Mozart Requiem

Quiz and Ploughman’s Supper for reMEmber

Danny House, New Way Lane, Hurstpierpoint BN6 9BB Fund raising quiz for local charity. Question Master George Hill. Ploughman’s Supper, bar and grand raffle. £15. Tickets available from Vanilla, 40 High Street Hurst or by post from reMEmber, PO box 1647, Hassocks, BN6 9GQ. Saturday 11 November, 19:30

Quiz Night for MND

St Francis Sports & Social Club, Lewes Road, Haywards Heath RH16 4EX See Local Living. Sunday 12 November, 09:30

Mid Sussex Ramblers – Remembrance Day Walk. Ashdown Forest

Millbrook East CP. 1 mile north of Nutley on east side of A22 TN22 3PJ Millbrook East CP, Nutley Windmill, Airman’s Grave. 15 minute stop for Remembrance gathering of many people from the forest area. Camp Hill, valley woodland walk, Millbrook East. 6mi/9.7km. Moderate. Contact: Tony 01444 473778 or 07597 199768. Sunday 12 & 26 November, 10:00-14:00

Conservation Work Parties

Bedelands Nature Reserve. Meet in Car Park, RH15 Help to maintain your local nature reserve and enjoy the workout for free. All tools supplied. Stay as long as you wish. Mary Smith (Secretary of Friends of Burgess Hill Green Circle Network) 01444 242667. Sunday 12 November, 11:00

Crowne Plaza Felbridge Hotel Wedding Show

London Road, East Grinstead RH19 2BH Wedding fair with 40+ quality wedding suppliers with professional bridal catwalk show. Empirical Events Ltd 01424 310580. Sunday 12 November, 12:30

Swing Time Sweethearts Luncheon

Ashdown Park, Wych Cross, Nr Forest Row RH18 5JR A special Sunday Lunch with a live performance of classic wartime and swing songs by the amazing Swingtime Sweethearts. Tickets are £46.00 per person. Contact: 01342 824988

The King’s Church, 33-35 Victoria Road, Burgess Hill RH15 9LR A concert of Remembrance. Heading the programme is Mozart’s wonderful Requiem with additional works by Elgar and John Ireland. The choir will be supported by Kent Sinfonia. Tickets from 01444 412579, Burgess Hill Help Point, Carousel Music and

Monday 13 November, 10:30-12:00

Saturday 11 November, 19:30

Monday 13 November, 14:00 for

The Arts Society Steyning

The Steyning Centre, Fletchers Croft, Steyning BN44 3XZ An illustrated lecture from Caroline Macdonald-Haig on The Christmas Story through paintings at the National Gallery. Visitors £5 are warmly welcomed with coffee at 10am. Enquiries: 01903 297553.

One of the best family days out in Sussex!

Golden Arrow Christmas Dinner 2nd, 3rd, 8th, 9th, 10th, 14th, 15th, 16th, 17th, 20th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd December The Bluebell Railway’s Golden Arrow Pullman dining train is the perfect setting for a special meal with friends or an intimate evening for two. With Pullman Cars, Christine and Fingall, the train recreates the fabulous Golden Arrow which once linked London and Paris with the style and panache which made it one of the most glamorous and famous trains in the world. On board you will enjoy fine food and wine served to the standards of yesteryear.

Reindeer Specials 21st December Our Reindeer Specials depart from East Grinstead at 1.45pm and 4.15pm. On arrival at Horsted Keynes children can visit Father Christmas in his parlour and receive a gift. Adults can enjoy a free mince pie and there will be a chocolate treat for the children. The Reindeer family will be at the station with their sleigh and you will have plenty of time

to enjoy; The Victorian fairground, Christmas Pantry on platform 3, photos with Father Christmas, visit our reindeer family and the Elf House´ for our younger visitors

Santa Specials 2nd, 3rd, 9th, 10th, 16th, 17th, 22nd, 23rd, 24th December A Victorian fairground Christmas pantry on platform 3 Opportunity to have pictures taken with Santa Special ‘Elf House’ for our younger visitors NEW for 2017 - The Reindeer will be happy to meet everyone. They will be in the paddock adjacent to the platform at Horsted Keynes and there will be ample time to meet them.

Tel: 01825 720800

The Bluebell Railway, Sheffield Park Station, East Sussex TN22 3QL Booking is essential for some services. Please see website for details and T&C's. Twitter @bluebellrailway


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Mid Sussex Philatelic Society

King Edward Hall, Lindfield RH16 2SL Turkey presented by Ted Kemp. (Lunch at the Bent Arms from 12.00). Contact: Jim Etherington 01273 471897 Monday 13 November, 14:30

Arts Society Henfield - Burned, Bombed or Bulldozed – Britain’s Lost Country Houses

The Henfield Hall, Coopers Way, Henfield BN5 6DB Since 1900, 1,200 architecturally important houses have been destroyed in England – a 20th century phenomena and a tragedy. Guests welcome £5. Annual membership £29. Contact: 01273 494945 Monday 13 November, 19:45

Hassocks Field Society

Adastra Hall, Keymer Road, Hassocks BN6 8QH Ridgeview Wine Estate: From Vine to Glass a talk by Esther Dawson. Members £1.50. Visitors £2.00. Beryl Varley 01273 832351. Monday 13 November, 20:00

The Group for Unattached Men & Women Aged 50+

A pub in Burgess Hill A round of golf ? Day at the races? Country walk? Dinner? Casino? Quiz? Cinema? Holiday? These are events from The Group Diary. The Group meets in Burgess Hill on the first Monday evening of every month. Visit and give one of the contact numbers a call. Tuesday 14 November, 19:45

Ten New American Plants for British Gardens

Hurstpierpoint Horticultural Society, Club Suite, Village Hall, Hurstpierpoint BN6 9UY An illustrated talk by Steve Law, the owner of Brighton Plants which is based in Small Dole, who specialises in rare or difficult to source good garden plants. £1 members, £2 non-members. Kathy Green Wednesday 15 November, 10:15 for 10:45-12:00

The Arts Society Mid Sussex

Wednesday 15 November, 20:00-22:30

Meeting of the Royal Marines Association

Upstairs Function Room, The Royal British Legion, 9-11 Buckingham Road, Shoreham by Sea BN43 5UA A gathering of Ex Royal Marines and veterans to have a meeting about local events and to socialise together. Yearly Membership Fee of £15 plus £3 local subs. Contact: Maureen Copelin Maureen.copelin@ntlworld. com 01273 236437.

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Burgess Hill Theatre, Church Walk, Burgess Hill RH15 9AS Pip’s Pop-up Pantry, a coffee morning with a difference at the Theatre. Also, Box Office opens for annual Pantomime Cinderella.

Made and Making, Garden Studio, South Downs Nurseries, Brighton Road, Hassocks BN6 9LY Add the extra touch this year with beautiful presentation. Techniques for using calligraphy in the lead up to Christmas. See website for full details. Fee £60. 07967 819540.

Thursday 16 - Saturday 18 November, 19:30

Wivelsfield Little Theatre – House Guest

Wivelsfield Village Hall, off Eastern Road, Wivelsfield Green RH17 7QG See Local Living. Friday 17 November, 10:00-12:00

The Visually-Impaired Reading Group

Haywards Heath Library, 34 Boltro Road, Haywards Heath RH16 1BN This group meets every third Friday. Transport provided. If interested please contact Dorothy Lazenby on 01444 450947. Friday 17 November, 19:15-21:45

Music for Everyone

The Cyprus Hall, Cyprus Road, Burgess Hill RH15 8DX International organist Byron Jones. Entry £5 on door. Contact: Rosalie Birchmore 01444 241269. Friday 17 November, 20:00

Satis-Fiction: The Counterfeit Stones

Friday 17 November, 19:30-21:30

A talk by Peter Cockburn, philatelist – A collectors view of Balcombe and District

Burgess Hill Theatre Club Coffee Morning

One The Square, Forest Row, RH18 5HE Make a seasonal wreath using foraged twigs. Exquisite with all their subtle colours and textures. Perfect to hang on your front door. Lead by Ruby Taylor. Fee £40.One The Square 01342 826465 info@onethesquare.

Twig Wreath Making Workshop

Wednesday 15 November, 20:00

Wednesday 15 November, 20:00

Saturday 18 November, 10:00-13:00

Saturday 18 November, 10:00-16:00

Clair Hall, Perrymount Road, Haywards Heath RH16 3DN A Talk by Dr Anne Anderson on How we got IKEA! Scandinavian design 18801960. Non-members welcome: £7 on the door.

Upper Room, Town Hall, 40 Boltro Road, Haywards Heath RH16 1BA Mid-Sussex Group of the Ramblers Association (Sussex Area). Contact: Sue 01403 255654

Sheffield Park Station The Bluebell Railway will be holding its 5th sponsored Track Trek between East Grinstead and Sheffield Park stations. Booking essential. Please contact The Bluebell Railway 01825 720800 for more details.

Thursday 16 November, 19:00-21:30

Martlets Hall, Civic Way, Burgess Hill RH15 9NN Now in their 26th year, these pieeyed pipers continue to deliver the best Rolling Stones ‘rusical’ on the circuit. Tickets from £22. Contact: 01444 242888.

Mid Sussex Ramblers Annual General Meeting


£1 members and £3 visitors, including refreshments. Contact: Julie Budgen (Secretary) 01444 811641

East Grinstead Society Meeting – A Brief History of William Major and Sons

Main Hall, East Court Mansion, East Grinstead RH19 3LT By Nicholas Major on his life and experiences as a fourth generation jeweller. £1 members and £3 per non-member. Contact: Joan Roberts 01342 322648. Saturday 18 November

Bluebell Railway Track Trek Between East Grinstead and

Christmas Calligraphy

Saturday 18 November, 15:00

Afternoon Tea Concert with Heber Opera

Adastra Hall, Keymer Road, Hassocks BN6 8QH Afternoon concert with tea and lovely homemade cakes! Enjoy lovely food and beautiful music. Tickets £12 or 01435 866737 Jenny Letton 01273 834703 Saturday 18 November, 19:30 for 20:00

1st West Hoathly Scouts Quiz Night

1st West Hoathly Scout Hut, Hilltop Road, West Hoathly RH19 4QJ Fundraising quiz night with the Quizmasters Dave and Ray. Get together a team of 6 and join in the fun. Cheeseboard provided. Bar available on the night. £5 per person. Contact: Tony Harvey 07903 977770 Saturday 18 November, 19:45-22:00

Haywards Heath Music Society Concert

Methodist Church, 28 Perrymount Road, Haywards Heath RH16 3DN Highly gifted Australian guitarist Andrey Lebedev will perform a scintillating recital of music by Dowland, J.S. Bach and Villa-Lobos. £12 members/£15 non-members. Under 18/Students £3.00/£5.00. Contact: Christine Colbourne 01444 456227 www.haywardsheath Saturday 18 November, 20:00

The Yum Yums

The Fox Eating & Drinking House, Highbrook Lane, West Hoathly, RH19 4PJ Local Heathfield based band of musicians, playing an eclectic mix of songs, new and old, from Blues to Rock, to Reggae, to Ska and good old Pop. 01342 810644

Sunday 19 November, 14:00-18:00

Grape & Grain Annual Tasting

St Wilfrid’s Centenary Hall (behind Zizis), St Wilfrids Way, Haywards Heath RH16 3QH An incredible selection of wines, meet the distiller with Shoreham’s Slake Gin and meet the brewers with local brewery Heathen. Places limited. Cost: £15 from Grape & Grain. 01444 456217 ed@ www.grapegrain. Sunday 19 November, 14:45-17:00

The Mikado

The Birch Hotel, Lewes Road, Haywards Heath RH17 7SF The Gilbert & Sullivan Society of Sussex presents its members and friends in excerpts from The Mikado. £6 for members and £12 for non-members, book in advance with Edwin Cowley. Contact: Edwin Cowley 01342 715709 Sunday 19 November, 18:30-21:00

Charity Concert

St. Michael’s Church, 158 High St, Lewes BN7 1XU Musical evening with choir and soloists in aid of registered charity Doctors for Nepal, including music by Telemann, Britten, Tchaikovsky, Finzi. £15 in advance from www. or £17 on the door. Contact: Cesca Eaton 07768 980960 cesca@ Sunday 19 November, 19:30

Wivelsfield Films – My Cousin Rachel

Wivelsfield Village Hall, off Eastern Road, Wivelsfield Green RH17 7QG See Local Living. Monday 20 November, 19:45-21:50

East Grinstead Natural History Society

St Barnabas Church Hall, Dunnings Road, East Grinstead RH19 4AT The Knepp Estate Re-Wilding project talk by Penny Green (Member of the Estate Management Team). £4.50 for guests including refreshments. Contact: The Secretary 01342 315051. Tuesday 21 November, 10:00-16:00

Bonhams Jewellery and Antiques Valuation Day

The Courtlands Hotel, 19-27 The Drive, Hove BN3 3JE Bonhams specialists will be at The Courtlands Hotel to give free advice and valuation of items for auction. or 01273 220000. Tuesday 21 November, 19:45

Wolstonbury WI Monthly Meeting

Club Suite, Hurstpierpoint Village Centre, Trinity Road BN6 9UY Annual Meeting and display of member’s craft. Contact: Jane Biggs 01273 834421.


Wednesday 22 November, 14:00-16:30

East Grinstead Art Society– Workshop – Christmas Celebration

East Court, Cranston Suite, College Lane, East Grinstead RH19 3LT Visitors of all ages and abilities welcome
£3 per meeting for non-members £20 yearly membership.
Free parking available. Contact: Wednesday 22 November, 20:00-22:00

Sussex Bonsai Group – Group Meeting

Wivelsfield Village Hall, Eastern Road, Wivelsfield RH17 7QH We will be holding a Bonsai Demonstration, to be given by Lee Verhorevoort. All welcome. Free for first visit. Tea and coffee will be available. www. 07342-650713. Thursday 23 November, 12:00-14:00

My First Aga Christmas

The Aga Shop, 10 Market Square, Horsham RH12 1EU Christmas made easy for the new Aga owner, all the tricks and tips for a trouble free Christmas lunch. Cost: £24.00. Booking is essential. Contact: Pauline Hadfield, The Aga Shop, 01403 254955/ 01403 262588

Friday 24 – Saturday 25 November, 10:00-17:00

Hurstpierpoint Historical & Geographical Society

Cowdray Heritage, Cowdray Estate, Midhurst GU29 9AL For exquisite winter interiors and artisan giftware join us for our wonderful Winter Brocante Show in Sussex. Join us for an inspirational weekend shopping at the stunning Cowdray Estate. Contact: 01403 780381, 07821 730758.

Saturday 25 & Sunday 26 November, 09:0017:00 (16:00 Sun)

The Country Brocante Big Winter Fair

The Guide Hall, Trinity Road Car Park, Hurstpierpoint BN6 9UY Out of Africa – 20 years travelling Southern Africa by speaker Peter Bates. Admission: Free to members. Non-members welcome: entrance fee £3. £2 to members of other Historical Societies.

Winter Fair

Friday 24 – Sunday 26 November, 10:30-16:00

Christmas Market

Weald & Downland Living Museum, Town Lane, Singleton, Chichester PO18 0EU Buy Christmas gifts and enjoy a great day out, as over 100 stands ‘pop up’ all over the Museum’s site. £6 Adult (aged 16 and over), £4 Child aged 5 to 15 years, Free Child aged 4 years, Free Registered disabled plus single helper.

Saturday 25 November, 09:00-13:00

Friday 24 November, 19:30

Crawley Keyboard Music Concert

Main Hall, Furnace Green Community Centre, Ashburnham Road, Furnace Green, Crawley RH10 6QU (New Venue) Great evening of live music showcasing international player Brett Wales. Members and visitors made welcome. Members £4. Visitors £6. Friday 24 November, 20:00-22:00

South of England Showground, Ardingly RH17 6TL Festive family fun with 100s of original Christmas gift ideas, food and drink, live music, street entertainment and Santa’s Grotto. £6 Adult. £5 Seniors/Students. Children under 16 free with a paying adult. Save £1 per ticket by booking online, offer ends midnight 24 November. 01444 892700

Hassocks Village Market

National Tyres Forecourt, 60 Keymer Road, Hassocks BN6 8AR A lively and bustling village market supporting local producers and crafts-people. Huge selection of fresh produce and much more. Music and singing, weather depending, plus Hassocks Football Club. Contact: Amanda Felix 01273 842701 or via Facebook Hassocks Village Market.

Saturday 25 November, 10:00-16:00

Home Design Centre Launch Day Duaris House, Imberhorne Way, East Grinstead RH19 1RL Meet home design experts and experience unrivalled design inspiration all under one roof in our new Home Design Centre. Contact: Pippa Bowker 01342 410535, www.duaris. Saturday 25 November

£10 Tray Day

Clive Miller Butchers, 2 Cuckfield Road, Hurstpierpoint BN6 9RU £10 Tray Days are on the last Saturday of every month. 20 different varieties of meats to choose from. Contact: Clive Miller 01273 832256. Saturday 25 November, 10:00-12:00

Autumn Fayre

Burgess Hill Methodist Church, London Road, Burgess Hill RH15 8QD Come and join in the fun. Competitions, various stalls, including cakes, bric-a-brac and books. Free entry. Entrance off Gloucester Road. From Saturday 25 November, 10:30-18:00

The History of Christmas Carols Hever Castle & Gardens, Edenbridge, Kent TN8 7NG Walk through the beautifully decorated rooms of the Castle to discover the history of Christmas Carols. Follow the garden trail and


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Saturday 25 November, 11:00-17:30 & Sunday 26 November, 11:00-15:00

Saturday 25 November

Haywards Heath Christmas Festival Weekend: Let Christmas begin…

The Orchards Shopping Centre St Wilfrid’s Way, Haywards Heath RH16 3QH With music, rock & school choirs, jazz & brass bands, dancers, singers all weekend – not to mention Christmas Parade with Santa, real reindeer, alpacas, Mickey & Minnie Mouse, Donald & Daisy Duck, Girl Guides & marching bands ahead of Town’s Christmas Lights switch on at 5.00pm Saturday! Free entry. On Saturday starting at 5.30pm there will also be a free firework display in Victoria Park. Nicola Bird, 01444 410620; Saturday 25 November, 16:00-17:00

A Feldenkrais ‘Awareness Through Movement’ Group Lesson

Adastra Hall, Keymer Road, Hassocks BN6 8QH Lessons involve exploring habits and patterns of movement (in sitting or lying) in order to find greater ease and comfort. Contact: Feldenkrais

St Andrews Night Supper and Dance

Normandy Centre, Denne Road, Horsham RH12 1JF A two-course meal preceded by a welcome drink followed by some easy Scottish Country dances. To book www.midsussexcaledoniansociety. newsletter@ Saturday 25 November 19:30-23:00

Fun Casino Night

Hurstpierpoint Village Centre, Trinity Road, Hurstpierpoint BN6 9UY Come along and try your luck! Winner gets a bottle of bubbly! Silent Auction and raffle - all in aid of RNLI. £10 (includes light supper). Contact: Jo Kaddish 07808 572215. Sunday 26 November, 10:00-16:00

Christmas Pudding Race

Broadwater Green, Worthing BN14 9DJ Race another team around a tough inflatable assault course, in fancy dress… whilst holding a Christmas pudding! Team of 3 – £15. 01903 52861. Sunday 26 November, 15:00

Afternoon Tea Concert with Heber Opera

Hurstpierpoint Village Centre, Trinity Road, Hurstpierpoint BN6 9UY Afternoon concert with tea and lovely homemade cakes! Enjoy lovely food and beautiful music! Tickets £12 or 01435 866737 Jenny Letton 01273 834703 j Monday 27 November, 13:45-16:00

Art Fund Sussex Lecture – Gluck: No Prefix, Suffix or Quotes

Danny House, New Way Lane, Hurstpierpoint BN6 9BB Biographer Diana Souhami will explore the life of Gluck the 20th century artist and trailblazer of gender fluidity. £26 – to include the wonderful Danny House tea. Contact: Gerard Bagley at Monday 27 November, 19:30

Mama Ghanoushe Supper Club

31 Keymer Road, Hassocks, West Sussex BN6 8AH £27.50 in advance. See Facebook or for info. Monday 27 November, 19:45

Hassocks Field Society

Adastra Hall, Keymer Road, Hassocks BN6 8QH Shoreham Fort – Past, Present, and

Future - a talk by Sharon Penfold. Members £1.50.Visitors £2. Beryl Varley 01273 832351.

Wednesday 29 November, 19:45 for 20:00-22:00

East Grinstead RSPB In the Footsteps of Darwin – the Galapagos

Main Hall, East Court, College Lane, East Grinstead RH19 3LT An interesting and illustrated talk by David Plummer. David is a dedicated conservationist. £4 members and £5 for guests. New members welcome. From Saturday 30 November, from 16:30

Glow Wild Winter Lantern Festival

Wakehurst Place, Ardingly, Nr Haywards Heath RH17 6TN Join us for a magical after-dark walk through Wakehurst’s beautiful botanic gardens and majestic woodlands, brought to life with glowing, handcrafted lanterns. Half-hour timed entry tickets until 7.30pm. Thursday to Sundays until 17 December. Adults £13 Child £7 and Family £38 Contact: 01444 894066. Make sure you get all your Diary Dates in to us by the 5th of the month before for inclusion in our listings. Email your Diary Date form, which can be found on, to

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SKERRYVORE - THE LIVE FOREVER TOUR £1 T co 8.5 ick BO nce 0 ( ets O ssi £16 K o .5 N ns 0 O ) W !

Friday 24 November 7.30pm

• Largest Mercedes fleet in Sussex • Quality vehicles at competitive prices

FRIGG (FINLAND) Sunday 26 November 7pm

• Comprehensive 25 item safety inspection carried out before each hire • 24 hour 365 day Mercedes breakdown cover

• No mileage charge • FREE evening collection (subject to availability) • Ample free parking

Also available are sack trolleys & ratchet straps for hire Newhouse Farm, Cuckfield Road, Hurstpierpoint, Sussex BN6 9LL North Street, Horsham, West Sussex, RH121RG Box Office: 01403 750220


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