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The Sussex Guild Contemporary Craft Show

De La Warr Pavilion, Marina, Bexhill-on-Sea TN40 1DP Over fifty professional craftspeople exhibit their stunning work in the auditorium at the iconic De La Warr Pavilion. £3 adults, accompanied children free. The Sussex Guild Shop & Gallery: 01273 479565 Sunday 01 October, 09:00 Walkers & 10:00 Runners

Angus Rowland ForgetMeNot Run/Walk

Staplefield Village Hall, Cuckfield Road, Staplefield RH17 6ET Register on the day, or enter online Entry is by donation and we suggest £10 per adult and £5 each child – this will include a T-shirt and wristband. Sunday 01 – Tuesday 31 October

Renaissance Retirement’s Fleurde-Lis Haywards Heath

Bolnore Road, Haywards Heath RH16 4WH Take the Tour at the No. 1 Retirement Development in Haywards Heath! The biggest and best retirement development in the town is selling fast and open for tours all week! Phone 01444 455699 to request a brochure or to take the tour. haywardsheath@ Sunday 01 October, 10:00-13:00

Chailey Heritage Foundation Car Boot Sale No 2

Haywards Heath Road, North Chailey BN8 4EF To buy a bargain and support our Dream Centre Appeal. To book a pitch carboottwo Pitch for Car £10. Pitch for Van £15. Public Entry £1. Sunday 01 October, 10:00-17:00

Food & Wine Festival

East Court, College Lane, East Grinstead RH19 3LT Italian market, local produce, wine, beer and cider tasting. A £5 charge will be made for the wine and beer event. Free entrance to the market and local produce fair. For further information 01342 410121. Sunday 01 October, 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 01 October, 12:00-17:00

Classic Car Show

Oakwood Farm, North Common Road, North Chailey BN8 4ED Vintage and classic cars, live music,


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beer tent and hot food. Free entry. 01444 471058.

Sunday 01 October, 13:45 for 14:00-16:00

Sheila’s Walk for Tiny Lives in aid of Action Medical Research for Children

Buxted Park Cricket Club, Buxted Park TN22 4AY Sheila’s Walk for Tiny Lives in aid of Action Medical Research for Children. Five mile, guided walk, followed by a delicious cream tea. £10. (£3 for children under 8). Book in advance with Claire on 01342 323697/07790 194835 or Vickie on 01732 863950/07762 491956. Dogs welcome if on a lead but not in the Pavilion please. Sundays 01, 15 & 29 October, 14:00-16:00

Mish Mash Morris – Open Practices Ringmer Village Hall (Symons Hall), Lewes Road, Ringmer BN8 5QH Try a variety of Morris Dancing! If you’re 16 or over, don loose clothing and trainers, then experience the fun! Admission Free. Phil Sigournay 01903 814642 Sunday 01 October, 14:00-17:00

Open Afternoon

Oldland Mill, Oldlands Lane, Keymer, Hassocks BN6 8ND On Open Afternoons volunteers are available to give guided tours and serve refreshments. There is no parking at the mill but it can be reached with a pleasant walk via Oldlands Lane, Keymer, or Lodge Hill Lane, Ditchling. Entry is by Voluntary Donation of £3 per person or £5 per family. For more info: Prof. F J Maillardet 01273 842342 Monday 02, 09, 16, 23 & 30 October, 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 Monday 02, 09, 16, 23 & 30 October, 20:00-22:00

Burgess Hill Choral Society New Season

United Reformed Church Hall, Junction Road, Burgess Hill RH15 0JS Join our high-achieving, friendly choir to sing Haydn and Bach. No audition needed. Come and try a rehearsal. for contact details or phone 01273 835121.

Tuesday 03, 10, 17, 24 & 31 October, 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 03, 10 & 17 October, 13:40

Lancing College Lunchtime Concerts

Lancing College, Lancing BN15 ORW Tickets are available in advance from the Music Department. 01273 465969 Tuesday 03, 10 & 17 October, 19:00-21:30

Modern Calligraphy

One The Square, Lower Road, Forest Row RH18 5HE Three evenings of learning the art of modern calligraphy and decorating your work for Christmas or special occasion. Fee £135. Tuesday 03 October, 19:30

Henfield Garden Club – Talk by Roy Lancaster

Henfield Hall, Coopers Way, Henfield BN5 9DB Talk by Roy Lancaster with slides on his life in Horticulture. Open to Members and Non-members. £5 for Non-members. Tuesday 03 October, 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 03 October, 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 and give one of the contact numbers a call. Wednesday 04 October, 10:00–12:00

Burgess Hill U3A Coffee Morning with a talk by Helen Poole

Martlets Hall, Civic Way, Burgess Hill RH15 9NN Monthly coffee morning with speaker Helen Poole talking about Anne of Cleves - The Lady Behind The Portrait. Learn more about the wife of Henry VIII who escaped with her head. New members welcome. £1.50 including raffle ticket. Wednesday 04 & Thursday 05 October, 10:15-11:30

Steyning Grammar School Open Days

Rock Road, Storrington RH20 An opportunity to visit and sample a school that values every student and encourages them to be the ‘best they can be’. Contact: 01903 814555 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 04 October, 13:30 for 14:00-16:15

Burgess Hill Flower Club – Demonstration of Flower Arranging

Cyprus Hall, Cyprus Road, Burgess Hill RH15 8EX ‘Funky and Fun’ floral demonstration by Margaret Williams. There will also be a competition of ‘foliage only’ arrangement. Why not try your hand at this? £6.00. Your first visit will be free if you bring a current copy of Sussex Living Magazine. Wednesday 04 October, 14:15

Hurstpierpoint W I Meeting

The Girl Guide Headquarters, Trinity Road Car Park, Hurstpierpoint BN6 9UY Speaker: Mrs Margaret Carey – My Life and Work. Competitions: A Cookery Book and Cookery Cup: Three Flap Jacks. Visitors welcome £3. Wednesday 04 October, 19:15 for 19:30

Mid Sussex Philatelic Society

Burgess Hill Girls School, Keymer Road, Burgess Hill RH15 0EG The Stamps of Latvia presented by Wendy Buckle. Contact: Jim Etherington 01273 471897 Wednesday 04 October, 19:45

Burgess Hill Horticultural Society – Open Meeting Cyprus Hall, Cyprus Road, Burgess Hill RH15 8DX Illustrated talk: 1,001 Things To Do With Bamboo - The plant that could save the planet! Speakers: John and Jeanette Simpson. Admission: Members free, Visitors £1. All welcome! www. 01444 245509 Wednesday 04 October, 19:00

Ukulele Night

The Fox Eating & Drinking House, Highbrook Lane, West Hoathly RH19 4PJ Come and enjoy a fun night of strumming and singing. All ages and abilities welcome. Contact: 01342 810644 Wednesday 04 October, 20:00

Lindfield Preservation Society presents a talk by Peter Erridge

King Edward Hall, 24 High Street, Lindfield


DiaryDates RH16 2HH History, development and management of Weir Wood Local Nature Reserve. This talk will illustrate how the various habitats have been developed and maintained to encourage wildlife. New species are found each year. All welcome, entry free. Contact: John Chapman 01444 484470

Friday 06 October, 13:00

Thursday 05 October, 17:45 & 18:30

Friday 06 October, Afternoon

Steyning Grammar School Open Evening

Rock Road, Storrington RH20 3AA Presentation from Headteacher and tours at 5.45pm and 6.30pm. Contact: 01903 814555 Thursday 05 October, 18:00-20:00

Sixth Form Open Evening

Moira House Girls School, Upper Carlisle Road, Eastbourne BN20 7TE An opportunity to discuss A-Level options with teaching staff, tour our superb facilities and meet our girls. Scholarships are available. Contact: Mrs Elaine Allen, Registrar: 01323 644144 Thursday 5 October, 18:00-20:30

Downlands Community School Open Evening

Dale Avenue, Hassocks BN6 8LP An opportunity for students and parents in Years 5 and 6 to visit our wonderful school. Contact: Nicki Burston 01273 845892 Thursday 05 October, 20:00, doors 19:30

Ditchling Film Society – Moonlight - Triple Oscar Winner Ditchling Village Hall, 12 Lewes Road, Ditchling BN6 8TT See Local Living. Thursday 05 October, 20:00-10:30

Mid Sussex Friends of the Donkey Quiz

The Woolpack Inn, Burgess Hill RH15 8NN Second quiz of the year, book your table early to avoid disappointment! £5 per person to include light snack, no more than 6 per team! Contact: Wendy Ahl 01444 470136 Thursday 05 October, 20:00

The Founding of Chailey Heritage Queens Hall, High Street, Cuckfield RH17 5EL Ros Black tells the extraordinary story of Grace Kimmins, the founder of Chailey Heritage. £5 or £3 for members. To book a seat, please contact Mike Nicholson on 01444 457448 or email: Friday 06 October – Saturday 09 December

Thirty Years On – Cuckfield Museum Remembers the Great Storm of 1987

Queens Hall, High Street, Cuckfield RH17 5EL Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 10:00-12:30 and Saturdays 10:0015:00. Using photos and memories we relive that strange and dramatic time. Entry free, but donations appreciated. More information from


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Lunch Time Concerts in Holy Trinity Church

Holy Trinity Church, Church Street, Cuckfield RH17 5JZ Dominic Ferris - piano. Concerts are held on the first Friday of each month. Tea, coffee and squash available from 12:30 and there is no charge.

Floral Demonstration for MND Wivelsfield Village Hall, Eastern Rd, Wivelsfield Green, Haywards Heath RH17 7QH See Local Living.

Friday 06, 13, 20 & 27 October, 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 06, 13, 20 & 27 October, 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 CrawleyAkidoClub

coffee or tea and biscuits.

Saturday 07 October, 10:00-15:00

Forest Row Village Market

Community Centre Car Park or Foresters 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 07 & Sunday 08 October, 10:00-17:00

South of England Festive Market alongside The British Pet Show

South of England Showground, Selsfield Road, Ardingly RH17 6TL The event with something for everybody from reindeer to a fabulous shopping experience and dog shows. £10 adults /£9 Concessions /£5 children – online discounts. Quintessentially British Events. www.

Saturday 07 – Sunday 15 October, 11:00-18:00

Pure Autumn Fine Art Fair

Powdermills Hotel, Battle TN33 OSP Prestigious Art Fair showcasing the work of 60 artists - painting, mixed media, drawing, printmaking, photography, sculpture, ceramics, glass, digital art. Free Admission. info@pureartsgroup. Saturday 07 & Sunday 08 October, 13:00

Foraging Weekend

Ashdown Park, Wych Cross, Nr Forest Row RH18 5JR A weekend luxury and outdoor experience; learn survival hints and tips and forage for delicacies on the 186 acre estate. Tickets are £199.00 per person. 01342 824988 http://

RSPCA Brighton Autumn Fair

Saturday 07 & Sunday 08 October, 10:30-17:00

Friday 06, 13, 20 & 27 October, 19:30-22:00

Saturday 07 October, 10:30-13:00

Weald & Downland Living Museum, Singleton, Chichester PO18 0EU Heavy horses, vintage tractors, steam threshing, dog and duck show, falconry and dog displays, fun dog show, traditional demonstrations and competitions, countryside craft and trade stands. 01243 811363

Cyprus Hall, Millfield Suite, Cyprus Road, Burgess Hill RH15 8DX This month we have: On Air Nights, AGM, Radio Night and table top sale. Please don’t forget the surplus equipment sale - look on the website. Contact: Stella Rogers 07803 086838

Hurst College, College Lane, Hurstpierpoint BN6 9JS Provides an opportunity to tour the facilities, listen to presentations by the Headmaster and current pupils and meet key members of staff. Contact: Dianne Allison dianne.allison@hppc. 01273 836937

Saturday 07 – Monday 09 October, (Open outside of service times)

Saturday 07 – Sunday 08 October, 10:30-17:00

Saturday 07 October, 11:00-15:00

Mid Sussex Amateur Radio Society

Friday 06 October, 19:45–21:30 (doors open 19:15)

Rocks and Fossils

Cyprus Hall, Cyprus Road, Burgess Hill RH15 8EU An illustrated talk by Ian Graham, retired landscape architect and keen conservationist. Hosted by The Friends of Burgess Hill Green Circle Network. There will be a raffle and refreshments. Members £2. Nonmembers £3. Under 16 years free. Contact: Mary Smith 01444 242667. Saturday 07 - Sunday 29 October

Grant Dejonge - Modern Landscapes Art Exhibition

The Cube Gallery, South Downs Heritage Centre, Brighton Road, Hassocks BN6 9LY From Imagination to Installation – the story of art on the railway. In association with Network Rail. www. Saturday 07 October, 10:00-12:00

RNLI Coffee Morning

Club Suite, Hurstpierpoint Village Centre, Trinity Road, Hurstpierpoint BN6 9UY Coffee morning in aid of the RNLI, with sales of RNLI souvenirs, Christmas cards and diaries etc. plus raffle. £1 per person, which includes

Saturday 07 October, 10:30-12:30

A chance to swap seeds, chat with like-minded folk and enjoy a good coffee and cake.

Adastra Hall, Keymer Road, Hassocks BN6 8QH Lots of bargains, cakes, books, tombola, raffle, delicious refreshments and much more! All proceeds go to help the animals. Free admission. RSPCA Brighton Animal Shelter 01273 554218

Sixth Form Open Morning

Weald & Downland Living Museum – Autumn Countryside Show

Singleton, Chichester PO18 OEU Heavy horses, vintage tractors, steam threshing, dog and duck show, falconry and dog displays, fun dog show, traditional demonstrations and competitions, countryside craft and trade stands. Adults £13.50, 65+ £11.50, Child £6, Family £36. Contact: 01273 811363 Saturday 07 October, 11:00

Hurst Hedgehog Haven

The Back Room, The New Inn, 76 High Street, Hurstpierpoint BN6 9RQ A family friendly workshop to encourage the lovely folks of Hurst to become more hedgehog friendly towards these beautiful animals. There will be lots of facts and info and a raffle with hoggie prizes. All welcome! Contact: 01273 833133 Saturday 07 October, 11:00-12:30

Seed Swap and Coffee Morning

St Mary’s Church Hall, Windmill Lane, East Grinstead RH192DS

Autumn Countryside Show

Hops and Harvest Festival

St Thomas a Becket Church, Cliffe High Street, Lewes BN7 2AH Hops and festive flowers adorn the ancient church in a colourful autumn display.

Cheese and Wine Tasting Event

The Sussex Food Hall, South Downs Heritage Centre, Brighton Road, Hassocks BN6 9LY Free tastings of the best of British and local cheeses and wines, with many special offers for one day only. Sunday 08 October, 10:00

Mushroom Foraging Followed By Luncheon

Ashdown Park, Wych Cross, Nr Forest Row RH18 5JR Forage for delicacies on Ashdown Park Hotel’s 186 acre estate with expert Anne Yarrow, followed by a special foraging sampling Luncheon. £39.50 per person. Contact: 01342 824988 Sunday 08 October, 10:00

Walk to Remember

Goring Gap, Worthing BN12 Walk or run 5/10km route along Worthing seafront to help us raise funds for our dementia services. Dogs and children are welcome. £10 per person, £25 for a family (2 adults, 2

DiaryDates children under 16) £40 per group (5 adults) or £50 corporate entry – no participate limit. Dogs £1 each. Contact: Lily Banister 01903 528613 www.

Sunday 08 October, 11:00-15:00

East Sussex National Hotel Wedding Show & Catwalk

Little Horsted, Uckfield TN22 5ES Wedding fair with 40+ quality wedding exhibitors and a stunning bridal catwalk featuring brand new 2018 collection gowns. Free Entry. Empirical Events Ltd 01424 310580. sales@empiricalevents. Sunday 08 October, 11:00-15:30

The South of England Wedding Fayre

South of England Showground, Selsfield Road, Ardingly RH17 6TL Chez Fleur florist will be exhibiting at this premier show - come and meet Belinda to discuss your dream wedding flowers. Belinda Campopiano 07811 892644 Monday 09 October, 10:30-12:00

The Arts Society Steyning

The Steyning Centre, Fletchers Croft, Church Street, Steyning BN44 3XZ Barry Vennings will give an illustrated talk entitled, A child of six could do it: cartoonist and modern art. Monday 09 October, 14:30, AGM 14:00

The Arts Society, The Borgias: The Most Infamous Family in History by Sarah Dunant

The Henfield Hall, Coopers Way, Henfield BN5 6DB The Borgia Family, said to have originated in Spain, arose to fame in Renaissance Italy, becoming prominent in ecclesiastical and political affairs in the 15th and 16th Cs. Guests welcome - £5. www. 01273 494945. Monday 09 October, 19:45

Hassocks Field Society

Adastra Hall, Keymer Road, Hassocks BN6 9UY AGM followed by a talk by Suzanne Glossop – Mudlarking on the Thames Foreshore. Members £1.50. Visitors £2.00. Beryl Varley 01273 832351. Monday 09 October, 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 10 October, 08:45-11:00

Year 7 Open Morning

Hurst Prep School, Chalkers Lane, Hurstpierpoint BN6 9JS Provides an opportunity to tour the facilities, listen to presentations by the

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Headmaster and current pupils and meet key members of staff. Contact: Christina Treadaway christina. 01273 836927

Tuesday 10 October, 10:00

Mid Sussex Ramblers – Around the Railway

Horsted Keynes Village Car Park RH17 7AT Horsted Keynes, Balcombe Lane, Sussex Border Path, Bluebell Railway, Highbrook, High Weald Landscape Trail, Ardingly, Horsted Keynes. 350m of ascent. Please bring a picnic lunch. 9.9mi/15.9km Moderate. Contact: Judith 007899 992261

Wednesday 11 (Demo) & Wednesday 25 (Workshop) October, 14:00-16:30

East Grinstead Art Society

East Court, College Lane, East Grinstead RH19 3LT
 11/10/17 Demonstration: Jonathan Brown - Ink Drawing
25/10/17 Workshop: Update your skills. NonMembers and Members welcomed to East Grinstead Art Society Demos and Workshops to update and learn about different mediums. Demos – Meridian Hall. Workshop – Cranston Suite. Wednesday 11 October, 19:45 for 20:00-22:00

Tuesday 10 October, 19:45

Hassocks Horticultural Society Winter Hanging Baskets

Club Suite, Village Hall, Hurstpierpoint BN6 9UY An illustrated talk by Laurie Mcmillan, a professional gardener for 13 years and lecturer for 9 years. £1 Members, £2 Visitors.

Wednesday 11 October, 20:00-22:00

Hurstpierpoint Horticultural Society - Pruning Flowering Shrubs

Wednesday 11 – Saturday 14 October

The Weald Art Exhibition

Martlets Hall, Civic Way, Burgess Hill RH15 9NN Wednesday 1pm-8.30pm. Refreshments available after 6pm. Thursday and Friday 10am-5pm and Saturday, 10am-4pm. We have a vast selection of art from our members in many artistic mediums, all for sale.

Adastra Hall, Keymer Road, Hassocks BN6 9UY Winter Hanging Baskets. A demonstration of planting for autumn and winter hanging baskets by Ester Scott, Dove Nursery, Felbridge. A very interesting evening. All welcome. Members £1.50.Visitors £2.50. Refreshments included.

The Mid-Sussex Franco-British Society – La Republique d’Emmanuel Macron

Function Suite, Clair Hall, Perrymount Road, Haywards Heath RH16 3DN By Jonathan Fenby CBE – auteur et historian. All members and visitors are most welcome. Contact: Barbara Stevens 01444 452385. Thursday 12 October, 08:30-13:00

A magical winter lantern trail 30 November – 17 December Weekly, each Thursday to Sunday

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Open Morning

Michael Hall Steiner School, Kidbrooke Park, Priory Road, Forest Row RH18 5JA There’s no better introduction to both Michael Hall and Steiner Waldorf education than an Open Morning. An opportunity to see students at work and play, tour our facilities and listen to one or both of our talks. Book online at school-open-days 01342 822275 Thursday 12 October, 14:30

Mid Sussex Association National Trust

Clair Hall, Haywards Heath RH16 3DN This month’s lecture is Jane Austen and the Militia by Rupert Matthews. Membership £7, plus £3 per Lecture. Non-members £5 per Lecture. Contact: Anne Tucker 01444 455803. Thursday 12 October, 17:30-20:00

Book Launch at Chailey Heritage Chailey Heritage Foundation, Haywards Heath Road, North Chailey BN8 4EF See Local Living. Thursday 12 from 19:30 - Sunday 15 October

Non-stop Shakespeare MON 23 - SAT 28 OCTOBER BOX OFFICE 01293 553636

Registered charity number 306016.

Hurstpierpoint Players Theatre, 147 High Street, Hurstpierpoint BN6 9PU See Local Living. Friday 13 October, 09:00-13:00

Charity Coffee Morning

The Barn Coffee Shop, South Downs Nurseries, Brighton Road, Hassocks BN6 9LY Join us for a charity coffee morning raising funds for St Peter & St James Hospice. All hot drink profits go to charity. garden-centres Friday 13 October, 20:00-21:30

Burgess Hill History Society – A.G.M. d Farm Blacklan

Cyprus Hall, Cyprus Road, Burgess Hill RH15 8DX Annual General Meeting followed by a talk and/or slide show. Members £1. Visitors £3. Saturday 14 – Tuesday 31 October

Pumpkin Barn at Townings

Townings Farm, Plumpton Road, Chailey BN8 4EJ Barn full of Halloween pumpkins and squash, from x-large to small. Come and choose your perfect pumpkin. Shop opening times apply. Townings Farm Shop. 01444 471352 www. Saturday 14 October, 09:30-12:00

Health Information Morning Adastra Hall, Keymer Road, Hassocks BN6 8QH See Local Living. Saturday 14 October, 10:00-12:00

Cumnor House Sussex Open Morning 01342 810493


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Cumnor House Sussex Danehill RH17 7HT Come and see our vibrant Pre-Prep and Prep School in action. Visit the Nursery, which is now open for 50 weeks, 7am-7pm. Contact: Cecilia Desmond 01825 792006

Saturday 14 October, 10:00-12:00

Paws & Claws Coffee Morning

Club Suite, Hurstpierpoint Village Centre, Trinity Road BN6 9SJ Coffee morning with homemade cakes, big book stall, DVDs, CDs, bric-a-brac, household, jewellery, ‘prize-a-time’ tombola, gifts, toys, cards, raffle and refreshments. Saturday 14 October, 10:00-14:00

Heber Opera Craft Fair

Hurstpierpoint Village Centre, Trinity Road, Hurstpierpoint BN6 9UY Craft fair in support of Heber Opera. 30 varied stalls with many handmade items – Now is the time to start your Christmas shopping! Stalls cost £20 (call for availability). 50p entry fee to public, which entitles each person to free tea/coffee/juice. Jenny Letton, 01273 834703, jenny.letton@btinternet. com Saturday 14 October, 11:00-15:00

Stanhill Court Hotel Wedding Fair

Stanhill Court Hotel, Stanhill, Charlwood, Surrey RH6 0EP Wedding fair with 30+ quality wedding suppliers in the most stunning country house hotel on the Sussex/Surrey borders. Free Entry. Empirical Events Ltd 01424 310580 sales@empiricalevents. Saturday 14 October, 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 shows, all-day café and fun for all the family! To book a stall: 01342 824944. Saturday 14 - 31 October, Evening start times vary from 15:00-16:30

Deer Rut Safaris

Knepp Wildland Safaris, New Barn Farm, Swallows Lane, Dial Post RH13 8NN Led by Darren Rolfe. Autumn heralds one of the most dramatic events of the year at Knepp. The woods resonate with the sound of clashing antlers and guttural roars, and the air is charged with a pungent hit of pheromones. £35 per person. www. Saturday 14 October, 19:00

High Hurstwood Bonfire Night

Chillies Lane, High Hurstwood, Uckfield TN22 4AD Fireworks following the procession from High Hurtwood Church. Bar, BBQ and candyfloss. A fun night with something for everyone. Free entry. Saturday 14 October, 20:30-23:59

Blunter Brothers

Forest Row Village Club, Station Road, Forest Row RH18 5DW A tribute to James Brown, Stevie Wonder and stars of classic Funk Motown and soul. Members £10. Non-member £ 01342 822856

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Pure Events Wedding Fair

Plumpton Racecourse, Plumpton Lane, Plumpton, Nr Lewes BN7 3AL Come and see this beautiful licensed venue with 40+ exhibitors, including instrumental music, bridal catwalk and more. Goodie bags for all brides. Contact: Joel Ariaman, Pure Events, 07818 827666 Sunday 15 October, 14:30-16:30

Sounds of New Orleans performed by the Institute Jazz Band

Holy Trinity Church, Church Street, Cuckfield RH17 5JZ The band will perform New Orleans jazz, spirituals and popular 1920s dance music and featuring the vocals of Grace Gardner. Tickets £12 and £6 for under 16s from Wealden Stores and Pepperbox in Cuckfield, Carousel Music in Haywards Heath and Sunday 15 October, 19:00-20:30

The Four Quartets

Church of the Transfiguration, Pyecombe BN45 7FB Master storytellers Ashley Ramsden and Flora Pethybridge present a conversational telling of T.S. Eliot’s great poem. The result is stunning. £12 includes refreshments. Contact: Tim Cullen 07870 360551 Sunday 15 October, 19:30

Wivelsfield FILMS – Victoria and Abdul (PG) Wivelsfield Village Hall, off Eastern Road, Wivelsfield Green RH17 7QG Starring Judy Dench as Queen Victoria, who strikes up an unlikely friendship with a young Indian clerk named Abdul Karim. Tickets £6 in advance from the Post Office and Village Stores or The Cock Inn, or online via the Facebook page. Homemade cakes, ice creams and drinks served before the film and during the interval. Run time 1 hour 45 minutes plus interval. Monday 16 October, 19:45-21:15

East Grinstead Natural History Society

St Barnabas Church Hall, Dunnings Road, East Grinstead RH19 4AT The Work of the Woodland Trust - a talk by Nick Hearn. £4.50 for guests, including refreshments. Tuesday 17 October, 14:00 for 14:15-16:30

Mid Sussex Philatelic Society

King Edward Hall, Lindfield RH16 2SL (Lunch at the Bent Arms from 12:00). The Stamps and Postal History of Australia by Ben Palmer. Contact: Jim Etherington 01273 471897 Tuesday 17 October, 19:45

Wolstonbury WI Monthly Meeting

Club Suite, Hurstpierpoint Village Centre, Trinity Road BN6 9UY From cocoa bean to chocolate, including tasting! (By Dawn Shriver). Contact: Jane Biggs 01273 834421 Wednesday 18 October, 09:30-14:30

Made and Making

Garden Studio, South Downs Nurseries, Brighton Road, Hassocks BN6 9LY A fun and relaxed rag quilting session. Make your own rag quilted bag or work on a bigger project. £60. Contact: www.madeandmaking. 07967 819540 Wednesday 18 October, 10:15 for 10:45-12:00

The Arts Society Mid Sussex

Clair Hall, Perrymount Road, Haywards Heath RH16 3DN Talk by Karon Fernals on Hans Christian Anderson: Wit, Artist, Traveller; Stories, Sketches, Papercuts, with Paintings of the Day. Nonmembers welcome: £7 on door. Wednesday 18 October, 19:00

Organ Recital: Matthew Jorysz Westminster Abbey

Lancing College Chapel, Lancing BN15 ORW Matthew has already established a reputation as a virtuoso player, and it will be good to hear him at the helm of Lancing’s two fine instruments in this recital. Tickets £5. 01273 465969 Wednesday 18 to Saturday 21 October, 19:30 for 20:00

Burgess Hill Theatre Club presents ‘The Tin Woman’

Burgess Hill Theatre, Church Walk, Burgess Hill RH15 9AS BHTC presents this play by Sean Grennan. Box Office open Wednesdays and Saturdays 10am1pm. £10. Tickets 01444 242984 Wednesday 18 October, 20:00

Balcombe History Society – A talk by Mark Perry-Nash

Victory Hall, Stockcroft Road, Balcombe RH17 6HP A look at Regency Brighton, the unique creation that is the Royal Pavilion and the man who helped create it. £1 Members, £3 Visitors, including refreshments. Contact: Julie Budgen 01444 811641 Wednesday 18 October, 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

One of the best family days out in Sussex!

Autumn Tints

2nd, 3rd, 4th, 10th, 12th, 17th, 18th & 19th October Travel in one of our 1950’s cars Ashdown, Chelwood or Balcombe which are usually used for our Afternoon Tea service, but this Autumn can be enjoyed for a 22 mile return trip through the Sussex countryside. Booking for this service is strongly advised due to limited space and is essential for the cream tea or souper steam options.

Halloween Scream Train New for 2017!

October 27th 2017 During the Hours of daylight, Halloween Scream train will be running for all of you spook loving children! Travel on our vintage steam train with some of the characters, to their rather chaotic station with all sorts of ghastly go-ing’s on! Please do bring a spare tissue along for the rather snotty, ‘Dr. Bo Gey’! For those who yearn for a more dark and scary experience. Do you dare to come along to the Bluebell Railway’s Plague Platform this Halloween? Don’t be mistaken, this isn’t a light hearted ‘Ghost train’, but an immersive steam journey to a historic location with a dark secret. Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult and it is not suitable for those under the age of 12. Booking is essential for these services.

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.

Thursday 19 October, 17:00-19:00

Live Long and Prosper II Seminar

Borde Hill Garden, Borde Hill Lane, Haywards Heath RH16 1XP Mike Oliver Associates present the Live Long and Prosper II seminar, which explores later life finances and wealth management options. Free but spaces limited. www.eventbrite.

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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DiaryDates Thursday 19 – Saturday 21 October, 19:45

Henfield Theatre Company – Billy Liar

The Henfield Hall, Coopers Way, Henfield BN5 9DB Billy is a teenager working for an undertaker in his hometown in Yorkshire. He has a vivid imagination but little grasp on reality and his long-suffering family struggles to cope with him. Tickets: £8 and £10 from Stevens 01273 492141 Thursday 19 October, 20:00-21:00

Wivelsfield Historical Society – What did Ivan Margary do for me? Village Hall, Eastern Road, Wivelsfield RH17 7QG By David Millum. In 1929 Margary made a chance discovery of the London to Lewes Roman road whilst studying aerial photographs of Ashdown Forest. Visitors welcome at £2.50 per meeting. Friday 20 October, 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 20 October, 19:15-21:45

Music for Everyone

The Cyprus Hall, Cyprus Road, Burgess Hill RH15 8DX Organist/keyboard player David Harrild. Entry £5 on door. Contact: Rosalie Birchmore 01444 241269 Friday 20 October, 19:30-21:30

East Grinstead Society Meeting – 50th Annual General Meeting

Main Hall, East Court Mansion, East Grinstead RH19 3LT A.G.M. followed by a talk. £1 Members, £3 Non-member. Contact: Joan Roberts 01342 322648 Saturday 21 October – Monday 18 December, 09:30-15:30 (Mon-Sat)

Christmas Charity Fayre

Burgess Hill Library, The Martlets, Burgess Hill, RH15 9NN Christmas cards, calendars, wrapping paper, toys and stocking fillers for 36 charities both national and local. Registered Charity Number 249039 Saturday 21 October, 10:00-12:00

Chailey Litter Pickers – Group Litter Pick Through North Chailey North Chailey Sports Ground, Lewes Road, North Chailey BN8 4EY Please wear appropriate footwear for walking on uneven ground. Bring gloves and a grabber if you have one. Some equipment and plenty of bags are available on the day. Contact: Janet Caughley 01273 400785

Saturday 21 – Sunday 29 October, 10:30–18:00

Sunday 22 October, 11:00-17:00

Autumn Fair for Help the Heroes High Beeches, Woodland & Water Garden, Handcross RH17 6HQ See Local Living. Sunday 22 October, 14:45-17:00

Saturday 21 October, 19:00-21:00

The Birch Hotel, Lewes Road, Haywards Heath RH17 7SF A concert given by Susan Fleet (soprano), accompanied by Geraldine Rowland (piano). £6 Members, £12 Non-members. Tickets in advance, and further information from Edwin Cowley 01342 715709, email

Hever Castle & Gardens, Edenbridge, Kent TN8 7NG Treat the children to a spine-tingling programme of entertainment over the half term break with prizes for the best Halloween costumes. Normal admission applies. prices,, 01732 865224

Schubert’s Mass in G, Vivaldi’s Magnificat & Credo

The Parish Church of St Peter and St Paul, Old Town, Lingfield RH7 6AH East Grinstead Choral Society presents an evening of inspiring classical music in the beautiful setting of this ancient church. Adults £15 and Students £8. Saturday 21 October, 19:30-22:30

Rotary Club of Storrington & Pulborough District Quiz Night

Pulborough Village Hall, Swan View, Lower Street, Pulborough RH20 2BF Quizmaster Malcolm of Retrospect Event Sound asks the questions. There will be prizes and a raffle. £10 (includes a light supper). There will be a Licensed Bar. Malcolm Gray 07908 576139 Saturday 21 October, 19:30

60s Music Evening - C’mon Everybody!

Ditchling Village Hall, 12 Lewes Road, Ditchling BN6 8TT You can dance to the Rolling Stones, Beatles, Kinks, Supremes and all your favourites and help raise money for a wildlife charity at the same time. Tickets available from Ditchling Post Office or phone 01273 845361. No tickets on the door. Saturday 21 October, 19:45-22:00

Haywards Heath Music Society Concert

St Wilfrids Church, Church Road, Haywards Heath RH16 3QH See Local Living. Sunday 22 October, 10:00-16:00

Food Drink & Pumpkin Fair

Townings Farm, Plumpton Road Chailey BN84EJ Tantalise your taste buds with a wide variety of locally produced artisan food and drink. Amazing display of pumpkin and squash. Contact: Jayne Ford, 07740779936 Sunday 22 October, 11:00-15:00

Pyecombe Street on old A23 (west end) BN45 7ED Pyecombe Street, Round Hill, Wolstonbury Hill, Coldharbour Farm, Pyecombe Street. Steep slopes

Christ’s Hospital, Horsham RH13 0YP Chez Fleur florist will be exhibiting at this fabulous show - come and meet Belinda to discuss your dream wedding flowers. Belinda

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Fangtastic Halloween Half Term

Saturday 21 October, 10:00

Mid Sussex Ramblers – Wolstonbury Hill Climb


with 190m of ascent. Optional refreshments at the ‘Plough’ later. Second attempt on the summit. TQ 285 129. 4mi/6/4km Moderate. Contact: John 01444 483860 or 07817 032135 on the day.

Christ’s Hospital Wedding Show 2017

Musical Memories with Susan Fleet

Monday 23 - Sunday 29 October, 10:00-18:00

Daily & Sunday 10:00-16:00 Lingfield Art Exhibition

Lingfield & Dormansland Community Centre, High Street, Lingfield RH7 6AB The event on this its 40th year showcases 300 original and affordable paintings, sculpture and artist’s greetings cards. Homemade cakes and refreshments available. Free Entry. Catalogues £1. Contact: Irene Hinton 01342 324929 Monday 23 October, Gates Open 11:00. First Race 14:30

Moorcroft Racehorse Welfare Centre Charity Raceday

Plumpton Racecourse, Plumpton Lane, Plumpton, Nr Lewes BN7 3AL 18th Annual charity raceday raising money for the re-training of former racehorses into new careers. Half term fun with Shetland pony race and meet and greet with Cuddles the Shetland! Advance tickets £15pp accompanied under 18’s go racing free. 01273 890383, moorcroft-day/ Monday 23 October, 19:45

Hassocks Field Society

Adastra Hall, Keymer Road, Hassocks BN6 9UY The Ouse from Source to Sea - a talk by Geoffrey Mead. Members £1.50. Visitors £2.00. Contact: Beryl Varley 01273 832351.

Horsham RH12 1EU Our Master Baker David Pengelly will be baking a great selection of all types of bread on the AGA, gluten free included. £24.00 Booking is essential. Contact: Pauline Hadfield, The Aga Shop, 01403 254955/ 01403 262588 Wednesday, 25 October, 14:00-16:30

Bridge Afternoon

Wivelsfield Green Village Hall, Eastern Road, Wivelsfield Green RH17 7QG Doors open 13:30. Bridge Afternoon with afternoon tea. Fundraising for St Peter and St James Hospice. £36.00 per table (4 people). Contact Box Office: Mrs Jean Whybro 01444 415910 or Wednesday 25 October, 20:00-22:00

Sussex Bonsai Group - Meeting

Wivelsfield Village Hall, Eastern Road, Wivelsfield RH17 7QH Workshop - If you have a tree please bring it along for advice on stylingcare etc. All welcome. Free for first visit. Tea and coffee will be available. Ray Brunsden 07342-650713 ray.b@, www.sussexbonsaigroup. Thursday 26 - Saturday 28 October

Importance of Being Earnest

The King Edward Hall, 24 Lindfield High Street, Lindfield, RH16 2HH See Local Living. Friday 27 October, 19:00-22:00

Indian Night at The Five Bells

The Five Bells, Chailey Green, East Grinstead Road, Chailey BN8 4DA Give your taste buds a treat as The Five Bells serves an exciting high quality range of Indian cuisine in a warm, stylish and chic environment. We are a cut above the rest – come and see! Contact: 01825 722259 Friday 27, 10:00-17:00 & Saturday 28 October, 10:00-16:00

East Sussex Weavers Spinners and Dyers Guild Exhibition

Lewes Town Hall, Fisher Street entrance, Lewes BN7 2QS See Local Living.

Tuesday 24 October, 10:00-16:00

Friday 27 October

The Courtlands Hotel, 19-27 The Drive, Hove BN3 3JE Bonhams specialists will be at The Courtlands Hotel to offer free and confidential advice on items you may be considering selling at auction. Appointments and enquiries 01273 220000,

The Bluebell Railway, Sheffield Park Station TN22 3QL During the hours of daylight, Halloween Scream Train will be running for all of you spook loving children! Come and travel on our vintage steam train with some of the characters, to their rather chaotic station with all sorts of ghastly goingson! Booking essential. Contact: 01825 720800

Bonhams Jewellery & Antiques Valuation Day

Tuesday 24 October, 19:30

Take the A Road

Welsey Hall, Haywards Heath Methodist Church, Perrymount Road, Haywards Heath RH16 3DN See Local Living. Wednesday 25 October, 12:00-14:00

The Joy of Baking Bread with the Aga The Aga Shop, 10 Market Square,

Bluebell Railway - Halloween Scream Train

Friday 27 October, 20:00-22:00

Hurstpierpoint Historical & Geographical Society

The Guide Hall, Trinity Road Car Park, Hurstpierpoint BN6 9UY Bishop Hannington of Hurst by speaker Peter Wilkinson (formerly of West Sussex Records Office). Admission:

DiaryDates Free to Members. Non-members welcome: entrance fee £3. £2 to Members of other Historical Societies.

Saturday 28 October

£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 28 October, 09:00-13:00

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 28 October, 09:30–11:15

Jumble Sale

St Barnabas Church Hall, Worth Road, Pound Hill, Crawley RH10 7DY Variety of books, bric a brac, clothing, DVD’s, games, household items, toys, etc. Refreshments available. Adults 40p, children free. All welcome. Saturday 28 October, 09:30-12:30

Sew Friendly Saturday Sessions Made and Making, Garden Studio, South Downs Nurseries, Brighton Road, Hassocks BN6 9LY

Do you need a little focused time? Bring along your own sewing projects and get help guidance and enjoy a friendly atmosphere. £17.50. Contact: 07967 819540 www.madeandmaking.

Saturday 28 October, 10:00-12:00

Children’s Workshop – Children’s Sewing Machine Lessons

Sussex Crafts, 45 High Street, Cuckfield RH17 5JU Does your child have a sewing machine or wants to learn how to sew? These workshops are kept small (max 5) so that each child gets individual attention and are run by Sarah who has a full DBS check. Cost £30 per session. Contact: 01444 455611

Sunday 29 October, 13:00

Halloween Afternoon with Pumpkin Carving

Ashdown Park, Wych Cross, Nr Forest Row RH18 5JR A fantastic Halloween afternoon for family and friends; enjoy pumpkin carving, cake decorating and our Halloween Afternoon Tea. Tickets are £15.00 per child £25.00 per adult. Contact: 01342 824988 Monday 30 October – Friday 03 November

French Polishing & Modern Hand Finishes

John Lloyd Fine Furniture, Bankside Farm, Ditchling Common RH15 OSJ

Ideally some knowledge of woodworking is useful but not essential. All materials are included in the cost of the course. Skill Level: Beginner/intermediate. £590. Contact: John Lloyd 01444 480388

Tuesday 31 October, 18:00-19:30

Halloween Fancy Dress Party

The New Inn, 76 High Street, Hurstpierpoint BN6 9RQ Lots of fun, games and disco at this Halloween event. Come in fancy dress. Aimed at 5 years – 12 years. £7.50 per person. 01273 833393

Saturday 28 October, 10:00-12:00

Traidcraft Stall and Coffee Morning

Hassocks United Reformed Church, 23, Keymer Road Hassocks BN6 8AB Buy fairly traded groceries and sample fair trade coffee, thus helping many affected by catastrophes in Bangladesh, Guatemala, and Myanmar. Saturday 28 October, 19:00-22:00

Murder Mystery Evening

St Symphorian’s Church, Durrington Hill, Worthing BN13 3PU A murder set in a church. The teams need to work out ‘whodunnit’. £7 per person. Contact: Jane Winter 01903 268109

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