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Diary Dates September 2017 Do you have a Mid Sussex community or charity event to promote? and fill in a Diary Dates form.


DiaryDates Friday 01 September, 10:00-15:00

Vegan Cheese Taster Day With Tyne Chease

The Seasons Healthfood Shop, 10-11 Hartfield Road, Forest Row RH18 5DN Come and try some amazing vegan cheese. Tyne Chease is lovingly handmade in the North East of England using the finest organic ingredients. 01342 824673 Friday 01 – Thursday 28 September, 10:00-16:00

Teacher Recruitment Open Days – Lewes & Pulborough

The Mallings Business Centre, 112 Malling Street, Lewes BN7 2RG Looking for supply work in local schools across Sussex, Surrey, Hampshire and Kent? Registration is easy. Call Class Cover Team: 01273 957908 or 01798 872446 Friday 01 September, 13:00

Lunch Time Concerts in Holy Trinity Church

Holy Trinity Church, Church Street, Cuckfield RH17 5JZ King Henry’s Concert - Recorder Group. Concerts are held on the first Friday of each month. Tea, coffee and squash available from 12:30 and there is no charge. Friday 01, 08, 15, 22 & 29 September, 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

galore! Refreshments available – hot bacon rolls from 8.30am! Sellers may arrive from 7.30am. Free entrance. Contact: Karen 01342 302083

Saturday 02 September, 10:00

Mid Sussex Ramblers – Wolstonbury Hill Climb

Jack & Jill Windmills Car Park BN6 9PG Jack & Jill Windmills, Clayton Rec, up Wolstonbury Golf Course, South Downs Way, Windmills. TQ 302 133. 4.3mi/6.9km. Moderate. Contact: Frances 01273 842628 Saturday 02 September, 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 02 & Sunday 03 September, 10:00-16:00

Vintage Harvest Fair

Townings Farm, Chailey BN8 4EJ Working vintage machinery, rural crafts, farm animals, shearing and spinning demonstrations, trailer rides, folk music, beer tent and refreshments. Adults £5 each all children free. 01444 471352 info@towningsfarm., Saturday 02 & Sunday 03 September, 10:00-17:00

Crowborough Arts Open Studios

Crowborough, East Sussex TN22 40 Artists working in a range of media showing in 19 studios in and around Crowborough.

Friday 01 September, 19:00-23:00

Saturday 02 September, 10:00-17:00

Hop Yard Brewing Co, The Yard, Lewes Road, Forest Row RH18 5AA Monthly music night showcasing blues, reggae, ska, rock and much more. Contact:

Burgess Hill Girls, Keymer Road, Burgess Hill RH15 OEG An ideal opportunity to see many aspects of the railway scene recreated in miniature. Admission costs for adults £5, children £3 and family (2 adults + 2 children) £13. Full details on

New Medicine Present - Live Music at Hop Yard

Friday 01, 08, 15, 22 & 29 September, 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: Fox hunt, talk on ZCS smart phones, radio night, prep evening for Haywards Heath Town Day, Haywards Heath Town Day and Skittles evening. Contact: Stella Rogers 07803 086838 Saturday 02 September, 08:30-12:30

Car Boot Sale with Table Top Inside St Mary’s Church Hall, Windmill Lane, East Grinstead RH19 2DS £10 per pitch in advance. Bargains


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Burgess Hill Model Railway Club’s Exhibition

Saturday 02 September, 12:00-16:30

Hartfield Fete Horticultural & Dog Show

The Town Croft, Hartfield High Street, Hartfield TN7 4AA A superb afternoon of enjoyment for all the family, professional children’s entertainers. BBQ , bar, teas, traditional sideshows and many stalls. Contact: nancyholmes@ Saturday 02 September, 13:30–15:45

Burgess Hill Horticultural Society – Autumn Flower and Produce Show

Cyprus Hall, Cyprus Road, Burgess Hill RH15 8DX A traditional flower show. Teas and refreshments available. Plant and produce stall – everything homegrown and homemade! Admission: 50p. 01444 257806 www.

holding between 600 and 800 lots of antique and other furniture, ceramics, jewellery, pictures, silver and collectables. 01273 472503

Sunday 03 September, 12:00–18:00

Methodist Church, 42 Cuckfield Road, Hurstpierpoint BN6 9RR Rehearsals start on an exciting and enjoyable programme for our Christmas concert in the Village Centre on 10th December. If you enjoy singing, come and try us out before joining. Contact: David Redd 01273 831801

Ashurst Fair & Fun Dog Show

Ashurst Recreation Ground, Ashurst, Near Steyning BN44 3AY Includes country stalls, silent auction, welly wanging, archery, fun dog show and agility course, terrier racing and great food. All proceeds to Ashurst Village Hall Charity. Contact: Mandy Hedley 01403 711036 Sunday 03 & Sunday 17 September, 10:00-14:00

Conservation Work Parties

Bedelands Farm Nature Reserve, Car Park, Burgess Hill RH15 Come and help to conserve your local green area. Stay as long as you wish. Please see for details of other events. Sunday 03 September, 12:00-16:00

Special Event Day

Oldland Mill, Oldlands Lane, Keymer, Hassocks BN6 8ND We are hosting a musical medley and invite you to come and enjoy our eclectic mix of music. The mill will be open, with refreshments (BBQ , teas, homemade cakes) mill gifts, beer tent and children’s games. A free shuttle bus will be provided every 20 minutes from the eastern end of Grand Avenue. Voluntary Donations appreciated. Contact: Prof. F J Maillardet 01273 842342. Sunday 03 September, 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 03 September, 15:00-17:00

A Feldenkrais One-to-One Taster Experience, followed by an ‘Awareness Through Movement’ Lesson

Ditchling Village Hall, Ditchling BN6 8TT Lessons involve exploring habits and patterns of movement (in sitting or lying) in order to find greater ease and comfort. Contact: Feldenkrais International Training Centre 01273 844140 Monday 04, 11, 18 & 25 September, 08:00-17:00

General Antiques & Collectables Auction

Gorringes, 15 North Street, Lewes NB7 2PE Gorringes hold a weekly Monday sale. This is a well-established auction

Monday 04 September, 19:30–21:30 & subsequent Mondays

Hurstpierpoint Singers

Tuesday 05, 12, 19 & 26 September, 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 05 September, 18:30–22:30

Lindfield Bonfire Society Badge Night

The Stand Up Inn, 47 High Street, Lindfield RH16 2HN Come and meet LBS members and purchase your 2017 badge and programme at this informal social event. Contact: Sarah Tampion-Lacey 01444 487470 Tuesday 05 September, 20:00

The Group for Unattached Men & Women

A pub in Lewes Unattached? Aged 50+? The Group might be exactly right for you. We meet in Lewes on the first Tuesday evening of every month. 400 members in Sussex, and on that evening there will be at least 30 of them there. The Group is not a dating agency, but it is an opportunity to meet other single men and women. We also meet in Burgess Hill, Horsham and Brighton. Walks, dining, golf, theatre, holidays etc. Take a look at the website, then give us a call. 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 06 September, 14:15

Hurstpierpoint WI Meeting

DiaryDates The Girl Guide Headquarters, Trinity Road Car Park, Hurstpierpoint BN6 9UY Speaker: From Burgess Hill Fire Station – Home Fire Safety. Competition: A Bell. Visitors welcome £3.

Hop Yard Brewing Co, The Yard, Lewes Road, Forest Row RH18 5AA DJ Little Rik spins original vinyl 45s. Blues, Jump Rock, Rockabilly and Rock and Roll. Contact:

Victoria Park, Haywards Heath RH16 4HT Join Safe Haven for Donkeys as they have a stall for the duration of the event. Adopt a donkey or purchase some new donkey merchandise.

Friday 08 September, 20:00-21:30

Saturday 09 September, 14:00-17:00

Cyprus Hall, Cyprus Road, Burgess Hill RH15 8DX Jackie Marsh-Hobbs on the development and architectural beauty of the station revealing the hidden places beneath the platforms. Members £1. Visitors £3.

Cuckfield Baptist Church, Polestub Lane, Cuckfield RH17 5GP Horticulture, food and drink, crafts, art and photography, floral art and junior sections. WI teas and Mid Sussex Brass Band will be playing. Entry: £1.50 adults, children free. Free parking.

Mid Sussex Philatelic Society

Friday 08 September, 20:30

Saturday 09 September, 14:00-17:00

Wednesday 06 September, 19:15 for 19:45

Fox Eating & Drinking House, Highbrook Lane, West Hoathly RH19 4PJ Playing live, mixing classic rnb, soul, funk, blues, ska reggae and rock from the past to the present. 01342 810644

Wednesday 06 September, 14:30

‘Dinosaur Discoverers’ for Cuckfield Museum

Queens Hall, Cuckfield RH17 5EL John Cooper, former Curator at the Booth Museum, talks about the exciting early 19th century years of dinosaur discovery in Sussex. £5 or £3 for members. Please contact Mike Nicholson 01444 457448 to book a place. Wednesday 06 September, 19:15 for 19:30 Burgess Hill Girls School, Keymer Road, Burgess Hill RH15 0EG Members’ Displays. Contact: Jim Etherington 01273 47189 jespeth@hotmail

Burgess Hill Horticultural Society – Illustrated Talk Cyprus Hall, Cyprus Road, Burgess Hill RH15 8DX Open Meeting. Speaker: Ed Nugent of Garden Sage, Hassocks – Setting up a New Nursery. Members free. Visitors £1. Contact: 01444 245509 www. Wednesday 06 September, 20:00

An Inspector Calls by Neil Sadler

King Edward Hall, 24 High Street, Lindfield RH16 2HH Strange things that have happened at police talks and updates on previous cases. Also Gatwick Airport’s amazing coincidence and a strange request at a WI meeting! All welcome, entry free. John Chapman 01444 484470

Burgess Hill History Society – Brighton Station

Ungrateful Dad

Saturdays starting 09 September, 09:30-12:30

Introduction to Calligraphy

Made and Making, Garden Studio, South Downs Nurseries, Brighton Road, Hassocks BN6 9LY A four session course for beginners on calligraphy and hand lettering. All materials supplied. See our website for more info. £120 for 4 sessions. 07967 819540 Saturday 09 September, 10:00-12:00

Paws & Claws Autumn Fair

Adastra Hall, Keymer Road, Hassocks BN6 8QH Autumn Fair with homemade cakes, clothes, books, toys, jewellery, cards, gifts, tombola and raffle. 20p entry.

Cuckfield Village Show

Worth Horticultural Society at Crawley Down Village Fayre

Crawley Down Village Green, Crawley Down RH10 4HY Our stall will contain a display of dahlias which will be on sale and also a promotional stall, so please visit us to find out more about our Society. Saturday 09 – Sunday 10 September, 19:00-21:30

Evening Opening for the NGS

30 Sycamore Drive, Burgess Hill RH15 0GH See this garden transform at night into a candlelit calm oasis, a summerhouse, and lots of seating. Come and enjoy this magical space. Ticket only event £6 to include first drink and canapés. Licenced bar. Contact: 01444 871888 garden/29961/ Saturday 09 September, 19:00 for 19:30

Dinner with Sports Q&A

Spen Cama Pavilion, Sussex Cricket Club, Hove BN3 3AN See Local Living

Thursday 07 September, 19:30 for 19:4521:45

Saturday 09 September, 10:00-16:00

Jubilee Community Centre, Charlwoods Road, East Grinstead RH19 2HL EGCS launches its new season including Schubert Mass and much more. New singers always welcome. First two sessions free.

Wivelsfield Village Hall, Eastern Road, Wivelsfield RH17 7QH Adults £3. Children under 16 free. Tea and coffee and snacks will be available. Ray Brunsden 07342 650713

Station Road, Forest Row RH18 5DW Classic rock covers from Heart to Kings of Leon, Whitesnake to Bruce Springteen. Happy Hour every Friday 5-8pm. Members free, non members £3. 01342 822856 frvillageclub@outlook. com

Thursday 07, 14, 21 & 28 September, 20:00

Saturday 09 September, 10:00-16:00

Sunday 10 September, 09:00-10:30 Start

Greyhound Inn, Keymer Road, Hassocks BN6 8QT Every Thursday. Whatever your talent, come and show it off or just watch others. Pop in for a fun night out – entrance free!

St Symphorian’s Church, Durrington Hill, Worthing BN13 2PU Refreshments and a few stalls available 10am – 12 noon. Church open until 4pm for visitors. Free entry.

Victory Hall, Balcombe RH17 6PH Calling all walking enthusiasts! Come and enjoy a beautiful Autumnal walk through Balcombe and the stunning, surrounding countryside, embracing nature at its best, all whilst raising money for St Catherine’s Hospice. Join free at: balcombewalk

East Grinstead Choral Society New Season Launch

Greyhound – Open Mic Night

Sussex Bonsai Group – Bonsai Display

Church Open Day with Coffee Morning

Friday 08 – Sunday 10 September

Saturday 09 September, 12:00-16:00

The Red Lion, Lion Hill, Stone Cross, Pevensey RH10 1BQ Look out for The Red Lion’s second Beer Festival this September, featuring great beers, live music, fresh food and more! Vila Klimek 01323 761468 Twitter: @TheRedLionSC Facebook: /TheRedLionStoneCross

Victoria Park, South Road, Haywards Heath RH16 4HT Lots of prizes at the dog show for all. Classes include scruffiest dog and waggiest tail. Judging from 13:15. Entry £2 per class. Contact: Georgie at the Mewes Vets, 4 Haywards Road, Haywards Heath. 01444 456886

The Red Lion Beer Festival

Friday 08 September, 19:00-23:00

This is Hip

Haywards Heath Town Day – Fun Dog Show

Saturday 09 September, 12:00-16:30

Haywards Heath Town Day

Saturday 09 September, 20:30-23:59

Asylum Affair

Balcombe Walk. 4 routes – 4, 6, 9 & 12.5 miles

Sunday 10 September, 10:00–14:00

RSPCA South Godstone Car Boot Sale

RSPCA South Godstone Animal Centre, Eastbourne Road/A22, South Godstone RH9 8JB Free parking + disabled parking. Set up from 9am, opens 10am. Light refreshments. Dogs welcome on lead. No food sellers/traders. Buyers: admission by donation. Sellers: All vehicles £10.00, trailers

+£3.00. Contact: 0300 123 0741

Sunday 10 September, 11:00-16:00

Sussex Horse Rescue Trust Gala Closing Day Visit the Equines, stalls, barn shop and tearoom. Pony rides available. Your visit helps us raise funds for the winter months. £2 adults, £1 children. Contact: 07545 616722

Sunday 10 September, 11:00-17:00

Broadwater Dog Show and Market

Broadwater Green, Worthing BN14 9DJ Come along and enter your pooch or just spectate with your four-legged friend and join in the family fun. Free entry. Dog show classes £2 each. Helen Tidball helen.tidball@, 01903 528613 Sunday 10 September, 14:00-16:30

Tree and Fungi Walk on Bedelands Nature Reserve

Meet in car park off Maple Drive, Burgess Hill RH15 This walk will be led by group members. Contact: Mary Smith 01444 242667 Monday 11 – Friday 15 September

Understanding Veneering – Making an Inlaid Tray

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 Monday 11 – Friday 22 September, 09:00-17:00

Make a Will Fortnight

Participating solicitors are based in Haywards Heath, Lewes, Hassocks, Brighton & Hove. Full details on our website. See Local Living Monday 11 September, 10:00-12:00

The Arts Society Steyning – Illustrated Talk

The Steyning Centre, Fletchers Croft, Steyning BN44 3XZ This talk is from Toby Faber on Indians, Buffalo and Storms: The American West in 19th Century Art. 01903 905302 Monday 11 September, Arrival Drink at 12:00

Ladies Lunch – Partners Welcome

Ashdown Park, Wych Cross, Nr Forest Row RH18 5JR Our annual partners welcome luncheon, with a delightful live performance of our magnificent organ in the converted chapel. Tickets are £37.50 per person. Contact: 01342 824988 pgraham@elitehotels. partners-ladies-lunch Monday 11 September, 19:45

Hassocks Field Society

Adastra Hall, Keymer Road, Hassocks BN6 9UY Gideon Mantell – the dinosaur doctor of Lewes - a talk by Ray Hale. Members S u ss e x L i v i n g September 2017


DiaryDates £1.50. Visitors £2.00. Contact: Beryl Varley 01273 832351

Monday 11 September, 20:00

Greyhound - Quiz Night

Greyhound Inn, Keymer Road, Hassocks BN6 8QT We currently hold a monthly quiz on the second Monday of each month. Why not pop along for this fun night and pit your wits against other. Monday 11 September, 20:00

The Group for Unattached Men & Women

A pub in Burgess Hill Unattached? Aged 50+? The Group might be exactly right for you. We meet in Burgess Hill on the 2nd Monday evening of every month. 400 members in Sussex, and on that evening there will be at least 30 of them there. The Group is not a dating agency, but it is an opportunity to meet other single men and women. Walks, dining, golf, theatre, holidays etc. Take a look at the website, then give us a call. Tuesday 12 September,10:00–12:00

Burgess Hill U3A Coffee Morning with speaker, Gill Parker

Martlets Hall, Civic Way, Burgess Hill RH15 9NN Monthly coffee morning with speaker talking about My Life as a Playgirl Bunny. New members welcome. £1.50 including raffle ticket. Elizabeth Taylor, 01444 235837 Wednesday 13 September

East Grinstead Art Society – Demonstration: Oil Painting – Janet Moore

East Court, College Lane, East Grinstead RH19 3LT Demonstrations in Meridian Hall and Workshop in Cranston Suite. Nonmembers and members welcomed once a month to EGAS Demos to update and learn about different mediums. Visitors of all ages and abilities welcome. £3 per meeting. Free parking available. Contact: Wendy Vick 01342 311093 Wednesday 13 September, 19:30-21:30

Vivace! Choir Rehearsals

Ditchling Unitarian Chapel, The Twitten, Ditchling See Local Living Wednesday 13 September, 19:30

Storrington Film –Viceroy’s House

Sullington Hall, Thakeham Road, Storrington RH20 4PP Rotary Film for Storrington Viceroy’s House. Tickets from Card Shop. For transport help please contact Marion on 01903 813014. Tickets £5. Ken Collins 01903 740745 Contact: Ken Collins 01903 740745 Wednesday 13 September, 19:45 for 20:00-22:00

Hassocks Horticultural Society, The Mysteries of Crop Circles Adastra Hall, Keymer Road, Hassocks BN6 8QH


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Talk by Andy Thomas, International Presenter. Andy will provide some insight into these mysterious occurrences. Do come along for an interesting evening. Members £1.50. Visitors £2.50. Refreshments included. 01273 842516

Wednesday 13 September, 20:00

Balcombe History Society - A talk by Dr Geoffrey Mead - Ashdown Forest - Landscape of Sussex Victory Hall, Stockcroft Road, Balcombe RH17 6HP The geology, soils and natural vegetation of the forest and how they have influenced its historic uses. £1 members and £3 visitors, including refreshments. Contact: Julie Budgen (Secretary) 01444 811 641 julie. Thursday 14 September, 10:30-13:30

The Curious History of the Cottage Garden with Stephanie Donaldson

Borde Hill Garden, Borde Hill Lane, Haywards Heath RH16 1XP A fascinating talk tracing the history of many plants associated with the cottage garden. Includes light refreshments and Garden tour. Tickets: £24.00 (RHS Members & Friends of Borde Hill), £30.00 non-members. Andrew Loin 01444 450326, Friday 15 September, 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 15 September, 19:00-21:00

Turners Hill Twinning Classical Concert

St. Leonards Church, Turners Hill, Crawley RH10 4PB Classical Concert in aid of St Leonards Church. Artists include Margaret Watson, Harpist and D’Arcy Trinkwon, International and local Organist. £7.50 tickets reserved www. link Classical Concert Friday 15 September, 19:15-21:45

Music for Everyone

The Cyprus Hall, Cyprus Road, Burgess Hill RH15 8DX Organist/keyboard player Paul Carman. Entry £5 on door. Contact: Rosalie Birchmore 01444 241269 Friday 15 September, 19:30-21:30

East Grinstead Society Meeting – Biggin on the Bump Main Hall, East Court Mansion, East Grinstead RH19 3LT By Bob Ogley, the Author and fundraiser for the Benevolent Fund, on all who made it the most famous fighter station in the world. £1 member and £3 per non-member. Contact: Joan Roberts 01342 322648 Friday 15 -Sunday 17 September 09.30–17:00

Bentley Woodfair

Bentley Wildfowl and Motor Museum, Harveys Lane, Halland, East Sussex, BN8 5AF Woody fun for all the family – includes woodcraft, forestry displays, children’s activities, local food, falconry, Welsh Axemen and much more. Adult: £14 Senior/Student: £12 Child (5-15years – under 5 free): £10 Family (2 Adults and up to 3 children): £47 10+ group rates available.Contact: Cathy Cordery, 01825 840573 uk, Saturday 16 & Sunday 17 September, 09:30-16:00

Pink Gift Fair in aid of Cancer Research UK Brighton Laboratories

Parkside, Chart Way, Horsham RH12 1RL Each day they will be offering more than just gift related stalls. Please visit for more information.

by tea and cake! There will be no charge for this event but we will have a retiring collection in aid of church funds.

Saturday 16 September 19:30

Los Endos

Martlets Hall, Civic Way, Burgess Hill RH15 9NN Los Endos play music of Genesis from Gabriel and Hackett era in the 70s, focussing on music from all the hit albums up to Wind & Wuthering. Tickets £20. Contact: 01444 242888 Sunday 17 September, 10:30

Mid Sussex Ramblers – Hurstpierpoint Festival Walk 1

Trinity Road Car Park, Hurstpierpoint BN6 9SJ Car Park, Bedclam Street, Belmont Lane and Hurst Wickham, Car Park. TQ 281 165. 3.5mi/5.6km Leisurely. Contact: Phil 01273 835931

Saturday 16 & Sunday 17 September, 10:00-17:00

Sunday 17 September, 12:30-17:30

Steyne Gardens, Worthing BN11 3DY This is the 6th year for the Food Festival in Worthing. There will be stalls outside and the kitchen and additional stalls in a giant marquee. Other food related activities each day will help make this a culinary weekend to remember.

High Street and South Avenue, Hurstpierpoint BN6 Street party to celebrate the opening of this year’s Hurst Festival. Lots of free entertainment for the whole family. Most events free.

Food & Drink Festival 2017

Hurst Festival Super Sunday

Saturday 16 September, 10:00-14:00

Sunday 17 September, 19:30

Victory Hall, Balcombe RH17 6HP Come and enjoy this market and be inspired by the wide selection of stalls selling unique gifts including upholstery, handmade soaps and Neals Yard. Local food produce: sausages, hams, cakes, chutney, jams, Game On jellies, Monty Bojangles’ truffles and Luigi’s produce. Contact: 01444 811462. Fundraising for Canine Partners Charity.

Wivelsfield Village Hall, off Eastern Road, Wivelsfield Green RH17 7QG Wartime romantic comedy/drama starring Gemma Arterton & Bill Nighy. Based on Lissa Evans’ novel, Their Finest Hour and a Half. Tickets £6 in advance from the Post Office and Village Stores, The Cock Inn, or online. Homemade cakes, ice creams and drinks served before the film and during the interval.

Balcombe Village Craft, Gift & Produce Market

Saturday 16 September, 11:00

Mid Sussex Ramblers – Discover Barcombe

Village Stores, Barcombe Cross BN8 5DH Barcombe Cross, Barcombe St Mary’s Church, Barcombe Mills, Barcombe House, Anchor Inn, Royal Oak Barcombe Cross. Please bring a picnic lunch and there will be a chance to have a liquid refreshment only at the Anchor Inn. TQ 420 158. 7mi/11.3km. Moderate. Contact: Jill 01273 480167 or 07938 833868 on the day. Saturday 16 September, 14:30

Hassocks Horticultural Society

Adastra Hall, Keymer Road, Hassocks BN6 8QH Lots to see at our Autumn Show – so come along to see members’ exhibits of flowers, floral art, veg and fruit, cookery, preserves, handicrafts, photography and paintings. Also a children’s open class. Plants for sale and refreshments. Saturday 16 September, 15:00

Choral Treat

St John the Evangelist, Church Lane, Newtimber, Hassocks BN6 9BT Nick Andrews (our organist) will be singing the Pergolesi Stabat Mater with two of his friends. Followed

Wivelsfield FILMS – Their Finest (12A)

Monday 18 September, 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. Irish Postal History by Florence McCarthy. Jim Etherington 01273 471897, Monday 18 September, 19:30

Hurst Singers Open Practice

The Methodist Church, Cuckfield Road, Hurstpierpoint BN6 9SA We have an exciting and enjoyable programme to prepare for the Christmas Concert on Sunday 10th December. If you want to see what we do before giving us a try, then come along to the Open Practice. Contact: David 01273 831801 Monday 18 September, 19:45-21:15

East Grinstead Natural History Society

St Barnabas Church Hall, Dunnings Road, East Grinstead RH19 4AT Barn Owl Conservation – Peter Flower – Warden of Kent Wildlife Trust Visitor Centre at Bough Beech Reservoir. £4.50 for guests including refreshments.


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Gates Open: 12 noon, First race: 2pm*


For more information and to book tickets: advance tickets close on Wednesday 20th September at Midday

*provisional times

DiaryDates Tuesday 19 September, 12:00-14:00

An AGA Can Do It All – Demonstration

The AGA Shop, 10 Market Square, Horsham RH12 1EU A complete days cooking to demonstrate the versatility of the New Generation AGA cookers for prospective, new and inherited AGA owners. £18.00 or free to customers thinking of purchasing an Aga. Lots more dates available for Autumn and Winter. Contact: The AGA Shop, 01403 254955, 01403 262588, agaliving-co Tuesday 19 September, 19:45

Wolstonbury WI Monthly Meeting Club Suite, Hurstpierpoint Village Centre, Trinity Road BN6 9UY Craft Evening with Hazel, Beryl, Brenda and Helen. Jane Biggs 01273 834421 Tuesday 19 September, 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 Wednesday 20 September, 10:15 for 10:45 - 12:00

The Arts Society Mid Sussex

Clair Hall, Perrymount Road, Haywards Heath RH16 3DN Talk by Leslie Primo on Joseph Wright

of Derby and the Men and Art of the Lunar Society. Through paintings exploring the life of men of the Lunar Society. Non members welcome, £7 on the door.

coffees and lunches. Entry £5.00.

Thursday 21 September, 14:00 for 14:3016:00

Thursday 21 September, 13:10

Wednesday 20 September, 20:00-22:00

Function Suite, Clair Hall, Perrymount Road, Haywards Heath RH16 3DN Retrouvailles, vin et tombola followed by the short AGM. All members and visitors are most welcome. Contact: Barbara Stevens 01444 452385

Haywards Heath Library, 34 Boltro Road, Haywards Heath RH16 1BN A talk by a member of the Lindfield Bonfire Society Committee about the history of the bonfire night celebrations in Lindfield. Please call the Library on 01444 255444 for free tickets.

Durrington Community Centre, Romany Road, Durrington BN13 3FJ Angela was an Air Hostess in the 1950s and 60s when it was considered to be a very glamorous job. She will recount her travels and stories, including celebrities and her life as a writer and TV appearances after settling down in the UK. Members £2. Visitors welcome £4.

Wednesday 20 September, 20:00-22:30

Thursday 21 September, 14:30

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 01273 236437

Clair Hall, Haywards Heath RH16 3DN This month’s lecture is Resorting to the Coast-Sussex Seaside History by Dr Geoffrey Mead. Membership £7, plus £3 per Lecture. Non-members £5 per Lecture. Contact: Anne Tucker 01444 455803

The Mid-Sussex Franco-British Society – Retrouvailles & AGM

Meeting of the Royal Marines Association

Thursday 21 September, 09:30–15:30

Autumn Gift Fair in aid of St Catherine’s Hospice

Knepp Castle, West Grinstead, Shipley, Nr Horsham RH13 8LJ Browse a superb selection of 80 stalls selling, gifts, fashion, accessories, food and much more not to be found on the high street. Tea,

Guy Fawkes, The Gunpowder Plot and Lindfield’s Celebrations

Mid Sussex Association National Trust

Thursday 21 September 18:00 – 21:00

Raw Food Workshop/ Supper Club with Steve Charter

One The Square, Forest Row RH18 5HD This workshop will inspire you to include more raw food into your daily diets with delicious ingredients. Steve will guide you through the principles of eating raw and together you will prepare a delicious supper. £35 per person 01342 826465

Flying in 1950s & 60s – tales from a retired Air Hostess

Thursday 21 September, 20:00-21:00

Wivelsfield Historical Society – Anglo Saxon Angleland

Village Hall, Eastern Road, Wivelsfield RH17 7QG Our speaker, ‘Osgar’ aka Mak Norman, will examine who the Anglo Saxons were and what brought them to the land of the Britons. Friday 22 September – Saturday 08 October

Carol Farrow: Crossing Boundaries – A Commemorative Exhibition Jointure Studios, 11 South Street, Ditchling, Sussex BN6 8UQ A show of her pioneering wall-hung paperworks and sculptural paperclay Contact: Friday 22 September, 09:30-15:30

Sketchbook Club

Made and Making, Garden Studio, South Downs Nurseries, Brighton Road, Hassocks BN6 9LY

‘The Curious History of the Cottage Garden’

Talk & Tour with Stephanie Donaldson

14 Sept, 10.30am - 1.30pm (advance booking) Trace the history of many plants associated with the cottage garden. During this fascinating talk, Stephanie gradually assembles the plants creating a stunning table top cottage garden. Stephanie is a renowned garden author and former garden editor of Country Living magazine. RHS Members and Friends: £24, Non-members: £30 Includes light refreshments plus a Garden tour. 01444 450326 Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH16 1XP


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Friday 22 September, 10:00-12:00

Macmillan Coffee Morning

The Bowls Club, South Avenue, Hurstpierpoint BN6 9QB Local ladies are holding a Coffee Morning with stalls and raffle. Everyone most welcome. All proceeds to Macmillan Cancer Support. Do come along. £3.50 to include delicious cake. Friday 22 September, 10:00-16:00

Clearspring Taster Day

The Seasons Healthfood Shop, 10-11 Hartfield Road, Forest Row RH18 5DN We will be giving you a chance to try some of the amazing organic products that Clearspring have to offer! 01342 824673 Friday 22 September, 19:45 for 20:00

Hurstpierpoint Historical & Geographical Society – A Talk

The Guide Hall, Trinity Road Car Park, Hurstpierpoint BN6 9UY Nature through the Year – January to June by Speaker, Peter Lovett. Admission: Free to members, non-members welcome: entrance fee £3. £2 to members of other Historical Societies. (A Hurstpierpoint Festival event). Saturday 23 September, 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 23 September

Hurstpierpoint College Open Morning

College Lane, Hurstpierpoint BN6 9JS You are warmly invited to the PrePrep, Prep and Senior School Open Morning. The Heads, teaching staff and pupils look forward to welcoming prospective pupils and their families to their Open Morning. For further information please contact Dianne Allison on 01273 836936 or email Saturday 23 September, 14:15

Hurstpierpoint Horticultural Society Autumn Show

Village Centre, Trinity Road, Hurstpierpoint BN6 9UY All the bounty of Autumn produce and flowers plus cookery, photography and children’s exhibits. Tea and home-made cake. Raffle and auction of produce at end of show. Exhibiting is free and open to all. Schedules with full details from Gibsons in the High Street. Entry: £1. Kathy Green

Saturday 23 September, 19:00-23:00

Fawlty Towers Comedy Evening

Tottington Manor, Edburton, Nr Henfield BN5 9LJ Join us for the comedy dinner event of the year, which combines a sumptuous 3 course meal and classic comedy action. £37.50 per person booking essential. 01903 815757 info@tottingtonmanor. Saturday 23 & Sunday 24 September

One of the best family days out in Sussex!

Bluebell Railway – Steam Through the Ages

Horsted Keynes Station, Near Haywards Heath RH17 7BB Sheffield Park will recreate a Victorian era, leading on to Horsted Keynes with a 1940s wartime display. Kingscote will offer a recreation of a 1960s restaurant and East Grinstead will recreate the sounds of the 1980s. Travel tickets are valid all day, so hop on and off the trains to explore what is going on at each station as much as you like! Please see www. steam-through-the-ages for more information or 01825 720800 Saturday 23 September, 19:45-22:00

Haywards Heath Music Society Concert

St Wilfrids Church, Church Road, Haywards Heath RH16 3QH Virtuoso international prizewinning pianist Samson Tsoy will play 5 Preludes by Rachmaninov and Schumann’s Kreisleriana. £12 members, £15 non-members. Student and family ticket concessions. www. Sunday 24 September, 10:00-17:00

Classics in Town & U3A Promotion Town Centre, Church Walk, Burgess Hill RH15 9NN Come and see a selection of what our U3A Groups do displayed outside Lidl’s. Also, a selection of Classic and Vintage motor cars will be displayed. Contact: Fred Bone 07773 778484 Sunday 24 September, 10:00

Mid Sussex Ramblers – Hurstpierpoint Festival Walk 2

Trinity Road Car Park, Hurstpierpoint BN6 9SJ Car Park, Wanbarrow Farm, Albourne, Sayers Common, Coombe Farm, Car Park. 5mi/8km Leisurely. Contact: Brian J 07985 201335 on the day. Sunday 24 September, 11:00-15:00

Wedding Show

Tottington Manor, Edburton, Nr Henfield BN5 9LJ Join us for a fashion show, live entertainment, wedding cake competition, free bridal goodie bag and so much more. Free entry. 01903 815757 Sunday 24 September, 12:00

The Children’s Trust Foundation – Family Race Day Plumpton Racecourse BN7 3AL See Local Living Sunday 24 September, 16:00

String Trio Concert in Newtimber

Steam through the Ages Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th September Travel through 100 years of history in one day! This new event will bring different eras from history to life with a different decade recreated at each station. The London Brighton and South Coast Railway, from which the Bluebell Railway evolved, began life in the 1840s and it is the Victorian Era that Sheffield Park will depict. Horsted Keynes Station will give a flavour of life during the war years of the 1940s while Kingscote will be a groovy kind of place to be with the 1960s taking centre stage.


Take away the fear of a blank page using copying and tracing techniques and build your artistic skills, perfect for beginners & improvers. Lots more info on our website. £65. www. 07967 819540

Halloween Scream Train October 27th 2017 New for 2017!

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 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. Due to the nature of the evening event, 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.

Tel: 01825 720800

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


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DiaryDates St John the Evangelist, Church Lane, Newtimber BN6 9BT Classical concert followed by tea and cake. Schubert – Bb, D471. Kodaly – Intermezzo. Bach – Goldberg Variations. £12 for adults (£6 for under 18s). Limited tickets. Lucy. 01273 831877 Monday 25 September, 19:45

Hassocks Field Society

Adastra Hall, Keymer Road, Hassocks BN6 9UY Lagwood - a talk by Paul Roberts. Members £1.50. Visitors £2.00. Contact: Beryl Varley 01273 832351 Tuesday 26 September, 10:00-16:00

Jewellery and Antiques Valuation Day

The Courtlands Hotel, 19-27 The Drive, Hove BN3 3JE Bonhams specialists will be offering free auction valuations on items you may be considering selling. hove@ Tim Squire-Sanders 01273 220000 Wednesday 27 September, 19:45 for 20:00

East Grinstead RSPB local group – AGM & Illustrated Lecture

Main Hall, East Court, College Lane, East Grinstead RH19 3LT AGM followed by lecture – Southdown Farmland Initiative by Bruce Fowkes, a Conservation Officer with the RSPB. £5 for guests, £4 members. Contact: Mark Roberts 01342 843190

Thursday 28 September

Steyning Grammar School Open Evening

Church Street, Steyning BN44 3RX Presentation from the Headteacher and tours at 5.45pm and 6.30pm. Boarding tours available at 4.30pm and 5.30pm. Contact: 01903 814555 Friday 29 September, 10:00-12:00

Macmillan’s Biggest Coffee Morning

Village Hall, London Road, Sayers Common BN6 9HX Do come along and support this special Coffee Morning where you will enjoy homemade cakes, pastries and delicious coffee. We will also have a Bring & Buy stall. If you are unable to attend and wish to donate, please text 70550 to donate £5 to donate, and text code MUG PCR6. Friday 29 September - Sunday 01 October Friday 12:00-20:00, Saturday/Sunday, 10:00-17:00

The Attic Art Club Original Art Fair

The Queen’s Hall, High Street, Cuckfield, West Sussex RH17 5EL Refreshments served 6pm. Original paintings, woodwork, sculpture, glassware and jewellery for sale by Sussex based artists. Admission free but voluntary contributions to Dame Vera Lynn’s charity for children with cystic fibrosis.

Wednesday 27 & Thursday 28 September, 10:15-11:30

Friday 29 September, 19:00

Church Street, Steyning BN44 3RX 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,

Maidenbower Junior School, Harvest Road, Maidenbower RH10 7RA Great evening of live music showcasing David Harrild. Members and visitors made welcome. Members £4. Visitors £6. Contact: Brenda Mayne 01293 784166

Steyning Grammar School Year 7 Open Days

Wednesday evenings 27 September & 04 October

A Course of Two Evening Sessions

One The Square, Forest Row RH18 5HD These beautiful, tactile baskets hang across the body and are perfect for carrying things in. This course is particularly suited to beginners, but those with previous experience will be able to develop existing skills. Tutor: Ruby Taylor, Native Hands. £90 for both evenings. 01342 826465 Wednesday 27 September, 20:00-22:00

Sussex Bonsai Group

Wivelsfield Village Hall, Eastern Road, Wivelsfield RH17 7QH Malcom Driffield – Demonstration on all aspects of Bonsai. Free for first visit. Tea and coffee will be available. www.sussexbonsaigroup. Thursday 28 September, 10:00-16:00

Teacher Recruitment Open Days – Lewes and Pulborough

The Mallings Business Centre, 112 Malling Street, Lewes BN7 2RG Looking for supply work in local schools across Sussex, Surrey, Hampshire and Kent? Registration is


easy. Call Class Cover Team 01273 957908

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Enjoy a fun-packed line-up of countryside displays, ‘have a go’ country sports, great shopping and delicious food and drink. £11 adults, £9 seniors/students. Children under 16 free with a paying adult. Book online for 10% discount, offer ends midnight 29 September. 01444 892700

Saturday 30 September, 09:30-12:30

Windlesham House School Open Morning Windlesham House School, London Road, Pulborough, Washington RH20 4AY Pre-Prep and Prep School Open Morning with presentations from Headmaster and Director of Studies and individual tour of school. Contact: 01903 874701 whsadmissions@windlesham. com, Saturday 30 September

£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 30 September, 10:00-12:00

Macmillan Coffee Morning

Ballard & Shortall Forest Row, East Grinstead, Horley, Horsham, Crawley & Lingfield branches Come along and support this worthy

charity whilst having a chat and enjoying light refreshments. Donations welcome. Contact: Pippa Yates 01342 822120

Saturday 30 September, 10:00-13:00

Burgess Hill Theatre Club Coffee Morning

Burgess Hill Theatre, Church Walk, Burgess Hill RH15 9AS Coffee Morning – Enjoy coffee, tea and cakes at the Theatre. Also, the Box Office opens for The Tin Woman. Saturday 30 September, 10:00-16:00

Steyning Family Foodie Day Cobblestone Walk, Steyning See Local Living

Saturday 30 September, 19:30

Mercury – The Official UK No. 1 Tribute to Queen

Martlets Hall, Burgess Hill RH15 9NN Mercury is now established as one of the world’s most authentic tributes to Freddie Mercury and Queen. Tickets £18. Contact: 01444 242888 Saturday 30 September, 20:00

Strictly Dance Magic

Croft Hall, Burgess Hill School for Girls, Keymer Road, Burgess Hill RH15 OEG Doors open 19:45. £6. Complimentary refreshments, ballroom, latin, jive and sequence. Large hall with sprung floor, soft lighting and ample on-site parking. 07767 411115, 01444 248926

Crawley Keyboard Concert

Friday 29 September

Tapas Evening

The Five Bells Inn, Chailey Green BN8 4DA An evening of authentic tapas food and traditional Spanish music. Contact: 01825 722259 Friday 29 September, 19:30-22:30

Old Time Music Hall – Including Supper

St Andrew’s Church, Edburton BN5 9LX Social evening listening to and singing music hall songs with the Pyecombe Choir in a wonderful downland church setting. £10.00. Jane Warne 07812-465-559 Saturday 30 September, 09:00-17:00

Muddy Dog Challenge 2017

Hever Castle, Hever TN8 7NG Jump, run, slip and slide round a 2.5k or 5k course with your dog, friends, or on your own. From £37. 32. Saturday 30 September & Sunday 01 October, 09:00-17:00

Autumn Show & Game Fair

South of England Showground, Ardingly RH17 6TL

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