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Diary Dates March 2018 Do you have a Mid Sussex community or charity event to promote? and fill in a Diary Dates form.


DiaryDates 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. Thursday 01 March, 14:30

Cuckfield Museum – Tales from the Riverbank

Council Chamber, Queens Hall, Cuckfield RH17 5EL Ian Everest describes the hidden history of the Ouse Valley including Muggery Pope, Mount Misery and the Sport of Kings! £5 or £3 for members. To book a seat please phone Mike Nicholson on 01444 457448 or Friday 02 March, 13:00-14:00

Lunch Time Concerts in Holy Trinity Church

Holy Trinity Church, Church Street, Cuckfield RH17 5JZ Meridian Voices. Concerts are held on the first Friday of each month. Tea, coffee, squash and a soup lunch available from 12:30 and there is no charge, but a donation towards lunch would be appreciated. Friday 02, 09, 16, 23 & 30 March, 18:3021:30

Forest Row Village Club – Happy Hour

Station Road, Forest Row RH18 5DW Happy Hour every Friday, with beer from £2.50. Contact: 01342 822856 www. Friday 02, 09, 16, & 23 March, 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 Friday 02 March, 19:30

The Balcombe Club – We Came From Wolves

Balcombe Club, Victory Hall, Stockcroft Road RH176HP Well known Glasgow alternative rock band, We Came From Wolves, play the Balcombe Club before their European tour. Free entry. 01444 811226. Friday 02 at 19:30 & Saturday 03 March, 14:00

Friends & Neighbours present The Best of Times!

Adastra Hall, Keymer Road, Hassocks BN6


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8QH Burgess Hill & District Lions are sponsoring the shows, which present a programme of song, dance, fun and some magic too. Tickets £5 to include refreshments. Child £2. In advance: Pavilion Elec. Contact: 01273 845291. Friday 02, 09, 16 & 23 March, 19:45-21:45

Mid Sussex Amateur Radio Society

Cyprus Hall, Millfield Suite, Cyprus Road, Burgess Hill RH15 8DX This month we have the following:On Air Night, Talk – UDU Computer Logging, Nag & Natter Night, Radio Night with Table Top Sale. Contact: Stella Rogers 07803 086838, www. . Closed on 30th. Saturday 03 & Sunday 04 March, 09:0017:00

Wood Machining

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 workshop. Some previous cabinet making skills would be useful for this course, but are not essential. £300. Contact: John Lloyd 01444 480388 Saturday 03 March

International Arena Polo Test Match for the Bryan Morrison Trophy

The All England Polo Club, Hickstead RH17 5NU England vs USA. Make sure you are in the crowd, and experience one of the highlights of the global winter polo season. Rally together your fellow polo fans and head to Hickstead for an unbeatable winter day out, and enjoy a drink on our clubhouse viewing deck as you are treated to the spectacle of fierce, world-class polo action unfolding in the arena below you. £5.00 plus booking fee. 01273 834315 Saturday 03 or Saturday 10 March, 10:00-12:30

Mum and Me Flower Workshop

White Horse Ditchling Hassocks BN6 8TS A floral workshop creating a scented posy and gift design with a local Chelsea gold medal winner. £95 for two people or £47.50 individually. Contact: Chirpee Flowers 01273 951745 Saturday 03 March, Pre-Prep: 10:00-11:00 Prep: 10:00-11:30 Senior: 10:30-13:00

Prep/Pre-Prep Open Morning & Senior/Sixth Form Open Morning

Hurstpierpoint College, BN6 9JS Prep/Pre-Prep: Chalkers Lane - Senior/Sixth Form: College Lane These Open Mornings provide an opportunity to tour the facilities, listen to presentations by the Headmaster and current pupils and meet key members of staff. Contact: Prep/Pre-

Prep: Christina Treadaway, Christina. 01273 836927 Senior/Sixth Form: Dianne Allison, 01273 836937

Saturday 03 March, 09:00-12:00

The Worthing Craft Supplies Market

St Symphorian’s Church, Durrington Hill, Worthing BN13 2PU A one-stop market for an eclectic mix of craft supplies – from items which are used every day and those which are tricky to find in high street shops. Free entry. Saturday 03 March, 10:00-15:00

Forest Row Market

Community Centre Car Park, or Foresters Green, Hartfield Road, Forest Row RH18 5DZ Locally produced fine food and crafts market. Contact: Mrs Sue Young (Market Manager) sue.young@ 01342 778062 Saturday 03, 10, 17, 24 & 31 March, 12:0016:00

Sussex Crafts – Knit & Natter

130 South Road, Haywards Heath, RH16 4LT All levels and abilities welcome. We can help you get started and give advice. Come and join us and make new friends whilst having fun. £2 incl. tea/coffee and biscuits. 01444 455611. Sunday 04 March, 09:00-18:00

UK Southern Bookshop

Pavilion Theatre (the Pier), Worthing BN11 3PX Do you love books or are you interested in becoming an author. Do come along to this free event and meet authors from the UK, listen to readings etc. Free giveaways too! Sunday 04 March, 11:00-15:00

Wedding Fayre

Tottington Manor, Edburton Road, Edburton BN5 9LJ Come and view our facilities, meet our wedding co-ordinators and some of our trusted suppliers. Sara Luff 01903 815757 info@tottingtonmanor. Monday 05, 12, 19 & 26 March, 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 & Wednesdays, 10:00-12:00

Stay & Play Sessions for Parents/ Childminders and Children The Acorns Nursery & Forest School Westmeston Parish Hall nr Ditchling

BN6 8RL Play session for little ones: playing and exploring inside and outdoors. Please bring a scooter or balance bike and wellies! Entry Fee (if applicable), £3 per child. Janet Irwin 01444 455081, www. theacornsnurseryandforest Tuesday 06 March, 10:00-12:00

Burgess Hill U3A – AGM, Coffee Morning and Crop Circles Martlets Hall, Civic Way, Burgess Hill RH15 9NN Following the AGM, Andy Hill will explore the extraordinary phenomenon of crop circles, which still defy total explanation. £1.50 including raffle ticket. Tuesday 06 March, 10:15-11:45

NHS Retirement Fellowship (Mid Sussex Branch) Meeting

Franklands Village Hall, Franklands Village, Haywards Heath RH16 3RS Monthly Branch Meeting with visiting speaker. New members are always very welcome. Contact: David Goodger goodger_david@ 01444 483480. Tuesday 06 March, 10:00–12:00

Speed Networking

Bill’s Horsham Restaurant, Market Square, Horsham RH12 1EU Come along to our ‘Speed Networking’ event and talk to one of the Ten2Two team to discuss your flexible working options further. Free entry. ten2two-sussex-12696868256 Tuesday 06, 13, 20 & 27 March, 10:30-15:00

IT Drop-in Sessions, 10:30-13:00

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. For up to date information please see our website admin@ or our facebook page theitgirlltd, Emma 07938 838861. Tuesday 06 March, 19:30-21:00

Worthing Antique, Arts & Collectors Club

Worthing Lecture Theatre (below main library) Richmond Road, Worthing BN11 1HD Our talk for March is The Typography of the London Underground by Mark Ovenden. All are welcome to attend. Annual membership is £30 or £5 per talk. Andrew Pescott 07984 403890 or Tuesday 06 March, 20:00

The New Inn Charity Quiz Evening

The New Inn, 76 High Street, Hurstpierpoint BN6 9RQ These quizzes are on the first Tuesday every month. Come a little earlier and join us for dinner. The last Quiz attracted 60 people and raised £90 for

DiaryDates Children with Cancer. Tables must be booked in advance. 01273 834608

Tuesday 06 March, 20:00–23:00

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 07 March for 7 months

Amberley Museum & Heritage Centre – Celebrates 40th Season

New Barn Road, Amberley, Nr Arundel BN18 9LT With over 50 events held each year from children’s activity days to vehicle shows. Visit our website for more information. Wednesday 07 March, 13:30 for 14:00-16:15

Burgess Hill Flower Club – AGM & Demonstration by Lynda Brayne Cyprus Hall, Cyprus Road, Burgess Hill RH15 8EU AGM and flower demonstration, refreshments and flower raffle. Come and enjoy a cup of tea. £6.00 (1st visit free with a copy of Sussex Living Magazine).

Saturday 10 March, 09:00-16:00

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Outside The Bay Tree cafe, The Orchards, Haywards Heath Don’t miss Chez Fleur’s pop up for fabulous Mothers’ Day flowers with bouquets for all budgets. Contact Belinda to pre-order. Belinda Campopoiano, 07811 892644,,

Saturday 10 March, 19:30

Mothers’ Day Pop Up Flower Shop

Saturday 10 March, 09:30-12:00

Early Years Open Morning

Michael Hall Steiner School, Kidbrooke Park, Priory Road, Forest Row RH18 5JA Come to an Early Years Open Morning and see for yourself how beautiful and homely our Kindergartens are. There will be time to have a coffee and mingle with other parents, then there will be a presentation from one of our Kindergarten Teachers. Book online at www/ 01342 822275 Saturday 10 – Saturday 31 March, 09:30-16:00

Coombes Farm Lambing

Coombes Farm, Lancing 15 ORS Come and see lambs and calves being born! No booking necessary, families can just turn up. Sorry no dogs, as it upsets the ewes and cows. Ends Sunday 15 April.

Jive Dance Party with DJ’s Mark Hepcat & Long Tall Karen and the House Rockers Balcombe Club, Victory Hall, Stockcroft Road, Balcombe RH17 6HP Vinyl DJ’s who gig in and around the Brighton area and Rockabilly and Rock ‘n’ Roll from the 50s. £7 on the door. Manager 01444 811226 Sunday 11 March

Amberley Museum & Heritage Centre – Mums Can Do

New Barn Road, Amberley BN18 9LT A special day of hands on activities including crafts for children. With crafts, pottery and train driving experiences (subject to availability) for the Mums. Mums visit free with a full paying child. Adult £14, Children £8, Under 4’s free. For more details 01798 831370 Sunday 11 March

The New Inn Mother’s Day Lunch

The New Inn, 76 High Street, Hurstpierpoint BN6 9RQ Mothers should be cherished all year round, but Mother’s Day is the perfect opportunity to surprise her and take her out for a special lunch cooked to perfection. To book a table: 01273 834608 Sunday 11 March, 12:30

Steve Crane’s Mother’s Day Special Lunch

Thursday 08 March, 14:30

Saturday 10 March, 10:00-15:00

Clair Hall, Haywards Heath RH16 3DN This month’s lecture is Georgian London by Ian Bevan. Membership £7, plus £3 per lecture. Non-members £5 per lecture. Contact: Anne Tucker 01444 455803.

The King Edward Hall, 24 High Street, Lindfield RH16 2HH A vintage and antiques fair including a cafe serving hot drinks, bacon rolls and homemade cakes to eat in or take away. 50p per person, (LBS members, under 16’s and OAP’s free). Sarah Tampion-Lacey 01444 487470

Balcombe Club, Victory Hall, Stockcroft Road RH176HP The Head Chef, Stephen Crane, of Ockenden Manor in the countryside of Sussex, will be cooking a Mother’s Day lunch. Cost: £35. Half price for Under 12’s. Contact: Manager, Balcombe Club, 01444 811226

Saturday 10 March, 11:00-16:00

Sunday 11 March, 14:30

Kidbrooke Park, Priory Road, Forest Row RH18 5JB Parking and entry are free to this 18th century mansion full of a wide variety of interesting and unusual crafts, clothing, plants, food and more. Delightful puppet shows for children, taster therapy sessions and an all-day Café. Fun for all the family! To book a stall: 01342 824944

Ashenground Community Centre, Southdown Close, Haywards Heath RH16 4JR Annual General Meeting and Sussex Wildlife Trust talk on night-time wildlife in the woods. Non-members welcome. Refreshments.

Mid Sussex Association National Trust

Thursday 08 March, Registration 18:00-18:45

Firewalk for St Peter and St James Hospice

Plumpton Racecourse, Plumpton, East Sussex BN7 3AL Enjoy an interactive seminar before facing your fears and taking a daring dash across burning coals. Entry is just £25 per person with a promise to raise £100+ in sponsorship for the hospice. If you have any further questions then email uk or call 01444 471598. Friday 09 March, 19:00 for 19:30

Henfield Garden Club AGM – Sussex Fruit Trees

The Henfield Hall, Coopers Way, Henfield BN5 9DB During speaker, Mark Piper’s talk we will learn more about fruit trees – but especially how to get the most out of a fruit tree. £3 for non-members. Friday 09 March, 20:00-21:30

Burgess Hill History Society – Brickmaking in Burgess Hill in the 18th Century

Cyprus Hall, Cyprus Road, Burgess Hill RH15 8DX Heather Warne talks on Burgess Hill’s brick and tile entrepreneurs from the Elizabethan Age to the 18th Century. Members £1, Visitors £3. Contact: Fred Avery 01444 235088

Lindfield Bonfire Society Vintage and Antiques Fair

Mansion Market

Saturday 10 March, 19:00-21:00

The Majesty of Mozart

St Mary the Virgin, Windmill Lane, East Grinstead RH19 2DS East Grinstead Choral Society presents an evening of inspirational music including Mozart’s Vespers & Coronation Mass, with Meridian Chamber Orchestra. Adult £15, Student £8. For further information visit, 01342 328774. Saturday 10 March, 19:30-22:00

Question Time and Auction

Newick Village Hall, Western Road, Newick BN8 4LE Chair – Adam Boulton. Panel – Piers Morgan, Maria Caulfield MP, Prof Debra Humphris and Sir Hugh Orde. £15. Contact: Ian Reekie 01825

Friends of Ashenground & Bolnore Woods – Illustrated Talk and AGM

Sunday 11 March, 19:30-21:45

The Friends of St Peter’s Church Chailey – Mozart Requiem

St Peter’s Church, Chailey Green, Near Lewes BN8 4DA Sussex Choir Coro Nuovo give a candlelit performance of Mozart Requiem. Music Director: Andy Rees. Tickets: £12.50 (concessions £10) (accompanied children under 16 free). Contact: Janet Barnes Tel: 01825 722574 friendsofstpeterschailey@ online-tickets/ Monday 12 March, 10:00 Coffee, 10:30-12:00 Talk

The Arts Society Steyning

The Steyning Centre, Fletchers Croft, Church Street, Steyning BN443XZ James Russell will give an illustrated talk on Lover, Teacher, Muse or Rival?

Couples in Modern British Art. Visitors £5.00 donation. 01903 297553.

Tuesday 12 March, 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). Visit from the Heathfield Philatelic Society. Contact: Jim Etherington 01273 471897 Monday 12 March, 14:30

The Arts Society (Henfield) – The Grand Era of Travel in the 1920s & 30s

The Henfield Hall, Coopers Way, Henfield BN5 6DB Claire Walsh talks about how travel, once an elite preserve of the wealthy, became available to everyone. Guest welcome £5. Annual membership £29. Monday 12 March, 19:45

Hassocks Field Society

Adastra Hall, Keymer Road, Hassocks BN6 8QH An English History of Freedom– a talk by Andy Thomas. Members £1.50. Visitors £2.00. Contact: Beryl Varley 01273 832351. Monday 12 March, 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 second Monday evening of every month. Visit and give one of the contact numbers a call. Tuesday 13 March, 09:30-13:30

Fostering – Drop-in Session

Worthing Library, Richmond Road, Worthing BN11 1HD Come and find out more about becoming an adoptive parent. To view our video on a real-life foster family, visit our West Sussex videos pages ( and see our Fostering – the inside story. Tuesday 13 March, 10:00-12.00

Speed Networking

The View, Kingsway, Hove BN3 4FU Come along to our ‘Speed Networking’ event and talk to one of the Ten2Two team to discuss your flexible working options further. Free entry. ten2two-sussex-12696868256 Tuesday 13 March, 14:30

Lindfield Preservation Society presents an Illustrated Talk

King Edward Hall, 24 High Street, Lindfield RH16 2HH This talk is on Newhaven Fort –Past and Present by Ian Everest. As the Manager of Newhaven Fort, Ian talks about the trials and tribulations of converting this Scheduled Ancient Monument into a popular visitor attraction. Free entry. Tuesday 13 March, 19:45

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Club Suite, Village Hall, Trinity Road, Hurstpierpoint BN69UY An illustrated talk by Lesley Baker on her life as a tree surgeon. £1 Members and £2 Non-members. Contact: Kathy Green

Grinstead RH19 3BJ Why did Hans Christian Anderson write The Little Mermaid? How did science interact with fairy tales in the 1800s? info@eastgrinsteadmuseum.

Wednesday 14 March 12:00-14:00

Haywards Heath Prostate Cancer Support Group

Mad Hatters Tea Party

The Aga Shop, 10 Market Square, Horsham, West Sussex RH12 1EU AGA Demonstrator David Pengelly will cook a mouthwatering selection of Easter Treats with a Chocolate Twist. Tickets £24.00, 01403 254955

23rd - 25th March 2018 Come and see these noisy, smelly engines visiting the Bluebell Railway for the first time.

30th March - 2nd April 2018 Catch the train to Kingscote Station for an enchanted welcome to wonderland. Book a table in advance for an utterly crackers cream tea! Competition for the maddest hat! Adventure Hunt Games / Rides Tea Tent Children's craft activities

Easter Bakes Bread and Cakes with a Chocolate twist

Wednesday 14 March, 14:00

East Grinstead Arts Society – Demonstration

Meridian Hall, East Court, College Lane, East Sussex RH19 3LT A demonstration by Roger Dellar ROI, PI, RI of paintings of interiors in oils. Roger is a professional figurative artist who regularly exhibits in galleries in the UK and USA. Nonmembers are welcome! Wednesday 14 March, 19:45 for 20:00-22:00

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18 - 20 May 2018 Come along for a fun-packed weekend showcasing Bluebell Railway’s small locomotives. Hop on and off with our busy schedule and enjoy watching our small locos shunting up and down through the stations.


25th - 29th May 2018 60163 ‘Tornado’ Enjoy a 'Teddy Bear's Picnic’ on board this famous locomotive, recently seen in ‘Paddington 2’,

Hassocks Horticultural Society – Growing & Showing Dahlias

Adastra Hall, Keymer Road, Hassocks BN6 8QH Darren Everest, Dahlia Grower and Richard Thomas, Chairman of Judging National Dahlia Society, will be speaking on the subject of Growing and Showing Dahlias. Members £1.50, Visitors £2.50. Refreshments included. Wednesday 14 March, 20:00

Lindfield Horticultural Society: Fuchsias-a talk by Derek Dexter

King Edward Hall, 24 High Street, Lindfield RH16 2HH Derek will share knowledge and years of experience of growing fuchsias. £1 members. £3 visitors All welcome. 01444 458509 www.lindfieldhorts. Wednesday 14 March, 20:00

Balcombe History Society – Experiences of World War II

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The Dolphin Surgery, Butlers Green Road, Haywards Heath RH16 4BN There will be a talk by a member of the Mid Sussex Wellbeing team and two speakers from Genesis Care. Entry is free and refreshments will be available.Contact: Arthur Millard 01403 262868 Thursday 15 March, 19:30

Food & Wine Pairing Evening – A Taste of Spain

The New Inn, 76 High Street, Hurstpierpoint BN6 9RQ These evenings are on the 3rd Thursday of each month. Each course of regional dishes will be accompanied with a sample of wine carefully selected by Southdown Cellars. £39.95 per person. Booking essential as limited spaces. 01273 834609 Thursday 15 – Saturday 17 March, 19:45

Henfield Theatre CompanyConfusions by Alan Ayckbourn

The Henfield Hall, Coopers Way, Henfield BN5 9DB Running for 3 nights, this wonderful comedy consists of five mini-plays all apparently separate but, in fact, cleverly interlinked. Tickets £8 and £10. Box Office: Stevens Estate Agents, Henfield High Street, 01273 492141 www. Friday 16 March, 09:30-14:30

Learn to Sew with Jersey

Made and Making, Garden Studio, South Downs Nurseries, Brighton Road, Hassocks BN6 9LY Learn how to work with and get the best from stretch fabrics. £65. sarah@ 07967 819540

Victory Hall, Stockcroft Road, Balcombe RH17 6HP Mrs Penelope Greenwood talks with Roy Bliss about childhood experiences in Sussex during World War II. £1 members and £3 visitors, including refreshments. Contact: Julie Budgen 01444 811641 julie.budgen@

Friday 16 March, 10:00-12:00

Wednesday 14 March, 20:00-22:00

Strictly Dance Magic – Tea Dance

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Thursday 15 March, 15:00

Function Suite, Clair Hall, Perrymount Road, Haywards Heath RH16 3DN An illustrated talk in French by Barbara Julien. This talk is entitled L’histoire des Huguennots: diaspora et assimilation. Contact: Barbara Stevens 01444 452385. Thursday 15 March, 19:00

Jen Campbell – Bodily Difference & The History of Fairy Tales Old Market Yard, Cantelupe Road, East

The Visually-Impaired Reading Group

Haywards Heath Library, 34 Boltro Road, Haywards Heath RH16 1BN This group meets every third Friday. Transport provided. Contact Dorothy Lazenby on 01444 450947.

Friday 16 March, 14:00-16:30

Adastra Hall, Keymer Road, Hassocks BN6 8QH Ballroom, Latin and Sequence. Sprung floor. Entry £5 with tea/ coffee and cake included. Enquiries 01444 248926 or 07767 411115. Friday 16 March, 19:15-21:45

Music for Everyone

The Cyprus Hall, Cyprus Road, Burgess Hill RH15 8DX International organist/keyboard player James Sargeant. Entry £5 on

DiaryDates door. Contact: Rosalie Birchmore 01444 241269.

Friday 16 March, 19:30

Lent Concert

Lancing College, Great School, Lancing BN15 ORW This year’s programme will include music by Mendelssohn, Tchaikovsky, Haydn, Mozart and Duke Ellington. Tickets £12 from the Music Department 01273 465969 Friday 16 March, 19:00

Comedy Dinner Show – The Wedding Breakfast

Tottington Manor, Edburton, Nr Henfield BN5 9LJ Comedy dining, you are invited to the wedding of the year where anything and everything that can go wrong will go wrong! £39.50 per person, including delicious 3 course dinner. Contact: Sara Luff 01903 815757 Saturday 17 March

Amberley Museum & Heritage Centre – Morris Dancers’ Day

New Barn Road, Amberley BN18 9LT A day celebrating the art of Morris dancing, with Sussex Morris dancers and a visiting Morris group from Cornwall. Enjoy displays of traditional dancing throughout the day. Adults £14, Children £8, Under4’s free. 01798 831370.

Free Admission For Kids Food Concessions Great Day Racing Picnic Area Funfair Hospitality Marquee Restaurant

Saturday 17 March, 10:00-13:00

Repair Café Forest Row

Community Centre, Hartfield Road, Forest Row RH18 5DZ If your jeans need patching, your bike is squeaking or your kettle won’t boil, bring it along and see if we can help. Free to enter. All repairs are free but donations will be gratefully received towards ongoing costs of the service. RepairCafeForestRow Saturday 17 March, 10:30-12:30

RSPCA Brighton Easter Fair

Patcham Methodist Hall, Ladies Mile Road, Patcham, Brighton BN1 8QE Lots of bargains, cakes, books, tombola, raffle, delicious refreshments and much more! All proceeds go to help the animals. 01273 554218. Saturday 17 March, 19:00-22:00

St Patrick’s Evening

St Symphorin’s Church Hall, New Road, Worthing BN13 3HU An evening of food and music with an Irish feel. Entertainment by local band, Harvest Home plus Irish style food. £10 per person. Contact: Jane Winter 01903 268109 theoffice@ Saturday 17 March, 19:15-20:00

Concert by Coro Nuovo

St Mary’s Church, London Road, Balcombe RH17 3PA A performance of Mozart’s Requiem by candlelight with ‘celebrity’ soloists.

Tickets £12.50 or £10 Concessions. for tickets or call Kate 07740 946276.

Monthly meeting talk. £1.00 members and £2.00 non-members.

Saturday 17 March, 19:30

Monday 19 March, 19:45-21:15

Holy Trinity Church, Lewes Road, Forest Row RH18 5AF Music for Lent and Easter. Conductor: Tom Scratchley. Organist: David Ponsford. Tickets £12 on the door or in advance from The Seasons, Forest Row.

St Barnabas Church Hall, Dunnings Road, East Grinstead RH19 4AT Wildlife of the Seychelles by Glenda Law, our much travelled Vice Chairman. £4.50 for guests including refreshments. Contact: 01342 315051

Forest Row Choral Society presents Cherubini Requiem

East Grinstead Natural History Society

Saturday 17 March, 19:30

Tuesday 20 March [Doors Open 09:45] Lecture 10:20-11:20 Approx

Balcombe Club, Victory Hall, Stockcroft Road RH176HP Top Acts from the London Comedy Scene. £10. Contact: 01444 811226,

The Woodlands Centre, 10 Woodlands Avenue, Rustington BN16 3HB Lecture on The Adventures of Robert Cockerell in 19th Century Greece. Guests welcome - £5. Membership Secretary 01903 245971.

Sunday 18 March, 19:30

Tuesday 20 March, 13:40

Martlets Hall, Civic Way, Burgess Hill RH15 9NN In an English folk scene currently bursting with bold and innovative folk music, vocal trio Lady Maisey shine brightly. Booking: online, phone 01444 242888 or pop in to the Box Office.

Lancing College Recital Room, Lancing BN15 ORW Each concert lasts about half an hour. Admission is free. Tickets can be ordered in advance or obtained from Reception at the College on the day. 01273 465969.

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Tuesday 20 March, 14:30-16:30

Memory Moments Café

Monday 19 March, 14:00

Hurstpierpoint, Hassocks & Ditchling U3A - Rudyard Kipling with Geoff Hutchinson


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Tuesday 20 March, 19:45

Wolstonbury WI Monthly Meeting

Club Suite, Hurstpierpoint Village Centre, Trinity Road BN6 9UY A Sussex Farm during the 1950s by Ian Everest. Jane Biggs on 01273 834421. Tuesday 20 March, 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 21 March, 10:15 for 10:45-12:00

The Arts Society Mid Sussex

Clair Hall Perrymount Road, Haywards Heath RH16 3DN Celebrating the Royal Academy of Arts: its 250th Anniversary 1768-2018. Lecture by Pamela Campbell-Johnston. The talk will explore a selection of its Summer Exhibitions. Non-members welcome: £7 on door. Wednesday 21 March, 18:30-20:30

Fostering – Info Evening

24 Southwick Street, Southwick BN42 4TE Come and find out more about becoming an adoptive parent. To view our video on a real-life foster family, visit our West Sussex videos pages ( and see our Fostering – the inside story. Wednesday 21 March, 20:00

Celebrity Recital at Lancing College

Lancing College Great School, Lancing BN15 ORW To honour the Centenary of WWI, Ani Batikian and Roland Roberts will perform a themed recital entitled From Armenia to Armistice. Tickets £12 (£10 concessions). You may collect tickets on the door, on the day, but are advised to purchase tickets in advance. Contact: 01273 465969 Wednesday 21 March, 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 01273 236437 Thursday 22 March, 13:00

Baking Masterclass at Haywards Heath Retirement Development Renaissance Retirement’s Fleur-de-Lis, Bolnore Road, Haywards Heath RH16 4BA Christine Wallace, quarter-finalist of the Great British Bake Off, is hosting a baking master-class at the No 1 retirement development in Haywards


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Heath. Places are limited. To reserve yours, please phone 01444 455699.

Thursday 22 March, 19:00-21:30

Food & Wine Pairing Dinner with South African Wines at Hydro Hotel

Hydro Hotel, Mount Road, Eastbourne BN20 7HZ A really fun evening pairing South African wines with a three course dinner with a wine expert explaining the wines. £45.00 per head. Contact: Fizz on Foot Limited Ian Shearer 01323 737271. Friday 23 March, 10:00-15:00

Clay Pigeon Shoot

Southdown Gun Club, Muntham Farm, Findon BN14 ORQ Teams of 4 - £500, Individuals £125 – includes breakfast, tea and coffee, shooting and a delicious lunch. Raising funds for our Ashdown Centre for children and young people with disabilities and additional needs. To register call 01903 528613 or email Helen on Friday 23 March, 19:00-21:00

Silent Auction

Henfield Hall, Coopers Way, Henfield BN5 9DB A hot supper is included in the £10 ticket price. Tickets available from The Henfield Haven, Jasmines or Stokes in Henfield High Street. Profits will be shared equally between The Henfield Hall and The Henfield Haven. Friday 23 March, 20:00

Hurstpierpoint Historical & Geographical Society

The Guide Hall, Trinity Road Car Park, Hurstpierpoint BN6 9UY Charles II and his escape through Sussex in 1651. Speaker-Helen Poole, Curator at Crawley Museum. Admission: Free to Members. Non-members welcome: Entrance £3. £2 to Members of other Historical Societies. Saturday 24 March, 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. Book online at www/ 01342 822275 contact@ Saturday 24 March, 09:00-12:30

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 24 March, 09:30–11:00

Jumble Sale

St. Barnabas Hall, Worth Road, Pound Hill, Crawley RH10 7DY Variety of items, books, bric-abrac, clothing, household items, refreshments, toys etc. 40p adults, free for children. All welcome. Parish Office 0300 111 8150. Saturday 24 to Saturday 31 March

Easter Family Fun and Lindt Gold Bunny Hunt

Hever Castle, Edenbridge, Kent TN8 7NG Hop through the beautiful grounds following the trail of the Lindt Gold Bunny to claim your delicious chocolate treat. For further info and ticket prices: or 01732 865224. Continues until 15 April. Saturday 24 March, 10:00-12:00

Fairtrade Stall, Coffee Morning & Children’s Activities

Hassocks United Reformed Church, 23, Keymer Road, Hassocks BN6 8AB Traidcraft stall. Sample fairly traded tea, coffee, biscuits, chocolate etc. Children’s activities. Julia Scotland, 01444 871812, 07522 866237. Saturday 24 March, 10:00-12:00

Spring Fair

Haywards Heath URC, 55 South Road, Haywards Heath RH15 4LQ We have lots of stalls including gifts, toiletries, cakes, books and raffle. Refreshments available. Free entry. Margaret Drake on 01444 454618 Saturday 24 March, 10:00-12:00

Hurst, Hassocks & Ditchling U3A Open Morning & Activities Fayre Adastra Hall, Keymer Road, Hassocks BN6 8QH We will be very pleased to show you what we do at HH&D U3A. Refreshments available. Free entry. Saturday 24 March, 10:00-12:00

Paws & Claws Spring Fair

Adsastra Hall, Keymer Road, Hassocks BN6 8QH Spring Fair with homemade cakes, clothes, books, toys, jewellery, cards, gifts, tombola and raffle. 20p entry. Saturday 24 March, 10:00-12:30

Easter Coffee Morning

Foyer of Martlets Hall, Burgess Hill RH15 9NN Please come enjoy this coffee morning in aid of St Catherine’s Hospice. All enquiries to Judy Redd 01444 248595 Saturday 24 March

Worthing Music Centre Open Day Bohunt School, Queen Street, Worthing BN14 8AH See Local Living. Saturday 24 March, 10:00-12:30

Overworked, Overstretched & Overtired Mums

Sussex Tuition Centre, 14-16 Sussex Road, Haywards Heath RH16 4EA Learn 3 simple ways to create instant breathing space in your busy life. £30 booked and paid for by 11th March, £50 thereafter. The Butterfly Within 02080905007, 0795743051

Saturday 24 March, 10:30-17:00

Spring Festival

Michelham Priory House & Gardens, Upper Dicker, Nr Hailsham BN27 3QS Thousands of daffodils bursting into colour – talks, tours, workshops, displays, games, chef demonstrations and more! Included in standard admission fee. Contact: 01323 844224, www. Finishes15 April. Saturday 24 March, 13:30

Scaynes Hill Cricket Club Open Day Freshfield Lane RH17 7NP If your child is older than eight, then come along and join us for our Open Day at our home ground, for a taster session where you will be able to join our current and new junior members. Saturday 24 March, 13:30-19:00

Come and Sing Stainer’s Crucifixion

St. Swithun’s Church, St Swithun’s Close, East Grinstead RH19 3BB Join East Grinstead Choral Society for a relaxed afternoon visiting this wellloved work. Public performance in St. Swithun’s Church 6pm. Singers £20; audience £5. or 01342 321340 Saturday 24 March, 14:00

Worth Horticultural Society Spring Show & Table Top Sale

The Haven Centre, Hophurst Lane, Crawley Down RH10 4LJ Fragrant Spring flowers, plus several vegetable classes etc. Table-top sales and refreshments. For further information: Martyn Mason 01342 714858 or to hire a table: Shirley Donaldson 01342 713423 Saturday 24 March, 14:00-16:00

National Trust – The Story of English Freedom

Durrington Community Centre, Romany Road, West Durrington BN13 3FJ Andy Thomas, presenter and author, will be talking on some significant historical changes. WNTA members £2 visitors £4. Gillian Johnson 01903 416815 www. Saturday 24 March, 19:00-23:00

Demo & Dine Evening

Michelham Priory House & Gardens, Upper Dicker, Nr Hailsham BN27 3QS Michelham Priory’s Michelin Star trained chef will be demonstrating a delicious vegan 3-course meal to enjoy at the Priory. £27. Booking is required by calling 01323 849141 or email Saturday 24 March, 19:45-22:00

James Willshire and Pippa Harrison, Piano Duo

St Wilfrid’s Church, Haywards Heath, St Wilfrid’s Way RH16 3QH Mozart, Brahms and some popular works. £15. Contact: Christine Colbourne 01444 456227 Monday 26 March, 19:45

Hassocks Field Society

Adastra Hall, Keymer Road, Hassocks BN6 8QH Safe Haven for Donkeys a talk by Melanie

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By Michal Leach. £4 member, £5 non-members. Contact: Mark Roberts 01342 843190.

Tuesday 27 March, 10:00-16:00

Wednesday 28 March, 20:00-22:00

Bonhams Valuation Day

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. For appointments and enquiries 01273 220000 Wednesday 28 March, 09:30-14:30

Creative Textile Printing

Made and Making, Garden Studio, South Downs Nurseries, Brighton Road, Hassocks BN6 9LY Make a variety of samples exploring printing techniques and how to construct your own repeat patterns. £60. 07967 819540. Wednesday 28 March, 19:15 for 19:30

Mid Sussex Philatelic Society

Burgess Hill Girls School, Keymer Road, Burgess Hill RH15 OEG An evening in Brazil with Janet and Nick Nelson. Contact: Jim Etherington 01273 471897 Wednesday 28 March, 19:45-22:00

Local RSPB Talk – The Children’s Eternal Forest

Old Court House, East Court, College Lane, East Grinstead RH19 3LT

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Sussex Bonsai Group – Group Meeting

Wivelsfield Village Hall, Eastern Road, Wivelsfield RH17 7QH This meeting is for Bonsai enthusiasts and beginners. Chris Durne of Bonsai Kai will be demonstrating at this meeting. All welcome to attend., www.sussexbonsaigroup.wordpress. com 07342 650713. Thursday 29 March, 10:00-16:00 (and every last Thurs of each month)

Teacher & TA Recruitment Day!

The Mallings Business Centre, 112 Malling Street, Lewes BN7 2RG To register with Class Cover for daily, short or long term supply cover work, give us a call. 01273 957908 or email We look forward to hearing from you! Friday 30 & Saturday 31 March, 09:30-17:30

Dusty’s Giant Easter Duck Hunt

WWT Arundel Wetland Centre, Mill Road, Arundel, BN18 9PB Help Dusty Duck find the cheeky giant yellow ducks hiding around the stunning grounds this Easter! Centre Admission prices from: Adults £11.81, Concession: £10, Child: £6.31, Under 4’s free. 01903 881530 Info.

Friday 30 & Saturday 31 March

Bertram Bunny’s Easter Adventure

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Borde Hill Garden, Borde Hill Lane, Haywards Heath RH16 1XP Solve the puzzles and be rewarded with a chocolate treat! On selected days: crafts, storytelling, face painting, the Easter Bunny. £2 per trail (incl. a chocolate prize), plus Garden admission (free to Friends of Borde Hill). Contact: 01444 450326 www. This event finishes on Sunday 15 April.

Saturday 31 March, 13:30-15:45

Friday 30 & Saturday 31 March

The Rowland Gibson Charity Swim

Peter Rabbit goes wild at Wakehurst

Wakehurst, Ardingly Road, Haywards Heath RH17 6NT Enjoy a Peter Rabbit inspired Easter holiday at Wakehurst. Experience a festival filled with interactive trails, games, crafts and storytelling. Free with Standard Garden entry. Children 16 and under free. Contact: wakehurst 01444 894066 This event finishes on Sunday 15 April. Saturday 31 March, 10:00-13:00

Burgess Hill Theatre Club Coffee Morning

Burgess Hill Theatre, Church Walk, Burgess Hill RH15 9AS Enjoy coffee, tea and cakes at the Theatre and the Box Office opens for our Spring Production by Michael Frayn. contact@burgesshilltheatreclub.

Burgess Hill Horticultural Society – Flower and Produce Show

Cyprus Hall, Cyprus Road, Burgess Hill RH15 8DX A traditional horticultural show, full of springtime scents and colours! Also, refreshments, tombola, plant and produce stalls. Admission: 50p. 01444 257806 Saturday 31 March, 16:30-21:00 Splashpoint, Brighton Road, Worthing BN11 2EN Swimming, having fun and raising funds all at the same time! To book a place and for more info visit www. swim2018 or Fran Harman 07715 989649. Raising money for Guild Care’s Ashdown Children’s Centre. Saturday 31 March, 20:00-22:45

Strictly Dance Magic – Ballroom Dance with Easter Theme Croft Hall, Burgess Hills Girls’ School, Keymer Road, Burgess Hill RH15 OEG Ballroom, Latin, Jive and Sequence. Large hall with sprung floor and soft lighting. Ample on-site parking. £6 with complimentary refreshments. Doors open at 19:45. Contact: 07767 411115 or 01444 248926

26th & 27th August, RH7 6LL Members’ packages available now for Enclosure privileges 01737 645843



Transport through the ages with carts, carriages and historic vehicles South of England Centre RH17 6TL 01737 646132

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BLINDLEY HEATH HEAVY HORSE & COUNTRY SHOW on A22 between Blindley Heath & Newchapel RH7 6LF 01737 645857

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