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


DiaryDates Tuesday 02, 09, 16, 23 and 30 January, 10:3013:00

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 02 January, 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 uk and give one of the contact numbers 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 03 January, 19:15 for 19:30

Mid Sussex Philatelic Society

Burgess Hill Girls School, Keymer Road, Burgess Hill RH15 0EG Society competitions, Bourse and Q&A session. Jim Etherington 01273 471897 Thursday 04 January, 10:00

Sussex Flutes. Concerts are held on the first Friday of each month. Tea, coffee, squash and soup available from 12:30. Entry is free but donations are welcome.

Friday 05, 12, 19, & 26 January, 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 05, 12, 19 & 26 January, 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, facebook. com/CrawleyAkidoClub Friday 05, 12, 19 & 26 January, 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, Nag & Natter Night, Meet the Committee and Radio Night with Table Top Sale. Contact: Stella Rogers 07803 086838 newsletter@ Saturday 06, 13, 20 & 27 January, 12:00-16:00

Sussex Crafts Knit & Natter

130 South Road, Haywards Heath RH16 4LT Cost £2.00 to include tea and biscuits. Contact: 01444 455611. Saturday 06 January

The 12th Not New Year’s Eve Ball

Ditchling Common Car Park BN6 8SG Ditchling Common Country Park, Wellhouse Farm, Water Tower, Birchwood Grove Road, Hope Farm, Ditchling Common. 5mi/8km Moderate. TQ337180. Contact: John 01444 483860 or 07817032135 on the day.

Worthing Golf Club, Links Road, Worthing BN14 9QZ Join us for a sumptuous dinner, fundraising auction, fun casino, live entertainment, black tie event. £60pp includes welcome drinks and wine (1 bottle per couple). Contact: Peter Kennard 07802 587832 or Derek Steel 07803 899338

Thursday 04 - Friday 05 January, 19:30 & Saturday 06, 14:00 & 19:30

Monday 08, 15, 22 and 29 January, 08:00-17:00

The Henfield Hall, Coopers Way, Henfield BN5 9DB The Henfield Theatre Company presents this much loved show from Canada, which has beautiful musical numbers and an enchanting storyline. Tickets £7.50£13. Box Office: Stevens, High Street, Henfield 01273 492141 or online at

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

Mid Sussex Ramblers Winter Walks Festival

Anne of Green Gables

Friday 05 January, 13:00

Lunch Time Concerts in Holy Trinity Church

Holy Trinity Church, Church Street, Cuckfield RH17 5JZ


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General Antiques & Collectables Auction

Monday 08 January

The Arts Society Steyning

The Steyning Centre, Fletchers Croft, Church Street, Steyning BN44 3XZ Malcolm Kenwood will give an illustrated talk on Fakes and Forgery: the art of deception.

Visitors £5 donation. Contact: Ann Blakelock 01903 297553.

Monday 08 January, 14:30

The Arts Society (Henfield) Foundations of Fashion

The Henfield Hall, Coopers Way, Henfield BN5 6DB The lecture is about undergarments or ‘unmentionables’ as described in some polite circles. All will be revealed. Speaker – Kate Strasdin, lecturer in Fashion and Textiles, Falmouth University. Guests welcome - £5. 01273 494945. Monday 08 January, 19:30

Hurstpierpoint Singers Rehersals

Hurstpierpoint Methodist Church, 42 Cuckfield Rd, Hurstpierpoint BN6 9RR See Local Living. Monday 08 January, 19:45

Hassocks Field Society

Adastra Hall, Keymer Road, Hassocks BN6 8QH Booth Museum of Natural History (18902016) - a talk by Dr. John Cooper. The entry fee, which includes tea or coffee and biscuits, is £1.50 for members. Visitors are also very welcome – entry fee £2. Contact: Beryl Varley 01273 832351. Monday 08 January, 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 www. and give one of the contact numbers a call. Tuesday 09 – Friday 12, 19:30 & Saturday 13 January, 12:00 – 17:00

The Weald Theatre Group 75th Charity Pantomime Aladdin

Clair Hall, Perrymount Road, Haywards Heath RH16 3DN A traditional pantomime with slapstick routines, musical numbers and naughty but clean comedy for the whole family to enjoy. Contact: 01444 455440. Tuesday 09 January, 19:00 for 19:30

Henfield Garden Club AGM

The Henfield Hall, Coopers Way, Henfield BN5 9DB Our AGM, with constitutional matters being discussed, followed by a slide presentation on Audrey Dorset’s trip to Malawi – An inspirational gardener in Malawi. Contact: £3 for non-members. Tuesday 09 & 23 January, 19:30-21:30

Ashington Community Choir

The Village Club, Mill Lane, Ashington RH20 3BX Fun choir for all abilities, all ages and all genders. Free refreshments. Entry £5. Contact: Diann Clarke 01903 893156, Tuesday 09 January, 20:00

Ditchling Players Auditions

Ditchling Village Hall, 18 Lewes Rd, Ditchling, Hassocks BN6 8TT See Local Living. Wednesday 10 January, 20:00

Lindfield Horticultural Society Vegetables in Containers

King Edward Hall, 24 High Street, Lindfield RH16 2HH A talk by Vanessa Jones who is a National Vegetable Society Certified Judge. Her talk will cover all aspects of container growing of vegetables. £1 members, £3 visitors. All welcome. Membership enquiries: 01444 458509. Wednesday 10 January, 19:45 for 20:00-22:00

Hassocks Horticultural Society Butterfly Conservation in Sussex

Adastra Hall, Keymer Road, Hassocks BN6 8QH Butterfly Conservation in Sussex – Fritillaries for the Future Project by Neil Hulme, Project Officer. 7 out of 10 butterfly species are in decline. This illustrated talk concentrates on the future safeguarding of fritillaries in Sussex. Members £1.50, Visitors £2.50. Refreshments included. Contact: 01273 842516. Thursday 11 January, 10:00–12:30

Burgess Hill U3A Information Morning

Martlets Hall, Civic Way, Burgess Hill RH15 9NN Free annual information event with opportunities to meet Group Leaders and join U3A. New members welcome. Coffee and biscuits available for purchase in the Foyer. Contact: Anne Anthony 01444 257270. Thursday 11 January, 14:00-16:00

Knepp Rewilding Project

Durrington Community Centre, Romany Road, West Durrington BN13 3FJ Penny Green is an Ecologist who will talk about the Knepp Castle Estate, West Sussex. WNTA members £2. All visitors welcome £4. Contact: Gillian Johnson 01903 416815 Thursday 11 January, 14:30

Mid Sussex Association National Trust

Clair Hall, Haywards Heath RH16 3DN This month’s lecture Secrets of the Royal Pavilion is by Jackie Marsh-Hobbs. Membership £7, plus £3 per lecture. Non-members £5 per lecture. Contact: Anne Tucker 01444 455803. Thursday 11 January, Doors 19:30

Ditchling Films

Ditchling Village Hall, 18 Lewes Rd, Ditchling, Hassocks BN6 8TT See Local Living. Friday 12, 19 & 26, 19:30 Saturday 13, 20 & 27, 14:00 & 18:30 & Sunday 21 January, 14:00

Burgess Hill Theatre Club Pantomime Cinderella

Martlets Hall, Burgess Hill RH15 9NN BHTC’s 53rd annual pantomime. All the fun of a traditional family pantomime. Box office Saturdays/Wednesdays 10:00-

13:00 Burgess Hill Theatre. £10 (front) & £9 (rear). Box Office 01444 242984,

Monday 15 January, 14:00 for 14:15 - Lunch at the Bent Arms from 12.00

Mid Sussex Philatelic Society

King Edward Hall, Lindfield RH16 2SL St Pierre et Miquelon, 1892 – 1945. Presented by Mike Slamo. Contact: Jim Etherington, 01273 471897 jespeth@ Tuesday 16 January, 19:45

Wolstonbury WI Monthly Meeting

Club Suite, Hurstpierpoint Village Centre, Trinity Road BN6 9UY From Sheep to Knitting Wool by Peter and Carol Goodman. Contact: Jane Biggs 01273 834421. Tuesday 16 January, 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. Sunday 21 January, 19:30

Wivelsfield Films – Dunkirk

Friday 19 January, 19:15-21:45

Music for Everyone

The Cyprus Hall, Cyprus Road, Burgess Hill RH15 8DX An organist/keyboard player. Entry £5 on door. Contact: Rosalie Birchmore 01444 241269. Saturday 20 January, 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 the school. Contact: 01903 874701. www. Saturday 20 January, 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 entry. All repairs are free but donations will be gratefully received towards ongoing costs of the service.

Wivelsfield Village Hall, off Eastern Road, Wivelsfield Green RH17 7QG Seen through the eyes of a soldier, RAF fighter pilots and a group of civilians on their boat, the film (12A) depicts the dramatic WWII story of the evacuation of troops. 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.

Saturday 20 January, 13:30-16:30

Wednesday 17 January, 20:00-22:00

Burns Supper

The Mid-Sussex Franco-British Society – An Illustrated Talk

Function Suite, Clair Hall, Perrymount Road, Haywards Heath RH16 3DN An illustrated talk in French by Suzanne Hinton. Translator of Brighton, scenes detaches d’un voyage en Angleterre by Count Auguste de la Garde entitled Un Francais a Brighton – 1827. Contact: Barbara Stevens 01444 452385. Wednesday 17 January, 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. Friday 19 January, 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.

Teen Sew Friendly Session

Made and Making, Garden Studio, South Downs Nurseries, Brighton Road, Hassocks BN6 9LY Our new monthly session for all aged 11 years plus. Bring along your own sewing project and our tutor will be on hand to help you complete it. £17.50. Contact: 07967 819540, Saturday 20 January 18:30 for 19:00-00:00 Cottesmore Hotel Golf and Country Club, Buchan Hill, Pease Pottage RH11 9AT A traditional Burns Supper with a 3 course meal, a piper and speeches, some humorous, followed by some easy Scottish Country Dancing. To book contact: 01403 252694 or secretary@, www. Saturday 20 January, 19:23

Steve Crane presents a Winter Banquet

Balcombe Club, Victory Hall, Stockcroft Road RH176HP The Head Chef of the idyllic Ockenden Manor in the countryside of Sussex, chef Stephen Crane cooks refined, Frenchinfluenced food. 01444 811226. Monday 22 January, 19:45

Hassocks Field Society

Adastra Hall, Keymer Road, Hassocks BN6 8QH Butterflies and Moths of Sussex - a talk by Michael Blencowe. Members £1.50. Visitors £2.00. Contact: Beryl Varley 01273 832351. Tuesday 23 January, 14:00-16:00

Haywards Heath & District U3A Open Meeting

Clair Hall, Perrymount Road, Haywards Heath RH16 3DN Come along to an illuminating talk Ancient

Mesopotamia 3000 -1500 BC by Peter Leigh on the development of Kingship; archaeological treasures and development of the world’s first empires. Refreshments served. £1 on the day. No booking required.

and much more. Music and singing, weather depending, plus Hassocks Football Club. Contact: Amanda Felix 01273 842701 or via Facebook ‘Hassocks Village Market’.

Wednesday 24 January, 10:15 for 10:45-12:00

Introduction to Calligraphy

The Arts Society Mid Sussex

Clair Hall, Perrymount Road, Haywards Heath RH16 3DN Aqua Triumphalis: Power and Pageantry on the Thames. Lecture by Peter Warwick trustee of Gloriana. Non-members welcome: £7 on door. Thursday 25 January, 19:00

Burns Night at Ashdown Park Hotel Ashdown Park Hotel & Country Club, Wych Cross, Nr Forest Row RH18 5JR Celebrating Scottish Bard Robert Burns with a traditional piper, a whisky cocktail on arrival, followed by a four-course dinner. £69.00 per person. Contact: 01342 824988 Friday 26 January, 18:00-21:00

Evening Wedding Showcase

Ashdown Park Hotel & Country Club, Wych Cross, Nr Forest Row RH18 5JR Be inspired for your special day by our stunning venue. Meet our preferred suppliers. Sample canapés & wine. Complimentary entry. 01342 824988 Friday 26 January, 19:30

Crawley Keyboard Music Concert

Main Hall, Furnace Green Community Centre, Ashburnham Road, Furnace Green, Crawley RH10 6QU (New venue) Great evening of live music showcasing the popular Chiho Sunamoto. Members and visitors made welcome. Members £4 and visitors £6. Brenda Mayne 01293 784166, crawleykeyboardclub Friday 26 January, 20:00

Hurstpierpoint Historical & Geographical Society

Saturdays starting 27 January, 10:00-16:00 Made and Making, Garden Studio, South Downs Nurseries, Brighton Road, Hassocks BN6 9LY A course for beginners on calligraphy and hand lettering. All materials supplied. See our website for more info. £120 for 2 sessions. 07967 819540, Saturday 27 January, 11:00–15:00

BCI Academy Open Day

Beauty Concepts International (BCI), 2 Danworth Farm, Cuckfield Road, Hurstpierpoint BN6 9GL Meet the team, check out our facilities and book your training course. Levels 2, 3 and 4 Beauty Therapy, electrolysis, micropigmentation, massage and nails etc. 02173 837302, Saturday 27 January, 19:30-23:00

Banish the Winter Blues Disco

Pulborough Village Hall, Swan View, Lower Street, Pulborough RH20 2BF Dance the night away to music from the 60s 70s and 80s. Licensed bar. Tickets £8. Malcolm Gray 01798 873643 malc_jane_ Monday 29 January, 14:00

Bridge Tea

Clair Hall, Perrymount Road, Haywards Heath RH16 3DN Join us for our annual afternoon of bridge to raise funds for St Catherine’s Hospice. A delicious afternoon tea, and a raffle will be drawn at the end of play. £40 per table. Please call Gaynor 01444 440452. Tuesday 30 January, 10:00-16:00

Clocks, Watches and Jewellery Valuation Day

The Guide Hall, Trinity Road Car Park, Hurstpierpoint BN6 9UY Newhaven Fort – Then & Now by speaker Ian Gledhill. Admission: Free to Members. Non-members welcome: Entrance £3. £2 to Members of other Historical Societies.

The Courtlands Hotel, 19-27 The Drive, Hove BN3 3JE Bonhams specialists will be at The Courtlands Hotel to give free and confidential valuations on items for auction. Contact: or Tim Squire-Sanders 01273 220000.

From Friday 26 January

Wednesday 31 January, 19:15 for 19:30

Lewes Little Theatre, Lancaster Street, Lewes BN7 2PX See Local Living.

Burgess Hill Girls School, Keymer Road, Burgess Hill RH15 0EG The Swedish Blockade, 1939–1945. A display of aero-philately presented by Josh Spoor. Contact: Jim Etherington 01273 471897

Lewes Little Theatre - Robin Hood

Saturday 27 January

£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 27 January, 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 craftspeople. Huge selection of fresh produce

Mid Sussex Philatelic Society

Wednesday 31 January, 19:45 for 20:00–22:00

East Grinstead RSPB Lecture

Main Hall, East Court, College Lane, East Grinstead RH19 3LT Guyana – The Last True Wilderness? An illustrated talk by Mike Russell. Since 1987 wildlife gardening has been at the heart of garden designer Mike Russell’s ideology, ever since growing up in Shropshire. £4 for Members £5 for Guests. Contact: Mark Roberts 01342 843190. S u ss e x L i v i n g January 2018