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Diary Dates May 2013

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Tuesday 30 April, 10:00-11:30

Clark, or call 01293 887139.

Saturday 4 and 18 May, 10:00-16:00

Sunday 5- Monday 6 May, 09:00-17:00

Big Life Organics, 112 South Road, Haywards Heath RH16 4JY

Thursday 2 May, 19:30-21:30

Colemans Hatch Bowling Club, Sandy Lane, Colemans Hatch, East Sussex TN7 4ER

South of England Showground, Ardingly

‘guilt free’ chocolate desserts class With Nicola McCarthy - £25. Calling all chocolate lovers… Come and learn how to create dairy and sugar-free chocolate desserts and cookies. Your kids won’t know the difference! Booking essential. Tel. 01444 628667.

Tuesday 30 April, 20:00

danehill parish historical society Danehill Memorial Hall, London Road, Danehill RH17 7HS

Captain Terence Henderson, one of the country’s most distinguished aviators, having flown jet passenger planes from the Comet to the supersonic Concorde, shares his experiences and anecdotes of a lifetime’s flying. For details contact Jennie Marten on 01825 790396. Visitors welcome. Admission £3.00 including refreshments.

Wednesday 1 May

sing and sign - baby classes See for details

Baby singing classes the fun way! Teaching babies and toddlers signs through songs - signs relevant to a baby’s life. Fun with instruments, puppets and props too. Classes held in East Grinstead, Lingfield, Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells. £55 for a 10-class course. Katherine Bignall 01342 836743 07986578759

Wednesday 1 May, 19:00-21:00

made by me pop craft evening

Miss Mabel’s Magnificient Emporium, 50 Victoria Road, Burgess Hill RH15 9LH

We’ll be making grandmother’s flowers with hexagons and hand piecing and then creating patchwork china coasters. Price includes all materials, nibbles and wine at the Fork to Feast tea room. £15 inc all materials. To book visit www. or call Sarah on 07967 819540.

open mic night

The Greyhound Pub, Keymer, Hassocks

Every Thursday. Contact 01273 842645.

Friday 3 – Sunday 5 May

wivelsfield beer festival

The Cock Inn, North Common Road, Wivelsfield Green RH17 7RH

The Beer Festival will be featuring Ales and Ciders from Sussex with live entertainment on Saturday and Sunday evenings. Food available with a Barbeque on Sunday. Over 15 real ales and ciders to sample. 01444 471668

Friday 3 May, 09:00-17:00

grand plant sale

Burleigh Oaks House, East Street, Turners Hill RH10 4PZ

Come and support St Catherine’s Hospice. Free entry, refreshments served all day. Cakes will be welcome for the popular cake stall. Further information from 01293 447333

Friday 3 May, 19:30-22:30

t’pau plus support

Martlets Hall, Burgess Hill

Unmissable evening from this hugely successful band fronted by Carol Decker. Book on-line

Friday 3 May, 20:00

sussex mineral and Lapidary society Redwood Centre, Perrymount Rd, Haywards Heath

Illustrated talk – Recent discoveries on Powys Mountain, Anglesey, by Tom Cotterell. Free to members and interested public. Contact the Secretary, 01444 483041.

Wednesday 1 May, 19:45

hassocks flower club

Adastra Hall, Keymer Road, Hassocks

AGM. Speaker TBC. £2/5.50. Contact Jean Piper on 01273 401026

Thursday 2 May, 10:00-14:00

town & country market coffee morning The Lingfield Suite, East Grinstead Sports Club, Saint Hill Road, East Grinstead RH19 4JU A Coffee Morning with a stylish selection of stalls including jewellery, health & beauty products, cakes, handbags and fashion, home and gifts, books and stationery, and a raffle for The British Heart Foundation. Entry free. Contact Sue

Adastra Hall, Hassocks

The Saviours of Soul will be performing, and will have you up on your feet and dancing the night away. There will be a cheap bar and Silent Auction with vouchers and donations from local business for you to bid on. Champagne Roll competition and Last Man Standing draw. £7.50 each in advance £10 on the door on the night 01273 845964 nicky.

Saturday 4 May, 20:30-23:30

the ‘3 of us’

Clayton & Keymer Royal British Legion, Woodsland Rd, Hassocks. BN6 8HE

A trip down memory lane with Ray and the boys performing covers from the 50s, 60s and 70s. £2 per non – member, free to members. Contact: Claytonkeymerbl@aol. com 01273 845829

Sunday 5 May, 13:30

ditchling morris

Oldland Mill, Keymer, Hassocks

If you’re looking for a fun way to spend the day over the Bank Holiday weekend, then come and watch some dancing. Great entertainment for all the family and it won’t cost a penny! For more info visit

7-mile circular walk via Horsted Keynes Churchyard – Little Oddynes Farm – Brook House Farm – Lywood Farm – Bluebell Railway. Leader Chris, 07984 247882.

Ten Collections – One Collector – Dane Garrod. Contact 01273 471897.

Illustrated talk: ‘Dig for Victory!’, speaker: Russell Bowes. Members free, visitors £1 Contact: Flo Whitaker 01444 245509 or

1st hassocks scout group: another big night out

Horsted Keynes British Legion car park

Oaks Hall, Burgess Hill School for Girls, Keymer Road, Burgess Hill

Cyprus Hall, Cyprus Road, Burgess Hill

Saturday 4 May, 19:30-23:30

mid sussex Ramblers

mid sussex philatelic society

burgess hill horticultural society

An opportunity to visit our club and enjoy a game of lawn bowls. Dress code is casual; just bring a pair of flat shoes. There are no fees and bowls will be provided, if required. We look forward to welcoming potential members of all ages and abilities to our friendly club. Call Pam Kittle 01342 822835 or 01342 314864.

Sunday 5 May, 10:00-13:00

Wednesday 1 May, 19:30

Wednesday 1 May, 19:45

open day

Saturday 4 – Monday 6 May

Sunday 5 – Monday 6 May, 11:00-16:00

sussex Living marathon weekend

health & beauty wellbeing fayre

Welcome to the Sussex Living Marathon Weekend, the only event to bring the three towns of Mid Sussex – East Grinstead, Haywards Heath and Burgess Hill – together! Saturday 4 May – East Grinstead 10- mile race on starts at East Grinstead Sports Club on Saint Hill Road. Sunday 5 May – Haywards Heath 10-mile race starts from South Road, finishing in Victoria Park. Monday 6 May – Burgess Hill 10km-race starts and finishes in Church Walk. @livingmarathon

Bewbush Centre, Crawley, West Sussex

Saturday 4 May, 10:00-12:00

coffee morning and plant sale Jubilee Room, King Edward Hall, Lindfield. Organised by the Lindfield Horticultural Society. £1.00. Contact Publicity Officer 01444 451363.

Look your best for the long awaited Holiday in the Sun. Well that’s just one reason you should join us at our fayre, where we hope to encourage you to have a new, healthier lifestyle - join the gym, go to a salsa class or even take up swimming. All this plus make up and beauty products along with clothes, shoes and lots more. Contact Karen on 01293 324014,

Sunday 5 May, 11:00-16:00

oldland mill event day Oldland Mill, Keymer, Hassocks

Oldland Windmill is an 18th-century post-mill situated in the village of Keymer. She is restored to full working order by a dedicated team of local volunteers. For details see

spring garden and Leisure show

Thousands of plants and gardening delights on offer plus top tips from experts in the ‘Gardening Theatre’. A fantastic family day out. For ticket prices and more details 01444 892700.

Monday 6 May, 09:00-13:00

car boot sale

Oakmeeds Community College Car Park, Station Road, Burgess Hill

Pre-book pitches at Oakmeeds Community College Reception 1-2pm daily, term time only. No cancellation due to weather as on hardstanding. £8 per car pre-paid/ £10 on day. Free entry for buyers. Contact: 07806 972151.

Monday 6 May, 10:00-16:00

dog show

Coral Brighton & Hove Greyhound Stadium All Breed and Greyhound Classes. Greyhounds also make great pets! Retired greyhounds are gentle, intelligent animals who have devoted their early years to racing and now need some TLC in a loving family home. We always need more people to adopt our dogs, so perhaps you could help? 01444 881788.

Tuesday 7 May, 09:00-12:00

mayfield st Leonards school open day The Old Palace, Mayfield, East Sussex TN20 6PH

An independent Catholic boarding and day school for girls, located 10 miles south of Tunbridge Wells. For more details, contact 01435 874642 admissions@

Tuesday 7 May, 14:30

Lindfield preservation society King Edward Hall, Lindfield

Illustrated talk on ‘Bhutan – Dragon Kingdom’ by David Lang. The story of a trek into northern Bhutan interrupted by a severe blizzard and a helicopter rescue. Superb scenery. All welcome, entry free. Contact John Chapman john_chapman@, tel. 01444 484470.

Tuesday 7 May, 20:00-22:00

Lindfield & district folk dance club Ashenground Community Centre, Vale Road, Haywards Heath

Folk dancing for fun, no partner needed. £2 incl. tea/coffee and biscuit at half time. First evening free. Contact 01444 482741.

Wednesday 8 May, 20:00-22:00

hassocks horticultural society

Adastra Hall, Keymer Road Hassocks

Illustrated talk on Heucheras by local grower Clive Gravett. All welcome. Members £1.50, Visitors £2.50, refreshments included. Contact Sylvia Hancock on 01273 844544,

Wednesday 8 May, 20:00

Lindfield horticultural society King Edward Hall, Lindfield

Talk by Monica Lucas: Autumn Planting. £1 members, £2 non-members. Contact Publicity Officer 01444 451363. www. SuSSex Living May 2013


Diary Dates Wednesday 8 May, 20:00

newick amateur dramatic society Newick Village Hall, Newick

‘Our Man in Havana’. This adaptation of Graham Greene’s political satire by Clive Francis is wonderfully funny and fast moving. NADS is probably the first amateur drama society to be given special permission to put on this production. £9. Contact Barbara Bone 01825 722359 or

see what’s on offer in the town and Mid Sussex. It also provides the opportunity to network and discover the rich variety of enterprise in Burgess Hill and the surrounding area. All-day event Come and support local Mid Sussex business. For details see

East Grinstead Museum, Cantelupe Road, East Grinstead

Friday 10 May - Sunday 12 May

Friday 10 May, 20:00-21:30 and Saturday 11 May, 09:30-16:00

Lindfield arts festival

Enjoy a glass of wine and light refreshments as events and characters from East Grinstead’s past are brought to life. Tickets £10.00, including refreshments, available from the museum. Call 01342 302233.

See for details.

macrobiotics for beginners

Wednesday 8 – Friday 10 May, 20:00 and Saturday 11 May, 16:00

Friday 10 May, 11:00-16:00

Big Life Organics, 112 South Road, Haywards Heath RH16 4JY

Seaforth Hall, Warninglid

Queens Hall, High Street. Cuckfield

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‘The Regina Monologues’ and ‘The Dock Brief’. Tickets £8 (£7 con) from the box office: 01444 461313. See Local Living for details.

Thursday 9 May, 20:00

Quiz night

A fantastic assortment of stalls offering vintage home and garden ware, collectables and clothing. Tearoom serving homemade cakes, teas and coffees.

Friday 10 May, 19:00-21:30

The Plough Inn, Plumpton Green, Plumpton, East Sussex BN7 3DF

Contact 01273 890311.

Friday 10 May

burgess hill means business Martlets Hall, Burgess Hill

Run by the Burgess Hill Business Parks Association (BHBPA), the exhibition is free for anyone in business to come along and


cuckfield vintage emporium

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you can heal your Life - the movie Hassocks

Another chance to view the movie, this time with an inspirational meditation given by Laura and Lynn Khorohas, our special guest from Florida. Cost is £10 in advance. Call Laura for further details 07980 568021,

Friday 10 May, 19:00

another night at the museum

The Way to Health & Wellbeing with David and Nicola McCarthy. The word ‘macrobiotic’ stems from Greek roots meaning ‘big life’. The diet is based on whole foods and seasonal cooking, with an aim to strike a balance in physical and mental health, as well as cultivating an awareness of how what we eat impacts on our environment. The basics of macrobiotics will be explained. We will also be demonstrating dishes using some of the more unusual ingredients we sell; you’ll have the chance to try these, and there’ll be plenty of time to answer questions. Lunch/ drinks provided on Saturday. Please bring a notepad. To book (£150) contact 01273 628667 or visit

Saturday 11 May - Sunday 12 May

spring fayre - plant and seed swap Shovelstrode Lane, Ashurstwood RH19 3PH Annual Spring Fayre with a plant and

seed swap, demonstrations of green woodworking, open up a bee hive, lots of stalls and much more! Contact Lisa Aitken,, 07956 815458.

Saturday 11 May, 10:00-12:00

coffee morning & plant sale Ansty Village Hall, Deaks Lane, Ansty RH17 5AS Please support this annual event. Plants are good, cakes are good, you may even like to meet some of our members and consider joining the Ansty Garden Club. Ring for more details: 01444 482055.

Saturday 11 May, 10:00-14:00

balcombe history society Victory Hall, Stockcroft Road, Balcombe Exhibition: ‘The Life and Times of Balcombe People’ , featuring stories of some of the people who have lived in Balcombe, past and present. £1.00. Contact Julie Budgen julie.budgen@, 01444 811641.

Saturday 11 May, 10:00-17:00

open day Plumpton College, Ditchling Road, Lewes, East Sussex BN7 3AE A great family day out. Horse-riding displays. Forestry demonstrations. Small animals. Tractor/trailer rides. Craft and Trade fair. Woodland walks. Farm displays. Children’s activities. Dog show. Plant sales. Wine tastings/sales. Floristry. Sports

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activities. Metalsmithing. Courses and careers advice, including Apprenticeships and Employer Training. Tours of facilities and student accommodation on campus. Plumpton College. A Land-Based College of Further and Higher Education. Free entry for under 16s, £5 adults. Free courses and careers advice. Contact 01273 890454, enquiries@plumpton.

Saturday 11 May, 14:00-18:00

Saturday 11 May, 19:30

milk. To book or call the Box Office on 01293 553636.

Birchanger, High Street ,Balcombe, off B2110 between Cowdray Arms and Handcross

St Andrew’s Church, Cants Lane, Burgess Hill

Sunday 12 May

open garden

Saturday 11 May, 11:00-16:00

Teas, coffees, and homemade cakes, tombola. Admission £4 (children free) with all proceeds to Macmillan Cancer Support. We hope that the weather will be kind and that you will be able to join us at this beautiful garden in the Sussex High Weald, courtesy of Mrs RP Worrall.

Off Stockcroft Rd, Balcombe RH17 7AP

Saturday 11 – Sunday 12 May, 14:00-17:30

balcombe bowls club open day Come and try your hand at Lawn Bowls, any age welcome; equipment will be supplied but please wear flat shoes. Free tea/coffee. We are a friendly club, play friendly home/away games, hold various competitions and social events. Free. Contact Lynn Dean on 01342 458684, email

NGS Open Garden, Holly House, Beaconsfield Road, Chelwood Gate RH17 7LF An acre of English garden, providing views and cameos of plants and trees round every corner, with many different areas giving constant interest, a fish pond and a wildlife pond.

mansion market

Saturday 11 May, 19:30

Kidbrooke Park, Priory Road, Forest Row, East Sussex RH18 5JA

All Saints Church, Danehill RH17 7ER

Saturday 11 May, 11:00-16:00

Fresh organic produce from local farms, a large plant stall, interesting and unusual clothing, iron/wood/leather/stained glasswork, jewellery , pottery and many more stalls in a friendly and welcoming atmosphere. Puppet shows for children, taster therapy sessions and an all-day café. Free admission and parking.

an evening of bach Organised by John Mangold, the concert will be an evening of Bach, his life told in both slides and live music. Nick MilnerGulland will play the organ, and there will be a small orchestra and soloists from the area. Concert in support of St Peter & St James Hospice. For more information contact Jenny Virtue on 01825 740284.

burgess hill symphony orchestra Bruckner: Symphony No 4, Krommer: Clarinet Concerto, with guest soloist Michelle Andrews, Humperdinck: Hansel and Gretel Overture. Tickets £13, Concessions £11, Accompanied under 16s free but need ticket. Available Burgess Hill Help Point, on the door or 01444 232067.

marie curie whole hog Hindleap Warren, Wych Cross, Forest Row, East Sussex RH18 5JH

Enjoy a great night out in aid of Cuckfield Playgroup. Casino, disco, bar and nibbles. Ticket price includes a cocktail and canapé. Tickets sold at Wealdon Stores, Whitemans Green. £12.50 Tel: 01444 457042.

Registration time: 11:30, start time: 13:00 Registration fee or ticket prices £35, Minimum sponsorship £100. The Hindleap Warren Marie Curie Whole Hog is a cross country run with a twist: an adventure combining an assault course with the challenging environment and wild terrain of the countryside of the Ashdown Forest. Entrants should be 18+ and an outdoor clothing kit list will be provided. For more information contact the Events Team on 08700 340040 www.

Saturday 11 May, 19:45

Sunday 12 May, 10:00-12:00

Saturday 11 May, 19:30

James bond casino night Queen’s Hall, High Street, Cuckfield RH17 5EL

the price of everything

The Studio, The Hawth, Crawley

How much is beauty worth? What will people pay for an air guitar on eBay? Can I have a glass of milk? These urgent questions and others are answered in a performance lecture about value, with bizarre facts and arguments. It is comic, provocative, and possibly a tiny bit sad. A must if you’ve ever wondered about the difference between the price of an object and its value. And you get a free glass of

spring plant sale

Albourne Road Allotments, Albourne Road, Hurstpierpoint Vegetable and companion flower plants for sale. Refreshments available.

Sunday 12 May, 10:00-12:00

pond open day

Lingfield Nature Reserves, Entrance by Fire Station in Saxbys Lane, Lingfield

Pond-dipping events are open to everyone,

Cuckfield Crafts & Market Friday 17th May 9.30am-1pm

Lively village market offering a delightful mix of stalls with something for everyone, including a huge plant stall. Tea, coffee and cakes are available. Admission free.

‘THEMES’ Presented by Let’s Dance! (Hassocks)

Next Market 14th June Contact Beverley | 01444 440274 Queens Hall, High Street, Cuckfield

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Friday 24th May & Saturday 25th May 2013 Friday 7pm Saturday 2pm & 7pm £12.00 / £9.00 Concessions The Martlets Hall, Burgess Hill – Box Office 01444 242888 CuCkfield Vintage emporium returns to Queen’s Hall on 21st June 2013

Proceeds to The Royal Alexandra Children’s Diabetes Endowment Fund

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Diary Dates admission is free and equipment is provided. However, we do ask that children are accompanied by an adult. Contact Sally Cole 01342 833814 or Julie Hearn 01342 835313 or Anne Richards 01342 870200.

Ansty’s gardens offer interesting contrast. Parking is in a field opp the lane leading to Whydown Cottage (open in May only) or the Council car park at the Ansty end of Deaks Lane.

A talk by Kevin Carey, President of the RNIB (Royal National Institute for the Blind). Members pay £1. Non-members may join at the door. Contact Liza Greaves at liza. or 01273 835072.

longest running comedy – 10 years in the West End. For more information and to book tickets or call the Box Office on 01293 553636.

Sunday 12 May, 10:15-13:15

Monday 13 – Thursday 16 May

Monday 13 May, 19:30

‘you can heal yourself’workshop Retreat

Quiz night

‘natural pest control in the garden’

Le Bacanne Farmhouse, Tuscany, Italy

The Greyhound Inn, Keymer, Hassocks

mid sussex Ramblers Little London lay-by opposite Ardingly Showground, Ardingly 6-mile circular walk via Tillinghurst Farm – West Hill – Ardingly reservoir – Balcombe Mill – Ardingly Brook – Wakehurst Place. Leaders Ray and Alison 01342 311632. Please bring a snack. 950 feet of ascent/ descent. Dogs under control.

Sunday 12 May 11:30-18:00

Ladies day at plumpton Racecourse Plumpton Racecourse, Plumpton BN7 3AL Ladies Day in association with Drivepoint, is Plumpton’s most glamorous raceday of the year, and features fashion competitions for the most stylish ladies, gentlemen and children. Doors open 11.30am with first race at 12pm. For admission prices and more details www.plumptonracecourse. 01273 890383

Sunday 12 May, 13:30-18:00

ngs ansty gardens open day Ansty nr Haywards Heath RH17 5AS

Heal Your Life Under The Tuscan Sun! Lose track of time while attending this amazing life-changing retreat. £360 including accomodation. This transformational 3-day retreat with delicious home-cooked Italian food and sunshine will allow you the opportunity to connect with yourself and nature and open a new world of possibilities within. Contact Laura 07980 568021.

Monday 13 May, 10:00-12:00

steyning deco & fine arts society Lecture The Steyning Centre, Fletchers Croft Car Park, Church St, Opp St Andrews Church, Steyning

Mr Stephen Morphew on ‘European Garden History’. £35 annual subscription or £5 donation per visitor for maximum of 2 visits. Contact: 01903 814390.

Monday 13 May, 14:00-16:00

hurst, hassocks and ditchling u3a Hurstpierpoint Village Centre, Trinity Road

Quiz Night 2nd Monday of every month. Contact 01273 842645.

Tuesday 14 May, 10:30-16:00

Tuesday 14 May, 19:45

Village Hall, Hurstpierpoint

Great ideas for keeping those pests at bay in an ecologically friendly way, with the Hurstpierpoint Horticultural Society. An illustrated talk by Neil Helyer. Members £1, non members £2.

Tuesday 14 May, 20:00

unearth art in the woods

ditchling morris men & the Knots of may

Shovelstrode Lane, Ashurstwood, West Sussex RH19 3PH

The Plough Inn, Plumpton Green BN7 3DF

One-day introductory course to drawing and painting in the woodland with natural materials, presenting different approaches to perceiving and sensing what you see. £70. Lisa Aitken,, 07956 815458.

Tuesday 14 May, 19:30

the Reduced shakespeare company The Hawth, Crawley The Reduced Shakespeare Company are back all the way from the USA with The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) This irreverent, fast-paced romp through the Bard’s plays was London’s

Contact 01273 890311.

Wednesday 15 – Saturday 18 May

ditchling players

Ditchling Village Hall, Ditchling See Local Living for details.

Wednesday 15 May, 09:30-13:30

sewing masterclass with made by me Semley Road, Hassocks, BN6 8PE

If you are happy stitching in a straight line but would like to learn some of the finer techniques then come along and become a master. £30. To book visit www. or call Sarah on 07967 819540.

May Valuations Paintings Tuesday 21 May 10am to 4pm Jewellery Thursday 23 May 10am to 2pm Musical Instruments Thursday 30th May 10am to 4pm

Bonhams’ London specialists will be visiting the Brighton & Hove office to offer free and confidential advice on items you may be considering selling at auction Enquiries 01273 220 000 Bonhams 19 Palmeira Square Hove, East Sussex BN3 2JN

A Cello by Matteo Goffriller, Venice circa 1695 Sold for £265,250 inc. premium

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Wednesday 15 May, 19:30

henfield theatre company The Henfield Hall, Henfield

‘Mack and Mabel’. Tickets priced £12/£10 from the Box Office at Henfield Furnishings, High Street, Henfield 01273 490080.

Wednesday 15 May, 10:00-17:00

fine art, antiques & collectables auction

Gorringes, 15 North Street, Lewes BN7 2PD Fine Art, Antiques and Collectables Auction. More details - juliek@gorringes. 01273 472503.

Wednesday 15 May, 12:00-17:00

ngs balcombe open gardens Balcombe Gardens, Balcombe RH17 6JJ For details see

Wednesday 15 May, 13:00-14:00

mindful hour

The Clinic at Borde Hill, Naldred Farm, Borde Hill Lane, Haywards Heath RH16 1XR

Weekly sessions you can attend regularly or just when it suits you. We practise mindful meditation techniques in a small group, relaxation, breathing and simple movements to develop mindful awareness for every day life. £7 per session.

Contact Nicola Preston Bell, nicola@, 01444 819075 for further details or to book your place. www.

Wednesday 15 May, 19:30

mid sussex philatelic society Oaks Hall, Burgess Hill School for Girls, Keymer Road, Burgess Hill AGM and Auction. Contact 01273 471897.

Wednesday 15 May, 20:00-22:00

mid-sussex franco-british society Function Suite, Clair Hall, Perrymount Road, Haywards Heath Illustrated talk in French entitled Les Ordres Nationaux Français: La Légion d’honneur et l’Ordre National du Mérite by Bernard Masson, Président de l’Association des Membres de l’Ordre National du Mérite de France, Section de Grande Bretagne. All members and visitors are most welcome. For further information, please contact the Secretary, Mrs. Barbara Stevens, on 01444 452385. Visitor’s fee is £4 per evening, payable at meetings.

Thursday 16 May, 08:30-15:30

garden & Local produce fair Summers Place, Billingshurst, West Sussex 8.30am-10.30am Bubbly Preview Breakfast with tickets at £12.50.

10.30am Pippa Greenwood from Gardeners’ Question Time and an ambassador for ‘Grow your Own’ will officially open the fair with the event. 11.30am Tom Coward, Head Gardener at Gravetye Manor, will give a talk. Admission is £4 with parking nearby and handy wheelbarrows on standby for taking purchases to vehicles. All in aid of St Catherine’s Hospice. To book, contact 01293 447367 or newhorizons.

Thursday 16 May, 10:00-17:00

fine art, antiques & collectables auction Gorringes, 15 North Street, Lewes. BN7 2PD More details from, tel. 01273 472503.

Friday 17 May fake that!

The Felbridge Hotel and Spa London Road East Grinstead RH19 2BH

£19 pp with a cocktail on arrival, live entertainment and disco. The most sought-after band 2007-2011 and the first Take That Tribute in the UK – Fake That! For more details see www.felbridgehotel., 01342 337700.

Friday 17 May, 09:30-13:00

cuckfield crafts and market

The Queens Hall, High Street, Cuckfield

A lively monthly market with 30+ quaint, quirky and contemporary stalls – jams to jewellery, vintage homewares to Italian

handbags! Refreshments available. Entry is FREE. Beverley Smith 01444 440274

Friday 17 May, 19:15

music for everyone

Burgess Hill Keyboard Club, Cyprus Hall, Cyprus Rd, Burgess Hill RH15 8DX

Celebrated organist/keyboardist Michelle Lord in concert. Tickets £5 on the door. Contact Rosalie Birchmore on 01444 241269, email

Friday 17 May, 19:30- 21:30

east grinstead society meeting Main Hall, East Court Mansion, East Grinstead, West Sussex, RH19 3LT

Joanna Wilkins of the Sussex Archaeological Society: ‘William de Warenne, the builder of Lewes Castle’. Non members £1.50 members £1.00 Including refreshments. Contact Joan Roberts on 01342 322648. www.

Friday 17 May –Saturday 18 May

heber opera: La traviata

The King Edward Hall, Lindfield See Local Living.

Saturday 18 May –Sunday 19 May

heavy horse and country show

East Bysshe Cross Country Showground, Eastbourne Road, Blindley Heath, Surrey

18th & 19th May 2013 to be held at

East Bysshe Show Ground, Eastbourne Road (A22) nr Lingfield, Surrey RH7 6LF (entrance opposite the British Wildlife Centre)

Gundogs, Agility, Classic Cars, Military Vehicles, Vintage Machinery, Refreshments, Childrens Entertainment and much more!!

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Diary Dates See magnificent Heavy Horses working and demonstrating their skills. Horsedrawn fire-engine display, Heavy Horse displays throughout the weekend, Grand Parade, Trade Stands, Country Crafts, Companion Dog Show, Classic Cars, Military Vehicles, Refreshments, Children’s Entertainment and much much more! For more information call 01737 645857 or visit www.

Fresh local produce alongside a selection of crafts and gifts. Café with hot snacks. Tombola. No charge. Free parking. For details contact Annette Gurr on 01825 740004,

Saturday 18 May, 09:00-12:00

Coffee morning with stalls, including plants, cakes, a raffle, bric-a-brac. Refreshments. Free. Contact John Pallister, thepallisters@, 01273 844583.

open morning

Tavistock and Summerhill School, Summerhill Lane, Lindfield, Haywards Heath An Open Morning for parents and children to witness our school and nursery insession and to meet the staff. Contact the Registrar, 01444 450256.

Saturday 18 May, 09:30-12:30

table top sale and coffee morning Adastra Hall, Keymer Road, Hassocks Sell those gifts or items in the attic that you do not want – all proceeds will go towards maintenance of the hall. 30p – refreshments available. Contact Sylvia Howard on 01273 846763.

Saturday 18 May, 10:00-14:00

village market

Chelwood Gate Village Hall, Beaconsfield Road, Chelwood Gate

Saturday 18 May, 10:00-12:00

christian aid coffee morning United Reformed Church, Keymer Road, Hassocks

Saturday 18 May, 10:00-12:00

plant fair & market St. Barnabas Pastoral Centre, Worth Road, Pound Hill RH10 7EB Wide selection of plants, stalls include books, bric a brac, clothing, crafts, home produce, raffle, tombolas, toys, etc. Free entry. Everyone welcome.

Saturday 18 May, 13:30-17:00

open garden

St Peter & St James Hospice, North Common Road, Chailey BN8 4ED Come and support the hospice gardeners, go on a tour of the Woodland Walk and buyplants and home-made teas! All

proceeds to the Hospice. For more details call Fundraising on 01444 471598 or www.

Contacts: Sally Cole 01342 833814, Julie Hearn 01342 835313, Anne Richards 01342 870200 or

Saturday 18 May, 18:00-21:00

Sunday 19 May, 14:00-17:00

chinese help yourself buffet

ngs open garden

The Plough Inn, Plumpton Green, Plumpton, East Sussex BN7 3DF

Grove Farm House, Paddockhurst Road, Turners Hill RH10 4SF

Sunday 19 May

4-acre classic terraced garden with views of the South Downs. The garden includes a yew maze, ha-ha, lime walk, herb and vegetable gardens, and a pond in a woodland setting.

Contact 01273 890311. www.

sussex weald bike Ride Handcross Park School See Local Living.

Sunday 19 May, 14:00-18:00

Sunday 19 May, 10:00-15:00

open garden

2013 Little horsted fun Run

Starts from Isfield Recreation Ground

The Annual Little Horsted Family Fun Run has been organised for all abilities and ages. The 1K will essentially be a children’s run and the 5K and 10K will encompass relatively flat terrain across fields and woodland in Barcombe and Isfield. Entry fee is £10 for adults and £5 for children. There is a family entrance price of £25. Runners can also raise sponsorship for the charity of their choice.

Sunday 19 May, 10:00-12:00

work party

Lingfield Nature Reserves, Lingfield, meet in the butterfly garden

The Mill House, Plumpton Green, BN7 3AH Lovely garden in Plumpton with a working Mill open for tours, with an opportunity to buy bread and flour produced in the Mill. Ticket price includes cream tea. All proceeds to St Peter & St James Hospice.

Sunday 19 May, 14:30-16:30

sussex mineral and Lapidary society Muster Green, Haywards Heath Come and see our information stall as part of the Haywards Heath Spring Festival. Minerals to admire and for sale. Free. Contact the Secretary 01444 483041.

Located in the heart of the Sussex countryside

Great Walsted School, where the possibilities and the grounds are endless. “Pupils’ academic achievements are excellent” ISI report 2012 To book a visit call 01444 483528 or email,

we would love to show you around


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Sunday 19 May, 18:00-20:30

heber opera: La traviata Adastra Hall, Hassocks See Local Living.

Monday 20 May - Friday 24 May

veneering and Laminating

John Lloyd, Bankside Farm, Jacobs Post, Ditchling Common RH15 0SJ

Monday 20 May, 19:45

east grinstead natural history society St Barnabas Church Hall, Dunnings Road, East Grinstead

Talk: Folly Wildlife Rescue Centre – Amy Taylor (Team member from Rescue Centre) Visitors £4 including refreshments. Contact Lesley Berry on 01342 324955 for details.

Tuesday 21 May, 10:00-16:00

paintings valuations

Bonhams, 19 Palmeira Square, Hove BN3 2JN Bonhams’ London specialists will be visiting the Brighton & Hove office to offer free and confidential advice on items you may be considering selling at auction. Enquiries: 01273 220 000. jenny.bouston@

Tuesday 21 May, 10:30

mid sussex Ramblers

Plumpton Racecourse car park, BN7 3AL

(kind permission of Plumpton Racecourse) Circular Walk via East Chiltington – Chiltington – Warningore Wood – Blackcap (picnic lunch) – Plumpton Plain – Westmeston – Streat – Plumpton Racecourse. Steep ascent and descent on Downs. Leader William. Dogs on lead OK.

Tuesday 21 May, 20:00-22:00

Lindfield & district folk dance club Ashenground Community Centre,Vale Road, Haywards Heath Folk dancing for fun, no partner needed. £2 incl. refreshments at half time. First evening free. Contact Mike on 01444 482741.

Wednesday 22 May, 10:00-16:00

fostering drop-in sessions

Horsham Library, Lower Tanbridge Way, Horsham RH12 1PJ Come along and meet some of the West Sussex County Council (WSCC) Fostering Team and talk to those in the know, ask questions and discover more about what it takes to become a foster carer.

Thursday 23 May, 10:00-14:00

Jewellery valuations

Bonhams, 19 Palmeira Square, Hove BN3 2JN Bonhams’ London specialists will be visiting the Brighton & Hove office to offer free and confidential advice on items you may be considering selling at auction. Contact 01273 220000,

Friday 24 May-Saturday 25 May

The school will be performing ‘Themes’. Pupils from 3 years old to adult will be treading the boards, with proceeds going to ‘The Royal Alexandra Children’s Diabetes Endowment Fund.’ Tickets are available from The Martlets Hall Box Office...look out for our Show Photo Board in the window of Hassocks Eyecare Centre. For further info please contact robin@letsdancehassocks. com or call 01903 817029.

Laura Wolk-Lewanowitcz soprano; Paul Smy tenor; Michael George bass, with Southern Pro-Musica conducted by Neil Jenkins. Introductory talk by Interplanetary Physicist Dr Chris Arridge of The Mullard Space Science Laboratory, Faculty of Mathematical & Physical Sciences and University College London, on the creation of the universe in relationship to Haydn’s masterpiece. £15, concessions £12, students and children under 16 £5. From or 01273 912727 or Sussex Chorus Ticket Manager 01444 412579.

Friday 24 May, 19:30

Saturday 25 May, 20:30-23:30

heber opera: La traviata

frankie & the La La’s

Hurstpierpoint Village Centre

Clayton & Keymer Royal British Legion, Woodsland Road, Hassocks BN6 8HE

Let’s dance! (hassocks) Martlets Hall, Burgess Hill

See Local Living.

Saturday 25 May, 10:15

mid sussex Ramblers

Downs Link car park, West End Lane, Henfield (next to Cat and Canary pub)

Music of the 60s & 70s performing covers from The Shadows to The Beatles and more. £2 non-members, free to members. or 01273 845829.

Circular walk via The Rye – Bineham Bridge – Blakes Farm – (Ashurst Fountain - leisurely pub lunch) – Eatons Farm – Chates. Leader Phil 01273 835931.

Sunday 26 May, 11:30-16:00

Saturday 25 May, 19:30

A great day out for all the family, with bouncy castle, children’s rides and games, yummy refreshments, Have-A-Go Agility & Doggy Dash for your 4-legged friends, along with plenty of games for the grown

haydn: the creation

St Bartholomew’s Church, Ann Street, Brighton Brighton Festival with Sussex Chorus,

open day & fun dog show Dogs Trust, Brighton Road, Shoreham



Su 12t nday hM ay

Ladies Day at Plumpton - Sunday 12th May Be on trend at Plumpton Racecourse’s most glamorous raceday of the year, featuring fashion competitions for the most stylish ladies, men and children. Get dressed up for all the fun of a day at the races plus live music, entertainments and funfair, or treat yourself to the Glitz & Glamour package with a Firemen Model meet and greet and Ice Cream bar! Admission Prices: Children under 18: FREE Picnic Enclosure: £10 Grandstand and Paddock Enclosure: £18 (on the day), £14 (in advance) Senior: £14 (on the day) Glitz and Glamour: £80 (advance booking required) 01273 890383

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Diary Dates ups too! £1 for adults, children and OAP’s go free! All parking is FREE.

Sunday 26 May, 14:00-17:00

ngs open garden Stonehealed Farm, Streat Lane, Streat BN6 8SA See page 26 for details.

Monday 27 May, 10:30

staplefield funday

Staplefield Common, Staplefield RH17 6EU Village Fete and Classic Car Show to raise funds for the Church and Village Hall. Fete – free. Car Show £1 (children 50p). Contact Sam at, 01444 400652 for the fete, and John at, 01444 400429 for the car show.

Monday 27 May 09:00-13:00

mammoth car boot fair Oakmeeds College, Station Road, Burgess Hill £10 per car; pre-booked guaranteed pitch. For details call 01444 871776 or visit

Monday 27 May, 14:00-17:00

a patch of grass (no soil but plenty of nettles and brambles) now in year 4 - full of Rhododendrons and Azaleas...with new front garden, once a drive! Teas and homemade cakes available plus plant stall. Profits to St Peters Church re-ordering fund. Admission £3 Children under 12 FREE.

Thursday 30 May, 10:00-16:00

musical instruments valuation Bonhams, 19 Palmeira Square, Hove, East Sussex BN3 2JN

Bonhams’ London specialists will be visiting the Brighton & Hove office to offer free and confidential advice on items you may be considering selling at auction. Enquiries: 01273 220 000. jenny.bouston@

Friday 31 May

diamond Jubilee celebration The Redwood Centre, Perrymount Road, Haywards Heath RH16 3DN

Entertainment to celebrate the Queen’s coronation diamond jubilee. Please support you local charity. Call 01444 450248 for more information and prices.

Friday 31 May – Saturday 1 June

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The award-winning vintage and country fair business, created and inspired by Sussex duo Lucy Haywood and Darcy Shepherd, is holding its biggest ever event, with over 100 stall holders. £4 entry, under14s free, well behaved dogs welcome. For further information contact Darcy on 07773 360631, Facebook Village-Vintage. Twitter @villagevintage1

Saturday 1 June, 13:00-17:00

pamper shopping & craft fair Southway Junior School, Southway, Burgess Hill RH15 9SU

Saturday June 1 – Sunday 16 June, 10:00-17:00

aRtscape Shoreham Airport Terminal Building, Shoreham Airport, Shorham-by-Sea BN43 5FF Free art exhibition. Talented artists exhibit their work of local scenes and faraway places: William Frank Willoughby, Brian Hastings-Clough, Sheila Lea, Holly Sellors, Jo Hodder, Maureen Welfare. Contact WF Willoughby at 01903 239905,

Lots of stalls – homemade crafts, jewellery, cupcakes, candles, food tasting, beauty treatments and more. All in aid of St Peter & St James Hospice. Free Admission. For details contact Paula 07883 473916 or Nina 01444 243105.

Saturday 1 – Sunday 2 June

morris dancing

See page 32 for details.

Sunday 2 June

burgess hill bike Ride

Saturday 1 June, 10:00-16:00

See Local Living for details.

burgess hill town centre fun day

Sunday 2 June, 13:00-17:00

Town Centre, Burgess Hill With family entertainment including live music and free giveaways. For details see

ngs open garden

Romantic gardens with fountains, flowering trees, double herbaceous border, long peony bed. Admission £4.50, children free.

open day

village vintage

Saturday 1 June, 10:00-16:00

Northfields, East Grinstead Road, Chailey

Plumpton Race Course, Plumpton nr Lewes, East Sussex BN7 3AL

Redwood Activity Centre, Haywards Heath

A garden under development. Imagine

Our group meets six times a year to make lace and exchange ideas about technique. Speakers and suppliers are invited to the meetings. Visitors are welcome – entry fee is £3. Contact

Offham House, Offham near Lewes, East Sussex BN7 3QE

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Unforgettable sounds of Bing Crosby, Frankie Vaughan and Vera Lynn in this matinee show. Fri 10 May | 2.00pm | Clair Hall

01933 230119

We’ll Meet Again


Dennis Locorriere Voice of Dr Hook Hugely successful and with a voice that is recognised the world over featuring all the favourites. Fri 17 May | 8.00pm | Martlets Hall

Richard Digance One of the most celebrated comedy entertainers returns for a fabulous evening of fun. Fri 17 May | 7.30pm | Clair Hall

Alistair McGowan The nation’s favourite impressionist goes back to his stand-up roots. Tues 21 May | 8.00pm | Clair Hall

Fables & Fairytales Half-term fun in this beautiful production where the characters come to life. Wed 29 May | 11am & 2.30pm | Clair Hall

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31st May & 1st June PLUMPTON RACECOURSE 100’s Stalls - Marquee - Gazebo Village Shepherd Huts - Plants - Countr y Cafe Champagne & Real Ale Tent

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Sussex Living Diary Dates May 2013 - What's on in Mid Sussex

Sussex Living Diary Dates May 2013  

Sussex Living Diary Dates May 2013 - What's on in Mid Sussex