Shakespeare in a Suitcase

Quarry Wood Farm, Mayfield TN20 6RG
Saturday 7 September at 3.30pm

(by kind permission of Mr & Mrs Aidan Kong)

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Join us in this idyllic country setting for a complimentary Sparkling Reception.
In the seated outdoor auditorium you will embark on an exciting journey from the Tempest to Macbeth and beyond - courtesy of Splats Entertainment.
You are invited to bring your interval picnic

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Shakespeare green auditorium

Seats are limited for this unique country garden performance so you are advised to book early

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• Disabled access
• Golf buggy transport
• Ample free parking
Help with carrying chairs/tables etc. (approx 50m)

Shakespeare pink picnic
  • The event will go ahead regardless of weather conditions.
  • You are advised to wear suitable footwear and come prepared for all conditions.
  • You may choose to bring cushions & blankets.
  • Uneven ground in places.

Welcome with a glass of Quarry Wood fizz in the vineyard.
Guests will be invited to set up their picnics.
16:30 Performance commences
17:30 90 minute picnic Interval
19:00 Performance
20:00 Guests depart.

Tickets are £40.00 per person
• Seats (other than disabled) are selected on a 'first come first served' basis
• We regret that refunds of the ticket price are not possible.

If you would like to pay by bank transfer, please complete this form. Bank details are included on form

For payment by cheque & other enquiries ring Kathryn Daughtrey via 01825 764488
For booking problems contact Di Steele→

Grateful thanks goes to our sponsors Parfitt Cresswell

Parfitt & Cresswell

Garden Party

Join us for a Garden Party, Art & Sculpture Exhibition
and entertainment by the Pantasy Steel Band

Champs Hill, Waltham Park Road, Coldwaltham, Pulborough RH20 1LY
by kind permission of The Bowerman Charitable Trust
20 June 2024 at 6.30-8.30pm
Tickets to include drinks and canapés

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Champs Hill 2

Tickets £50.00


If you wish to pay by cheque or bank transfer, contact Christopher Doidge→

Art Exhibition & Sale

Art Exhibition & Sale

Saturday 23 March & Sunday 24 March 11am - 4pm
Private View - Friday 22 March 6pm - 8pm


Join us at this 19th-century castellated mansion to the west of Wadhurst in East Sussex to view the acclaimed work of Robin Alexander Elliott (1936-2023).

There is ample free parking and 30% of sales will be donated to FSH.

Wadhurst Castle

Born in London in 1936, Robin Alexander Elliott trained at Sidcup School of Art between 1951 and 1956, studying under Frank Auerbach and Jack Smith, amongst others. After National Service at Catterick Camp in Yorkshire, he worked as a freelance illustrator, before having his first solo exhibition at the Hammond Lloyd Gallery, London. Nature and the British landscape served as key sources of inspiration for his work, which was also informed by travels in Europe and America, and five years spent living in the hills of Cerro e Alcaria, Portugal. Robin’s work has also been exhibited at The Llewellyn Alexander Gallery, London and at many galleries in Kent and Sussex including The Pallant House Gallery, Chichester. Collectors from Europe, the USA and Australia have acquired his work Prices will range from £350 to £3,500.

Countdown to Christmas

Join us for a special evening of words and music to set your Christmas off to a great start
on Saturday 25 November 2023 at 6.30pm

at Holy Cross Church, Belmont Rd., Uckfield TN22 1BP at 6.30pm with

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Robert Bathurst
- of Cold Feet & Downton Abbey fame


Dame Felicity Lott DBE
- international opera singer and one of Britain's best-loved sopranos

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Glyndebourne Youth Opera
- talented young performers between 9 - 13yrs embarking on their musical careers

Join stars Robert Bathurst, Dame Felicity Lott and the Glyndebourne Youth Opera - led by Glyndebourne's Chorus Master Aidan Oliver, for a full programme of Christmas favourites in music and prose.
You will be welcomed by the rector, The Reverend Father John Wall MA.  We are honoured to welcome  Dr Graham Griffiths, lecturer, conductor, pianist and composer, to accompany Dame Felicity Lott on the piano.
Master of Ceremonies, Tom Duncanson will guide you through an evening designed to suit all ages and tastes so come along, join in with the carols and help us raise the roof!

Arrive early to select your seats. (Some seats have a restricted view)
Doors open at 6pm and the evening will close at 7.45pm

EARLYBIRD TICKETS on sale until Sunday 19 November at 11pm
Adults £12.50, children under 16yrs £5.00

TICKETS after 19 November and on the door
Adults £15.00, children under 16yrs £7.50

PARK in Uckfield's free Luxford Field Car Park and take the short cut at the top left to the church

Luxford Field Car Park Uckfield long and short stay approx. 300 spaces
Approaching from the South (Station end of town) proceed through the traffic lights by Boots corner and up the High Street.  Take second left turning – Uckfield Library and Uckfield Cinema are on opposite corners of this junction.
Drive a short way along this road then bear left and immediately right.  Proceed to far side of this parking area and park.
Take footpath exit in north west corner and cross Belmont Road - the Church is immediately in front of you.


This event is generously sponsored by: 

Parfitt & Cresswell
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Jubilee Art Event

Platinum Jubilee Art Project

To celebrate HM The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee and support our Sussex hospice care providers 70 artists of all abilities copied a section of a portrait by pop artist Malgorzata Nierobisz, using various media.  The 70 sections were then collated to form this finished artwork, exhibited in the Alleluia Hall over the Jubilee weekend as part of the Waldron Jubilee Jamboree.  The artwork fetched £700 when auctioned at the end of the exhibition.

We are grateful to Malgorzata Nierobisz for giving us permission to use her stunning and colourful original painting for this unusual collaborative project; to everyone who took part in painting sections of it; Maggie Thurgood and Tom Acton for skilfully dissecting and collating the sections; to Richard Fanshawe for photographing it and to Uckfield Framing Company for its generous support.
The project has raised just over £2000 from donations and the auction.

Postcard copies of the finished artwork (7ins x 5ins) are available to be purchased online in packs of 10.
Packs are £6.00 to include postage.


Giclee prints (measuring 11.73 x 16.5 ins/29.7 x 42cm) can be purchased direct from Uckfield Framing Company 01825 890494 (unframed £26.40/framed in the same way as the exhibited version £103.20 - other options are available).

Jubilee Art Project - finished portrait

Further info available from email:
or telephone: 01892 653 141

We thank the artist Malgorzata Nierobisz for her permission to use this fabulous portrait of our Queen.
The Queen - Original Modern Abstract Pop art Portrait (2019)
Acrylic painting  by Misty Lady - M. Nierobisz


Mayfield Lawn Tennis Club - Charity Tournament


View images of the day→


Sunday 12 June 10am - 3pm

Mayfield Lawn Tennis Club, Station Rd, Mayfield TN20 6BU

American Doubles Tournament

Included in your entry fee will be a delicious two-course lunch with a choice of:
Poached salmon, ham, Italian potato salad and a choice of salads - with strawberries, meringues and cream to follow
This will be served in the play break.

Individual entry £20.00 - for both players and spectators
Numbers are limited so early application is recommended.

Raffle with some fabulous prizes

For further details and to enter contact Sally Duffield→
Cheques should be made payable to: Friends of Sussex Hospices

We would like to thank our generous raffle donors

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The Gruffalo – Fun in Framfield


 Framfield Grange, Framfield, East Sussex TN22 5PN
Wednesday 29 May & Thursday 30 May 2024, 10.30am - 4pm

Ramble through the woodland paths and spy the Gruffalo amongst the trees! Explore the gardens, wildflower meadows, lawns and lakes.
ALL ACTIVITIES ARE FREE and are included in the entry ticket.  Just bring a picnic or buy teas, coffees, cakes or pizzas on the day. FREE parking.

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Earlybird tickets online before Monday 27 May (10pm):

£12.00 – children 2yrs and over (this covers all materials & activities)
£12.00- adults
Free - children under 2 yrs

All tickets after Monday 27 May (10pm) online and on the gate:

£15 - children 2 yrs and over (this covers all materials & activities)
£15 - adults
Free - children under 2 yrs

(Children under 2yrs also require a booked ticket (no cost) to enable us to provide all the complimentary craft equipment, passport and trail maps they require on the day)

Please note that tickets attract a payment processing fee.

FREE Parking via Pump Lane (signposted).
Find us at #gruffalofunframfield

If you have questions or comments or would like to volunteer to help or offer to sponsor this event, please contact the organiser, Patricia Evans



Framfield Grange map
Gruffalo map2022


  • Children under the age of 16yrs must be accompanied by a responsible adult at all times.
  • Please note uneven woodland paths on the nature trail may cause some difficulty with wheelchairs and buggies.
  • The event will go ahead regardless of weather conditions - wet weather cover is available for most activities and in the hospitality tent.
  • Well behaved dogs welcome on leads. Poo bags are available from the 'START' desk.
  • Suitable footwear should be worn.
  • An official photographer will be present at the event and images may be used for future publicity. Please inform him if you do not wish to be included in any photographs.
  • There will be a first Aid station and a qualified first aider will be on duty throughout the event.
  • If your child goes missing, report it to a badged volunteer. We have a procedure in place to reunite you quickly.
  • A parent and baby room, changing facilities and accessible loos will be available.
  • All goverment COVID guidelines will be monitored and adhered to.