Events calendar

Dec
6
Mon
Raystede Christmas Trail @ Raystede Centre for Animal Welfare
Dec 6 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

This year’s Christmas mission is for families to help Raystede’s animals post their wish list to Father Christmas.

The task is to find the animals’ letters addressed to Father Christmas that were hidden around Raystede by naughty elves.

There will be clues and scrambled words on the letters that must be pieced together to find out what the animals have asked for.

Participants must find all 8 letters and then add their own Christmas wish to the list and post it first class to Reindeerland. The location of the post box is a secret and they will need to ask Raystede staff where it is.

Entry is FREE but you need to book a free ticket online.

The trail sheets, pencil and a sticker will be given to each family when they arrive.

Uckfield Mens shed @ Unit 14
Dec 6 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Uckfield Mens shed @ Unit 14 | Blackboys | England | United Kingdom

Men’s Sheds are a nationwide organisation that aim at dealing with the social isolation of men especially those who have retired although membership is open to all from 18+.  They have been set up to offer men the opportunity to meet others in a friendly and supportive atmosphere, to learn, practice or hone skills and to promote their mental health and wellbeing.

Men’ Sheds (or Sheds) are similar to garden sheds – a place to pursue practical interests at leisure, to practice skills and enjoy making and mending. The difference is that garden sheds and their activities are often solitary in nature while Men’s Sheds are the opposite. They’re about social connections and friendship building, avoiding isolation, improving mental health, sharing skills and knowledge, and of course a lot of laughter.

Uckfield Lions Santa @ Forge Rise, Bridge Farm Road
Dec 6 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Soul Survivors Choir @ Holy Cross Church
Dec 6 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Soul Survivors Choir @ Holy Cross Church | England | United Kingdom

Soul Survivors Choir is a new Choir in Uckfield

The joint leaders of the choir, Tim and Ginger, have much experience covering an extensive array of genres – both choral and contemporary, to bring an exciting and stimulating musicality to the table. The choir will sing contemporary and up-to date songs with arrangements done ‘in house’ .

Tickets are £5 on the door on a “pay as you sing” arrangement

People wishing to join the choir should fill out this Eventbrite form www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/uckfield-soul-survivors-choir-tickets-162256071277

Uckfield Lions Santa @ Hunters Way
Dec 6 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Heathfield Choral Society @ Horam Village Hall
Dec 6 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Heathfield Choral Society has now resumed weekly rehearsals on Monday evenings at 7.30pm at Horam Village Hall in a coven-friendly environment. This term we are singing Handel’s Messiah with a view to performing it at our Concert in December. All voices welcome. More information on our website: https://www.heathfieldchoral.org.uk

Dec
7
Tue
Framfield Bridge Club @ The Clubhouse of Buxted Park Sports Association
Dec 7 @ 9:15 am – 12:45 pm

We meet on Tuesday mornings for Duplicate Bridge at The Clubhouse of Buxted Park Sports Association

We ask that you arrive by 9.20 am at the latest to allow for a prompt 9.30 am start. We aim to finish by 12.40 pm.

We are a relaxed, friendly group with mixed abilities, making new members and visitors welcome.

We endeavour to ensure that individuals without a playing partner can be paired up.

If you would like more information then contact the Chairman – Alan Bowden

Raystede Christmas Trail @ Raystede Centre for Animal Welfare
Dec 7 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

This year’s Christmas mission is for families to help Raystede’s animals post their wish list to Father Christmas.

The task is to find the animals’ letters addressed to Father Christmas that were hidden around Raystede by naughty elves.

There will be clues and scrambled words on the letters that must be pieced together to find out what the animals have asked for.

Participants must find all 8 letters and then add their own Christmas wish to the list and post it first class to Reindeerland. The location of the post box is a secret and they will need to ask Raystede staff where it is.

Entry is FREE but you need to book a free ticket online.

The trail sheets, pencil and a sticker will be given to each family when they arrive.

Short Mat Bowls @ Ridgewood village hall
Dec 7 @ 12:45 pm – 3:15 pm

Short Mat bowls are on every Tuesday at Ridgewood Village Hall

Contact Colin for information on 01825 764069

Uckfield Lions Santa @ New Barn Lane, Sand Ridge
Dec 7 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Uckfield Lions Santa @ Pipers Field
Dec 7 @ 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Uckfield Art Group @ Luxford Centre
Dec 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Uckfield Art Group is a friendly and relaxed group of local artists who meet every Tuesday to create art for pleasure. Painting, drawing, printmaking and other artistic pastimes. Beginners and professionals welcome.

The Uckfield art group has been running for over 35 years. We are a group of painters who enjoy meeting to share ideas and inspiration (and a biscuit!). We meet every Tuesday evening at 7pm at the Luxford Centre in Uckfield.

While under Covid restrictions, all health and safety regulations and track-and-trace are being followed. Please bring your own refreshments, use the cleaning products and hand sanitisers provided and enjoy the time together.

New members are always welcome and you can have two free taster sessions to see if it’s for you. Six months membership is just £25.

We have two exhibitions a year, when not cancelled under Covid restrictions. Our first in two years will be November 6, 2021. 10-4pm. Free entry.

Carols at the Bluebell @ Bluebell Railway
Dec 7 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

After having to miss out last year, we are delighted to announce that this year the Carol Service at Horsted Keynes station will take place on TUESDAY 7 DECEMBER starting at 7.30pm.

Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year, and an evening of Carols at the Bluebell Railway is certain to bring Christmas cheer and leave you with a warm glow!

Led by Bluebell Railway Chaplain, The Reverend David Howland, with music from The Bluebell Railway Band, our traditional Carol Service is a firm annual favourite.

The King George V Buffet will be open from 6pm selling festive snacks and mulled wine.

Please note – unfortunately there will be no train service on the evening. Participants will need to make their own way to and from Horsted Keynes station – the station has a large free car-park.

Admission is free as always, but a Retiring Collection will be made to be shared between the Bluebell Railway, St Giles Church, Horsted Keynes and The Bluebell Railway Band.

We look forward to welcoming you once again!

Civic Christmas Carols Crowborough @ All Saints Church
Dec 7 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Crowborough Town Council will be holding their annual Civic Carol Service at All Saints Church, Chapel Green on Tuesday 7th December at 7.30pm. Wadhurst Brass Band, Ashdown School Choir and All Saints Choir will be performing throughout the evening.

Dec
8
Wed
Raystede Christmas Trail @ Raystede Centre for Animal Welfare
Dec 8 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

This year’s Christmas mission is for families to help Raystede’s animals post their wish list to Father Christmas.

The task is to find the animals’ letters addressed to Father Christmas that were hidden around Raystede by naughty elves.

There will be clues and scrambled words on the letters that must be pieced together to find out what the animals have asked for.

Participants must find all 8 letters and then add their own Christmas wish to the list and post it first class to Reindeerland. The location of the post box is a secret and they will need to ask Raystede staff where it is.

Entry is FREE but you need to book a free ticket online.

The trail sheets, pencil and a sticker will be given to each family when they arrive.

TN22 Club @ Hadlow Down Village Hall
Dec 8 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Our TN22 Club is a social lunch club for older folk and we offer a packed day with companionship and fun. Located in the rural village of Hadlow Down on alternate Wednesdays, entertainment, activities and occasional outings ensure that a good time is had by all.

We also cook a 2-course nutritious and tasty meal in the club kitchen and we can arrange volunteer transport if needed.

We positively encourage new members and if you are hesitant about coming along, you will be assured of a warm welcome.

For more information and to book your place, please ring Pat Slater on 07710 435324 or e mail pattieslater123@gmail.com

Uckfield Community Orchestra Rehearsals @ Foresters Hall
Dec 8 @ 6:15 pm – 8:00 pm

We meet every Wednesday during Term Time between 6.10 and 8pm at the Foresters Hall, Harcourt Road, Uckfield, East Sussex, TN22 5DT.  The hall is open from 6.00pm.

Our fees are £30 per term for adults and £15 per term for students.

Once you have paid for the first time you will be given a copy of our rules and regulations to keep which has contact details for the committee and other useful info. Please keep this handy. You will be given an updated version periodically.

Dec
9
Thu
Raystede Christmas Trail @ Raystede Centre for Animal Welfare
Dec 9 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

This year’s Christmas mission is for families to help Raystede’s animals post their wish list to Father Christmas.

The task is to find the animals’ letters addressed to Father Christmas that were hidden around Raystede by naughty elves.

There will be clues and scrambled words on the letters that must be pieced together to find out what the animals have asked for.

Participants must find all 8 letters and then add their own Christmas wish to the list and post it first class to Reindeerland. The location of the post box is a secret and they will need to ask Raystede staff where it is.

Entry is FREE but you need to book a free ticket online.

The trail sheets, pencil and a sticker will be given to each family when they arrive.

Uckfield Mens shed @ Unit 14
Dec 9 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Uckfield Mens shed @ Unit 14 | Blackboys | England | United Kingdom

Men’s Sheds are a nationwide organisation that aim at dealing with the social isolation of men especially those who have retired although membership is open to all from 18+.  They have been set up to offer men the opportunity to meet others in a friendly and supportive atmosphere, to learn, practice or hone skills and to promote their mental health and wellbeing.

Men’ Sheds (or Sheds) are similar to garden sheds – a place to pursue practical interests at leisure, to practice skills and enjoy making and mending. The difference is that garden sheds and their activities are often solitary in nature while Men’s Sheds are the opposite. They’re about social connections and friendship building, avoiding isolation, improving mental health, sharing skills and knowledge, and of course a lot of laughter.

Luxford Centre over 55’s Thursday lunch @ Luxfords Centre
Dec 9 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

The Luxford Centre over 55’s lunch at 12 noon at The Luxford Centre, Library Way, Uckfield, TN22 1UY.

All over 55’s welcome. Lunch cooked on the premises from fresh produce. Two course lunch for £3.50.

Lunch is every Thursday, must be booked 7 days in advance either by phone 764516, speak to Bob/June or at previous Thursday lunch.

Any queries 764516. The Centre is run on Covid Secure lines.

Uckfield Lions Santa @ Linden Chase, Hempstead Gardens, Olives Meadow
Dec 9 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Uckfield Lions Santa @ Knights Meadow, Roman Way
Dec 9 @ 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Dec
10
Fri
Raystede Christmas Trail @ Raystede Centre for Animal Welfare
Dec 10 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

This year’s Christmas mission is for families to help Raystede’s animals post their wish list to Father Christmas.

The task is to find the animals’ letters addressed to Father Christmas that were hidden around Raystede by naughty elves.

There will be clues and scrambled words on the letters that must be pieced together to find out what the animals have asked for.

Participants must find all 8 letters and then add their own Christmas wish to the list and post it first class to Reindeerland. The location of the post box is a secret and they will need to ask Raystede staff where it is.

Entry is FREE but you need to book a free ticket online.

The trail sheets, pencil and a sticker will be given to each family when they arrive.

Uckfield Lions Santa @ Castle Rise, Wares Road, New Road
Dec 10 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Harlands Winter Wonderland @ Harlands Primary Sch
Dec 10 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Friends of Harlands are hosting Winter Wonderland on the 10th December 2021 6-8.30pm, at Harlands Primary School.

There will be entertainment, crafts, games, shopping, food, drinks, raffle and lots more to get you into the Christmas sprit.

Everyone welcome – free entry.

Where: Harlands Primary School, Mallard Drive, Uckfield, TN22 5PW