Pirate party, concert and Christmas fairs coming up in the Uckfield area

A pirate party at a primary school and a concert at Bridge Cottage are among events coming up in Uckfield this weekend.

And during the week, on Wednesday, there’s a Boutique and Artisan Christmas Gift Fair at the East Sussex National.

Also this weekend, tomorrow (Saturday) there’s a one-day beginners picture framing course organised by Uckfield Framing Company, a Craft and Artisan Market at Bridge Cottage, and a Back Care with Sarah Bristow workshop at Uckfield Yoga Centre.

The Pirate Party is being held at Holy Cross Primary School on Saturday for prospective pupils starting school in September 2020, while The Harcourt Ensemble are due to present ‘A Concert in Vauxhall Gardens’ at Bridge Cottage on Saturday night.

Boutique and Artisan Christmas Gift Fair

More than 60 high end gift exhibitors will take part in the Boutique and Artisan Christmas Gift Fair at the East Sussex National on Wednesday and Thursday. This event is being organised by Country Lifestyle Fairs who say gifts will range from Christmas Chic to Fabulous Boutique, Designers and Artisan Makers.

Also next week on Monday there’s a Get Crafty session at The Grove Cafe and Community Hub in Blackboys. Other events at The Grove include Elevenses on Tuesday when you can get together with other people in the community and make new friends, and Creative Writing on Wednesday where you can discuss ideas and spend time writing them up.

Emergency First Aid course

On Friday there’s an Emergency First Aid at Work Level 3 award course being taught over one day at Uckfield Civic Centre. It is being organised by Acres, the Adult College for Rural East Sussex.

And in the morning from 10am to 11.30am Cranwell Wealth Solutions is holding a financial surgery drop-in session at Uckfield Civic Centre. All are welcome to drop in and any query will be answered without obligation.

On Friday evening there’s a Saints and Sinners concert at the Civic Centre featuring The Spikedrivers and Fran McGillivray and Mike Burke who will explore the space and harmony between spiritual music and the devil’s blues.

School open days

Primary schools are offering tours for children who will be aged four and above and starting school in September 2020. This week St Mark’s at Hadlow Down, Bonners at Maresfield, Little Horsted, Nutley, Rocks Park, are opening their doors.

For dates of all school open days see: School Open Days.

Next weekend

Look out for Uckfield Runners who will be out in force promoting their club at the Uckfield Park Run on Saturday, November 23, and presenting a cheque to the Children’s Respite Trust.

The same day there’s an open morning at Wealden Bowls Centre where all are welcome to call in for a coffee and free taster session, and there’s a Saturday Social at Sussex Support Service for people living with dementia.

On Sunday, November 24, Isfield Frost Fair takes place. There will be a wide variety of local art and craft stalls to visit along with Christmas fare. There will be new stalls as well as regular favourites including aromatherapy soaps and creams, botanical prints, cards, trays, advent calendars and Christmas wrapping.

Dates for your diary


Saturday, November 16: Pirate Party for prospective pupils at Holy Cross Primary School

Saturday, November 16: Craft and Artisan Market

Saturday, November 16: Craft and Artisan Market

Saturday, November 16: Harcourt Ensemble at Bridge Cottage

Wednesday, November 20: Boutique and Artisan Christmas Gift Fair at East Sussex National

Wednesday, November 20: Creative Writing Group at The Grove, Blackboys

Friday, November 22: Saints and Sinners concert

Saturday, November 23: Open morning at Wealden Bowls Centre

Saturday, November 23: Uckfield Runners at Uckfield Park Run

Sunday, November 24: Isfield Frost Fair

Monday, November 25: Gardens and Guerrillas lunch and talk

Wednesday, November 27: Business start-up workshop in Uckfield

Wednesday, November 27: Mother and Daughter Body Confidence and Positivity Workshop

Friday, November 29: Financial surgery drop-in session

Friday, November 29: Framfield Christmas Fair

Saturday, November 30: Christmas Fayre at Uckfield College

Saturday, November 30: Bonners Christmas Fayre

Saturday, November 30: Nutley Christmas Market

Saturday, November 30: Santa Specials at Bluebell Railway

Saturday, November 30: Nutley Christmas Market

Saturday, November 30: Christmas Fayre at Uckfield College

Thursday, December 5: Sunday, December 8: Christmas Tree Festival

Thursday, December 5: Evening talk – The History of Christmas Traditions

Friday, December 6: Late night shopping in Uckfield

Saturday, December 7: Uckfield Singers Christmas Concert

Tuesday, December 10: Christmas Shopping Evening at Victoria Pavilion

See also:

Town council to consider Luxford Play Area upgrade

Parking charges could be introduced at Uckfield Community Hospital

Yoga teacher offers class at special price to encourage all

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