What we're about

This group started in 2011. We host as a group, all suggesting ideas we would enjoy doing with others. It is a great way to meet people and commit to going out. If you are unsure, why not invite a friend to come with you. So far we have explored sculpture gardens, visited galleries, met on a Friday in a pub, eaten together, played badminton, gigged ...... And so much more.

Meetup charges group organisers and annual/bi-annual fee to use the website. We will ask group members from contributions to cover these costs in order to keep the groups running. The contribution paid will cover both the Central Sussex and East Grinstead & Crawley group.

Organisers and host are not employees of Meetup and make arrangements during their free time, please respect this.

You must have a clear photograph of yourself in your profile to belong to this group. Members without a photograph will be removed, as will inactive members and members that sign up for events and then do not show up.

You will receive an email notifying you of an event, if you wish to join in please RSVP 'yes' to let the host know that you will be there. If at a later date you are unable to attend you must amend your RSVP to 'no' so the host is aware and a space is made available to other group members.

It is not necessary to reply 'no' to every event that you are not going to do unless you are changing your RSVP from a 'Yes' to a 'No'

Please note that when you use the Contact envelope under the Organisers your message will be received by the organiser and any co-organisers within the East Grinstead & Crawley Group.

Upcoming events (5)

An Evening with Alison Weir

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We are delighted to announce that acclaimed novelist and historian, Alison Weir will be returning to The Bookshop on Wednesday 23rd September, in our series of online virtual events! She will be talking about her newest novel, 'Katheryn Howard, The Tainted Queen: Six Tudor Queens 5'. A NAIVE YOUNG WOMAN AT THE MERCY OF HER AMBITIOUS FAMILY. At just nineteen, Katheryn Howard is quick to trust and fall in love. She comes to court. She sings, she dances. She captures the heart of the King. Henry declares she is his rose without a thorn. But Katheryn has a past of which he knows nothing. It comes back increasingly to haunt her. For those who share her secrets are waiting in the shadows, whispering words of love... and blackmail. KATHERYN HOWARD THE FIFTH OF HENRY'S QUEENS. HER STORY. Tickets can be booked here: https://bookwhen.com/theeastgrinsteadbookshop/e/ev-s7hy-20200923190000

An Evening with Sonia Purnell



We are thrilled to announce an evening with Sonia Purnell on her book, 'A Woman of No Importance: The Untold Story of Virginia Hall, WWII’s Most Dangerous Spy,' as part of our series of online events this September and October, bringing Author Events to you at home LIVE via Zoom. An astounding story of heroism, spycraft, resistance and personal triumph over shocking adversity. In September 1941, a young American woman strides up the steps of a hotel in Lyon, Vichy France. Her papers say she is a journalist. Her wooden leg is disguised by a determined gait and a distracting beauty. She is there to spark the resistance. By 1942 Virginia Hall was the Gestapo's most urgent target, having infiltrated Vichy command, trained civilians in guerrilla warfare and sprung soldiers from Nazi prison camps. The first woman to go undercover for British SOE, her intelligence changed the course of the war - but her fight was still not over. This is a spy history like no other, telling the story of the hunting accident that disabled her, the discrimination she fought and the secret life that helped her triumph over shocking adversity. Tickets can be booked here: https://bookwhen.com/theeastgrinsteadbookshop/e/ev-sbxy-20200930190000

An Evening with Carolyn Kirby



We are thrilled to announce an evening with Carolyn Kirby on her new novel, 'When We Fall', as part of our series of online events this September and October, bringing Author Events to you at home LIVE via Zoom. England, 1943. Lost in fog, pilot Vee Katchatourian is forced to make an emergency landing where she meets enigmatic RAF airman Stefan Bergel, and then can't get him out of her mind. In occupied Poland, Ewa Hartman hosts German officers in her father's guest house, while secretly gathering intelligence for the Polish resistance. Mourning her lover, Stefan, who was captured by the Soviets at the start of the war, Ewa is shocked to him on the street one day. Haunted by a terrible choice he made in captivity, Stefan asks Vee and Ewa to help him expose one of the darkest secrets of the war. But it is not clear where everyone's loyalties lie until they are tested... Published to coincide with the 75th anniversary of VE Day and based on WWII war atrocity the Katyn massacre, When We Fall is a moving story of three lives forever altered by one fatal choice. Tickets can be booked here: https://bookwhen.com/theeastgrinsteadbookshop#focus=ev-scm[masked]

An Evening with Saul David



We are thrilled to announce an evening with Saul David on his new book, 'Crucible of Hell: Okinawa: The Last Great Battle of the Second World War', as part of our series of online events this September and October, bringing Author Events to you at home LIVE via Zoom. From award-winning historian Saul David, an action-packed and powerful new narrative of the Battle of Okinawa – the last great clash of the Second World War, and one that had profound consequences for the modern world. Using graphic eyewitness accounts and declassified documents from archives in three continents, Saul David illuminates a shocking chapter of history that is too often missing from Western-centric narratives of the Second World War. Tickets can be booked here: https://bookwhen.com/theeastgrinsteadbookshop/e/ev-s4ze-20201015190000

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