What's On in Cuckfield, Bolnore and surrounding areas...

What's On at The Queens Hall


Cuckfield Preschool Jumble Sale – 10.30am to 12noon. A chance to grab fantastic bargains while raising funds for the Preschool. Also, an opportunity to declutter for the autumn, should you feel able to donate your jumble. Jumble accepted at the venue from 8.30-10am on the day. Any queries, please contact publicity@cuckfieldpreschool.co.uk or 01444 450438


‘The Magic of Pantomime’ by Ian Gledhill, Historian – 2.30pm. Ian’s enthusing talk reflects on the history of this enduring and peculiarly British institution with anecdotes from years of appearing in and producing Pantomimes. To book, ring Mike Nicholson, 01444 457448 or email <events @cuckfieldmuseum.org>

Dracula or A Pain in the Neck! Comedy by the Rain or Shine Theatre Company – Doors 7pm, show 7.30pm

What's On Elsewhere


Disco Night – 7.30pm The Woodside, Bolnore Village (tickets £8, info@swooveaid.com)

Cuckfield Evening WI – 7.30pm Cuckfield Baptist Church, Polestub Lane AGM

Bolnore Village Community Partnership AGM – 8.15pm The Woodside, Bolnore Village

The Arts Society Mid Sussex – 10.15am Clair Hall. Hans Christian Anderson. Lecture by Karin Fernando. Non-members welcome: £7 on the door

Cuckfield Mayor’s Election – 8pm Rose and Crown, Cuckfield

Cuckfield Mayor’s Procession – 2.30pm For details of route and timetable see story on Page 10

Quiz night in Bolnore – 7.30pm The Woodside, Bolnore Village. £2 per person, teams of up to six. To reserve a table email: <events @bolnore.org.uk>

Royal British Legion Women’s Section – 2.30pm Old School, Cuckfield AGM

Ansty Village Hall Trust coffee morning – l0.30am-12.30pm Village Hall, Deaks Lane, Ansty. Tombola and Sales Table for that early Christmas present

Family Halloween Disco – 7.30pm The Woodside, Bolnore Village. £3 per child, includes party bag. For tickets email: <events @bolnore.org.uk>


Lunchtime concert – 1pm Holy Trinity Church. Eloise Irving soprano. Tea/coffee from 12.30pm

4th November 2017
Cuckfield Bonfire & Fireworks – Cuckfield Park. Gates 5.30pm, Bonfire Lit 6.45pm, Fireworks to music 7.30pm

The Arts Society Mid Sussex – 10.15am Clair Hall, Haywards Heath. How we got IKEA! Scandinavian design 1880-1960. Lecture by Dr Anne Anderson. Non-members welcome: £7 on the door

New business to open in Cuckfield: Sacred Cellar


A new business will be opening in the village next month when boutique wine merchant and off licence, Sacred Cellar, opens its doors on Broad Street. 

Sacred Cellar owner Andrew Jenks is understandably upbeat about the new venture in the premises opposite the car park, formerly occupied by a florist. 

The shop will sell fine wine, artisan spirits, craft beer and unique cider. 

Andrew said: “More than 95% of our product range will have won at least one award or major commendation around the world, to ensure we focus only on the highest quality products regardless of price point.

“We will also look to retail products created by the best independent craft producers from around the world and across Sussex to offer a curated experience for lovers of fine drinks.

“Our website will be launching as soon as our launch product range is 100% confirmed, and it will allow visitors to learn more about the team and vision behind the company as well as purchasing products in a secure way.” 

Andrew has lived in the village for two years and comes from a background in the luxury marketing sector, while his wider team have extensive experience across the winemaking, craft brewing, national and international drink distribution, fine wine insurance and catering sectors.

Andrew’s mother, Lesley, will be Sacred Cellar’s operations manager but may be familiar to many in the village from her acting roles with Cuckfield Dramatic Society.

Cuckfield Life magazine copy dates for 2018

Cuckfield Life is the community magazine for both Cuckfield and Bolnore Village, which is printed every month and distributed to home in the area via a team of professional delivery agents. 

In order to help you plan sending in content or advertisement artwork to us, we have listed below all the key dates that you need to know for 2018. 


January 2018
Copy date: Tues 2nd Jan
Distribution: Tues 16th Jan

February 2018
Copy date: Tues 30th Jan
Distribution: Tues 13th Feb

March 2018
Copy date: Tues 27th Feb
Distribution: Tues 13th Mar

April 2018
Copy date: 3rd April
Distribution: Tues 17th April

May 2018
Copy date: Tues 1st May
Distribution: Tues 15th May

June 2018
Copy date: Tues 29th May
Distribution: Tues 12th June

July 2018
Copy date: Tues 26th June
Distribution: Tues 10th July

August 2018
Copy date: Tues 31st July
Distribution: Tues 14th Aug

September 2018
Copy date: Tues 28th Aug
Distribution: Tues 11th Sept

October 2018
Copy date: Tues 2nd Oct
Distribution: Tues 16th Oct

November 2018
Copy date: Tues 30th Oct
Distribution: Tues 13th Nov

December 2018
Copy date: Tues 27th Nov
Distribution: Tues 11th Dec

January 2019
Copy date: Weds 2nd Jan 2019
Distribution: Tues 15th Jan 2019