After Eight Club

The After 8 Club meets on the 2nd Wednesday of the month - an opportunity for the women of Burwash Common, Burwash Weald and Burwash village to get together, share experiences, hear talks or try new things. Most meetings start just after 8.00pm and are held at The Pavilion, Burwash Common. 

Club activities are wide-ranging - recent and upcoming activities have included an Archery  'taster' session, trying out the sport of Curling, local quizzes and expert talks on Maritime Wildlife Rescue and teaching in Malawi. We have regular summer and Christmas parties for members.  

New members are always welcome - for more information contact Jan McCartney on 01435 882 117 or Claudette Neville on 01435 883 043. 

Two dozen After 8 group members took over Burwash Common Pavilion on August 7 to hand-make clay poppies in memory of the men of this Parish who died in the First World War.

The crafters received expert tuition from Burwash Potter Mary Clarke, who will now take charge of the poppies to fire them ready for painting at the end of the month.

Each of the Fallen will be remembered by a single poppy and the blooms will be on display at sites in Burwash and Burwash Common in November.

 After Eighters hard at work

Burwash Potter Mary Clarke

After Eights chair Jan McCartney prepares her poppy


Clay poppies ready for firing then painting

 Club Updates 

May meeting highlights

The meeting featured a talk about the reclusive artist, Banksy. Jan McCartney reports:

 We had the most enlightening evening when Andrew Ashton gave a brilliant talk about Banksy the graffiti artist, to a packed house.  He made us look closely and see the intelligence, humour and skill in all his work - and why they are in such demand. He said Banksy was never rude,  never used bad language and only used scruffy walls or grubby corners on which to paint. Andrew, with his easy manner, opened our eyes wider to see the messages within. Of course, in case you are wondering, we are no nearer to finding out who Banksy is. But does it matter? Mysteries are best kept secret.”

 Upcoming events 2018 -19 (Events at the Pavilion unless specified otherwise)

13th June Country Walk followed by pub meal. Arranged by Birdie  
11th July Summer Garden party @ Kate Cummins’  
7th August

To be confirmed: Ceramic Poppy making with Burwash Potter Mary Clarke @ The Pavilion. Arranged by Betty and Alison.

8th August

Morning Visit to the Lavender Farm, Hadlow & lunch.

Arranged by Jackie

28th August

To be confirmed: Paint & glaze Ceramic Poppies with Burwash Potter Mary Clarke @ The Pavilion. Arranged by Betty and Alison

12th September

Marine Wildlife Rescue Talk. Arranged by Birdie

Open evening all welcome                         


Kate and Jane B

18th Oct Quiz - away to Rotherfield Ladies


7th Nov   

Talk: Forensic Investigations. Arranged by Brenda

Open evening, everyone welcome


Sheila & Mavis

13th December Christmas Dinner at The Bear.  Arranged by Brenda
(NB Thursday)


9th January 


Talk: Conspiracies of the World. Arranged by Carla.
Open evening everyone welcome



Chris & Pauline

13th February  Bowling and meal. Tunbridge Wells. Arranged by Lynda.  
13th March AGM


Claudette & Anne

18th April A Night at the Dogs. Meal. Arranged by Lynda. Details tbc.   







For a full list of events this month, please click here to go to the Burwash Parish Diary. If you have updates or wish to add details of future events please get in touch via