Established in 2016
Mortimer Life began by laying on and performing in music and arts events with proceeds going to charity.
During the pandemic we took time to add a web and social media resource of topical news and events as well as promoting health, leisure and environmental initiatives.
If you have an event you’d like us to list or information you think is relevant to the community, please get in touch.
Our inaugural event brought Kingsclere Guitar Society’s mix of popular and classical guitar to Mortimer, raising £158 for St Michael’s Hospice, in memory of Tim Gilson, who’d run the society until his early death in 2015.
In 2017 we turned our attention to the story of “watery wireless” with the sell-out “A Pirate’s Tale – the real Boats that Rocked”. Richard Swainson recounted life aboard 1960s highly successful Radio London (Big L) and Radio Caroline and BBC stalwart Roger “Twiggy” Day came from deepest Maidstone to bring us his “50 Shades Day”, an entertaining tale of his varied career, The event was compered by local resident Nick who’d spent time on legendary broadcaster Radio Caroline in the 1980s. Thanks to assistants Lynn, Sue and Roy, the unflappable John and the irrepressible Richard Coles, the event raised £555 for Prostate Cancer UK.
We’ve also been delighted to work with the South Berks Concert Band, Andy Lavery and other local performers to promote their music and events.
Mortimer Life was an affiliate of Mortimer Village Partnership from 2016 to 2022. Oddly, after renewing for 2023, and promoting their events, we were told we didn’t meet the criteria. Whilst we said we fully comply (per the terms HERE), we still got turfed out. Undeterred, we are planning our next event (a revisiting of pirate radio) and will gladly promote yours.
Clear and relevant news, information and events
This site aims to be clear and easily understood, allowing users to:
- change colours, contrast levels and fonts
- zoom to 300%
- navigate via keyboard or speech recognition software
- listen to the content using a screen reader (including JAWS, NVDA and VoiceOver)