About us

Established in 2016

Mortimer Life started in  2016 to put on music and arts  events,  with proceeds to charity. 
During the pandemic we  extended our work to collating community news, promoting events and providing diverse information, including  health, leisure and environmentalism. 

If you have an event you’d like us to promote, get in touch.

We’re an affiliate of Mortimer Village Partnership.


In our inaugural event  Kingsclere Guitar Society brought it’s mix of popular and classical guitar to Mortimer, raising £158 for St Michael’s Hospice, in memory of Tim Gilson, who ran 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”.  There Mortimer’s Richard Swainson, recounted life  aboard 1960s highly successful Radio London (Big L) and Radio Caroline and BBC stalwart  Roger “Twiggy” Day brought his “50 Shades Day”, an entertaining tale of his  varied career, all the way from deepest Maidstone. The event was compered by villager Nick  Carter 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.  


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)