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
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