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Sunday 11th December 2016

Join Dick Whittington on his adventure to the Great City of London, where legend said the streets were paved with gold! Along the way Dick will meet a cast of exciting characters including the mischievous cat Tommy, Mr. Fitzwarren and his daughter Alice, and of course Sarah the not so nice cook!

The box office has opened with an Early Bird Offer where you can save up to 15% off full prices. Book here during the first 7 days and enjoy discounted tickets. Due to demand, there will again be 3 shows starting 1pm, 3pm and 5pm each running 90 mins plus a 15 minute interval. During the interval there will be a licenced bar where refreshments will be offered. Interval drinks can be preordered before each show begins inside the hall.

This traditional Christmas Pantomime will have you feeling festive and is guaranteed to have you joining in with all the ‘its behind you’s! A magical pantomime suitable for the whole family - not to be missed!

Can you lend us a hand?

We are also looking for volunteers to help for a couple of hours on the 11th December. We need assistance with set up, running the bar and tuckshop, manage door admissions as well as clear up for each show. For more information or if you can offer your time please email Julia at:

Performances by Gary Starr Touring Pantomimes brought to Mortimer in association with:

Mortimer Art Show 2016 update

The show was well attended with 289 visitors recorded. 

23 paintings were sold to the value of £2299 and the total figure raised for our charity was £913.

 This amount will be donated to the Cardiac Fund at the Royal Berkshire Hospital in memory of Mary Edwards, our friend and co-founder, who died in August.

The Favourite Painting Poll was won jointly by Alf Lund for his painting ‘Ullswater’ and Lesley Stone for ‘Cwm Bachan Falls’.  They will share the newly created Mary Edwards Trophy, each holding it for six months.

The organizers are very grateful for the help received from members of the MVP in transporting, erecting and dismantling the screens on which the paintings are displayed. 

The weekend was enjoyed by everyone and we hope to welcome even more visitors next year.

Scarecrow Trail Winners!

Adults' Favourites:

1st Prize - The Beatles -  Moran Family

2nd Prize - Sweeny Todd - The Sanderson Sisters

3rd Prize - Elton John - The Lockes and The Harmsworths

Children's Favourites:

1st Prize - MAHNA MAHNA - Lambert Family

2nd Prize - Puff The Magic Dragon - Rees Family

3rd Prize - The Clangers And Their Musical Tree - Vidal Family


1st Prize - Selfie In The Rain - Hannawin Family

2nd Prize - Mr Tumble's Hello Song - The Wallers

3rd Prize - Lady Gag - Udale-Clarke Family

Bag2School collection

A big thank you to all those who donated in the recent Bag2School collection. 2,085kg of clothing was collected, earning £834. The MVP has decided to donate their share of the proceeds to Willink, so Willink, St John's and St Mary's will receive £278 each.

A total of £2,215 was collected across the 3 collections in 2016.

Dates for next year's collections are Monday 20th March, Monday 26th June and Monday 16th October 2017.

By the community for the community

Do you have a few hours to spare on a Monday or Wednesday morning? 

Are you interested in joining a fun and friendly team? 

Would you like to meet people and help serve the community? 

Do you know someone who might be interested? 


Café B is a not-for-profit café in Burghfield Common staffed by volunteers. We are in need of more volunteers, in a variety of different roles, in order to operate effectively and to expand our opening times. No previous experience is necessary as training will be given. You could help out for a full morning, a couple of hours, once a week, once a fortnight, once a month, or just come and help set up or close. We are happy to work around your requirements. 

To find out more please contact Deborah Griffiths on 0785 725 2187 or 

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