All Stars Theatre Academy is the premier dance and theatre academy based in Reading and surrounding areas and Hampshire. Classes are held in Mortimer Community Centre on a Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday during term time. Available classes include; ballet, tap, modern, Jazz, Gymnastic Dance, Street Dance, Drama, Singing and Zumba. Fully qualified staff in a friendly atmosphere. For further details please contact Louise Cleghorn:
Music and Arts
Promotes creativity and supports the work of local artists in Mortimer and the surrounding villages. Donations to Artistic Mortimer will be used to provide small grants to student artists who wish to purchase arts materials for specific projects.
A community wind band which meets every Friday in term time from 7:30pm to 9:45pm in Beenham School, RG7 5NN. Contact Simon Witcomb for more details.
Contact Gabi McKeown - Fundraising concerts from a musical trio who sing for the pleasure it gives them!
M: 0777 473 4654
Berkshire Music and Arts is a not for profit organisation committed to encouraging and nurturing talent of youngsters who might not otherwise have access to private music and drama lessons.
Chair – Hazel Reindorp
Drama tuition for ages 12 and above - no upper age limit. Fun and exciting Classes for those who would like to become an actor, or audition for Drama school but never knew how! In class we will be working on scenes from plays and television, audition technique, the craft of acting, Improvisation and much more. (1-2-1 tuition also available upon request).
A great way to meet people, build confidence and find out all the answers to your questions. No experience necessary, remember you're never too old! Could you be the next Johnny Depp or Kate Winslet !! Contact Joe for more details:
Living Painting is a Kingsclere-based charity which provides a free library of Touch to See books, bringing to life the visual world for blind and partially-sighted people.
The Mortimer Art Show was founded in 1996 by Mary Edwards and Mo Wise as a showcase for the work of Mortimer artists. Since then it has become an annual village event, normally taking place on the first weekend in November, and now includes artists from Mortimer and district. All proceeds raised by the Art Show are donated to charity. We are pleased to hear from artists who would be interested in taking part, but are obliged to limit numbers due to lack of space. Everyone agrees that the atmosphere at the Show is informal and friendly and that the work is of a high standard. We always look forward to welcoming new visitors as well as our faithful regulars. Look out for publicity in the month preceding the show. Contact A. Hannan for further details:
Based in St. John's Hall, Mortimer. MDS is an amateur theatre company and has been presenting high quality plays and musicals, to a professional standard, for the people of Mortimer and North Hampshire since 1951.
Contact: Katja on firstname.lastname@example.org or Tom Shorrock (Liaison & PR)
Welcome to the Mortimer Film Club
We show films across a wide range of genres, including foreign subtitled, black & white classics as well as Independents.
Our seasons run from September to June (10 films). Our film showings take place at Mortimer Community Centre on the 3rd Wednesday of every month. Doors open at 7.30pm, with coffee, tea and freshly baked cakes or biscuits available until the film starts at 8pm. Membership costs £40 for the season (£4.00 per film) or you can pay £5 per film as a guest. You are invited to join some of us in the Horse & Groom afterwards to talk about the film and get to know fellow filmgoers.
Films at a glance:
21st November - The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Club (12)
19th December - Mystery festive screening (PG) with festive drinks and nibbles
16th January - 3 Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri (15)
20th February - Lean on Pete (15)
20th March - Finding your feet (12)
17th April – Early Man (PG)
15th May - Another mother’s son (12)
19th June - Lost in Paris (12)
Please see below contact details and information for the committee:
Chair: Belinda Hopkins : 07818441019
Bookings Secretary: t.b.c.
Find us on Facebook and Twitter – Mortimer Film Club
Every month we welcome help with:
- promoting the film in the run-up to the show (social media; e-mailing members;
putting up little posters and putting up the board on Mortimer Common fence;
- baking the cakes/biscuits to offer on the night;
- setting up the chairs and refreshment counter from 7pm;
- taking the money for tickets on the night;
- selling the raffle tickets;
- serving refreshments
- tidying up after the show.
If you can help, even for one month, please contact Belinda Hopkins, whose details are above. Volunteering once does not commit you for the year!
We look forward to meeting you at one of our films in the near future.
Contact, Nick Carter, Marketing Manager
Mortimer Life has a background in and passion for music, marketing and radio presenting. We put on diverse local events, in aid of charity, promote other groups events and support/collaborate with fellow musicians. Our first event "Mortimer presents Kingsclere Guitar Society", raised over £150 for St Michael’s Hospice, in memory of talented musician Tim Gilson who'd performed at Spratleys of Mortimer, but died in 2015. We were also behind the sell-out “A Pirate’s Tale – the real Boats that Rocked”, the story of offshore "pirate" radio. That event raised £555 for Prostate Cancer UK. We performed, by invitation, with South Berks Concert Band at Fun Day and were pleased to help promote local musician Andy Lavery's "Mortimer Tapes". We actively support and promote Plastic Free Mortimer and "Ali's list" of recyclable products. If you'd like us to publicise or compere your event please get in touch.
Contact Dave Kilshaw, Administrator
MVP Theatre Trips was set up in response to requests made in the Parish Plan Refresh. The aim is to provide transport and discounted tickets for groups of villagers to go to events either locally or further afield. Bookings are now being taken for new shows. Click on the link below to see what is on offer or send requests for future events/to be put on the mailing list to Rebecca Barker at the email address below.
A group for people with dementia and their carers
Every other Wednesday during term-time, 1.30pm-3pm
For more information contact Pauline Ball
Burghfield Common Methodist Church hall, Reading Road, RG7 3QA
A vibrant, "gold award", community wind band that rehearses on Friday evenings from 19:45 to 22:00 in Mortimer Methodist Church Hall, RG7 3TE. We have been in Mortimer since September 2013 and continue to look forward to meeting more of the village community. If you would like to drop in to listen to a rehearsal please contact us by email first so we know to expect you.
Mortimer Methodist Church Hall17 West End RdMortimerRG7 3TE
The Hurst Singers meet in St. John's Hall, Mortimer, on Thursday evenings from 7.30 - 9.30. We are a four part choir (SATB) that welcomes new voices. We enjoy a varied repertoire of part songs from pop to folk songs, religious music to jazz.
We use music scores, but singers do not have to be able to read music.
A trial period of 4 weeks is free for new members.
For more information please contact Mari or Cath using the details below.
Vera Bogatyreva is a professional violinist and violin teacher educated in Russia. Vera is keen to take on pupils of all ages and experience levels.
Singing anything from timeless Disney Classics to hits from top shows, Glee spectaculars to the latest hits by singers like Adele, West End Singers is a totally new and fun way for anyone who just loves to sing to show what they can do. Singers will warm up each week with fun and engaging exercises, learn how to breathe and stand correctly, and work on a repertoire of songs
Classes are taught by Matt Brown, a professional Music Producer and singing teacher with over 10 years experience, at St. John's Hall on Thursday afternoons. Matt is fully CRB checked and taught classes through Winchester Theatre Arts School from 2002 to 2007. He also teaches privately.
Contact us to book your free taster session: