Morris Dancing taster sessions

James Ellis

When: October 4, 2018 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Where: St Joseph's Primary School, Manor Square, Otley LS21, UK

Ever fancied some morris dancing? Well now’s the time to learn. Local troupe the Buttercross Belles is offering people the chance to try stepping and learn a dance, or to join their band. The group says they enjoy dancing and playing music both locally and afar. Great fun and fantastic exercise. See www.buttercrossbelles.com

Morris Dancing taster sessions

James Ellis

When: September 27, 2018 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Where: St Joseph's Primary School, Manor Square, Otley LS21, UK

Ever fancied some morris dancing? Well now’s the time to learn. Local troupe the Buttercross Belles is offering people the chance to try stepping and learn a dance, or to join their band. The group says they enjoy dancing and playing music both locally and afar. Great fun and fantastic exercise. See www.buttercrossbelles.com

Morris Dancing taster sessions

James Ellis

When: September 20, 2018 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Where: St Joseph's Primary School, Manor Square, Otley LS21, UK

Ever fancied some morris dancing? Well now’s the time to learn. Local troupe the Buttercross Belles is offering people the chance to try stepping and learn a dance, or to join their band. The group says they enjoy dancing and playing music both locally and afar. Great fun and fantastic exercise. See www.buttercrossbelles.com

First Otley Open Town Crier competition

James Ellis

When: September 23, 2018 @ 11:15 am – 4:30 pm

Oyez! Oyez! Oyez! Town criers from across the country with something to shout about will descend on Otley on Sunday, September 23 to take part in the First Otley Open Town Crier competition. Award-winning town crier and 2017 national champion, Otley Bellman Terry Ford will welcome criers from Newport to Nuneaton and Skegness to Sleaford to take part in the …

Heritage Open Days – Otley Parish Church

James Ellis

When: September 14, 2018 @ 10:00 am – September 16, 2018 @ 4:30 pm

As part of the national Heritage Open Days, the church – the oldest building in Otley will be open with many special displays. Also, an exhibition celebrating the life of the famous furniture maker, Thomas Chippendale, marking 300 years since he was baptised in this church – this is the last chance to see the Chippendale exhibition this year! Saxon …

Art in the Rooms – Sep 7-9

James Ellis

When: September 7, 2018 @ 7:00 pm – September 10, 2018 @ 4:00 pm

An exhibition by local artists Lix Neylan, Steph Parr, Chris Speedy and Owen Speedy. Launch September 7 7pm-9pm Open September 8 and 9 12pm-4pm.

Otley Baroque Charity Concert – Joie Musicale Versailles & Paris in 18th century

James Ellis

When: September 9, 2018 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Where: Otley Parish Church, Kirkgate, Otley LS21, UK

Otley Baroque is delighted to present its 2nd charity concert, Joie Musicale -Versailles and Paris in 18th century. Asuka Sumi, professional baroque violinist and founder of Otley Baroque (above), is joined forces by London based acclaimed duo Flauguissimo, Yu-wei Fu (baroque flute) and Johan Löfving (Theorbo). They will perform French music flourished under king Louis XIV’s rein – most elegant, …

Heritage Open Day – Otley Courthouse

James Ellis

When: September 8, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Where: Otley Courthouse, Courthouse St, Otley LS21 3AN, UK

Guided tours of the former Victorian Police Station, cells and magistrates’ courts as seen on Heartbeat. New for 2018, find out what life was like for a Bobby on the Beat in Otley in the 1960s. Join one of two police beat walks starting from the Courthouse at 11am and 2pm. Walks last one hours and cover 1.5 miles. Cafe …

The Yorkshire Shepherdess – Amanda Owen Talk

James Ellis

When: October 27, 2018 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Where: Otley Parish Church, Kirkgate, Otley LS21 3HW, UK

Join Yorkshire Shepherdess Amanda Owen for a talk about her life with one husband, eight children and 1,000 sheep. The talk is in aid of Sue Ryder Wheatfields Hospice. There will be a licensed bar, refreshments and a raffle. Tickets from Otley Core, the Parish Church or Wheatfields Hospice on 0113 203 3376.

Spoken Poetry Competition with Half Moon Books

James Ellis

When: September 22, 2018 @ 2:00 pm – 4:15 pm
Where: Otley Courthouse, 3 Courthouse St, Otley LS21 3AN, UK

If you’re a born poet looking to take things further, head to Otley Courthouse to take part in this open poetry competition. Each poet had three minutes to impress the audience and the judge, Ian Harker (pictured). Glenys Burgess will be the compere and there are case prizes of £75, £40 and £25. The event is held with the support …