Dec
11
Wed
Otley Christmas Tree Festival 2019 – Day 1
Dec 11 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Just before Christmas each year Otley Chamber of Trade helps to light up All Saints Parish Church in what has quickly become the much anticipated Otley Christmas Tree Festival.

Forty Christmas trees with lights will be installed inside Otley Parish Church and 40 charities or community groups will be invited to decorate one each. Each tree will have a collecting bucket and all donations collected will stay with that group for them to use in their good work in our local community. Admission is free.

Date:

Wednesday December 11 – 12pm to 6pm
Thursday December 12 – 10am to 6pm
Friday December 13 – 10am to 6pm
Saturday December 14 – 10am to 6pm

For full details visit the website: www.otleychristmastreefestival.co.uk

Otley Folk Club – THE HEATHEN KINGS @ Black Horse
Dec 11 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Otley Folk Club - THE HEATHEN KINGS @ Black Horse

Since forming in late 2009, The Heathen Kings have performed across the UK at some of the most auspicious festivals including opening for Show of Hands at Moonbeams Wold Top Festival, headlining slots at Otley Black Sheep Folk Festival, EFDSS Folk Rising, Hardraw Gathering, Potbelly Folk Festival, Oundle International Festival and Ingleton Folk Weekend. 

Otley Folk Club – back at the Black Horse
Dec 11 @ 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm

After a successful stint at Otah’s Leah, the Folk Club returns to the Black Horse every Wednesday from 8.30pm in the upstairs bar with its its own dedicated bar with real ale.

The Folk Club will be every Wednesday, Singing and playing usually starts around 8:30pm The Folk Club works on rotation basis, alternating weekly between singers nights and booked artists.

New performers are always welcome, whether you are a singer or a musician, solo artist or group. Simply turn up on the night or speak to Steve beforehand on (01943) 467189

Schedule for September to December

SEPTEMBER

4        Singers Night

11       EDWINA HAYES

18      Singers Night

20-22    OTLEY FOLK FESTIVAL

25       Singers Night

OCTOBER

2         THE CHURCHFITTERS

9        Singers Night

16       THE PHIL COCKERHAM TRIO

23        Singers Night

30          LES BARKER

NOVEMBER

6        Singers Night

13       DAVE VERMOND

20        Singers Night

27        THE DURBERVILLES

DECEMBER

4          Singers Night

11         THE HEATHEN KINGS

18        Singers Night

Dec
12
Thu
Lunchtime Classical Recital: Elise Fairbairn (Flute) @ Otley Courthouse
Dec 12 @ 1:05 pm – 2:00 pm

Lunchtime Classical Recitals
Continued by popular demand, these are held once a month on a Thursday lunchtime at 1.05pm and last for 45mins. Tickets are £5 and include a free tea/coffee and biscuit.

Andrew DR Abbott & Henry Parker, live! @ Bloomfield Square
Dec 12 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Andrew DR Abbott & Henry Parker, live! @ Bloomfield Square

Andrew DR Abbott is a guitar player currently living in Bradford, touring his debut solo album ‘Dead in Chellow Dean’. He’s been at the cafe before, not just drinking coffee, but performing alongside David Thomas Broughton. We’re pleased to have him back to hear him play his new record.

Here’s a bit about it:

Through a series of instrumental 8-string baritone acoustic guitar compositions, Abbott conveys a dark and disorientating journey through the beautifully derelict hinterlands of Bradford: the postindustrial city in the North of England where he lives. The core tracks of the album are joined together by collages of field recordings and improvisations on handmade instruments.

Best known for his deafening guitar work in the bands That Fucking Tank and NOPE, Dead in Chellow Dean is Abbott’s most personal and introspective work to date. The rough, heavy and at times dissonant and fragile qualities of Abbott’s fingerstyle guitar and woozy interludes create a psychedelic soundtrack to the shadowy sides of present-day Bradford. Dead in Chellow Dean is a folk horror interpretation of life in the liminal space between the urban and rural, deprivation and affluence, the everyday and the magically surreal.

Using the fingerpicking techniques of Fahey, Basho, Kottke and Knopfler as a base to create his own twisting, non-linear compositions, Abbott weaves in influences from UK guitar contemporaries like Richard Dawson, Steven Malley (The Horse Loom), Dean McPhee and Gwenifer Raymond. More post-hardcore than trad-folk, Joe Osborne’s roomy recording truly captures the dynamics of Abbott’s playing from sparse heavy minimalism through to moments of derailed intensity.

Support is from another fantastic Bradford-based guitarist, Henry Parker.

Doors at 7pm. £10 in. Tickets from the cafe.

Otley Film Society – Eaten by Lions @ Otley Courthouse
Dec 12 @ 7:45 pm – 9:45 pm
Otley Film Society - Eaten by Lions @ Otley Courthouse

Otley Film Society is a not for profit organisation that is committed to bringing diverse cinema to Otley.  To find out more about the films, details of membership and how to buy guest tickets, go to www.otleyfilmsociety.org.uk or email info@otleyfilmsociety.org.uk
Films are screened on Thursdays at 7.45pm, with the bar open from 7pm.
Guest Tickets: £5.

Thursday 12 December 2019
EATEN BY LIONS Cert 12A
Dir: Jason Wingard UK /2018/95 mins
When Pete and Omar lose their beloved Gran they go in search of Omar’s estranged father, confronting him on the day of his daughter’s engagement party. (Comedy)

Otley Christmas Tree Festival 2019 – Day 2
Dec 12 @ 10:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Just before Christmas each year Otley Chamber of Trade helps to light up All Saints Parish Church in what has quickly become the much anticipated Otley Christmas Tree Festival.

Forty Christmas trees with lights will be installed inside Otley Parish Church and 40 charities or community groups will be invited to decorate one each. Each tree will have a collecting bucket and all donations collected will stay with that group for them to use in their good work in our local community. Admission is free.

Date:

Wednesday December 11 – 12pm to 6pm
Thursday December 12 – 10am to 6pm
Friday December 13 – 10am to 6pm
Saturday December 14 – 10am to 6pm

For full details visit the website: www.otleychristmastreefestival.co.uk

Dec
13
Fri
Carl Hutchinson: I Know I Shouldn’t Behave Like This… @ Otley Courthouse
Dec 13 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Carl Hutchinson: I Know I Shouldn't Behave Like This... @ Otley Courthouse

As seen on Comedy Central’s Stand Up Central and The Chris Ramsey Show & following a sold-out 2018 tour, Geordie comedian Carl Hutchinson is back with a brand new show ‘I Know I Shouldn’t Behave Like This…’.
From buying a house to having kids, Carl takes his unique adolescent approach to grown up issues. Join Hutchinson with his stories and observations that have had crowds laugh their heads off year after year.

***** “Captivating…Outstanding…An all-round comic.”
One4Review, Edinburgh

**** “Joyously funny…Great self-effacing warmth…Brilliant characterisations & expert timing.”
Theatre Bath, Bath

Otley Christmas Tree Festival 2019 – Day 3
Dec 13 @ 10:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Just before Christmas each year Otley Chamber of Trade helps to light up All Saints Parish Church in what has quickly become the much anticipated Otley Christmas Tree Festival.

Forty Christmas trees with lights will be installed inside Otley Parish Church and 40 charities or community groups will be invited to decorate one each. Each tree will have a collecting bucket and all donations collected will stay with that group for them to use in their good work in our local community. Admission is free.

Date:

Wednesday December 11 – 12pm to 6pm
Thursday December 12 – 10am to 6pm
Friday December 13 – 10am to 6pm
Saturday December 14 – 10am to 6pm

For full details visit the website: www.otleychristmastreefestival.co.uk

Dec
14
Sat
Otley Rugby Union Football Club vs Preston Grasshoppers 2019-20 @ Otley RUFC
Dec 14 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Otley Rugby Union Football Club vs Preston Grasshoppers 2019-20 @ Otley RUFC

Otley Rugby Union Club plays in the National League 2 North at the famous Cross Green ground in Otley. Tickets available on the door.

Otley RUFC formed in 1865 and is one of the most distinguished rugby clubs in the country. The First XV has played at the top of the National Leagues for more than a decade, and many internationals have come through the club’s Junior section including Nigel Melville and more recently Danny Care.

The club has hosted some memorable occasions including the North’s defeat of the All Blacks in 1979, the North versus Australia in 1988, and Italy versus the USA in the 1991 Rugby World Cup.