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The Lost Present: A Christmas Adventure @ Otley Courthouse
May 1 @ 2:30 pm

Join much loved illustrator Nick Sharratt known for his popular picture books such as You Choose and Just Imagine and find out exactly how he creates them. He’ll show you how to create a character on a page and share some of his very best drawing tips.


AGE 5+

Movie matinee – Joy @ Courthouse
May 4 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Joy. 124 mins Cert. 12A

Starring Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper & Robert de Niro

Tea and coffee available from 1.30pm

Otley Film Society – Theeb @ Otley Courthouse
May 4 @ 7:45 pm – 9:30 pm

Theeb,  100 minutes, Cert. 15

Director: Naji Abu Nowar

In the Ottoman province of Hijaz during World War I , a young Bedouin boy experiences a greatly hastened coning-of-age as he embarks on a perilous desert journey to guide a British Officer to his secret destination

Bar open from 7pm

Otley Country Market @ Otley Labour Rooms
May 5 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

Otley Country Market has moved to The Labour Rooms on Walkergate (opposite the library)

Our market is the first Friday of the month 9.30 am until 11.30 am. selling homemade baked goods and preserves and handcrafted goods and cards. Our café is open selling tea/coffee & homemade scones and cakes for £1.50.

Chez Vin Gin Tasting evenings @ Chez Vin
May 5 @ 7:30 pm

David is organising Gin Tastings on a Friday evening above the shop. The price includes the tasting of 7 different gins and a Gin Cocktail….Enjoy

The tastings will be on Friday’s in April and 5th May and will be extended if demand requires



Calan @ Otley Courthouse
May 5 @ 8:00 pm

Fiddles, guitar, accordion, bagpipes and step-dancing explode into life when Calan, the energetic young folk band from Wales, take to the stage.

This 5 piece ensemble breathe fire into the old traditions with their infectious rhythms and high voltage routines before melting into some of the most beautiful and haunting songs as they explore the legends of Wales

Calan will be supported by English folk singer songwriter Dan Wilde



David Starkey: Henry Vlll @ Otley Courthouse
May 8 @ 7:30 pm

Henry Vlll is the only king whose shape you remember, He bestrides our history like a colossus and the decisions he took still reverberate today.

In this lecture, David Starkey draws on his unique knowledge of Henry’s reign on the one hand, and his insights as a leading commentator on modern politics on the other, to illuminate both the Tudor age and our own.

David will be holding a Q&A after his talk to answer your queries about this most infamous of monarchs.

Hopeless Romantics @ Otley Courthouse
May 13 @ 7:30 pm

In an age of internet and speed dating, isn’t it harder not to find someone these days? Alan doesn’t think so> Or to put it another way, he’s single. Very, very single!

When his parents invite the family together, Al does something rather reckless – he asks Zoe to pose as his girlfriend for the night…….Will it be the start of a beautiful friendship or the end of the world as they know it?

The Reform Theatre are back in Otley after their sell out performance of John Godber’s The Debt Collectors



Movie matinee – In the Heart of the Sea @ Courthouse
May 18 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

In the Heart of the Sea. 122 mins Cert. 12A

Starring Chris Hemsworth, Cililian Murphy and Brendan Gleeson

Tea and coffee available from 1.30pm

Otley Film Society – Power in our Hands @ Otley Courthouse
May 18 @ 7:45 pm – 9:30 pm

Power in our Hands

Director: Angel Spielsinger

Released in the 125th anniversary year of the Deaf Association, the film explores the secret history and heritage of the Deaf Community in the UK, containing newly digitalised archive footage available to the public for the first time.

Bar open from 7pm