Feb
22
Fri
Ian McMillan & Luke Carver Goss: Between you and me @ Otley Courthouse
Feb 22 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Ian McMillan & Luke Carver Goss: Between you and me @ Otley Courthouse | England | United Kingdom

Poet, broadcaster & comedian Ian McMillan and Olympic composer Luke Carver Goss present a hilarious night of words, music & breath-taking comedy, featuring songs, stories and a musical created out of thin air!

Bard of Barnsley Ian McMillan hosts weekly hit radio show The Verb. He’s Poet-in-Residence for Barnsley FC, The Academy of Urbanism and, until recently, English National Opera. He’s a regular on BBC Breakfast, Pointless Celebrities, Coast, Countryfile, Pick of the Week, Last Word, The Yorkshire Dales and The Lakes (C4) … He was featured on The South Bank Show and cast away on Desert Island Discs. His rip-roaring poetry shows are legendary.

Luke Carver Goss has recorded & performed with his own group, the acclaimed Carver Trio, as well as The Ian McMillan Orchestra, jazz singer Tina May and story-teller Daniel Morden in the group The Devil’s Violin. Recent works with Ian include Snappy Opera the Magical Music Tree for Mahogany Opera Group, Looking for a Stable for Scunthorpe Rotary and local choirs, and Tiger Tales for Holmfirth Arts Festival. Expect a night of music, laughs and tales from two very talented performers.

Feb
23
Sat
Fidget Theatre present: Birds Nest Billy @ Otley Courthouse
Feb 23 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Fidget Theatre present: Birds Nest Billy @ Otley Courthouse | England | United Kingdom

I wish for an adventure! Billy is a little boy with a big brother called Bo. Billy and Bo both have big hair. Big, curly bird nest hair. They play together: building, racing, dancing pretending. They’re the very best of brothers.

Then one day Bo gets a haircut and starts going to school. Billy plays on his own, but it isn’t the same. Billy misses his big brother all day long. But then out of Billy’s bird nest hair chirps a little bird. The little bird grants Billy three magical wishes…

Bird’s Nest Billy is an imaginative, fantastical adventure story for children aged 3-7 and their families.

Feb
24
Sun
Otley Farmer’s Market – February @ Market Place, Otley
Feb 24 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Otley Farmer's Market - February @ Market Place, Otley

Monthly farmers’ market selling fresh and organic produce, direct from the producer and sourced as locally as possible. The wide variety of stalls include bread, jams and honey preserves, fresh eggs, homemade bread, plants & herbs, Italian and Indian foods, pies, pork, bacon and beef products, fish, confectionery, local cheeses, handmade chocolates, ostrich meat, mushrooms,  fruit and vegetables and local breweries.

The stallholders are always happy to discuss their products and help visitors with their choice of purchases and there are lots of opportunities to sample the delicious food on offer.

Feb
28
Thu
Lean on Pete – Movie Matinee @ Otley Courthouse
Feb 28 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Lean on Pete - Movie Matinee @ Otley Courthouse | England | United Kingdom

Charley, a teen living with his single father, finds work caring for an aging racehorse named Lean on Pete. When he learns Pete is bound for slaughter, the two embark on an odyssey across the new American frontier in search of a place to call home.
121 mins, 15
Starring: Charlie Plummer, Amy Seimetz, Travis Fimmel
(Summary from Google.com)

Mar
1
Fri
Gary Delaney @ Otley Courthouse
Mar 1 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Gary Delaney @ Otley Courthouse | England | United Kingdom

Double Sony Award Winner • Regular On Mock The Week • Chortle Award Nominee

He loves each and every gag and you can’t help but be carried away by his infectious charm. He’s like a cheeky schoolboy who can barely hide his glee with each and every punch line.

Gary’s the only comic ever to have got two gags in the same top 10 for Dave’s TV Funniest Jokes from the Edinburgh Fringe. He’s the premier gag smith of his generation and through twitter he’s become one of the most followed and quoted comedians in the country.

Back by popular demand after his sell out show in 2016 Gary will be bringing a new show to Otley with much more laugh out loud material.

Mar
2
Sat
Otley Rugby Union Football Club vs Peterborough Lions 2018-19 @ Otley RUFC
Mar 2 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Otley Rugby Union Football Club vs Peterborough Lions 2018-19 @ 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.

Mar
9
Sat
DNA: We Know What You’re Thinking @ Otley Courthouse
Mar 9 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
DNA: We Know What You're Thinking @ Otley Courthouse | England | United Kingdom

Following their astounding appearances on the eleventh series of Britain’s Got Talent in 2017, mind reading duo DNA are taking their brand new show called We Know What You’re Thinking out on a UK tour from 6th February – 29th March 2019.

Andrew and Darren, best known as mind reading double act DNA, took the nation by storm when they appeared on Britain’s Got Talent in 2017 with their incredible telepathic ability known as “The Gift”. Wowing the judges, live audience and viewers at home, the duo went on to reach the live finals of the hit ITV talent show. Their first audition has reached almost 10 million YouTube views alone.

Performed completely live, they can ask volunteers to concentrate on the name of celebrities, telephone numbers, credit card numbers, a word in a book, the name of the street they grew up on, a relative’s name… literally anything. With devastating speed and accuracy, the pair are then able to reveal what that name, number or word is, every time.

Their unique mind reading performances have now been enjoyed by tens of millions of people around the world. Aptly named ’The Gift’, the duo have created a show that will blow minds and prove that the impossible really is possible – but only for them!

This brand new show features world exclusive, never before seen material that is being showcased for the very first time!

Now their incredible talents are being taken out to venues across the UK and will be coming to a venue near you in February and March 2019, so book your tickets now.

“We’re still trying to work out how they did it now” ★★★★★ Radio Times

“What you do, honestly, is incredible.” Simon Cowell

“DNA left the judges speechless with their jaw dropping mind reading act” ★★★★★ The Sun

Mar
23
Sat
Otley Rugby Union Football Club vs Hull Ionians 2018-19 @ Otley RUFC
Mar 23 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Otley Rugby Union Football Club vs Hull Ionians 2018-19 @ 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.

Otley Choral Society – Dido and Aeneas @ Otley Parish Church
Mar 23 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Otley Choral Society - Dido and Aeneas @ Otley Parish Church

After a sell-out performance of Handel’s Messiah to a packed Otley Parish Church at Christmas, Otley Choral Society will perform a concert version of Purcell’s most famous work, the opera ‘Dido and Aeneas’ on Saturday 23rd March at 7:30pm.

The piece includes many beautiful and melodic choruses and the end result should be something very special indeed. They will be joined by a bevy of talented, young soloists and a baroque orchestra for the performance which is being conducted by their Musical Director, Yonny Levi.

The programme also includes a performance of Monteverdi’s ‘Ave Maris Stella’. Tickets are available from Brown’s Gallery or from choir members. (£15 including a programme. Free for students under 18. £5 for students who hold an NUS card.) For further information please go to www.otleychoral.org.uk or @otleychoral

Mar
30
Sat
The Lindisfarne Story: “A Twist in the Tale” @ Otley Courthouse
Mar 30 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

The Lindisfarne Story, celebrates one of the UK’s most original and successful groups. Front-man Billy Mitchell and founder member Ray Laidlaw travel through the Geordie group’s history from the 1960s to the present day via their classic songs, rare video, audio and photographs – tall tales and scurrilous gossip.

From Whitley Bay to ‘Frisco Bay: The Lindisfarne Story. Don’t miss it.