Sing-a-long Calamity Jane

James Ellis

When: September 28, 2019 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Where: Otley Courthouse, Courthouse Street LS21 3AN

ing-a-long version of the classic musical starring Doris Day and Howard Keel. Join us (in good voice) for a sing-a-long version of the 1953 classic western musical, Calamity Jane. Doris Day is spectacular as the eponymous hero. We follow Jane’s life in the Wild West, her saloon and her romance with Wild Bill Hickock. Frontiers woman Calamity Jane would rather …

Fire & Rain – performing the music of James Taylor & Carole King

James Ellis

When: September 28, 2019 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Where: Otley Courthouse, Courthouse Street LS21 3AN

Fire and Rain is not a tribute or sound-a-like act.  It’s simply a collection of five of the best musicians from the North of England coming together to play music they love.  Expect the classic James Taylor & Carole King songs played with skill, passion, emotion, humour and humility.  Incredibly in-demand musicians in their own right, Tom Townsend (The Tom …

Science Cafe

James Ellis

When: September 26, 2019 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Where: Otley Courthouse, Courthouse Street LS21 3AN

Speakers set out their key ideas in 10-15 minutes and 20 slides. Then it’s over to you to ask the questions. Watch the website for new speakers. All welcome, whether you are a beginner, an expert of still at school. otleysciencefestival.co.uk Otley Courthouse Bar opens 45 minutes before the event start time.

Movie Matinee – Leave No Trace

James Ellis

When: September 26, 2019 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Where: Otley Courthouse, Courthouse Street LS21 3AN

Leave No Trace is a 2018 American drama film directed by Debra Granik and written by Granik and Anne Rosellini, based on the novel My Abandonment by Peter Rock. The plot follows a veteran father with PTSD (Ben Foster) who lives in the forest with his young daughter (Thomasin McKenzie). 109 mins, PG Starring: Thomasin McKenzie, Ben Foster, Jeffery Rifflard

Otley Film Society present: Aesthetica Short Films

James Ellis

When: September 25, 2019 @ 7:45 pm – 9:45 pm
Where: Otley Courthouse, Courthouse Street LS21 3AN

Otley Film Society present: Aesthetica Short Films The BAFTA-Qualifying Aesthetica Short Film Festival has partnered with BFI Film Audience Network to present the Aesthetica Award-Winning Film Tour; an initiative aimed at bringing cinema to the community in the North of England and encouraging positive engagement with independent film. These 7 powerful films explore contemporary social issues, inspiring life stories and …

Otley Folk Festival present: Maire Ni Chathasaigh and Chris Newman

James Ellis

When: September 20, 2019 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Where: Otley Courthouse, Courthouse Street LS21 3AN

This celebrated virtuoso partnership of “the doyenne of Irish harpers” (SCOTLAND ON SUNDAY), has brought its special musical vision to venues large and small. Their performances are a breath taking blend of traditional Irish music, hot jazz, bluegrass and baroque, coupled with striking new compositions and Chris’s delightfully subversive wit. Kitty Macfarlane is a songwriter and guitarist from Somerset, whose …

Otley Film Society – Burning

James Ellis

When: September 19, 2019 @ 7:45 pm – 9:45 pm
Where: Otley Courthouse, Courthouse Street LS21 3AN

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 19 September 2019 …

National Theatre Live: An Evening with Margaret Atwood: Recorded Screening

James Ellis

When: September 18, 2019 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Where: Otley Courthouse, Courthouse Street LS21 3AN

On Tuesday September 10, “The Testaments”, Margaret Atwood’s highly anticipated sequel to “The Handmaid’s Tale”, is revealed. The event will be celebrated with an exclusive cinema broadcast, as Fane Productions present an evening with the Canadian novelist, poet, literary critic and inventor. The publication of Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale in 1985 and the current, Emmy Award-winning television series have created …

Turn of the Screw

James Ellis

When: September 14, 2019 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Where: Otley Courthouse, Courthouse Street LS21 3AN

Box Tale Soup Theatre Company present: Turn of the Screw “Nobody but me, till now, has ever heard. It’s beyond everything. Nothing at all that I know touches it.” The Turn of the Screw, by Box Tale Soup theatre company, is an adaptation of the famous Henry James novella – which combines human and puppet performances to bring this gothic …

Heritage Open Day

James Ellis

When: September 14, 2019 @ 9:24 pm – 10:24 pm
Where: Otley Courthouse, Courthouse Street LS21 3AN

This year’s national theme for Heritage Open Days is ‘People Power’. Otley Courthouse is a unique community initiative and an outstanding example of ‘People Power’. An exhibition of some of the people currently involved, the ‘Courthouse Crew’, was created by ‘Humans of Leeds’ for the Courthouse 15th Birthday in May 2019. Come and see the exhibition and take part in …