The Albion Christmas Band

James Ellis

When: December 15, 2019 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Where: Otley Courthouse, Courthouse Street LS21 3AN

An Albion Christmas is widely regarded as the premier seasonal show, which has been touring for nearly 20 years, and attracts sell-out audiences across the UK.  Indeed, many people say that their Christmas doesn’t start until they have seen The Albion Christmas Show. Featuring the combined talents of Simon Nicol (Fairport Convention), Kellie While (Albion Band) Simon Care (Edward II) …

Carl Hutchinson: I Know I Shouldn’t Behave Like This…

James Ellis

When: December 13, 2019 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Where: Otley Courthouse, Courthouse Street LS21 3AN

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 …

Otley Film Society – Eaten by Lions

James Ellis

When: December 12, 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 12 December 2019 …

Lunchtime Classical Recital: Elise Fairbairn (Flute)

James Ellis

When: December 12, 2019 @ 1:05 pm – 2:00 pm
Where: Otley Courthouse, Courthouse Street LS21 3AN

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.

Sunday Screenings – The Australian Ballet: CINDERELLA

James Ellis

When: December 8, 2019 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Where: Otley Courthouse, Courthouse Street LS21 3AN

Witty, vibrant, glamorous and romantic, Alexei Ratmansky’s Cinderella will sweep you off your feet.  The most in-demand choreographer in the world and the master of the modern story ballet, fills every bar of Prokofiev’s cinematic score as he charts Cinderella’s journey from rags to rapture. Jerôme Kaplan’s vivid, sophisticated designs draw inspiration from Dior, Schiaparelli, the elegance of 1940s Hollywood, …

Jackie Oates: Christmas Show

James Ellis

When: December 7, 2019 @ 8:00 pm – December 8, 2019 @ 10:00 pm
Where: Otley Courthouse, Courthouse Street LS21 3AN

Jackie Oates is a name synonymous with the reinvigoration of English folk music, beguiling audiences with a delicate balance of tradition and reinvention. Her mellifluous voice and imaginatively plaintive fiddle style has won her several BBC Folk Awards during a 10-year recording career that began as a member of the nascent Unthanks and has continued with six acclaimed solo albums. …

Colin Speakman: 50 Years of the Dales Way

James Ellis

When: December 6, 2019 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Where: Otley Courthouse, Courthouse Street LS21 3AN

50 years ago, Colin Speakman, walker, poet and countryside campaigner, with the late Tom Wilcock and other colleagues from the West Riding Area of the Ramblers Association, helped to create the Dales Way, the popular long-distance trail from Ilkley (with links from Otley) to Windermere through the Yorkshire Dales and Lake District. Colin will tell the fascinating story behind the “Peoples’ Path”, and the …

Arthur Smith – Laughs, Stories, a Song and a Poem

James Ellis

When: December 5, 2019 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Where: Otley Courthouse, Courthouse Street LS21 3AN

Join comedian, writer, broadcaster and all-round British institution Arthur Smith and bask in an evening of laughter and off the wall humour with one of the ‘alternative comedians’ who shook up the world of light entertainment in the nineteen eighties and nineties. Expect an evening of sublime playfulness, crammed with jokes, anecdotes, short stories, poems, songs (at least 1 from …

Movie Matinee – Hearts Beat Loud

James Ellis

When: December 5, 2019 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Where: Otley Courthouse, Courthouse Street LS21 3AN

In the hip Brooklyn neighborhood of Red Hook, single dad and record store owner Frank is preparing to send his hard-working daughter Sam off to college while being forced to close his vintage shop. Hoping to stay connected through their shared musical passions, Frank urges Sam to turn their weekly jam sessions into a father-daughter live act. After their first …

Bohemian Rhapsody

James Ellis

When: December 1, 2019 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Where: Otley Courthouse, Courthouse Street LS21 3AN

Screened to mark World Aids Day Bohemian Rhapsody is a foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury. Freddie defied stereotypes and shattered convention to become one of the most beloved entertainers on the planet. The film traces the meteoric rise of the band through their iconic songs and revolutionary sound. They reach unparalleled success, …