May
25
Sat
La Boheme – Recorded Screening @ Otley Courthouse
May 25 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
La Boheme - Recorded Screening @ Otley Courthouse

From the World’s Most Spectacular Opera series, experience the love, laughter and loss of La Boheme at the magnificent Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour. Puccini’s beloved classic – the original bohemian love story – has long captivated audiences around the world. His music swells with love, soars in ecstasy, crackles with jealousy and cries with heartache. With lavish sets and costumes transforming the harbour-top stage into a romantic Paris winter, Opera Australia’s glittering production will be an unforgettable delight.

May
26
Sun
Otley Farmers’ Market – May @ Market Place, Otley
May 26 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Otley Farmers' Market - May @ 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.

Human Flow Screening @ Otley Courthouse
May 26 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Human Flow Screening @ Otley Courthouse

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Over 65 million people around the world have been forced from their homes to escape famine, climate change and war in the greatest human displacement since World War II. Human Flow, an epic film journey led by the internationally renowned artist Ai Weiwei, gives a powerful visual expression to this massive human migration.

The documentary elucidates both the staggering scale of the refugee crisis and its profoundly personal human impact. Captured over the course of an eventful year in 23 countries, the film follows a chain of urgent human stories that stretches across the globe in countries including Afghanistan, Bangladesh, France, Greece, Germany, Iraq, Israel, Italy, Kenya, Mexico, and Turkey. Human Flow is a witness to its subjects and their desperate search for safety, shelter and justice: from teeming refugee camps to perilous ocean crossings to barbed-wire borders; from dislocation and disillusionment to courage, endurance and adaptation.

May
29
Wed
Otley Folk Club Wednesdays @ Otah's Leah
May 29 @ 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Otley Folk Club Wednesdays @ Otah's Leah

Otley Folk Club meets every Wednesday at Ottas Leah cafe/bar on Boroughgate, Otley.

It acts as a host for local singers and musicians and for guest artists. Singing and playing usually starts around 8:30 p.m

The Folk Club works on rotation basis, alternating weekly between singers nights and booked artists.

New performers 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

Spring-Summer programme 2019

MAY
1      PHIL SNELL
8      Singers Night
15   TONY WILSON
22    Singers Night
29   ONE-A-CHORD

JUNE
5     Singers Night
12   HEBRIC
19   Singers Night
26    TBA

JULY
2      Singers Night
10    MONKEYS FIST
17    Singers Night
24    TBA
31    Singers Night

AUGUST
7      FEATURE NIGHT – ‘SLUSHY SONGS’

Jun
2
Sun
Gyles Brandreth: Break a Leg – SOLD OUT @ Otley Courthouse
Jun 2 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Gyles Brandreth: Break a Leg - SOLD OUT @ Otley Courthouse | England | United Kingdom

They say all political careers end in tears. In Brandreth’s case it’s tears of laughter as the actor, author, ex-MP, One Show reporter and QI, Have I Got News For You and Countdown star is back on tour with his new show celebrating all things theatrical. Without hesitation or repetition (and just a touch of deviation), Just a Minute regular Gyles delivers a dazzling hour of wit, wisdom, high drama, low comedy, and hilarious name-dropping.

*****‘A master raconteur’ Telegraph

***** ’Total joy’ Scotsman

Jun
5
Wed
Otley Folk Club Wednesdays @ Otah's Leah
Jun 5 @ 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Otley Folk Club Wednesdays @ Otah's Leah

Otley Folk Club meets every Wednesday at Ottas Leah cafe/bar on Boroughgate, Otley.

It acts as a host for local singers and musicians and for guest artists. Singing and playing usually starts around 8:30 p.m

The Folk Club works on rotation basis, alternating weekly between singers nights and booked artists.

New performers 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

Spring-Summer programme 2019

MAY
1      PHIL SNELL
8      Singers Night
15   TONY WILSON
22    Singers Night
29   ONE-A-CHORD

JUNE
5     Singers Night
12   HEBRIC
19   Singers Night
26    TBA

JULY
2      Singers Night
10    MONKEYS FIST
17    Singers Night
24    TBA
31    Singers Night

AUGUST
7      FEATURE NIGHT – ‘SLUSHY SONGS’

Jun
6
Thu
Empowering people: Discover the UK Parliament @ Otley Courthouse
Jun 6 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Come along and find out more about what the UK Parliament is, what it does and why you, as a constituent, should get involved! This introductory workshop will explore how you can begin to get your voice heard in Parliament. What’s the best way to contact your MP? What does the House of Lords do and how can you contact them? What are the different ways in which MPs and Lords can raise issues on your behalf? Find out all this and more with this interactive session, featuring a quiz and activities.

Presented by Lynn Hobson, Senior Education and Engagement Officer

£5pp
Under 18s are free

Jun
7
Fri
A Band Called Malice – The Jam Tribute @ Otley Courthouse
Jun 7 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
A Band Called Malice - The Jam Tribute @ Otley Courthouse

A Band Called Malice has quickly taken the tribute world by storm in their quest to become the number one choice tribute-act to The Jam. With over 70 gigs booked during 2018, the talented trio are the real deal and guarantee to take you back to ‘When You’re Young,” with an evening of single releases & album tracks from The Jams early Fire & Skill years, through to their very last release.

As Jam fans themselves, A Band Called Malice will not disappoint and guarantee a show full of high octane energy, angst, aggression, passion and soul of their idols.

The venue is open 45 mins prior to the event start time 8pm. Performance room opens 7.45 pm.

Jun
8
Sat
Mari Wilson @ Otley Courthouse
Jun 8 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Mari Wilson @ Otley Courthouse

Mari Wilson (The Neasden Queen of Soul) first arrived on the scene in the early eighties with her skyscraper beehive hairdo, bizarre sense of fashion and fully choreographed twelve-piece band The Wilsations.

In 1982 Mariʼs records began entering the charts and she soon had six hit singles, the biggest being ʻJust What Iʼve Always Wantedʼ and ʻCry Me A Riverʼ, both taken from her album ʻShowpeopleʼ. Mari performed Dusty and Cilla songs with The BBC Concert Orchestra for Friday Night is Music Night.

This was a special edition to celebrate Tony Blackburn’s 50 years as a DJ. Her critically acclaimed 2016 album Pop Deluxe, (her album of songs previously made famous by Dusty, Cilla, Petula and Sandie) continues to be a big part of her fabulous show, together with her well-known hits and a few surprises.

Mari’s audience is mesmerised by not only her voice but her spontaneous wit and natural storytelling, testament to 38 years of touring.

Jun
9
Sun
National Theatre Live: All My Sons @ Otley Courthouse
Jun 9 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
National Theatre Live: All My Sons @ Otley Courthouse

Broadcast from The Old Vic in London, Academy Award-winner Sally Field (Steel Magnolias, Brothers & Sisters) and Bill Pullman (The Sinner, Independence Day) star in Arthur Miller’s blistering drama All My Sons. America, 1947.

Despite hard choices and even harder knocks, Joe and Kate Keller are a success story. They have built a home, raised two sons and established a thriving business. But nothing lasts forever and their contented lives, already shadowed by the loss of their eldest boy to war, are about to shatter.

With the return of a figure from the past, long buried truths are forced to the surface and the price of their American dream is laid bare. Jeremy Herrin (NT Live: This House, People, Places & Things) directs a cast including Jenna Coleman (Victoria), and Colin Morgan (Merlin).