Nov
22
Thu
Lunchtime Classical Recital: Simeon Walker @ Otley Courthouse
Nov 22 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Following a decade working as a musician, UK-based pianist & composer Simeon Walker has quickly emerged as a leading light in the burgeoning Modern Classical scene in his own right, following the release of his EP Preface (2016) and his debut full length album Mono (November 2017). Following this, 2018 has seen him complete a successful 8-date European Tour; receive significant radio airplay across BBC Radio 3, 6 Music, World Service & BBC Introducing shows nationwide; and performed at Latitude Festival – all whilst collaborating with other musicians and artists and working on a follow up album.

With three consecutive Official Piano Day playlist features and numerous glowing reviews from across the music world, Walker’s calm, introspective piano instrumentals invite the listener to find stillness and beauty as much in the spaces between the notes as the notes themselves, as musical stories are woven with each tender, intimate performance.

Journey’s End – Otley Film Society @ Otley Courthouse
Nov 22 @ 7:45 pm – 9:45 pm
Journey's End - Otley Film Society @ Otley Courthouse | England | United Kingdom

Led by young officer Stanhope, whose mental health is rapidly disintegrating, a group of British soldiers await their fate in an Aisne dugout during the end of World War I.
107 mins, 12A
Starring: Paul Bettany, Sam Claflin, Asa Butterfield
(Summary from Google.com).

Nov
23
Fri
Otley Beer Festival 2018 – Day 1 @ Otley Rugby Club
Nov 23 @ 12:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Otley Beer Festival 2018 - Day 1 @ Otley Rugby Club

Head to Otley Rugby Club to sample some 60 real ales, seven key keg beers, 12 ciders and perry, as well as food and live music.

The 18th festival will be held at Otley Rugby Club from noon to 11pm.

A £10 starter pack includes entry, programme, non-refundable commemorative glass & £6 worth of beer tokens. Additional beer tokens to be bought separately.

Please note that NO ‘Advance Tickets’ are available, ‘Pay-on-the Door’ only.

Sam Avery: The Learner Parent @ Otley Courthouse
Nov 23 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Sam Avery: The Learner Parent @ Otley Courthouse | England | United Kingdom

Parenthood is a crafty beast. The second you master something it changes the game so you’re rubbish at it again.

Stand-up comedian, viral blogger and bestselling author Sam Avery (aka the Learner Parent) started his award-winning blog when his twin boys were born. A million nappies, Peppa Pig episodes and a head-full of hair loss later, he shares all the lows, highs and hilarious in-betweens of his experiences of first-time parenthood.

Sam’s honest, messy account of wrestling with sleep deprivation and breast pumps – right through to his botched attempts at discipline and pathetic bids to stifle various toddler tantrums that definitely registered on the Richter scale – will have you testing your pelvic floor with laughter.

‘Quick wit and painfully funny’ METRO

‘A gifted storyteller’ THE LIST

Nov
24
Sat
Otley Beer Festival 2018 – Day 2 @ Otley Rugby Club
Nov 24 @ 12:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Otley Beer Festival 2018 - Day 2 @ Otley Rugby Club

Head to Otley Rugby Club to sample some 60 real ales, seven key keg beers, 12 ciders and perry, as well as food and live music.

The 18th festival will be held at Otley Rugby Club from noon to 11pm.

A £10 starter pack includes entry, programme, non-refundable commemorative glass & £6 worth of beer tokens. Additional beer tokens to be bought separately.

Please note that NO ‘Advance Tickets’ are available, ‘Pay-on-the Door’ only.

King Pleasure & the Biscuit Boys @ Otley Courthouse
Nov 24 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
King Pleasure & the Biscuit Boys @ Otley Courthouse | England | United Kingdom

2018 sees King Pleasure & The Biscuit Boys celebrate a remarkable 30 years on the road. More than the greatest jump, jive and swing band on the planet, they’ve become an institution. In their three decades, the band have delivered nearly 6500 performances in 21 countries, played on 36 radio shows and made 73 television appearances. Rough, tough and always rocking, King Pleasure & The Biscuit Boys have appeared at festivals, in concert and at clubs throughout the UK and Europe.

The band has also performed alongside B.B. King, Cab Calloway and His Orchestra, Ray Charles, and toured with the actual Blues Brothers Band – the one from the movie! Along the way, the band have recorded 11 albums for Big Bear Records, all distributed worldwide physically and online.

Back by popular demand the boys are back to deliver another sell-out performance which will have you dancing in the aisles.

Nov
25
Sun
Designer Craft Fair @ Otley Courthouse
Nov 25 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

A quirky selection of stalls run by the designers and producers of interesting and unique items, great for the home and for those unusual gifts.

The Courthouse café will be open during the craft fairs

 

 

Nov
26
Mon
Christmas Lights Switch On 2018 @ Otley Market Place
Nov 26 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Join Britain’s Got Talent star Jamie Lee Harrison to kick off Otley’s Christmas season in style as the loveable Geordie folk singer switches on the 2018 Christmas Lights alongside Mayor Cllr Mary Vickers and Carnival Queen Lily Cullen. Jamie will be performing just before the big finale, while other acts appearing include Prince Henry’s Emeli Mumford, who will be performing her charity single Dear Santa in aid of Save The Children, and the Otley Brass Band.

Nov
29
Thu
Tutti Frutti & York Theatre Royal present: The Snow Queen @ Otley Courthouse
Nov 29 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Tutti Frutti & York Theatre Royal present: The Snow Queen @ Otley Courthouse | England | United Kingdom

Kai and Gerda had been friends for as long as they could remember. Day followed day, always the same. Until In a whirl of magic and deception, splinters of a magical broken mirror blow in the wind, freezing hearts and changing everything! As Kai is pulled under the spell of the powerful snow queen of ice and coldness, we follow Gerda’s quest to save her friend and return life to normal. Can it ever be the same again?

Mike Kenny has taken Hans Christian Andersen’s most highly acclaimed story and simplified it into a tale for the young. Ivan Stott returns to tutti frutti (Underneath a Magical Moon) to create memorable music and songs accompanied by a typically beautiful tutti frutti design. Join our winter journey about growing up, loyalty, friendship and the dangers of the unknown. 

For ages 3+ and their families

Dec
1
Sat
Otley Methodist Church Lost Sheep Trail @ Otley
Dec 1 @ 9:00 am – Dec 23 @ 4:00 pm

In December Otley Methodist Church’s toy sheep go shopping and get lost in the town. Help the church find them ahead of the Christingle Service at 4pm on December 24 by seeking them out on this fun trail around the town’s shops. Answer sheets are available at Otley Library, Otley Methodist Church and the Victorian Fayre. There will be a small prize for the first set of correct answers drawn on Christmas Eve.
Various locations around town, free entry.
See wandamethodists.org.uk