Otley Courthouse Autumn-Winter Programme September 2019- February 2020

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COURTHOUSE

Programme

September 2019

February 2020


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Welcome to Otley Courthouse

… and our Autumn/Winter Programme 2019/2020. Here you will find all our latest event information.

We hope you enjoy this season and thank you for your continued support. We are also very

proud to announce that we have been awarded the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service. This

is in recognition of the outstanding work that our volunteers do on a regular basis to make the

Courthouse the place that it is. Without them we would not be able to continue. Keep up to date with

our latest news & events by visiting our website at otleycourthouse.org.uk.

HOW TO BOOK TICKETS

BY PHONE OR IN PERSON

Otley Courthouse, Courthouse Street,

Otley LS21 3AN.

Tel: 01943 467466

The Box Office is open from 10am–4pm

Monday to Saturday

While all details are correct at time of going to

press, some changes and additions may take

place. Check when you purchase your tickets.

ONLINE

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completion of purchase.

Please note that booking fees apply on our

website.

CONCESSIONS

Where a concessionary price is listed, these

tickets are available for the following groups:

Under 16s, people in receipt of benefits, in full

time education and Senior Citizens (60+ and

retired). Please note that children aged 14 and

under must be accompanied by an adult at

all our ticketed events. Carer complimentary

tickets are available for all events

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Cinema @the Courthouse

Movie

Matinees

Start time 2pm with tea/coffee

available from 1.30pm.

Tickets for all films £5 includes

tea/coffee and biscuits.

ALL IS TRUE

Thursday 12 September

101 mins, 12A

Starring: Kenneth Branagh,

Lolita Chakrabarti, Judi Dench

Leave No Trace

LEAVE NO TRACE

Thursday 26 September

109 mins, PG

Starring: Thomasin McKenzie,

Ben Foster, Jeffery Rifflard

HOLMES & WATSON

Thursday 10 October

90 mins, 12A

Starring: Will Ferrell, John C.

Reilly, Ralph Fiennes

THE OLD MAN & THE

GUN

Thursday 24 October

93 mins, 12A

Starring: Robert Redford,

Casey Affleck, Sissy Spacek

RED JOAN

Thursday 7 November

101 mins, 12A

Starring: Judi Dench, Sophie

Cookson, Stephen Campbell

Moore

Stan & Ollie

STAN & OLLIE

Thursday 21 November

98 mins, PG

Starring: Steve Coogan, John

C. Reilly, Shirley Henderson

HEARTS BEAT LOUD

Thursday 5 December

97 mins, 12A

Starring: Nick Offerman,

Kiersey Clemons, Blythe

Danner

FISHERMAN’S FRIENDS

Thursday 9 January

112 mins, 12A

Starring: Tuppence Middleton,

James Purefoy, Daniel Mays

Eaten By Lions

EATEN BY LIONS

Thursday 23 January

95 mins, 12A

Starring: Antonio Aakeel, Jack

Carroll, Asim Chaudhry

INSTANT FAMILY

Thursday 6 February

118 mins, 12A

Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Rose

Byrne, Isabela Moner

The White Crow

THE WHITE CROW

Thursday 20 February

127 mins, 12A

Starring: Oleg Ivenko, Ralph

Fiennes, Louis Hofmann

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OTLEY FILM SOCIETY

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

otleyfilmsociety.org.uk or

email

info@otleyfilmsociety.org.uk

Thursday screening of films

start at 7.45pm with the bar

open from 7pm.

Guest Tickets: £5.

The Post

Green Book

GREEN BOOK

Thursday 5 September

133 mins, 12A

Dir: Peter Farrelly

Burning

BURNING

Thursday 19 September

148 mins, 15

Dir: Chang-dong Lee

THE HEIRESSES

Thursday 3 October

98 mins, 12A

Dir: Marcelo Martinessi

THE SISTERS

BROTHERS

Thursday 17 October

122 mins, 15

Dir: Jacques Audiard

UNDER THE TREE

Thursday 31 October

89 mins, 15

Dir: Hafsteinn Gunnar

Sigurasson

APOLLO 11

Thursday 14 November

93 mins, U

Dir: Todd Douglas Miller

THE GUARDIANS

Thursday 28 November

138 mins, 15

Dir: Xavier Beauvois

EATEN BY LIONS

Thursday 12 December

95 mins, 12A

Dir: Jason Wingard

BLACKKKLANSMAN

Thursday 9 January

135 mins, 15

Dir: Spike Lee

THE GUILTY

Thursday 23 Jan

85 mins, 15

Dir: Gustav Moller

If Beale Street Could Talk

IF BEALE STREET

COULD TALK

Thursday 6 February

119 mins, 15

Dir: Barry Jenkins

BORDER

Thursday 20 February

110 mins, 15

Dir: Ali Abbasi

LUNCHTIME

CLASSICAL

RECITALS

Continued by popular demand,

these are held on a Thursday

lunchtime at 1.05pm and last

for 45mins. Tickets are £5 and

include tea/coffee and biscuit.

Suitable for all ages

2019

19 SEPTEMBER

Performer to be confirmed

17 OCTOBER

Simon Watterton (Piano)

28 NOVEMBER

Chippendale Singers

12 DECEMBER

Elise Fairbairn (Flute)

2020

30 JANUARY

Leeds College of Music

(Final Year Students)

13 FEBRUARY

Leeds College of Music

(Final Year Students)

27 FEBRUARY

Leeds College of Music

(Final Year Students)

Slim Chance

Saturday 7 September

8pm

£16

Slim-chance.co.uk

Music

SLIM CHANCE

When Ronnie Lane embarked

on the last stage of his career –

which had already included the

Small Faces and The Faces –

he wrote some of his strongest

songs and recorded several

remarkable albums with his

own band, Slim Chance.

Slim Chance are still very

much in action, and boasts

a great line-up consisting of

three original members, Steve

Bingham, Charlie Hart and

Steve Simpson, joined by three

top class musicians: Brendan

O’Neill on drums, Billy Nicholls

(ex Who) acoustic guitar

and vocals, and Bob Dylan’s

favourite, the renowned

Geraint Watkins on keys and

vocals.

40 years on from when

Ronnie was at the height of

his creative powers, the band

are enjoying playing together

in the spirit that Ronnie

championed so magnificently.

All in all the band delivers a

barnstorming show that digs

deep into the roots of rock

‘n’ roll, and has aptly been

described as ‘balm for the soul

and music from the heart’!

Catch it while you can!

Foreverly Show

Sunday 8 September

8pm

£10 Concessions in advance

£12 Concessions on the door

£12 Adults in advance

£15 Adults on the door

Music

FOREVERLY

SHOW

Father and son duo Terry

Webster and Terry Jnr pay

tribute to The Everly Brothers,

the most influential recording

artistes of the Rock n Roll era.

Veteran entertainer Terry

recalls the days he formed a

Skiffle group way back in 1957.

With his sister, singer Patti

Brook, they were soon on tour

with the big names of the early

1960s such as Emile Ford and

Cliff Richard and the Shadows.

Terry became bass guitarist

for former Shadows member

Jet Harris and toured with

Little Richard, Sam Cook, Gene

Vincent and Del Shannon.

There were many TV

appearances and seasons

at the London Palladium

supporting Tom Jones and

Frankie Vaughan, also a tour

with Sacha Distel, Olivia

Newton-John, and Stephane

Grappelli. Since producing his

own albums and doing his fun

one man show he has lately

teamed up with son Terry to

bring you the very best of The

Everly Brothers.

Tickets 01943 467466 / otleycourthouse.org.uk


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Kinetics Ann Dinsdale, with a portrait of the Brontë sisters Heritage Open Day

Wednesday 11 September

7.30pm

£5 Adults

£4 Otley Film Society

members, and Courthouse

Friends

Kineticsfilm.com

Film

KINETICS

A Joint Screening by

Otley Film Society and

Parkinsons UK

Faced with her Parkinson’s

diagnosis, Rose begins to

try and come to terms with

her future and changing

relationship with movement –

when Lukas, a bright but bored

student into Parkour (free

running) comes into her life.

Two people at polar opposites,

both with a desire to move.

Tackling their own personal

challenges – this is a powerful

and moving true story of an

unlikely friendship that helps

both characters in navigating

their changing worlds.

To be followed by a Q&A on

Parkinsons.

Friday 13 September

7.30pm

£8 Adults

£7 Friends of Otley Courthouse

Bronte.org.uk

Talk

LIVING WITH

THE BRONTES

This illustrated talk is given by

Ann Dinsdale, Principal Curator

at the Brontë Parsonage

Museum. She will be talking

about the whole Brontë

family with special attention

being given to Patrick, whose

time as Minister in Haworth

included much work on trying

to improve the health of the

Haworth residents (who at

that time had an average life

expectancy of 25 years). Ann

will draw on her experience as

curator and give us information

about the lives of all the family,

bringing in some of the details

that people may not be as

familiar with, and using images

of items from the Museum’s

collection as illustrations.

Saturday 14 September

10am–4pm

Free

Heritageopendays.org.uk

Family

HERITAGE

OPEN DAY

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 a guided tour

of Otley Courthouse. Tours

are available throughout the

day, with fascinating details of

Courthouse history and the

building’s links with Heartbeat.

Back by popular demand are

the Beat Walks. Find out what

it was like to walk a day and

a night town beat in Otley

between the years 1956

to 1968. Using memories

from the oral history project,

find out how local police

worked before and after the

introduction of radios. Tours

last one hour and the distance

is 1½ miles. There will be two

tours at 11am and 2pm.

Beat Walks group size

is limited to 15 per tour.

Booking from 12th August is

essential.

The Turn of the Screw

Saturday 14 September

7.30pm

£12

Boxtalesoup.co.uk

Age 12+

Theatre

Box Tale Soup Theatre

Company present:

THE TURN OF

THE SCREW

“Nobody but me, til 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 horror story to life. It

tells of a governess charged

with looking after two small

children, in the isolated

country estate of Bly House.

She is charmed at first by her

surroundings, until sinister

figures appear, with the intent

of corrupting the children as

the governess battles to save

them.

Back by popular demand

following performances

of Wind in the Willows and

Northanger Abbey, this latest

production was a sell-out at

last year’s Edinburgh Fringe.

Creepy and tense, this

imaginative adaptation will

delight fans of the gothic.

Margaret Atwood Live

Wednesday 18 September

7pm

£14 Adults

£12 Courthouse Friends

Margaretatwoodlive.com

Film/Theatre

MARGARET

ATWOOD

Recorded Screening

On Tuesday September 10,

The Testaments, Margaret

Atwood’s highly anticipated

sequel to The Handmaid’s

Tale, was 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 a cultural

phenomenon, as handmaids

have become a symbol

of women’s rights and a

protest against misogyny

and oppression. Filmed live

from the stage of the National

Theatre in London, Atwood will

be interviewed by broadcaster

and author Samira Ahmed

in a conversation spanning

the length of Atwood’s

remarkable career, her diverse

range of works, and why she

has returned to her seminal

handmaid story, 34 years later.

Maire Ni Chathasaigh & Chris Newman

Friday 20 September

8pm

£20

Otleyfolkfestival.com

Music

Otley Folk Festival

present:

MAIRE NI

CHATHASAIGH &

CHRIS NEWMAN

WITH SUPPORT

BY KITTY

MACFARLANE

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 breathtaking 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 music is rich

with visual imagery. Kitty’s

debut album Namer Of Clouds,

gathers inspiration from the

sky to the seabed. Her lyrics

touch on intervention and

rewilding, climate change

and migration, and woman’s

historical relationship with

textiles and the land.

Tickets 01943 467466 / otleycourthouse.org.uk


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Aesthetica Short Film Festival

Wednesday 25 September

7.45pm

£3

Asff.co.uk

Film

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

beautifully heart-warming

narratives across animation,

drama, documentary and

dance. The selection features

Oscar-nominated and BAFTAnominated

works.

Otley Science Café

Otley

Science

CafE

z

Thursday 26 September

7.30pm

£5, under 18s Free

Otleysciencefestival.co.uk

Talk

SCIENCE CAFÉ

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.

Fire & Rain

Saturday 28 September

8pm

£12

Richadamsmusic.com

Music

FIRE & RAIN:

PERFORMING

THE MUSIC OF

JAMES TAYLOR

& CAROLE KING

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 and

Carole King songs played with

skill, passion, emotion, humour

and humility. Incredibly

in-demand musicians in their

own right, Tom Townsend (The

Tom Townsend Blues Band)

Rich Adams and Mark Gordon

(Stony), Paul Tilley and Bob

Walker abandon their usual

bands and projects for this

one-off tour to bring the joy

of Taylor and King’s music to

you in what they call a ‘magical

musical holiday’.

Fire and Rain hope that you

will join them to celebrate the

music of two timeless singer

songwriters and performers

in what will be a memorable

evening of first-class

entertainment.

Calamity Jane

Sunday 29 September

3pm

£5 Ticket includes tea/coffee

and biscuits.

Film

SUNDAY

SCREENINGS:

CALAMITY JANE

SING-A-LONG

102mins, U

Sing-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

(Day) would rather hit targets

than chase men – until she falls

for Wild Bill Hickock (Keel), who

would rather shoot Indians

than chase after a tomboy like

Calamity Jane. The film features

the Oscar-winning song Secret

Love.

Bob Drury’s Viva Neil Diamond

Friday 4 October

8pm

£16

neildiamondtributeact.co.uk

Music

BOB DRURY’S

VIVA NEIL

DIAMOND

Whilst performing in Las Vegas

two years ago Bob Drury

was described as “one of the

world’s finest vocal tributes

to Neil Diamond” and he’s

now back touring the UK with

his new show celebrating the

legendary Neil Diamond and

his incredible back catalogue

of songs. Bob Drury’s one-man

show is an absolute ‘must-see’

for any Diamond fans. Prepare

to be blown away by his vocal

likeness which has been

delighting audiences around

the world. This year’s show

includes all the favourites such

as Cracklin’ Rosie, America,

Love on the Rocks, Play Me,

Hello Again, Forever in Blue

Jeans, Beautiful Noise, I’m a

Believer, Red Red Wine and

of course Sweet Caroline,

plus Neil Diamond’s UK hit

Pretty Amazing Grace and

a few lesser known songs

that are sure to become your

favourites by the end of the

evening.

The Hound of The Baskervilles

Saturday 5th October

7.30pm

£13

Northernstage.co.uk

Theatre

Northern Stage present:

THE HOUND

OF THE

BASKERVILLES

Charles Baskerville is dead,

and a terrifying beast is

rumoured to stalk the moors

around the remote Baskerville

mansion.

When Sherlock Holmes sends

Doctor Watson to investigate,

Watson finds himself

surrounded by dense fog and a

community steeped in folklore,

legend and rumour, where the

line between reality and myth

is no longer clear. How can

a rational man trust his own

eyes when confronted with the

impossible?

Following the sell-out success

of H.G. Wells’ The War Of

The Worlds, Northern Stage

presents Sherlock Holmes’

most infamous case, adapted

from Arthur Conan Doyle’s

gothic classic.

Northern Stage is the largest

theatre company in the North

East of England producing

original and thought provoking

work across a range of

subjects, so we are delighted

to be welcoming them to Otley

for the very first time.

Tickets 01943 467466 / otleycourthouse.org.uk


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Leveret

Rebecca, c. 1665 © Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

Sunday 6th October

8pm

£14

iainmatthewsmemoir.

wordpress.com

Music

IAIN MATTHEWS

WITH IAN

CLAYTON:

THRO’ MY EYES,

WORDS AND

MUSIC TOUR

In 1967, Iain Matthews was

recruited as lead vocalist for

folk-rock pioneers Fairport

Convention before embarking

on a hugely successful and

prolific career as a solo artist

and in the groups Matthews

Southern Comfort and

Plainsong, including a No.1 hit

single with Woodstock.

His critically acclaimed memoir

Thro’ My Eyes was written

in collaboration with author,

broadcaster and storyteller Ian

Clayton. Now the two take to

the road to bring the book to

life, with stories from the book

interspersed with live songs

from Iain Matthews. The show

follows the story of Iain’s life,

from a Scunthorpe childhood

obsessed with football and

music, to thrusting himself into

the heart of Carnaby Street in

the swinging-sixties.

An entertaining and intimate

occasion, rich in stories and

live music.

Thursday 10 October

7pm

£14 Adults

£12 Courthouse Friends

Film/Documentary

Recorded Screening

BILLY

CONNOLLY:

THE SEX LIFE

OF BANDAGES

Hailed as the UK’s most

influential comedian of all time,

legendary Scot Billy Connolly

is coming to cinemas with this

brilliant show from his final

stand-up tour. Recorded in

2015, during the Australian

leg, this whip smart routine

is a riotous journey filled with

outrageous tales and blistering

observations of everyday

absurdities.

Screening as a special onenight-only

event, Connolly will

also muse upon his career, life

and legacy in a deeply personal

interview filmed exclusively for

cinema audiences.

Friday 11 October

7.30pm

£8 Adults

£7 Courthouse Friends

Exhibitionsonscreen.com

Film

EXHIBITION

ON SCREEN:

REMBRANDT

From The National Gallery,

London and Rijksmuseum,

Amsterdam

Directed by Kat Mansoor

Running time: 90 minutes

Every Rembrandt exhibition

is eagerly anticipated but

this major show hosted

by London’s National

Gallery and Amsterdam’s

Rijksmuseum was an event

like no other. Given privileged

access to both galleries,

the film documents this

landmark exhibition, whilst

interweaving Rembrandt’s

life story with behindthe-scenes

preparations

at these world famous

institutions. It explores many

of the exhibition’s key works,

bringing in contributions

from specially invited guests

including curators and leading

art historians. For many,

Rembrandt is the greatest

artist that ever lived and this

deeply moving film seeks to

explore the truth about the

man behind the legend.

Saturday 12 October

8pm

£15

Leveretband.com

Music

LEVERET

Leveret is a unique

collaboration between

three of England’s finest folk

musicians. Andy Cutting

(button accordion), Sam

Sweeney (fiddle) and Rob

Harbron (concertina) are

each regarded as exceptional

performers and masters of

their instruments. Together

their performances combine

consummate musicianship,

compelling delivery and

captivating spontaneity.

Fiddler Sam Sweeney was

the 2015 BBC Folk Awards

Musician of the Year, and

is known for his work in

Bellowhead and The Full

English. Melodeon genius

Andy Cutting, a four-time BBC

Folk Awards Best Musician, is

a compelling solo performer

and works with Blowzabella,

Topette and Roger Daltry.

Concertina wizard Rob

Harbron is known for his work

with The Full English (Best

Group and Best Album BBC

Folk Awards 2014).

Back by popular demand

Leveret’s music is firmly

rooted in the English tradition

but sounds fresh and new.

Truly great music from a band

at the top of their game.

Mary Poppins Returns

Sunday 13 October

3pm

£11 Adults, £9 Concessions

(seniors & children) film & food.

£5 Adults, £3 Concessions

(seniors & children) film only.

Film

Fizz, Film & Fish ‘n’ Chips

– presented by Otley Film

Society

MARY POPPINS

RETURNS

(2018) 130 mins, PG

Join us for an afternoon

screening of this family film,

with a glass of fizz and followed

by fish and chips (or veggie

option).

In Depression-era London, a

now-grown Jane and Michael

Banks, along with Michael’s

three children, are visited by

the enigmatic Mary Poppins

following a personal loss.

Through her unique magical

skills, and with the aid of her

friend Jack, she helps the

family rediscover the joy and

wonder missing in their lives.

Stars: Emily Blunt, Lin-Manuel

Miranda, Ben Whishaw

Leeds Gilbert & Sullivan Society

Wednesday 16 October

7.30pm

£12.50

Age 14+

Leedsgands.org.uk

Theatre

I LOVE YOU,

YOU’RE

PERFECT, NOW

CHANGE

Written by Joe DiPietro and

Jimmy Roberts this play is the

second longest running ‘off

Broadway’ musical of all time

and it is easy to see why. The

show takes a hilarious look

at the triumphs and pitfalls

of love and relationships

through a series of connected

vignettes. Leeds G&S is proud

to be reviving this show post

its 2012 sell out run at The

Carriageworks Theatre in

Leeds – but this time taking it

on tour across the Leeds area.

The play’s tagline, “Everything

you have ever secretly thought

about dating, romance,

marriage, lovers, husbands,

wives and in-laws, but were

afraid to admit,” makes it clear

that this is a show for anyone

who has ever been in or fallen

out of a relationship.

Please be aware that there

are some adult themes and

language in this production.

Tickets 01943 467466 / otleycourthouse.org.uk


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The Tweed Project

Friday 18 October

8pm

£15

Music

THE TWEED

PROJECT

The Tweed Project is a

collaboration between some

of Scotland and England’s

most in-demand explorers of

their respective country’s folk

traditions. After a successful

year of performances in 2015,

the project has been reborn

with a new line-up for 2019.

The aim of the project is to

find common ground between

the Scottish and English folk

tradition – two cultures which

live extremely separate lives

despite sharing so many

similarities.

This year’s line up includes

two time BBC Radio 2 Folk

Award winners Greg Russell

and Ciaran Algar who have also

been involved in other huge

projects and bands including

The Transports, Shake the

Chains (Greg) and Sam Kelly

and the Lost Boys (Ciaran).

Also performing is Ciaran’s

fellow Lost Boys bandmate

Evan Carson, one of the most

in-demand drummers on the

UK Folk scene. Plus 2017 BBC

Radio 2 Young Folk Award

winners Josie Duncan and

Pablo Lafuente, and Ali Levack

one of the most respected

young pipe and whistle

players in Scotland will also be

performing.

Sally’s Army A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Justin Moorhouse

Gordon Haskell Some Like it Hot

Saturday 19 October

7.30pm

£8 Adults

£5 Concessions, Children free

Music

STRONGER

TOGETHER

Otley Parish Church

Local women’s voice choir

Sally’s Army is joining forces

with the female voices of Let’s

Sing 26 from South Leeds, to

make music together in aid of

Singing for the Brain. Singing

for the Brain is a fun relaxed

and friendly singing session

led by a trained facilitator.

Everyone with memory loss

and their carers is welcome.

Sessions take place on the

2nd and 4th Monday of every

month at Otley Courthouse.

Join us at Otley Parish Church

for an evening of song and

a celebration of working

together to help some of the

most vulnerable people in our

community.

Sunday 20 October

2pm

£14 Adults

£12 Courthouse Friends

Nationaltheatrelive.org.uk

Film/Theatre

NATIONAL

THEATRE LIVE:

A MIDSUMMER

NIGHT’S DREAM

Recorded Screening

‘The course of true love never

did run smooth.’

A feuding fairy King and

Queen of the forest cross

paths with four runaway lovers

and a troupe of actors trying

to rehearse a play. As their

dispute grows, the magical

royal couple meddle with

mortal lives leading to love

triangles, mistaken identities

and transformations…

with hilarious, but dark

consequences.

Shakespeare’s most famous

romantic comedy will be

captured live from the Bridge

Theatre in London. Gwendoline

Christie (Game of Thrones),

Oliver Chris (Green Wing,

NT Live: Young Marx), David

Moorst (NT Live: Allelujah!) and

Hammed Animashaun (The

Barber Shop Chronicles) lead

the cast as Titania, Oberon,

Puck and Bottom.

Directed by Nicholas Hytner.

.

Friday 25 October

7.30pm

£14

Age 14+

Justinmoorhouse.com

Comedy

JUSTIN

MOORHOUSE:

NORTHERN

JOKER

These days Justin’s not certain

about anything apart from his

uncertainty – Brexit looms, it

appears the Cold War is being

rebooted and that’s before we

begin to worry about what’s

happening in America. Closer

to home he’s starting to feel

redundant as a parent. One

kid is leaving home, the dog is

getting older and the youngest

kid hits thirteen and cancels

the family subscription to The

Beano.

On top of this, the golden age

of the northern straight white

male comedian has gone the

way of the dinosaurs. How

will he adapt if he wants to

survive? What can he talk to his

daughter about now she cares

little for Dennis the Menace

and the Bash St Kids? Hang on.

Perhaps nothing has changed

that much. Thinking back this

was when his reading habits

changed too, more Dark Knight

than Desperate Dan. Perhaps

our heroes never went away….

Perhaps she just needs a

different type of comic.

Saturday 26 October

8pm

£16.50

Gordonhaskell.com

Music

GORDON

HASKELL

Gordon Haskell has often

been described as a brilliant

mix of Bill Withers and James

Taylor with the feel of J.J Cale;

but ultimately Haskell is a

craftsman with his own unique

style and presence, who has

been consistently winning

audiences with his warmth

and golden voice for decades.

After 35 years of dedication

to developing his craft of the

singer-songwriter, Gordon

Haskell finally broke through in

2001 with his hugely popular

song How Wonderful You Are

reaching No. 2 in the UK chart

and top chart positions right

across Europe.

Having had a handful of

sporadic concerts (and hugely

successful) live appearances

since, Gordon returns to the

road in 2019 to bring his jazz/

blues-influenced songbook

and golden voice back to

theatre audiences nationwide;

up-close, intimate evenings

with Gordon Haskell – the

master singer-songwriter.

Sunday 27 October

3pm

£5 includes tea/coffee and

biscuits

Film

Sunday Screenings:

SOME LIKE

IT HOT

132 mins, U

After witnessing a Mafia

murder, slick saxophone player

Joe (Tony Curtis) and his longsuffering

buddy, Jerry (Jack

Lemmon), improvise a quick

plan to escape from Chicago

with their lives. Disguising

themselves as women, they

join an all-female jazz band

and hop aboard a train bound

for sunny Florida. While Joe

pretends to be a millionaire

to win the band’s sexy singer,

Sugar (Marilyn Monroe), Jerry

finds himself pursued by a

real millionaire (Joe E. Brown)

as things heat up and the

mobsters close in.

Tickets 01943 467466 / otleycourthouse.org.uk


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Blackbeard’s Tea Party

Friday 1 November

8pm

£12 Standing

£16 Limited Guaranteed

Seating

Blackbeardsteaparty.com

Music

BLACKBEARD’S

TEA PARTY:

TEN YAAR

ANNIVERSARY

TOUR

Blackbeard’s Tea Party’s bold

and riotous modern folk rock

is built for late nights and big

stages. Traditional songs and

tunes are given a heavy rock

edge with earth shattering

riffs, playful arrangements

and driving dance rhythms.

The band celebrate a decade

of rocking the folk boat in

2019 and will commemorate

this with their ‘Ten YAAR

Anniversary Tour’.

Formed in 2009 the band

members come from diverse

musical backgrounds and their

list of influences is eclectic:

folk influences such as Jim

Causley, Eliza Carthy, Tim van

Eyken and Stan Hugill, with a

contemporary twist from a

melting pot of artists from the

rock and metal genres such

as Primus, Rammstein, Iron

Maiden, Tool and Led Zeppelin.

Expect a night of folk rock

you’ll never forget.

Please note this is a standing

only gig.

Little Frankenstein

Saturday 2 November

2.30pm

£9 Adults, £7 Children

Age 5+

Lempen.co.uk

Theatre/Family

Lempen Puppet Theatre

present:

LITTLE

FRANKENSTEIN:

A LITTLE

HORROR

FOR LITTLE

HORRORS!

Semi-famous puppeteer

Frank Stein has had enough

with his badly made puppets.

He’ll never be really famous

because his puppets keep

falling apart! Taking inspiration

from the scientist Dr

Frankenstein, and with the help

of the audience he creates

a new real live puppet that is

destined to change this life

forever!

Creature George emerges

from the workshop – innocent

and willing to learn, but Frank

is so intent on the planned

rehearsal that he neglects to

look after his new child.

A gentle horror for little

horrors. A treat not to be

missed!

Little Frankenstein will tickle

the imagination of everyone

from 5 to 105 years old.

One Man, Two Guvnors

Sunday 3 November

2pm

£14 Adults

£12 Courthouse Friends

Nationaltheatrelive.org.uk

Film/Theatre

NATIONAL

THEATRE LIVE:

ONE MAN, TWO

GUVNORS

Recorded screening

Featuring a Tony Awardwinning

performance from

James Corden, this hilarious

West End and Broadway hit

returns to cinemas to mark

National Theatre Live’s 10th

birthday.

Fired from his skiffle band,

Francis Henshall becomes

minder to Roscoe Crabbe,

a small time East End hood,

now in Brighton to collect

£6,000 from his fiancée’s dad.

But Roscoe is really his sister

Rachel posing as her own dead

brother, who’s been killed by her

boyfriend Stanley Stubbers.

Holed up at The Cricketers’

Arms, the permanently

ravenous Francis spots the

chance of an extra meal ticket

and takes a second job with

Stanley Stubbers, who is hiding

from the police and waiting

to be re-united with Rachel.

To prevent discovery, Francis

must keep his two guvnors

apart. Simple.

The Pitmen Poets

Thursday 7 November

8pm

£20

Thepitmenpoets.co.uk

Music

THE PITMEN

POETS

The Pitmen Poets are

ex-Lindisfarne singer and

songwriter Billy Mitchell,

Warhorse songman Bob

Fox, leading exponent of

Tyneside song Benny Graham,

and much-covered Durham

songwriter Jez Lowe. Coming

together for their last tour in

2019 they individually and

collectively celebrate the

triumphs, tragedy, humour

and hard times of North-East

England’s coal mining tradition

in an evening of music, song

and spoken word.

From Billy Elliot to Auf

Wiedersehen Pet. From When

the Boat Comes In, to The

Likely Lads, this is a night

of songs and stories laced

with North East humour and

humanity.

The Poozies

Friday 8 November

8pm

£14

Poozies.co.uk

Music

THE POOZIES

“This most recent

reincarnation of the Poozies

is all about mischief and

rebellion…”

The ever adventurous Poozies

are back, showing off their

fantastic new line-up and allnew

material – most of which

makes up their hard-hitting

new album Punch.

Newbies Sarah McFadyen and

Tia Files have joined founding

member Mary Macmaster and

long-term cohort Eilidh Shaw,

and together they continue to

play a dazzling, joyfully eclectic

mix of contemporary and

traditional tunes with beefy,

powerful accompaniment,

while their perfectly executed

songs vary dramatically from

Gaelic walking songs to oldtime

American, country and

pop.

“What a mighty sound they

make for a four piece! It’s both

bewitching and scary, for

there’s also a sinister alchemy

at work between the four very

different (and self confessedly

off kilter) musical personalities

– and a keen sense of delicious

mischief to boot.”

Jaki Graham

Saturday 9 November

8pm

£20

Jaki-graham.com

Music

JAKI GRAHAM

Jaki Graham is one of the most

appealing soul entertainers to

emerge from the UK, as a true

pioneer having paved the way

for many a black British female

solo artist who followed. Jaki

achieved international success

with a string of hits from 1985

including Could it Be I’m Falling

In Love?, Round and Around,

Set Me Free, Step Right Up and

Breaking Away.

Her career excelled in the 90s

with her album Real Life selling

more than 800,000 copies in

less than four weeks. Her cover

of Ain’t Nobody reached No.

1 in the US Billboard Dance

charts for 5 weeks as well as

achieving gold in Australia,

Japan and the USA.

An Evening with Jaki Graham

gives the perfect opportunity

for real music lovers to

experience Jaki’s hits and

Motown classics stripped

back, whilst turning the

spotlight on her powerful and

emotive vocals, highlighting

her effervescent personality

that she’s known and loved for,

up close and personal!

Tickets 01943 467466 / otleycourthouse.org.uk


Otley Science Festival

ideas go

BANG!

Mon 11–Sat 16

November 2019

Otley Science Festival

ideas go

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Silly Science Toddler Time

Monday 11 November

10.30–11.30am

1-2pm

£3 per child, accompanying

adults free

Children 5 and under

Otleysciencefestival.co.uk

Participation

SILLY SCIENCE

TODDLER TIME

Our sell-out science special

for under-5s returns to the

Courthouse. Join us and let

your child investigate with

their senses and explore the

scientific world around them.

Laid on with help from the

Otley Children’s Centre, this is

a very popular ticketed event

with limited spaces, so please

book early. This year both

sessions are for families. No

groups.

Supported by Otley Town

Council.

For more information about

the exciting school’s week

programme and for the latest

news, check the website

otleysciencefestival.co.uk.

Tickets for all events are

available from Otley

Courthouse.

Monday 11 November

5pm

£10 Adults

£8 Children

Age 3+

Maddiemoate.com

Performance

MADDIE MOATE:

MADDIE’S

FANTASTIC

FACTORY TOUR!

This year Maddie is opening

the doors to her fantastic

factory for the very first

time! Maddie is always busy

exploring factories on telly and

YouTube but now she’s inviting

you all to join her own tour and

marvel at the machines inside!

Come along and find out how

some of her favourite things

are made, live on stage, with

a little help from her special

cameras. As Maddie says “In

your most curious of dreams

you could not imagine the

discoveries that await you!”

Maddie Moate is a YouTube

filmmaker and BAFTA-winning

presenter, passionate about

curiosity. She is the host of the

BAFTA nominated CBeebies

series Do You Know?.

Tuesday 12 November

7pm

£10 Adults

£8 Children

Age 7+

Gregfoot.com

Performance

GREG FOOT:

DEEP OCEAN

LAB

With experiments and

stunning videos, Greg will

show you the high-tech

submersibles that took him

down 1000ft into the Twilight

Zone – and how diving to these

depths affected him. He’ll

explain the importance of our

oceans, and, thanks to Greg’s

work with the Blue Planet II

team, uncover the effect we’re

having on them. Plus you’ll get

the chance to meet a creature

from the deep!

Greg hosts multiple BBC series

on TV and radio, has over 25

million views on YouTube, and

performs spectacular science

shows on stages around the

world.

Join Greg at the Otley Science

Festival for the story of his

scientific adventure to the

deep.

Otley

Science

CafE

z

Maddie Moate © Owen Vincent Greg Foot

Festival Science Café

Apollo 11

Wednesday 13 November

7.30pm

£5, under 18s free

Otleysciencefestival.co.uk

Talk

FESTIVAL

SCIENCE CAFÉ

Our regular Science Café

returns once more with a

veritable cornucopia of

science from three of our local

academics. Each speaker has

a quarter of an hour to talk,

then you, the audience, take

over. Whether you want to grill

a speaker about generalities

or pose a particular problem,

the floor is yours. Our Café is

just the place to sample some

new science – along with your

favourite tipple from the bar!

Thursday 14 November

7.45pm

£5, Otley Film Society

members free

BANG!

Film

APOLLO 11

2019, 123mins, U

This American documentary

film edited, produced and

directed by Todd Douglas

Miller, focuses on the 1969

Apollo 11 mission, the first

spaceflight to land humans

on the Moon. The mission

was led by commander Neil

Armstrong and pilots Buzz

Aldrin and Michael Collins. The

film consists solely of archival

footage, including 70 mm film

that was previously unreleased

to the public, and does not

feature narration or interviews.

Stars Buzz Aldrin, Joan Ann

Archer and Janet Armstrong.

“Apollo 11 isn’t like other

documentaries about the first

moon mission. In fact it isn’t

like most other movies, period.

It’s magnificent and unique,

an adrenaline shot of wonder

and skill.”

Mon 11–Sat 16

November 2019

Supermasive black hole – Event Horizon Telescope

Friday 15 November

12.30-2pm

£7 including buffet lunch

Tickets are limited, and

pre-booking is essential

Talk

Science Lunch:

BLACK HOLES,

QUASARS AND

THE VIOLENT

FATE OF THE

MILKY WAY

Enjoy a delicious buffet lunch,

then listen to Professor Clive

Tadhunter from the University

of Sheffield as he describes

the darkness at the heart of our

galaxy. The Milky Way, like most

large galaxies, has an immense

black hole at its centre, many

millions of times as massive as

the Sun. When galaxies collide

and merge, their supermassive

black holes eat large amounts

of gas and become the most

luminous objects in the

universe: quasars. But how do

we know that these enigmatic

objects exist? What do quasars

do to their host galaxies? And

how are they linked to the fate

of the Milky Way?

Tickets 01943 467466 / otleycourthouse.org.uk


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Otley Science Festival

Friday 15 November

7.30pm

£8

Age 11+

Talk

AN EVENING

WITH PAUL

HARDAKER

Professor Paul Hardaker is the

Chief Executive of the Institute

of Physics, a meteorologist,

a physicist and a passionate

advocate for physics and

physicists.

Paul represents some 50,000

members of the Institute of

Physics, a scientific society

that works to promote physics

and support physicists in

their varied careers. Paul

trained as a meteorologist,

gaining expertise in weather

and climate, an increasingly

technical field, but one that

affects all our lives. He enjoyed

a successful career at the

Met Office, where he oversaw

the research programme and

was their Chief Advisor to

Government.

Come along to find out about

Paul, his science, his role at the

Institute of Physics and what

makes him tick.

ideas go

BANG!

Paul Hardaker Otley Science Fair James Wong

Saturday 16 November

10am–4pm

Free event

Suitable for all ages

Otleysciencefestival.co.uk

OTLEY SCIENCE

FAIR

Every family’s favourite!

Join local research groups,

regional museums and national

organisations showing off the

best of hands-on science in

Yorkshire. Come and discover

everything from physics to

plants, medicine to mechanical

engineering or creatures to

chemistry, come along to

Otley Courthouse for this

year’s bustling family science

fair. With demonstrations,

workshops and experiments,

there’s something for everyone

to enjoy – and it’s free!

Otley Science Festival

Funders

MICE money allocated by

Councillors Colin Campbell,

Ryk Downes and Sandy Lay.

Mon 11–Sat 16

November 2019

Saturday 16 November

8pm

£19

Age 14+

Jameswong.co.uk

Talk

JAMES WONG

Have you read that the

nutrient content of many of

our most common foods is in

steep decline? It’s a common

claim, but does it stack up

scientifically? What is the

evidence? How do we measure

it? James Wong pieces

together the best evidence

we have so far and busts a few

myths along the way.

James Wong is a Kew-trained

botanist, science writer and

broadcaster. He is the author

of the internationally bestselling

books Grow Your

Own Drugs and Homegrown

Revolution. His presenting

work includes the awardwinning

Great British Garden

Revival, as well as Radio 4’s

Gardeners’ Question Time.

James is passionate about

communicating plant science

to new audiences in relevant

and accessible ways.

The Body Snatcher

Sunday 17 November

7.30pm

£13

Age 12+

Thunderroadtheatre.org.

Theatre

Thunder Road Theatre

present:

THE BODY

SNATCHER

Thunder Road are a theatre

company established from

an aspiration to produce new

independent work. They focus

on developing work inspired

by novels and return them to

the stage with a contemporary

edge, maintaining the essence

and themes of the original

story.

Something is rotten in the town

of Inglenook. Sour milk, unread

post, dogs howling day and

night, the locals are vanishing...

seemingly into thin air. As fear

haunts the remaining few, a

young scientist is disturbed

by a noise underground. It’s

the sound of terror, and it’s

getting louder. The Body

Snatcher is an unnerving

experience inspired by Robert

Louis Stevenson’s hair-raising

horror: live action, music and

storytelling combine in a tale of

mystery, morality, and science

unhinged.

No body is safe...

Hansard

Wednesday 20 November

7pm

£14 Adults

£12 Courthouse Friends

Nationaltheatrelive.org.uk

Film/Theatre

NATIONAL

THEATRE LIVE:

HANSARD

by Simon Wood

Recorded Screening

See two-time Olivier Award

winners, Lindsay Duncan

(Birdman, About Time) and Alex

Jennings (The Lady in the Van,

The Queen), in this brand-new

play recorded at the National

Theatre in London.

It’s a summer’s morning in

1988 and Tory politician Robin

Hesketh has returned home

to the idyllic Cotswold house

he shares with his wife of 30

years, Diana. But all is not as

blissful as it seems. Diana

has a stinking hangover, a

fox is destroying the garden,

and secrets are being dug

up all over the place. As the

day draws on, what starts as

gentle ribbing and the familiar

rhythms of marital scrapping

quickly turns to blood-sport.

Don’t miss this witty and

devastating portrait of the

governing class, directed by

Simon Godwin (NT Live: Antony

& Cleopatra, Twelfth Night) and

part of National Theatre Live’s

10th birthday season.

China Crisis

Thursday 21 November

8pm

£21

Music

CHINA CRISIS:

RETROSPECTIVE

TOUR

Eddie Lundon and Gary Daly

are the founder members

of the band which started in

Kirkby, Merseyside back in

1979. China Crisis found major

success in the UK with five Top

40 singles, ten Top 50 singles

and three Top 40 albums and

hits across Australia, Europe

and the Americas. The band

are known for their string of

hit singles, including African

& White, Christian, Working

with Fire and Steel, Black Man

Ray and Wishful Thinking. The

RETROspective tour will see

the band performing these

classics alongside songs

from all of their seven studio

albums.

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Robin Ince

Friday 22 November

7.30pm

£14

Age 15+

Robinince.com

Comedy

ROBIN INCE:

CHAOS OF

DELIGHT

Back again by popular demand,

Robin Ince is a multiple

award-winning comedian

best known for co-hosting the

international smash hit, Rose

D’Or and Sony Award winning

BBC Radio 4 and podcast

series, The Infinite Monkey

Cage, with Professor Brian

Cox, and the acclaimed Book

Shambles podcast with Josie

Long.

He has been the co-curator

and host of some of the

most acclaimed live science

shows and tours in the UK

including Nine Lessons and

Carols for Curious People,

Brian and Robin’s Christmas

Compendium of Reason and

the hugely popular Space

Shambles at the Royal Albert

Hall, which he co-hosted with

Astronaut Chris Hadfield.

In this joyous artist’s manifesto

of delight and curiosity Robin

mashes up the two cultures of

art and science and combines

them with a bunch of silly

voices in a celebration of the

human mind, from Bohemians

to Black Holes, and Dali to DNA.

Breakfast at Tiffany’s Placido Domingo

Otley Victorian Fayre © Chris Winpenny Bohemian Rhapsody

Sunday 24 November

3pm

£5 Ticket includes tea/coffee

and biscuits

Film

Sunday Screenings:

BREAKFAST AT

TIFFANY’S

115 mins, PG

Based on Truman Capote’s

novel, this is the story of a

young woman in New York City

who meets a young man when

he moves into her apartment

building. He is with an older

woman who is very wealthy,

but he wants to be a writer. She

is working as an expensive

escort and searching for a rich,

older man to marry.

Saturday 30 November

7pm

£14 Adults

£12 Courthouse Friends

Cinemalive.com

Film/Theatre

PLACIDO

DOMINGO: 50TH

ANNIVERSARY

CONCERT

Recorded Screening

With an illustrious career

spanning five decades: over

150 stage roles, 11 Grammy

Awards and his iconic

performances alongside

Luciano Pavarotti and José

Carreras as one of the

Three Tenors, the legendary

Plácido Domingo continues

to astound audiences with

a vocal talent unmatched in

power. For one very special

night, Plácido Domingo returns

to the breath-taking Arena Di

Verona amphitheatre for this

anniversary gala evening, 50

years after his debut, revisiting

three of his greatest ever

roles in Verdi’s Nabucco, I due

Foscari and Macbeth.

Sunday 1 December

12-4.30pm

Free

Victorianfayre.co.uk

Family

OTLEY

VICTORIAN

FAYRE

Otley Courthouse

Designer Craft Fair

New for 2019, this is the

ideal opportunity to find that

special Christmas present,

while taking a break from the

December weather! Jewellery,

stationery, art and craft work

and lots more! Seasonal

entertainment during the

afternoon from local choirs.

Mulled wine and mince pies.

To book a stall or for further

information please email

craftfairsatotleycourthouse

@gmail.com

Also new this year, children’s

Christmas workshops. Design

and make your own cards

and decorations! All materials

provided.

1–2pm for 6 – 8 years

accompanied by an adult

please.

3–4pm for 9 – 12 years.

£5 per child

Number are limited, please

book at the Courthouse in

advance.

Sunday 1 December

7.30pm

£5

Film

Screened to mark World

Aids Day, Otley Film

Society presents:

BOHEMIAN

RHAPSODY

2018, 134mins, 12A

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,

but in an unexpected turn

Freddie shuns Queen in pursuit

of his solo career. Having

suffered greatly without

the collaboration of Queen,

Freddie manages to reunite

with his bandmates just in

time for Live Aid. While bravely

facing a recent AIDS diagnosis,

Freddie leads the band in one

of the greatest performances

in the history of rock music.

Queen cements a legacy that

continues to inspire outsiders,

dreamers and music lovers to

this day.

Arthur Smith

Thursday 5 December

8pm

£16

Age 12+

Arthursmith.co.uk

Comedy

ARTHUR SMITH

– LAUGHS,

STORIES, A

SONG AND A

POEM

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 1980s

and 1990s.

Expect an evening of sublime

playfulness, crammed with

jokes, anecdotes, short

stories, poems, songs (at least

one from Leonard Cohen) and

readings from his memoir My

Name Is Daphne Fairfax which

has won praise from literary

critics.

A BBC regular, well-known

for his appearances on TV’s

Grumpy Old Men, QI, Have I Got

News For You, The One Show,

and Radio 4’s Loose Ends, he is

a ‘Spirit of The Fringe’ awardwinning

Edinburgh Festival

stalwart and Olivier nominated

playwright for An Evening With

Gary Lineker.

Tickets 01943 467466 / otleycourthouse.org.uk


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Colin Speakman Jackie Oates Cinderella

Friday 6 December

7.30pm

£10 Adults

£8 Concessions

Talk

COLIN

SPEAKMAN:

50 YEARS OF

THE DALES WAY

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 continuing

success and international

appeal of what is now one of

Britain’s most popular long

distance walks. He will offer

a brief impression of the

many delights to be enjoyed

by walkers along the 81 mile

mainly riverside route, leading

directly from the towns and

cities of West Yorkshire, along

Wharfedale to the heart of the

Yorkshire Dales National Park,

and on through Dentdale and

Lune valley to the Lake District.

Saturday 7 December

8pm

£12

Jackieoates.co.uk

Music

JACKIE OATES:

CHRISTMAS

SHOW

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.

Collaborations with Alasdair

Roberts, Belinda O’Hooley

and her brother Jim Moray

on material that’s ranged

from traditional ballads

to eerie lullabies and rich

contemporary songs, Jackie

has earned fans beyond the

folk scene she grew up in. Her

music has featured on Lauren

Laverne’s 6 Music show, as

well as alternative station

XFM. To quote the illustrious

Mojo magazine, Jackie Oates

enthrals.

Sunday 8 December

3pm

£10 Adults

£9 Courthouse Friends

Australianballet.com.au

Film/Theatre

Sunday Screenings

THE

AUSTRALIAN

BALLET:

CINDERELLA

131 mins

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, and

Surrealist art.

Carl Hutchinson

Friday 13 December

8pm

£15

Age 16+

Carlhutchinson.net

Comedy

CARL

HUTCHINSON:

I KNOW I

SHOULDN’T

BEHAVE LIKE

THIS

Undeniably hilarious, brilliant

characterisations and expert

timing. Geordie comic Carl

Hutchinson has reached

the final of So You Think

You’re Funny?, and his debut

Edinburgh Fringe Festival solo

show Acceptable? made the

Top 10 shows of the Amused

Moose Laughter Awards 2012.

His relentless live work has led

him to be named ‘One to watch’

by Chortle.

As seen on Comedy Central’s

Stand Up Central and The

Chris Ramsey Show and

following a sold-out 2018 tour,

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 observations that’s had

crowds laugh their heads off

year after year.

The Albion Christmas Band

Sunday 15 December

8pm

£23

Music

THE ALBION

CHRISTMAS

BAND

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) and the Guvnor

himself, Ashley Hutchings,

this show is a wonderful

celebration of Christmas both

traditional and contemporary.

The Albion Christmas Show is

a seasonal mixture of carols,

spoken word, humorous

readings and dance. It really is

the perfect way to start your

festivities. This year’s tour will

feature material from their

brand new album alongside

plenty of old favourites from

their back catalogue.

Jack Frost

Tuesday 17–Friday 20

December 10.30am

Saturday 21–Sunday 22

December 10.30am & 3pm

£9 Adults

£7 Children

Age 4+ and families

Fidgettheatre.com

Theatre/Family

Fidget Theatre in

association with

LittleMighty present:

JACK FROST,

A JOYFUL

CHRISTMAS

ADVENTURE

Jack Frost is a music filled

Christmas show about

friendship and the joy of

joining in. Holly, a little girl

who plays the trumpet,

befriends the magical

winter sprite Jack Frost.

We follow Holly’s adventure

into the ice-covered world

of the mischievous yet

lonely Jack. When plans

for Holly’s school concert

go awry, together Holly

and Jack will make sure

no-one is left outside this

Christmas.

Join Jack and Holly

alongside our live local

band for this joyful, frost

filled, festive adventure!

Running time approx.

110minutes inc interval.

Tickets 01943 467466 / otleycourthouse.org.uk


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Courthouse Quiz with a fish n chip supper Paul Lamb and The King Snakes Julian Dutton

Friday 3 January

7.30pm

£10 per person including food

£5 without food

Participation

COURTHOUSE

QUIZ

It’s New Year quiz time again.

Pit your wits against our Quiz

inquisitors who will be testing

your general knowledge and

exercising your little grey

cells… and be waited on as

your fish and chip supper is

brought to you. Veggie option

available.

Maximum of 12 tables, so to

avoid disappointment please

get your teams sorted (of no

more than 6) and book early.

The bar will be open from 7pm.

Friday 10 January

8pm

£14

Paullamb.com

Music

PAUL LAMB

AND THE KING

SNAKES

Back by popular demand,

Paul Lamb is a British blues

harmonica player and

bandleader. With a fourdecade

long career he has

fans around the world. He

was awarded the British Blues

Connections’ annual award

for the best harmonica player

several years in a row whilst

The King Snakes frequently

took the best title as best

band. Lamb has also worked

with Mark Knopfler, The Who,

Rod Stewart and Jimmy

Nail, played on BBC and film

soundtracks, and television

commercials in the UK.

Lamb was more recently

inducted into the British Blues

Awards Hall of Fame given his

continued passion for making

great and original blues music.

Joined by son Ryan on lead

guitar and backing vocals,

Chad Strentz on lead vocals

and rhythm guitar, Rod Demick

on bass guitar and back vocals

and Dino Coccia on drums

and backing vocals. Expect

your feet to never stop moving

during this gig.

Saturday 11 January

7.30pm

£14

Juliandutton.wordpress.com

Theatre/Comedy

JULIAN DUTTON

IN… DO YOU

THINK THAT’S

WISE? – THE

LIFE AND TIMES

OF JOHN LE

MESURIER

In this affectionate tribute

to one of Britain’s bestloved

comedy stars, leading

impressionist Julian Dutton

(BBC1’s The Big Impression,

BBC R4’s The Secret World,

co-creator and co-star of

BBC2’s Pompidou with Matt

Lucas etc.) brings to life the

man behind the wry smile

and urbane English repartee

that charmed millions and

turned John Le Mesurier into a

household name as Sergeant

Wilson in Dad’s Army.

Le Mesurier’s life was not

without tragedy – his broken

marriage to Hattie Jacques, his

betrayal by his best friend Tony

Hancock – all these setbacks

shook him, but his reputation

as the quintessential english

gentleman never wavered.

Julian Dutton’s show is a joyful

and moving celebration of one

of the most popular comic

actors of our era.

David Prowse

Thursday 16 January

7pm

£7.50

Film

LIGHT SIDE: A

JOURNEY WITH

DAVID PROWSE

With rare and exclusive access

to David Prowse, the British

actor who famously portrayed

Darth Vader in the original Star

Wars trilogy, comes a new

documentary bringing a fresh

perspective to a celebrated

career.

Besides playing the most

iconic screen villain in cinema

history, the Bristol-born

Prowse also featured in

Stanley Kubrick’s A Clockwork

Orange, trained Christopher

Reeve for 1978’s Superman

and was awarded an MBE

by the Queen in 2000 for his

contribution to road safety

awareness through his work as

the Green Cross Code Man.

Please note: tickets are not

on sale for this screening

until Monday 14 October

2019.

Ivan Brackenbury supports Tom Binns

Friday 17 January

8pm

£13

Tombinns.com

Comedy

IVAN

BRACKENBURY

SUPPORTS

TOM BINNS:

THE PSYCHIC

COMEDIUM

8/10 Cats Does Countdown

dictionary corner favourite

Ivan Brackenbury, the

hospital radio DJ, supports

the astonishing Psychic

Comedium. Both are hilarious

character creations of multi

award-winning comedian Tom

Binns. Tom has performed

as his psychic alter-ego

Ian D Montfort to 5-star

reviews around the world.

He’s entertained and amazed

sceptics and believers alike on

his own BBC Radio 2 series Ian

D Montfort is: Unbelievable,

on his critically acclaimed BBC

One series Hospital People,

and in the smash hit British film

Eaten By Lions.

Having spent so much time

in character, Tom has started

to believe he really does have

genuine psychic ability and

now performs as The Psychic

Comedium. Prepare to be

hilariously amazed!”

Martyn Joseph

Saturday 25 January

8pm

£17

Martynjoseph.net

Music

MARTYN

JOSEPH

We are thrilled to be welcoming

back Martyn Joseph, a

completely unique and mind

blowing artist. Take everything

you think you know about

singer songwriters….and rip

it up. For one man and a guitar

he creates a performance with

a huge far-reaching sound

that is energetic, compelling

and passionate. Be it to two

hundred people or twenty

thousand, he blows the crowd

away night after night.

He is gifted with the rare ability

to speak to the soul with his

expressive and poignant

lyrics and has a career

spanning 30 years, 32 albums,

over a half a million record

sales and thousands of live

performances.

Compared to Bruce

Springsteen, John Mayer,

Bruce Cockburn and Dave

Matthews, he has created his

own style and reputation as a

mesmerising live performer

and stands in his own right,

built on a reputation for

giving what thousands have

described as the best live

music experience of their lives.

Tickets 01943 467466 / otleycourthouse.org.uk


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Present Laughter

Thursday 30 January

7pm

£14 Adults

£12 Courthouse Friends

Nationaltheatrelive.org.uk

Film/Theatre

NATIONAL

THEATRE LIVE:

PRESENT

LAUGHTER

by Noël Coward

Recorded Screening

Matthew Warchus directs

Andrew Scott (BBC’s Sherlock,

Fleabag) in Noël Coward’s

provocative comedy Present

Laughter.

As he prepares to embark on

an overseas tour, star actor

Garry Essendine’s colourful

life is in danger of spiralling

out of control. Engulfed by an

escalating identity crisis as his

many and various relationships

compete for his attention,

Garry’s few remaining days at

home are a chaotic whirlwind

of love, sex, panic and soulsearching.

Captured live from The Old Vic

in London, Present Laughter

is a giddy and surprisingly

modern reflection on fame,

desire and loneliness.

The Sandy Denny Project

Friday 31 January

8pm

£22

Music

THE SANDY

DENNY

PROJECT

Sandy Denny was an English

singer-songwriter who was

lead singer of the British folk

rock band Fairport Convention.

She has been described as

“the pre-eminent British folk

rock singer” and Britain’s finest

female singer-songwriter.

After briefly working with the

Strawbs, Denny released four

solo albums. Her composition

Who Knows Where the Time

Goes? has been recorded by

Judy Collins, Eva Cassidy and

Nina Simone.

Fotheringay MkII members

Sally Barker (The Poozies,

BBCTV’s The Voice) and

guitarist PJ Wright (TradArrr,

The Dylan Project) are

joined by frequent Fairport

Convention guest Anna

Ryder, fast rising star Marion

Fleetwood (voice, fiddle,

guitars) and the rhythm

section of bassist Mat Davies

and drummer Mark Stevens

from now-defunct folk-rock

legends Little Johnny England

to form The Sandy Denny

Project.

A sublime night’s evening of

music at its very best paying

tribute to Sandy Denny herself.

Mitch Benn

Saturday 1 February

8pm

£15

Age 14+

MitchBenn.com

Comedy

MITCH BENN:

TEN SONGS

TO SAVE THE

WORLD

Back by popular demand,

English comedian, author and

musician Mitch Benn is best

known for his comedy rock

songs performed on BBC

radio. A regular contributor

to BBC Radio 4’s satirical

programme The Now Show,

Benn has performed at several

music festivals, and at the

Edinburgh Festival Fringe. He

has also released seven studio

albums.

In his latest stand-up show,

award-winning Benn, spreads

insight and laughs in equal

measure. Join the “country’s

leading musical satirist” (The

Times) as, with six string in

hand and a head full of silly

rhymes, he identifies the

problems and proposes (semiserious)

solutions.

The Queen Experience

Saturday 8 February

8pm

£12 Standing

£14 Limited Guaranteed

Seating

Thequeentribute.com

Music

KILLER

RHAPSODY:

THE QUEEN

EXPERIENCE

The hottest and most riveting

tribute to Freddie Mercury

and Queen. Publicly endorsed

and featured on none other

than Dr Brian Mays Guitars –

www.brianmayguitars.co.uk.

Performing a spectacular

show, running for over 2 hours

long; featuring both the mega

hits and deeper cuts such as:

Last Horizon, I’m In Love With

My Car, Brighton Rock and

more... Any major or casual

Queen fan is in for an amazing

time you will not forget.

A performance synonymous

with the energy and passion

of one of the world’s biggest

bands, Killer Rhapsody use

their years of experience in live

music to produce one of the

most genuine and authentic

Queen and Freddie Mercury

experiences.

This is a standing only gig.

Eduardo Niebla

Friday 14 February

8pm

£14

Eduardoniebla.com

Music

EDUARDO

NIEBLA

In a career spanning four

decades, guitar virtuoso and

composer Eduardo Niebla

has been acclaimed as one

of the most potent forces in

flamenco jazz fusion. His highly

lyrical style, with explorations

into Indian, Arabic and

classical music, has resulted in

the most electrifying, brilliant

and poignantly poetic guitar

playing on the world circuit:

Eduardo’s concert

appearances have included

the Cairo and Tbilisi

International Jazz Festivals,

the Jaipur Festival India, the

Queen Elizabeth Hall London,

Celtic Connections Glasgow

and Glastonbury.

Eduardo has collaborated with

artists including pop musicians

George Michael and Craig

David.

His latest album, Las Olas de

Niebla (2018) is dedicated to

his brother the acclaimed artist

José Niebla.

After a sell out performance

in 2016 Eduardo is back.

Come along for a night of

unparalleled flamenco and jazz

guitar playing.

Through the Decades with Roy Orbison

& Buddy Holly

Sunday 16 February

7.30pm

£17.50

Music

THROUGH THE

DECADES WITH

ROY ORBISON &

BUDDY HOLLY

Roy Orbison and Buddy Holly

both grew up in the same part

of Texas. They recorded their

earlier work in the Norman

Petty Studios in Clovis, New

Mexico, even at one point

recording the same songs.

Roy Orbison went on to

write songs including Only

the Lonely and Crying, and

Buddy Holly in his short career

showed his writing talents

would have gone on to match

any songwriter in the world,

earning him a place (13th) in

The Rolling Stone 100 Greatest

Artist of all Time!

As Roy Orbison, Darren Page

has developed a reputation

for vocal performances that

always deliver. Marc Robinson

has played the part of Buddy

Holly all over the world and

he performed in Buddy The

Musical.

This two-hour uplifting show

is full of pure nostalgia with

all their hits and a few earlier

ones too!

Will Rock n Roll ever Die? That’ll

be the Day!

Tickets 01943 467466 / otleycourthouse.org.uk


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Fara

Friday 21 February

8pm

£14

Faramusic.co.uk

Music

FARA

Fara brings together four

leading musicians at the

forefront of today’s Scottish

folk scene – Jennifer Austin,

Kristan Harvey, Jeana Leslie

and Catriona Price’s three

fiddles and a piano – to

produce a fiery sound rooted

strongly in their upbringing

among the music of Orkney.

Following a nomination for Up

And Coming Act of the Year at

the Scots Trad Music Awards

in 2015, the success of their

debut album Cross The Line

in 2016 led to a nomination for

the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards’

Horizon Award.

The four contrasting

personalities and individual

musical voices in Fara make

for a colourful melting pot

– each member brings a

different musical pallet to the

table. But the strong Orkney

fiddle tradition is the glue

that binds them, and is at the

heart of each of their musical

characters.

Fara’s first gig in Otley in 2017

was a sell-out. Now with the

release of their second album,

this second visit is sure to be

the same. So grab your tickets

quick.

Ogg ‘n’ Ugg

Saturday 22 February

2.30pm

£9 Adults

£7 Children

Age 3+ and their families

Theatre-fideri-fidera.com

Theatre/Family

Fideri Fidera Theatre

present:

OGG ‘N’ UGG

DOG

Can you imagine life without

dogs? No? Well, no worries,

because Ogg ‘n’ Ugg are

here to save us from a life of

doglessness. Join our two

intrepid Yorkshire hunter

gatherer heroes as they pal

up with their mortal enemies

the wolves and – despite flying

meat bones, time-travelling

sticks, and sabre-toothed

tigers – finally get to pat the

world’s first Dogg.

Having visited the Courthouse

with their shows Pitschi

the Kitten with dreams, and

Oskar’s Amazing Adventure,

Theatre Fideri Fidera’s ‘reet

funny’ comic take on the

amazing evolutionary process

that transformed the wolf into

man’s best friend is sure to be

another sell-out.

Arabella Weir

Thursday 27 February

8pm

£17

Age 14+

Comedy

ARABELLA

WEIR: DOES MY

MUM LOOM BIG

IN THIS?

The mother of all confessional

shows from the bestselling

author and star of The Fast

Show and Two Doors Down.

Does My Mum Loom Big In

This? is for everyone who’s

had a mother or been a mother,

featuring hair-raising hilarious

true stories from Arabella’s

dysfunctional childhood and

her life as a single working

mother. Devastatingly funny,

excruciatingly honest and

definitely embarrassing for all

of Arabella’s relatives, not to

mention herself, this is a helterskelter

tour of appalling – and

appallingly funny – maternal

behaviour.

“Arabella Weir has a unique

knack of making appalling (and

true) stuff funny”

– Sandi Toksvig

“Arabella Weir is simply

sensational” – Joanna Lumley

“She’s a mother, she’s a

comedy godmother, and

her show is mother*******

marvellous” – Miranda Hart

The Merry Wives of Windsor

Friday 28 February

7pm

£14 Adults

£12 Courthouse Friends

Film/Theatre

THE MERRY

WIVES OF

WINDSOR

Recorded Screening

Double-meanings, disguises

and dirty laundry abound in

The Merry Wives of Windsor

as Sir John Falstaff sets

about improving his financial

situation by wooing Mistress

Page and Mistress Ford. But

the ‘Merry Wives’ quickly

cotton on to his tricks and

decide to have a bit of fun of

their own at Falstaff’s expense.

The Merry Wives of Windsor

is the only comedy that

Shakespeare set in his native

land. Drawing influences from

1930s British fashion, music

and dance, this new production

from Shakespeare’s Globe

celebrates women, and the

power and beauty of nature.

Staged at the iconic Globe

Theatre in London and

directed by Elle While, The

Merry Wives of Windsor stars

Olivier Award-nominated

Bryony Hannah (Call the

Midwife, The Children’s Hour),

Sarah Finigan (Suffragette,

Upstart Crow) and Pearce

Quigley (Hamlet, As You Like It)

as Falstaff.

OTLEY

MAKER

SPACE

If you are an avid tinkerer,

passionate inventor, creative

genius or someone who just

likes to “Make”, this is the

place for you. The Courthouse

arts and resource centre has

transformed the block of its

building that was formerly

used by Citizens Advice into

a maker space. The scheme

operates on a monthly

membership basis while also

staging sessions that are open

to the public.

There are workbenches,

sewing machines, 3D printers,

electronic development kit,

solder stations and more – all

to help you get creative.

If you would like more

information or arrange a time

to visit then please visit our

website otleymakerspace.

blogspot.com

The Courthouse Café

COURTHOUSE

CAFÉ

The café is open between

10am – 3pm Monday to

Saturday and serves a range of

sandwiches, toasties, cakes,

ice cream and other snacks

along with tea, coffee and cold

drinks.

The café forms part of the

exhibition space used by local

artists so whether you are on

your own or want to meet up

with friends, the Courthouse

Café is a vibrant venue for a

brief pit-stop where you can

take a break.

The entire café area can be

accessed by those using

wheelchairs or pushchairs

and we are delighted that an

increasing number of people

attending daytime groups

decide to stay on for a light

snack or a quick cuppa. We

have three highchairs available

for our younger customers.

All the money raised in the

café is reinvested into the

Courthouse and helps to keep

it open so please pop in, say

“Hello” and see what’s going on.

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VISUAL ARTS AT THE COURTHOUSE

The Courthouse is happy to be

able to host monthly visual arts

exhibitions. Throughout the

year we display art and crafts,

some of which will be on sale. If

you are a maker and would like

to have your work included, or

for more information, please

email

admin@otleycourthouse.org.uk

Courthouse designer craft fairs

1–14 September

Heritage Open Days –

Courthouse Crew

15 September – 13 October

Otley Camera Club

13 October – 10 November

Mosaic Manias

December 2019

To be confirmed

6 January – 1 February

Anna Lilleengen & Kirsty

Greenwood

February 2020

To be confirmed

Metamorphosis Series I Anna Lilleenge

Mosaic –Lucy the dog

COURTHOUSE

DESIGNER

CRAFT FAIRS

On the last Sunday of each month to

coincide with the Otley Farmers Market

from 9.30am–1pm. Our Designer Craft

Fairs showcase the talents of local craft

workers. All items are designed and made

by the stallholders, and you have the

chance to buy unique, handmade jewellery,

stationery, gifts, art work and more!

Admission is free and the café is open, so

come along for a browse, a cup of Fairtrade

tea or coffee and a piece of cake! To have a

stall of for further information please email

craftfairsatotleycourthouse@gmail.com.

OTLEY

COURTHOUSE

FRIENDS

SCHEME

The Friends Scheme

continues to be our way to

say thank you for being a loyal

supporter and champion

of the Courthouse, but with

an increased emphasis on

benefits for Friends.

As a Friend, you will receive:

• A reduction at the Box

Office on Friends’ tickets for

selected events*

• A priority copy of the

programme

• Regular emails to give you

warning of any additional

and special events

• 10% discount at the

Courthouse Cafe.

Becoming a Friend costs £20 per

year and is payable in cash, by

card, cheque or standing order.

Donations above £20 will

enable us to claim Gift Aid on

the additional amount.

Thank you for your continued

support to the Courthouse.

Your generous support

and donations enable us to

continue to offer an eclectic

and interesting programme of

events and activities.

*Terms and conditions apply –

see otleycourthouse.org.uk for

full details.

ROOM HIRE

We have a number of rooms

available to hire for private

meetings, 1-2-1 workshops

and classes, training days and

conferences; the Courtroom,

the Robing Room, Sec 1, the

Art Room as well as the bar

and café for private events. All

rooms have flexible layouts

and hold different capacities

depending upon your

requirements. We can cater for

any budget and offer packages

to include refreshments and

lunch within the price.

Book your party here with

us and let us put the ‘art’ into

‘party’! As well as private

events such as gigs, talks and

presentation evenings, our

venue is the perfect backdrop

to any event.

For further information

please email roomhire@

otleycourthouse.org.uk

CLASSES AND

WORKSHOPS

A wide variety of clubs,

societies and classes run

in the Courthouse every

day and for all age ranges –

from language to exercise

classes, community choir

or orchestra to book club or

creative writing. You can pick

up a list from the Courthouse

reception or download one

from our website.

For all booking enquiries email:

roomhire@otleycourthouse.

org.uk or phone 01943 467216.

BECOME A

VOLUNTEER

Volunteers are the life blood

of the Courthouse. With

their vital help we run the

café, box office, or steward

events. Full training and

support is given. If you can

spare some time, contact the

Volunteer Coordinator on

01943 467216 or volunteer@

otleycourthouse.org.uk.

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