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Otley

COURTHOUSE

Programme

March —August

2020


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Otley Courthouse March—August 2020

Welcome to Otley Courthouse

… and our Spring/Summer Programme 2020. Here you will find all our latest programme and

event information. We will also be launching a brand-new box office system which should make

buying tickets with us just that little bit easier. We hope you enjoy this season and thank you for

your continued support. Keep up to date with our latest news and 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. Booking fees may apply. Check when you

purchase your tickets.

ONLINE

otleycourthouse.org.uk

E-tickets will be available to print upon

completion of purchase.

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.

Cover Photos: Front – clockwise from top left Jo Caulfield, Shappi Khorsandi,

Lucy Beaumont, Barb Jungr, Nell Bryden, Unsung, Veronica Bird OBE.

Back – Lucy Porter

REFUNDS

Tickets are non-refundable, except in the case

of a cancelled performance. Resale of tickets

on sell out performances may be possible

providing tickets are returned to the box office.

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ACCESS FOR PEOPLE WITH

DISABILITIES

The Courthouse is fully accessible. Guide

dogs and assistance dogs are welcome.

An induction loop is available in the

Courtroom. See website for further

details.

A large print text version of this brochure

can be made available on request.

CONTACT US

Telephone: 01943 467466

Email: admin@otleycourthouse.org.uk

Website: otleycourthouse.org.uk

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Cinema @the Courthouse

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Movie

Matinees

Start time 2pm with tea/coffee

available from 1.30pm.

Tickets for all films £5. Tea/

Coffee and biscuits included.

Screened with subtitles where

available.

SOMETIMES ALWAYS

NEVER

Thursday 2 April

91 mins, 12A

Starring: Bill Nighy, Sam Riley,

Alice Lowe

At Eternity’s Gate

AT ETERNITY’S GATE

Thursday 11 June

110 mins, 12A

Starring: Willem Dafoe, Rupert

Friend

Green Book

Tickets 01943 467466 / otleycourthouse.org.uk

Green Book

Yesterday

GREEN BOOK

Thursday 16 April

130 mins, 12A

Starring: Viggo Mortensen,

Mahershala Ali

YESTERDAY

Thursday 5 March

116 mins, 12A

Starring: Himesh Patel, Lily

James, Sophia Di Martino

ON THE BASIS OF SEX

Thursday 7 May

120 mins, 12A

Starring: Felicity Jones, Armie

Hammer, Justin Theroux

Murder on the Orient Express

MURDER ON THE

ORIENT EXPRESS

Thursday 9 July

114 mins, 12A

Starring: Rowan Atkinson, Ben

Miller, Olga Kurylenko

Mrs Lowry and Son

MRS LOWRY AND SON

Thursday 19 March

91 mins, PG

Starring: Vanessa Redgrave,

Timothy Spall

Judy

JUDY

Thursday 21 May

118 mins, 12A

Starring: Renee Zellweger,

Rufus Sewell, Jessie Buckley

THE KID WHO WOULD

BE KING

Thursday 13 August

120 mins, PG

Starring: Louis Ashbourne

Serkis, Denise Gough, Dean

Chaumoo


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Cinema @the Courthouse

Otley Courthouse March—August 2020

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.

A Ciambra

A CIAMBRA

Thursday 19 March

118 mins, 15

Dir: Jonas Carpignano

Woman at War

WOMAN AT WAR

Thursday 30 April

101 mins, 12A

Dir: Benedikt Erlingsson

Guest Tickets: £5.

Eighth Grade

Wild Rose

WILD ROSE

Thursday 5 March

101 mins, 15

Dir: Tom Harper

EIGHTH GRADE

Thursday 2 April

93 mins, 15

Dir: Bo Burnham

Burning

Happy as Lazzaro

HAPPY AS LAZZARO

Thursday 16 April

127 mins, 12A

Dir: Alice Rohrwacher

MYSTERY FILM 2019

Thursday 14 May

It is now traditional to leave

the last screening of the

season free until after the

international film awards.

Watch out for the title nearer

the date.


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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

12 MARCH

Leeds College of Music Final

Year Students

26 MARCH

Leeds College of Music Final

Year Students

9 APRIL

Louise Alp (Soprano)

14 MAY

Michaela Allen (Piano)

18 JUNE

Leeds Symphony Orchestra

Wind Quartet

23 JULY

Performer to be confirmed

20 AUGUST

Performer to be confirmed

Sospiri Wind Quintet

Sunday 1 March

2.30pm

£6

Music

SOSPIRI WIND

QUINTET

Sospiri formed in 2012 and

have been exploring the

uniquely colourful repertoire

for wind quintet ever since.

They aim to delight and

move their audience, and

their programmes include

an appealing mix of wind

quintet standards, popular

tunes and new compositions,

often integrating sung and

spoken voice. Their excellent

musicianship and engaging

style make for highly enjoyable

performances.

Sospiri perform across

Yorkshire and beyond, and

are: Molly Austen (clarinet),

Tracey Smurthwaite (flute),

Rachel Peacock (oboe), John

Page (horn) and Amy Walton

(bassoon).

Woman on Fire

Friday 6 March

7.30pm

£12

Age 14+

Cctheatre.co.uk

Theatre

Certain Curtain Theatre

Company present:

WOMAN ON FIRE

This explosive one-woman

show celebrates the centenary

of women first winning the

vote and takes you into the

fiery core of the UK militant

suffrage movement. A journey

that will take you from Preston

to Manchester to London to

Glasgow and back.

How far will you go for what you

believe in? Enter the fiery heart

of one of the most dangerous

women, in history. Terrorist

or impassioned freedom

fighter? This dynamic soloperformance

lets you decide.

The turbulent history of the

suffragettes, through the

eyes and life of an unsung

suffragette – Mrs Edith Rigby

– mild-mannered doctor’s

wife, with a secret identity –

arsonist, bomber and militant

suffragette.

Tickets 01943 467466 / otleycourthouse.org.uk


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Ezio

Saturday 7 March

8pm

£14

Ezio.co.uk

Music

EZIO

In their 30-year career, Ezio

have made a habit of dabbling

in any style of music that takes

their fancy. From the crunching

blues-rock guitars to gypsy

jazz rhythms, there’s plenty

of genre hopping on show.

What’s always set Ezio apart

is the connection between

Lunedei and guitarist Booga.

The frontman’s rich tenor and

complex acoustic guitar work

is complimented by Booga’s

incessant lead guitar; and it

needs to be witnessed in the

flesh.

Undoubtedly one of the best

live acts from the UK, Ezio have

vowed that there will be no set

lists, so expect every single

show to be different. They

deliver the most exquisitely

crafted and varied songs

today with a skill that can only

come from having toured and

recorded constantly for many

years.

Cyrano de Bergerac

Wednesday 11 March

7pm

£14 Adults

£12 Courthouse Friends

Nationaltheatrelive.org.uk

Film/Theatre

NATIONAL

THEATRE LIVE:

CYRANO DE

BERGERAC

Recorded Screening

James McAvoy (X-Men,

Atonement) returns to the

stage in an inventive new

adaptation of Cyrano de

Bergerac. Fierce with a pen

and notorious in combat,

Cyrano almost has it all – if only

he could win the heart of his

true love Roxane. There’s just

one big problem: he has a nose

as huge as his heart. Will a

society engulfed by narcissism

get the better of Cyrano – or

can his mastery of language

set Roxane’s world alight?

Edmond Rostand’s

masterwork is adapted by

Martin Crimp, with direction by

Jamie Lloyd (Betrayal).

Science Café

Otley

Science

CafE

z

Thursday 12 March

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 or still at

school.


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My Mom Vala

Friday 13 March

7.30pm

£5 Adults

£4 Otley Film Society members

and Courthouse Friends

Feminista.co.uk

Film

Otley Women

Together present:

THE FEMINISTA

FILM FESTIVAL

Celebrate by watching a

premium selection of short

films telling the most inspiring

stories about women and

girls from around the world.

The Feminista Film Festival

Programme includes eight

favourites – films from Wales

to Pakistan, from swimmers

to pizza makers. Inspiration

guaranteed!

Barb Jungr

Saturday 14 March

8pm

£16

Barbjungr.co.uk

Music

BARB JUNGR:

BOB, BREL

AND ME

Back by popular demand,

Britain’s legendary cult singer

begins to tour her stunning

new collection, Bob, Brel and

Me. Often referred to as “the

politicised chansonnier” Barb

is renowned for her unique

vocal style, interpretation of

song, and radical approach

to arrangements. Bob Dylan

and Jacques Brel, two musical

colossi, whose writing has

helped to define her whole

career as perhaps our leading

interpreter of popular song.

She has chosen songs that

resonate as strongly today

as they did when they were

originally written.

“Barb Jungr is possibly our

best interpreter of Dylan’s

songs.” Billy Bragg

“One of the world’s great

cabaret singers.” Time Out

New York

“Electrifying….in the top tank

of jazz singers…she is truly

a marvel who should not be

missed.” The Telegraph

Shappi Khorsandi

Sunday 15 March

8pm

£15

Shappi.co.uk

Comedy

SHAPPI

KHORSANDI:

SKITTISH

WARRIOR –

CONFESSIONS

OF A CLUB

COMIC

Comedian, author, cultural icon

and – most recently – idiot who

agreed to be tortured on I’m A

Celebrity Get Me Out of Here!

– Shappi Khorsandi is a woman

of many parts. But live comedy

is where she’s in her element,

and now – after her spell in the

jungle – she sets out for the

more welcoming destination

of Otley. A brand-new show of

sharp-tongued gags, cultural

observation and whatever else

is in her easily distracted mind

this time around. As heard on

Radio 4, read in two warmlyreceived

books, and seen

sleeping in a hammock.

“She has plenty to say, and

says it with pointedness and

potency.” Guardian

“Has the crowd in the palm of

her hand.” The List

“Makes live comedy thrilling.”

Evening Standard

Tickets 01943 467466 / otleycourthouse.org.uk


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Rachael McShane and the Cartographers

Saturday 21 March

8pm

£14

rachaelmcshane.co.uk

Music

RACHAEL

MCSHANE

AND THE

CARTOGRAPHERS

Rachael McShane is a singer,

cellist, fiddle and viola

player based in the North

East of England. An original

member of folk big band

Bellowhead, Rachael toured

internationally with them as

well as making several TV

appearances. Rachael has

more recently been singing

the role of Susannah Holmes

in The Transports alongside

The Young’uns, Faustus,

Nancy Kerr, Greg Russell and

Matthew Crampton. Rachael

is now working on a new solo

project of traditional songs

and is playing with a brandnew

band, featuring guitarist

Matthew Ord (Assembly Lane)

and melodeon player Julian

Sutton (Kathryn Tickell, Sting).

This will be a fantastic evening

from one of England’s most

talented folk musicians.

Herb garden York Gate

Wednesday 25 March

7.30pm

£8 Adults

£7 Courthouse Friends

Perennial.org.uk

Talk

YORK GATE

York Gate is widely recognized

as one of the UK’s finest

examples of 20th century

garden design. At Adel in

north Leeds, it packs fourteen

individual gardens into one

acre, each with its own distinct

character but together

offering a series of stunning

vistas.

When it re-opens in April 2020,

visitors will be able to see the

many changes that have been

taking place since last autumn.

The talk is given by Meg

Morton who has been a garden

volunteer for 18 years. She will

also include information about

Perennial, the horticultural

charity that now owns it,

the garden’s history and

development, and about the

Spencer family who designed

and cared for it.

Plants from York Gate Garden

will be available for sale.

Box Tale Soup Theatre

Saturday 28 March

2.30pm

£9 Adults

£7 Children

Age 3+ and their families

Boxtalesoup.co.uk

Theatre/Family

Boxtalesoup theatre

present:

LITTLE GRIMM

TALES

What if the wishes were

granted? What if the magic

were real? A stunning new

adaptation of Grimm’s most

magical tales! Head into the

woods with Hansel & Grethel,

help the little elves to make

beautiful shoes, watch a

slimy frog become a prince,

and meet the princess who’s

champion of hide-and-seek!

Join award winning Box Tale

Soup on an adventure for

children aged 3+, featuring

beautiful puppets, innovative

theatre and spellbinding

original music.

Running time approximately

55 minutes.


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Ricky Cool and the In Crowd

Saturday 28 March

8pm

£15

Rickycoolandtheincrowd.co.uk

Music

RICKY COOL

AND THE IN

CROWD: A

NIGHT AT THE

FLAMINGO

Take a trip back in time to

Soho’s most iconic music

venue of the early 1960’s,

the famous and infamous

Flamingo Club. Its legendary

Friday and Saturday all nighter

sessions were where the great

black music coming to these

shores from the USA and West

Indies was played. Rhythm and

blues, soul, ska and bluebeat.

This was the music that

shaped a whole generation

and in the hands of Ricky Cool

and the In Crowd it still sounds

as fresh today as it ever did.

The Big Sleep

Sunday 29 March

3pm

£5, film tea & biscuits

Film

Sunday Screenings:

THE BIG SLEEP

114 mins, PG

Private detective Philip

Marlowe is hired by a rich

family. Before the complex

case is over, he’s seen murder,

blackmail, and what might be

love.

Director: Howard Hawks

Stars: Humphrey

Bogart, Lauren Bacall

Kiki Dee & Carmelo Luggeri

Saturday 4 April

8pm

£20

Kikiandcarmelo.com

Music

KIKI DEE &

CARMELO

LUGGERI: AN

ACOUSTIC

JOURNEY

For almost two decades,

Kiki and Carmelo have been

touring their spellbinding

acoustic live show across the

UK and Europe. 2019 marked

Kiki’s 55th year in the music

industry and has cemented her

status as one of the UK’s finest

and most revered vocalists.

The duo’s latest critically

acclaimed album A Place

Where I Can Go features 11

tracks including the haunting

duet Horses with Scottish

singer Eddi Reader.

Back after their last sell out

performance, join Kiki and

Carmelo for an acoustic

journey of stories and song

which include unique covers of

songs by artists such as Kate

Bush and Frank Sinatra and of

course Kiki’s own hits Don’t Go

Breaking My Heart, I Got the

Music in Me and the stunning

Amoureuse.

Tickets 01943 467466 / otleycourthouse.org.uk


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The Paperboys Lucy Beaumont Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman

Wednesday 8 April

8pm

£15

Paperboys.com

Music

THE PAPERBOYS

For 25 years, Canadian

band The Paperboys have

been touring the world

and lighting up stages with

their freewheeling blend of

influences from Celtic and

bluegrass, to Mexican son

jarocho, brass bands, and

Canadian roots. Although the

Vancouver based band have

made critically acclaimed

records, they are through and

through a live act.

For their 25th anniversary the

band has released a brandnew

CD and will embark

on a European tour before

finishing the year in the US

and Canada. Once again,

The Paperboys are poised

to bring their adventurous

vision of Canadian roots

music to festivals, dance halls

and theatres everywhere,

spreading good cheer and

great music and we are thrilled

to welcome them to Otley for

the very first time.

Saturday 11 April

8pm

£12

Comedy

LUCY

BEAUMONT:

SPACE MAM

The hugely anticipated new

show from Edinburgh Comedy

Award Best Newcomer

nominee. Lucy feels she’s

finally turned into a real woman

and she’s ready to shout

about it. Join her for an hour

of proper belly laughs, unique

off-beat humour and surreal

anecdotes about bubble-wrap,

boxing and boobs. Oh, and do

you believe in UFOs?

Writer and co-star of Radio

4’s To Hull and Back. As seen

on Married to a Celebrity, QI,

Dave’s Ultimate Worrier and

Brian Cox’s Infinite Monkey

Cage. Winner of The BBC New

Comedy Award in 2012 and

the Chortle Award for Best

Newcomer in 2013.

Friday 17 April

8pm

£15

Kathrynrobertsand

seanlakeman.com

Music

KATHRYN

ROBERTS

& SEAN

LAKEMAN – ‘ON

REFLECTION’

TOUR

Kathryn Roberts and

Sean Lakeman have long

established themselves as

one of the UK folk scene’s

most rewardingly enduring

partnerships. To celebrate

25 years of making music

together, the couple will

revisit and reinterpret songs

which span their career. From

the early days of folk super

group Equation through to the

current release Personae with

a nod or two along the way to

their extra-curricular musical

adventures, the evening

promises a whistle-stop tour

through their artistic journey

to date.

“It’s folk music for the modern

age.” The Telegraph

“These guys are something

very special.” Acoustic

Magazine

Twice Winners of ‘Best Duo’-

BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards


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Otley Green Fair

Saturday 18 April

10am–3pm

FREE

Otleycourthouse.org.uk

Family

OTLEY GREEN

FAIR

Everyone can contribute to

tackling the climate crisis

and making the world a

greener, safer and fairer place!

Organisations and groups

with stalls at Otley Green

Fair can give information and

advice, as well as helping you

to make decisions about how

you can become more active

and involved in aid of the

well-being of the planet and its

inhabitants. There will also be

stalls featuring local crafts.

Otley’s own Buttercross Belles

will be dancing in the courtyard

before and after lunch. There

will be a Sticker Art workshop

using recycled materials for

children aged 7–11 throughout

the day. (Under 8’s should be

accompanied by an adult).

The café will be open serving

our special Green Fair menu of

vegetarian and vegan food as

well as Fair Trade drinks and

snacks.

Further details will be available

on the Courthouse website

nearer the time.

India Electric Co

Thursday 23 April

8pm

£13

Indiaelectricco.com

Music

INDIA ELECTRIC

CO.

Sometimes folk, sometimes

not. India Electric Company

use traditional instruments

in contemporary styles to

explore diverse themes from

Eastern Europe, Irish traditions

and modern urban alienation to

end up with something “quirky

and glittery – a veritable

musical magpie’s nest.” BBC

Radio 3.

After releasing their debut

album The Girl I Left Behind Me

in 2015 they began extensively

supporting and accompanying

Midge Ure throughout Europe,

Australia, New Zealand and

Scandinavia. With recent live

sessions on BBC Radio 2 and

6 Music, performances at

Glastonbury and Cambridge

Folk Festival, the duo are

embarking on their own unique

headline tours. Catch this up

and coming duo in an intimate

venue while you still can.

Kinky Boots The Musical

Friday 24 April

7pm

£14 Adults

£12 Courthouse Friends

Film/Theatre

KINKY BOOTS

THE MUSICAL

Recorded Screening

Filmed live at the Adelphi

Theatre in London’s West End

with songs from Grammy and

Tony award winning pop icon

Cyndi Lauper.

Inspired by true events, this

huge-hearted hit tells the story

of two people with nothing in

common – or so they think.

Charlie (Killian Donnelly) is a

factory owner struggling to

save his family business, and

Lola (Matt Henry) is a fabulous

entertainer with a wildly

exciting idea. This unexpected

pair create a line of sturdy

stilettos unlike any the world

has ever seen! This unmissable

musical theatre event

celebrates a joyous story of

British grit transforming into

a high-heeled hit as it takes

you from the factory floor of

Northampton to the glamorous

catwalks of Milan!

Running time 133 minutes.

Including one interval.

Tickets 01943 467466 / otleycourthouse.org.uk


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Coffee Culture Festival

Saturday 25 April

10am

£5 in advance

£7.50 on the door

Age 12+

Event

COFFEE

CULTURE

FESTIVAL

Parish Church Otley

For the first time ever, Otley is

launching its very own Coffee

Culture Festival. Based at the

Parish Church in Otley, the

festival will also use other

venues across the historic

town centre to host locals and

guests alike for a day focused

on the coffee consumer

and with sustainability at

its heart. Enjoy music and

family activities, sample local

produce, browse for bargains

and coffee merchandise

and sample all that Otley’s

fantastic coffee shops have

to offer. With a 10% coffee

discount at all coffee shops on

the festival trail and a festival

programme to plan your day,

come along and support this

great local initiative.

Otley Chamber Orchestra

Saturday 25 April

4pm

£9, under 18s free

Otleychamberorchestra.com

Music

OTLEY

CHAMBER

ORCHESTRA

Methodist Church Hall

Otley

An afternoon of classical

music to raise funds for

the Courthouse. Since its

foundation in 2009, the

Otley Chamber Orchestra

has rehearsed fortnightly at

the Courthouse. Members

come from Otley and

surrounding areas, with over

50 experienced players,

conducted by Chris Pelly.

He started conducting the

Otley Chamber Orchestra on

an occasional basis in 2014

and became their musical

director in 2016. He is the

Musical Director of the Leeds

Haydn Players, Mirfield

Choral Society, and regularly

conducts the West Yorkshire

Symphony Orchestra. This

year’s programme will feature

Outdoor Overture by Aaron

Copeland, Karelia Suite

by Sibelius, Light Cavalry

Overture by Suppe, and

Symphony No 8 by Beethoven.

The Jon Palmer Acoustic Band

Saturday 25 April

8pm

£10 in advance

£12 on the door

Jonpalmeracousticband.com

Music

THE JON

PALMER

ACOUSTIC BAND

The Jon Palmer Acoustic Band

are making a welcome return

to Otley Courthouse in 2020

when they will be promoting

their new album One Fine Day.

This will be the 5th successive

annual gig by the folk, roots,

and rock n’ roll band and all of

the previous events have been

totally sold out! We suggest

you book early for this one.

Supported by local singer

songwriter Jon Budworth.


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A Room with a View

Sunday 26 April

3pm

£5, film tea & biscuits

Film

Sunday Screenings

A ROOM WITH

A VIEW

117 mins, PG

When Lucy and her chaperone

find themselves in Florence

with rooms without views,

fellow guests step in to remedy

the situation. Lucy’s life could

be changed forever, but once

back in England, how will her

experiences in Tuscany affect

her marriage plans?

Director: James Ivory, based

on the book by E.M. Forster.

Stars: Maggie Smith, Helena

Bonham Carter, Judi Dench.

.

Veronica Bird OBE

Wednesday 29 April

7.30pm

£10 Adults

£8 Concessions and

Courthouse Friends

Talk

FROM PRISON

TO PALACE:

A TALK BY

VERONICA BIRD

OBE

From the humblest of

beginnings and in order to get

away from the abuse at home,

Veronica joined the prison

service in 1958 and spent 36

years serving in various roles

eventually rising to the rank

of Governor. She trained in

Holloway Women’s Prison

before serving in several

other women’s institutions

around the country and, after

the introduction of equal

opportunities legislation, she

became Deputy Governor at

Armley Prison, one of the first

females to achieve this rank in

a men’s prison.

Unsung

Friday 1 May

8pm

£12

Age 11+

Unsungcollective.com

Theatre

UNSUNG

Ada Lovelace. Sophia Jex-

Blake. Lilian Bader. Andrea

Dunbar.

Heard of any of them? Neither

had we. And we’re meant to be

a group of feminists.

Unsung explores the untold

stories of four pioneering and

inspirational female figures

from our past, asking why

they, and hundreds like them,

have been relegated to the

footnotes.

After a critically acclaimed UK

tour in 2019, this timely and

passionate show from Unsung

Collective and Lisa Holdsworth

(Black Teeth and a Brilliant

Smile, Ackley Bridge, Call the

Midwife) returns to the stage

for a second time.

Tickets 01943 467466 / otleycourthouse.org.uk

An evening with Veronica

will include highlights from

her career such as prisoner

escapes, riots and hostagetaking,

and include stories,

told with both compassion and

humour, about some notorious

prisoners such as Myra

Hindley, the Price Sisters and

Charles Bronson.

Her book Veronica’s Bird

will be available to buy/have

signed at the end of the talk.


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Jo Caulfield

Saturday 2 May

8pm

£15

Jocaulfield.com

Comedy

JO CAULFIELD:

VOODOO DOLL

Jo is bringing her hugely

successful 2019 Edinburgh

Festival show “Voodoo Doll”

plus her new 2020 show to

Otley.

Expect bad attitude and

good jokes. Never one to take

herself too seriously, Jo says

the things you’d like to say

to people but fear you would

lose your job or get arrested.

Unreasonable neighbours,

call centres, snobby ghosts,

prosecco drinkers ,being

married forever, and rude

children. Nothing and no one

escapes her acerbic tongue. A

guaranteed night of cathartic

laughter.

It is over 5 years since Jo last

performed in Otley, so we are

thrilled to welcome her back.

“One of Britain’s smartest

comics. She never fails to nail

the laugh.” The Scotsman.

“Wonderully sharp and bitchy,

one of the finest comics at

work.” The Observer

Hope & Social

Sunday 3 May

8pm

£15 standing

£19 limited guaranteed seating

Hopeandsocial.co.uk

Music

HOPE & SOCIAL

Whether it’s the eight piece

band playing a blistering hearton-your-sleeve

festival set,

collaborating with other artists

at international arts festivals

across the world, running large

scale headline projects for the

Yorkshire Festival, or taking

180 people to play on stage

at Leeds Arena for a globally

televised event, Hope & Social

are renowned for making

every gig an event. They are a

band who throw themselves

wholeheartedly into every

performance, perfectly

bridging the gap between

the stage and the audience.

Anthemic songs, infectious

melodies and a formidable live

experience!

Eleven years, six albums,

thousands of gigs,

Glastonbury, Leeds Arena, and

many a pub and front room

up and down the country. A

peoples’ band at heart, they

involve their audiences in as

many ways as possible; singing

on their records, appearing

in their videos and by always

making their shows lifeaffirming

experiences.

This is a standing only gig.

Flanders and Swann

Thursday 7 May

8pm

£19

flandersandswann.info

Music

FLANDERS AND

SWANN

Join multi award-winning

comedian Tim FitzHigham and

BBC Radio 4 musical maestro

Duncan Walsh Atkins* as they

starch their beards and trim

their dinner jackets, ready to

bring you the wit and wordplay

of those ingenious comedy

songsmiths, Michael Flanders

and Donald Swann.

Lifelong fans and the

uninitiated alike will delight to

see the boys breathe new life

into the much-loved words and

music of F&S, including all the

classics, The Hippopotamus

(Mud, Mud, Glorious Mud), The

Gnu, The Gas Man Cometh and

many more – plus a few hidden

gems along the way!

Join Duncan, Tim and the

Hippo for the most sublime

Flanders and Swann show

since… well, since Flanders

and Swann themselves!

*At some performances

Jordan Clarke will appear in

place of Duncan Walsh Atkins

Astute wit and genius

wordplay... great. The Guardian

Wallowing in a muddy

marvelous revival. Critics’

Choice, Evening Standard


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John Bramwell

Friday 8 May

8pm

£16

Johnbramwell.com

Music

JOHN

BRAMWELL

UK singer songwriter John

Bramwell is a man of many

guises. In the 1980s he was

front man of four-piece band

The Ignition.

In 1999, he formed I Am Kloot

with bassist Peter Jobson and

drummer Andy Hargreaves.

The band’s first single and

album Natural History in 2001 –

were produced by Guy Garvey

from Elbow. The band was

nominated for the Mercury

Prize in 2010 for the album Sky

at Night but split in 2016, with

Bramwell concentrating on a

solo career.

John has been touring solo

in the UK and Europe for the

last two years. His solo album

Leave Alone the Empty Spaces

was released in November

2017 with a new album The

Light Fantastic due out later

this year. Playing in Otley for

the first time, this is a rare

opportunity to see John and

his acoustic set, one of the

most talented UK musicians of

his generation.

Bon Joe V

Saturday 9 May

8pm

£14

Bonjoev.co.uk

Music

BON JOE V

Bon Joe V are bringing their

Early Years and Greatest

Hits 2020 show to Otley

Courthouse with nearly two

hours of stadium rock music

from one of the world’s biggest

bands.

The first half is set in the

1980s and features big hair,

big guitars and big songs, a

compilation of the first three

albums with songs that started

the band’s career to global

stardom.

The second half is then a

Greatest Hits set, full of all the

songs known worldwide. This

will be a night to remember

and one where you will want to

bring your cowboy hat!

Nell Bryden

Wednesday 13 May

8pm

£20

Nellbryden.com

Music

NELL BRYDEN

With this tour, New Yorker Nell

has gone back to her roots and

followed the traditional sonic

footsteps of her idols Dusty

Springfield, Aretha Franklin

and Carole King. Having

recorded an album (to tape!)

at Ray Davies Konk Studios in

London, Nell’s songs reference

a soon to be released debut

novel, for which this music

is a companion album. You

will of course hear the more

well-known songs from this

BBC Radio 2 darling, including

songs of hers covered by Cher

and Susan Boyle. Expect a

soulful, heartfelt performance

from Nell and her band – a

classic artist who is at her most

comfortable on the road.

Tickets 01943 467466 / otleycourthouse.org.uk

With accompaniment

from Dave Fidler – virtuoso

musician.


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The Shee

Saturday 16 May

8pm

£14

Theshee.com

Music

THE SHEE: THE

SHADOWS TOUR

Back by popular demand,

cross-border folk multiinstrumentalists

and festival

favourites, The Shee, are

an exceptional all-female

band boasting powerful and

emotional vocal performances

and instrumental prowess.

Featuring the talents of BBC

Radio 2 Folk Musician of the

Year 2017, Rachel Newton

on harp, and Sting’s clogger

of choice, Amy Thatcher, on

Accordion. For The Shadows

Tour The Shee will be joined

by a new member; Scottish-

Icelandic percussionist Signy

Jakobsdottir, adding a fresh

approach to the band’s huge

catalogue of material.

Following on from Continuum

which was released in 2016

to celebrate ten years as a

band, they’re now working on

material for their new album.

Expect low airs, Gaelic ballads,

original songs, high energy

tunes, hypnotic riffs, and of

course … clog dancing!

Honeyland

Wednesday 20 May

7.30pm

£5 Adults

£4 Otley Film Society Members

and Courthouse Friends

Worldbeeday.org

Film

World Bee Day

Wharfedale Bee Keepers

Association present:

HONEYLAND

90 mins, 12

Hatidze, a 50-something

woman, trudges up a hillside to

check her bee colonies nestled

in the rocks. Serenading them

with a secret chant, she gently

manoeuvres the honeycomb

without netting or gloves. Back

at her homestead, Hatidze

tends to her handmade hives

and her bedridden mother,

occasionally heading to the

capital to market her wares.

One day, an itinerant family

installs itself next door, and

Hatidze’s peaceful kingdom

gives way to roaring engines,

seven shrieking children,

and 150 cows. Yet Hatidze

welcomes the camaraderie,

and she holds nothing back

- not her tried-and-true

beekeeping advice, not her

affection, not her special

brandy. But soon Hussein, the

itinerant family’s patriarch,

makes a series of decisions

that could destroy Hatidze’s

way of life forever.

The Welkin

Thursday 21 May

7pm

£14 Adults

£12 Courthouse Friends

Nationaltheatrelive.org.uk

Film/Theatre

NATIONAL

THEATRE LIVE:

THE WELKIN

Live Screening

Rural Suffolk in England,

1759. As the country waits

for Halley’s comet, a young

woman is sentenced to hang

for a heinous murder.

When she claims to be

pregnant, a jury of 12 matrons

are taken from their housework

to decide whether she’s telling

the truth, or simply trying to

escape the noose. With only

midwife Lizzy Luke prepared

to defend the girl, and a mob

baying for blood outside, the

matrons wrestle with their new

authority, and the devil in their

midst.

James Macdonald (Who’s

Afraid of Virginia Woolf?)

directs Maxine Peake (The

Theory of Everything, Funny

Cow) and Ria Zmitrowicz

(Three Girls, Mr. Selfridge) in

this bold and gripping thriller

from Tony Award-nominated

writer Lucy Kirkwood

(Chimerica, Skins). Broadcast

live from the National Theatre

in London.

All profits from the screening

to be donated to the

Honeyland community.


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A Band Called Malice

Friday 22 May

7.30pm

£10 Standing in advance

£12 Standing on the door

£14 Limited guaranteed

seating

abandcalledmalice.com

Music

A BAND CALLED

MALICE –

TRIBUTE TO THE

JAM

A Band Called Malice – Tribute

to The Jam deliver a show that

is full of high-octane energy,

angst, aggression, passion and

soul of their idols.

The band have certainly

caught the imagination of

a lot of people over the last

year, resulting in becoming

a National Tribute Award

finalist in 2019 and bookings

at prestigious venues across

the land.

If you missed their sell out gig

last year in Otley, then now

is your chance to come and

see them live. An evening of

single releases and album

tracks from The Jams early

Fire and Skill through to their

very last release. As Jam fans

themselves, A Band Called

Malice will not disappoint!

Please note this is a standing

only gig.

Sarah Jane Morris

Saturday 23 May

8pm

£16

Sarahjanemorris.co.uk

Music

SARAH JANE

MORRIS:

SWEET LITTLE

MYSTERY – THE

MUSIC OF JOHN

MARTYN

British soul, jazz and R&B

singer Sarah Jane Morris (The

Communards), Tony Remy

and Tim Cansfield interpret

singer and songwriter John

Martyn’s canon of music to pay

homage to a musical maverick

who influenced a generation

of his peers, friends and fans

alike. Directed by legendary

comedian and activist Mark

Thomas, this touching tribute

shines a light on the sublime

genius of John Martyn, a

restless, often self-destructive

artist whose unique voice and

music are both breathtakingly

bold and achingly tender in

their beauty.

Sweet Little Mystery features

unreleased footage of John

Martyn as well as interviews

with his family, friends and

fellow musicians and marks

the 10th anniversary of

John’s untimely passing and

celebrates the work of this

musical visionary.

Jack Lukeman

Sunday 24 May

8pm

£15

Jacklukeman.com

Music

JACK LUKEMAN

Jack Lukeman is an Irish

singer-songwriter, performer,

raconteur and a whole lot more

besides. A platinum-selling,

critically acclaimed artist in

his homeland, in recent years

Lukeman has devoted more of

his time to winning a growing

fanbase in the UK and abroad.

In this regard, he has toured

the UK as special guest on

tours by artists as varied as

Imelda May, Jools Holland, The

Proclaimers and Neil Sedaka,

and is currently promoting

Magic Days, his latest album of

idiosyncratic original songs.

During 2020 he takes to the

road in the UK with his own

headlining shows. From clubs

to concert halls, theatres

to festivals, Lukeman has

the performing power and

compelling presence to win

over the most demanding of

crowds.

Tickets 01943 467466 / otleycourthouse.org.uk


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Riverdance

Thursday 28 May

3pm

£14 Adults

£12 Courthouse Friends &

Children

Film/Theatre

RIVERDANCE

25TH

ANNIVERSARY

SHOW

Recorded screening

25 years ago, seven

minutes changed the face

of Irish dancing forever.

The Eurovision interval act

performance gave millions a

new and exciting glimpse of

the future of Irish dance. Now

25 years later, composer Bill

Whelan has rerecorded his

mesmerising soundtrack while

producer Moya Doherty and

director John McColgan have

completely reimagined the

ground-breaking show with

innovative and spectacular

lighting, projection, stage and

costume designs.

This powerful and stirring

reinvention of the beloved

family favourite is celebrated

the world over for its Grammy

Award-winning music and the

thrilling energy of its Irish and

international dance. This 25th

Anniversary Gala Performance

will bring Riverdance to the big

screen for the very first time!

Running time approximately

120 mins.

Including one interval.

Tilston and Lowe

Friday 29 May

8pm

£15

Stevetilston.com

Music

STEVE TILSTON

& JEZ LOWE

First paired together whilst

on tour in the USA a few years

back, Steve and Jez realised

they were onto something

special. Time passed before

the two could reunite again,

but the spark was lit, and plans

were afoot!

Then in 2015 Tilston & Lowe

embarked on their debut UK

tour, sharing the stage and

swapping songs… familiar

songs made new again. And

they had a ball!

The logical next step was to

make a CD… It should probably

come as no surprise that

when two of the UK’s finest

songwriters go into the studio

to record what was to be an

album reflecting their live

show, they come out instead

with a whole record of brand

new co-writes! The Janus

Game is out now.

The Lion King

Sunday 31 May

2.30pm

£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

THE LION KING

(2019) 118mins, 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).

After the murder of his father, a

young lion prince, Simba, flees

his kingdom only to learn the

true meaning of responsibility

and bravery.

The Lion King is a 2019

American musical

film directed and produced

by Jon Favreau, produced

by Walt Disney Pictures. It is

a photorealistic computeranimated

remake of

Disney’s traditionally

animated 1994 film of the

same name.

The film stars the voices

of Donald Glover, Seth

Rogen, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Alfre

Woodard, Billy Eichner, John

Kani, John Oliver, and Beyoncé

Knowles-Carter, as well

as James Earl Jones reprising

his role from the original film.


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Frédéric Chopin

Wednesday 3 June

7.30pm

£8 Adults

£7 Courthouse Friends

Film

IN SEARCH OF

CHOPIN

Recorded Screening

Funny, heart breaking,

inspirational – this film has

been called the first to really

illustrate the true nature of this

remarkable and widely loved

composer.

Chopin’s grave in Paris remains

a place of pilgrimage and

his music continues to sell

out concert halls worldwide

– but who exactly was this

astonishing man? Terrified

of public performance he

fled his Polish homeland for

Paris never to return, took

up with the most notorious

transvestite in France wrote

some of the deepest and most

powerful music ever written.

For four years, Phil Grabsky

has travelled the globe in his

quest to lay bare the life and

music of Chopin. “In Search

of Chopin is a superb account

of a driven artist, providing an

understanding of the creative

impulse and how it is captured

and expressed”. National

Business Review

Narrated by Bafta nominated

Juliet Stevenson.

Lucy Porter

Friday 5 June

8pm

£16

Age 14+

Lucyporter.co.uk

Comedy

LUCY PORTER:

BE PREPARED

TV favourite Lucy returns with

another fantastic stand-up

show.

At Brownies, Lucy thought

she’d be prepared for anything

if she had her emergency 10p

for a phone box and knew how

to tie a Fisherman’s knot.

Life turned out to be slightly

more complicated than Brown

Owl let on.

“A treat from start to finish.”

The Herald

“Impeccably punch-lined

anecdotes… genuinely

delightful.” The Telegraph

Recent TV includes Would I

Lie to You, QI and Impossible,

she’s a regular on Radio 4’s

News Quiz and The Now Show.

David Ford

Sunday 7 June

8pm

£16

Davidfordmusic.com

Music

DAVID FORD

Award-winning songwriter,

David Ford has a brand new

show with some old-school

values.

After touring the UK and

Ireland in 2019 with his most

technically ambitious stage

production to date, this time

Ford is packing away his

terrifying array of triggers and

loop machines and building

a show around his classic

songwriting and musicianship,

presenting career highlights

in a series of stripped-back,

intimate performances.

As well as playing sold-out

headline shows on both sides

of the Atlantic, he has toured

with and supported artists

such as Elvis Costello, Richard

Ashcroft, and Suzanne Vega.

Ford’s masterful songwriting,

powerful live performances

and utter distaste for selfpromotion

have helped

cultivate a passionate, devoted

fan base that exists something

like a secret society.

His 2020 tour dates provide

the perfect opportunity to

join up.

Tickets 01943 467466 / otleycourthouse.org.uk


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Phil Beer Annie Gray Science Café

Thursday 11 June

8pm

£15

Showofhands.co.uk

Music

PHIL BEER:

SO MUCH TO

CHOOSE FROM –

THE 2020 TOUR

Show of Hands and Albion

Band stalwart Phil is returning

to Otley, this time with his own

solo show. Busily engaged

in finishing many recordings

to make up a definitive box

set of songs and music

encapsulating everything he

does or has done in the last

40 years. There will be archive

material as well as copious new

songs all wrapped up in one

mesmeric show.

The solo shows for 2020,

will be the last time Phil

undertakes such a large

number of performances, so

don’t miss the opportunity to

see and hear Phil for one last

time and all the fantastic songs

he has written.

Very old songs, very new

songs. So much to choose

from after all this time.

Friday 12 June

7.30pm

£16

Anniegray.co.uk

Talk

DR ANNIE

GRAY: SERVING

WINSTON – THE

LIFE AND TIMES

OF GEORGINA

LANDEMARE,

CHURCHILL’S

LONGEST

SERVING COOK

Dr Annie Gray is one of Britain’s

leading food historians. She

is a panelist on BBC Radio

4’s The Kitchen Cabinet and

appears on TV, including The

Victorian Bakers and food

programmes with Nigel Slater,

Heston Blumenthal and James

Martin.

Georgina Landemare was

the longest serving cook for

Churchill across Downing

Street, Chequers and

Chartwell. The talk will cover

her life and career along with

the food she cooked, the

impact of rationing at No.10,

and the relationship she had

with her illustrious employers.

The talk is both a celebration

of a determined cook, and a

reminder that behind every

great man lies a woman who

can make a mean custard.

Otley

Science

CafE

z

Thursday 18 June

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 or still at

school.


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Courthouse Summer Quiz Simply Dylan Jonas Kaufmann

Friday 19 June

7.30pm

£10 Adults including food

£5 Adults no food

Participation

COURTHOUSE

SUMMER QUIZ

With Ploughman’s Supper

Before you relax for the

summer, come and test

yourself against our Quiz

Inquisitor by joining in this

general knowledge quiz.

Prizes, honour and status are

awaiting you – not that we’re

competitive of course!

Maximum of 12 tables, so to

avoid disappointment please

get your teams sorted (of no

more than 6 people) and book

early.

The bar will be open from 7pm.

Saturday 20 June

8pm

£16

Simplydylan.com

Music

SIMPLY DYLAN

No frills, no gimmicks, no

pretence, Simply Dylan is

John O’Connell’s personal

exploration and celebration

of the rich and diverse work

of Bob Dylan. John O’Connell,

a rare talent who has had his

name indelibly written in to

the tapestry of Liverpool’s

music scene, has collaborated

with other highly reputable

musicians from the city to form

his Dylan Band.

It is their precise playing and

high energy renditions of

Dylan’s work from the 1970s

onwards which has gathered

momentum and generated

incredible interest. From a

modest project recognising

Dylan’s 70th Birthday in 2011

Simply Dylan has sold out the

Cavern Club six times.

No ordinary interpretation,

this is a remarkable and

exceptional project which

promises to delight Dylan fans

young and old and to ignite a

new wave of passion for one

of the world’s most prodigious

songwriters.

Sunday 21 June

3pm

£14 Adults

£12 Courthouse Friends

Film/Theatre

JONAS

KAUFMANN:

MY VIENNA

Recorded Screening

A deeply personal tribute

by the star tenor to the

world-famous melodies

from the birthplace of waltz

and operetta. Filmed in the

magical setting of the Wiener

Konzerthaus, the concert

features popular Viennese

music from Die Fledermaus

and Wienerblut by Johann

Strauss and Franz Lehár’s

The Merry Widow, plus many

of the classic songs inspired

by the city of Vienna. Jonas

Kaufmann performs with the

Prague Philharmonia orchestra

under the baton of Maestro

Jochen Rieder and is joined by

the internationally acclaimed

soprano Rachel Willis-

Sørensen.

Running time 90 minutes.

Tickets 01943 467466 / otleycourthouse.org.uk


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Paul Sinha

Friday 26 June

8pm

£15

Paulsinha.com

Comedy

PAUL SINHA:

HAZY LITTLE

THING CALLED

LOVE

Thus far, Paul has lived his life

content in the understanding

that stability and emotional

happiness were lovely

ideas but not really for him.

Nonetheless, several decades

of cheerfully bearing boozy

witness to the narratives of

others can slowly change a

man. And so, can a proseccofueled

Christmas.

An award-winning comedian,

Paul has appeared on Just

A Minute and Fighting Talk

on radio and on QI and

Taskmaster on television. A

lifetime of curiosity and

learning informs Paul’s

comedy, and this has led to a

concurrent career, as a general

knowledge expert on the ITV

quiz show, The Chase.

“One of our most

thoughtful and enjoyable

comedians.” Times

“This is what a good standup

should be. Hilariously

funny, passionate and

articulate.” Chortle

Wainwright Adventures

Thursday 2 July

7.30pm

£3

Otleywalkingfestival.co.uk

Talk

MICK

BRADLEY’S

WAINWRIGHT

ADVENTURES

Join Mick Bradley for an

illustrated ramble through all

214 Wainwright hills in the Lake

District. Having done the most

famous Lakeland circuits some

years earlier, Mick then got

distracted with completing the

Scottish Munros by 2018. After

that challenge it seemed time

to explore the joys of the lower,

more obscure Wainwrights

with family & friends.

A talk with photos of the

pleasures & occasional mishap

on this journey. Not to be

missed!

Rigoletto on the Lake

Friday 10 July

7pm

£14 Adults

£12 Courthouse Friends

Film/Theatre

RIGOLETTO ON

THE LAKE

Recorded Screening

Giuseppe Verdi’s masterpiece

– compelling, blood-curdling

and beautiful – is being

performed for the first time

on the unique Bregenz lake

stage. One of Verdi’s most

popular works, Rigoletto is an

unforgettable tale of sacrifice

and revenge; of a father’s

rage and a daughter’s shame.

It features several of opera’s

best-known arias – including

Rigoletto’s passionate

denouncement Cortigiani, vil

razza dannata, Gilda’s dreamy

Caro nome and the Duke’s

instantly recognisable La

donna è mobile.

Directed and designed by

Philip Stölzl, this timeless

tragedy will delight audiences

with a powerhouse

combination of entertainment

and emotional intensity from

the spectacular shore of Lake

Constance.

Running time is 150 mins

including interval.


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Lucien Freud

Thursday 16 July

7.30pm

£8 Adults

£7 Courthouse Friends

Exhibitionsonscreen.com

Film

Exhibition on screen

present

LUCIEN

FREUD: A SELF

PORTRAIT

Recorded Screening

For the first time in history,

the Royal Academy of Arts in

London, in collaboration with

the Museum of Fine Arts in

Boston, has brought together

Lucian Freud’s self-portraits.

The exhibition displayed

more than 50 paintings, prints

and drawings in which this

modern master of British art

turned his unflinching eye

firmly on himself. One of the

most celebrated painters

of our time, Lucian Freud is

also one of very few 20thcentury

artists who portrayed

themselves with such

consistency.

This intensely compelling

exhibition creates a unique

opportunity to reveal the life’s

work of a master in one show.

Edinburgh Festival Preview Comedy Nights

Friday 17,24, 31 July

8pm

£7 per show

Comedy

EDINBURGH

FESTIVAL

PREVIEW

COMEDY

NIGHTS

Come along to one of our

three preview evenings to

see some of the UK’s new

comedy talent testing out their

shows before the Edinburgh

Festival. Comedians will be

confirmed in due course so

keep checking our website for

the latest details.

Tickets 01943 467466 / otleycourthouse.org.uk


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OTHER

EVENTS/

CLASSES/

ROOM HIRE/

INFORMATION

OTLEY

MAKER

SPACE

A place where people get

together to make stuff. An

open friendly and supportive

community of makers that is

inclusive and welcoming to

all. We are based at the Otley

Courthouse and provide the

ideal space for any crafting,

hacking or making you fancy

having a go at.

Otley Maker Space

TOOLS

We have all the basic tools you could need

like craft knives, cutting mats, soldering irons,

socket sets, hammers, saws and chisels. We

also have a wide range of power tools including

sewing machines, 3D printers, bench tools, a

lathe, a laser cutter and lots more besides. If

you don’t know how to use the tools, one of the

community can teach you how.

WORKSHOPS

We run a regular schedule of workshops from

macramé to 3D printing, sewing skills to laser

cutting and willow weaving to woodwork. There

is a huge range including parent and child

workshops. Full details of the workshops can

be found on our website (otleymakerspace.

co.uk) or on Facebook (facebook.com/

otleymakerspace)

FIND OUT MORE

Come for a look around on any Tuesday from

9am to noon, Wednesdays from 7pm or for our

social session on the last Wednesday of the

month from 7pm.

MEMBERSHIP

Full membership allowing all day, everyday

access and use of all facilities is just: £20 a

month. Your first month is FREE! Pay-as-youmake

rate of £10 a session and concessionary

rates available.

MORE INFORMATION

For more details of our facilities and full

membership policy please get in touch:

otleymakerspace.co.uk

email: hello@otleymakerspace.co.uk

Twitter: @MakerOtley

Facebook: /otleymakerspace

Instagram: /otleymakerspace


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REPAIR CAFÉ

Have you got stuff that needs

repairing and don’t know

where to start? Or, perhaps

you are good at fixing things.

If so, our Repair Café is for

you. We have extensive tool

kits, fuses, wires, cables etc.

and a team of able repairers.

For items that we can’t fix

immediately we can hopefully

diagnose the problem and

advise the best way forward.

The Repair Café is run by the

Otley Maker Space, usually on

the last Sunday of every month

from 10am to 2pm. Please

check either the website

(otleymakerspace.co.uk) or

this programme for dates.

We are about learning and

request that people stay with

their item while it is being

repaired. You will be asked to

sign a disclaimer before we

start repair on your item, as we

cannot guarantee successful

repair. See the website

(otleymakerspace.co.uk) for

full terms and conditions.

Some time restrictions in

place for tool usage. The laser

cutter is separately charged

for. Full details available on the

website.

REPAIR CAFÉ DATES:

April – Saturday 18th – at the

same time as the Green Fair

May – Sunday 31st

June – Sunday 28th

July – Sunday 26th

August – Sunday 30th

WHARFEDALE

MEN’S SHED

Meet at Otley Maker Space

every Monday from 10am to

4pm.

Email wharfedalemensshed@

gmail.com or just pop in.

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.

Tickets 01943 467466 / otleycourthouse.org.uk

The Repair Café operates a

pay as you feel policy.


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Otley Courthouse March—August 2020

OTHER EVENTS/CLASSES/

ROOM HIRE/INFORMATION

Peter Cahill

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

March 2020

Jodie Warren

The Digital Floriographer

April 2020

Judith Tomlinson

May 2020

Adel Art Group

June 2020

Peter Cahill

July 2020

Otley Art Club

August 2020

Liz Neylan

Jodie Warren – The Digital Floriographer’

Visual Arts At

The Courthouse

Courthouse designer craft fairs

COURTHOUSE

DESIGNER

CRAFT FAIRS

On the last Sunday of each month to

coincide with the Otley Farmers Market

from 10am–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 or for further information please email

craftfairsatotleycourthouse@gmail.com


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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, Studio 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

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.

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 467466

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 467466 or volunteer@

otleycourthouse.org.uk

design dg3 Tickets 01943 467466 / otleycourthouse.org.uk


otleycourthouse.org.uk

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