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Programme March—August 2018

Cinema @the Courthouse

… and our Spring/Summer Programme 2018. Here you will find all our latest programme and event information. 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


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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.


Movie Matinees


Thursday 14 June 95 mins, PG Starring: Ammar Haj Ahmad, Adam Astill, Tom Chadbon


The Courthouse is fully accessible. Guide dogs and hearing dogs are welcome.

An induction loop is available in the Courtroom. See website for further details.

ONLINE E-tickets will be available to print upon completion of purchase. Please note that booking fees do apply on our website.

A large print text version of this brochure can be made available on request.



Movie Matinees start at 2pm with tea/coffee available from 1.30pm. Tickets for all films: £4 includes tea/coffee and biscuits.

My Cousin Rachel

MY COUSIN RACHEL Thursday 26 April 106 mins, 12A Stars: Rachel Weisz, Sam Claflin, Holliday Grainger

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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).

The Zookeper’s Wife


Thursday 12 July 127 mins, 12A Starring: Jessica Chastain, Johan Heldenbergh, Daniel Brühl



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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GIFTED Thursday 10 May 101 mins, 12A Stars: Chris Evans, Mckenna Grace, Lindsay Duncan

Thursday 9 August 115 mins, 12A Starring: Sally Hawkins, Ethan Hawke, Kari Matchett

ALONE IN BERLIN Thursday 24 May 103 mins, 12A Starring: Emma Thompson, Daniel Brühl, Brendan Gleeson

THEIR FINEST Thursday 12 April 117 mins, 12A Starring: Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin, Bill Nighy


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A Man Called Ove


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, or membership, see, or email: Thursday screening of films starting at 7.45pm with bar open from 7pm. Guest Tickets: £4.

Thursday 3 May 116 mins, 15 Dir: Hannes Holm


I Am Not Your Negro

I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO Thursday 15 March 93mins, 12A Dir: Raoul Peck

Thursday 17 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.



Friday 25 May 7.30pm £6

FILM SOCIETY QUIZ Land of Mine Graduation

GRADUATION Thursday 1 March 128mins, 15 Dir: Christian Mungiut

LAND OF MINE Thursday 5 April 100 mins, 15 Dir: Martin Zandyliet

GOD’S OWN COUNTRY Thursday 19 April 104 mins, 15 Dir: Francis Lee

Finish the season off with what is now our 12th annual quiz at Otley Courthouse. A ploughman’s supper is included. A range of questions for all ages – not all film related. Come and be our new champions! Teams of no more than six please. The Courthouse bar will be open from 7pm – please support it. Call 01943 884070 to reserve a table.

No Mean Feat

Julian Norton

Mike McGoldrick, John Doyle and John McCusker

Friday 2 March 8pm £8

Saturday 3 March £15 7.30pm

Sunday 4 March 8pm £16




No Mean Feat is a 5-piece band paying homage principally to two iconic groups of the 70s, Steely Dan and Little Feat from the East and West Coast of the US respectively. Playing an eclectic mix of Steely Dan, Little Feat, Hall & Oates and more, this is an evening of music guaranteed to get your own feet tapping and dancing along.

Julian Norton, as seen on the popular Channel 5 Television series the Yorkshire Vet, the hit fly-on-the-wall documentary series following the work of mixed practice vets in rural North Yorkshire.



Julian shares stories from his life as a vet and the huge variety of animals and people he has met along the way. Sometimes sad, often funny and always warm and compassionate, his heartfelt tales and amusing anecdotes bring to life the world of the working vet and the highs and lows he faces daily.

JOHN DOYLE, JOHN MCCUSKER, MIKE MCGOLDRICK Folk music’s legendary triumvirate of musical magpies Mike McGoldrick, John Doyle and John McCusker are out on the road again in 2018. As winter turns to spring, Mike, John and John will wrap up their stint on Transatlantic Sessions for another year and bring you their own blend of top class folk songs, tunes and charming bonhomie. With their recently released album, The Wishing Tree, this will be an evening to remember. Described as the masters of flute, fiddle, song and guitar, they have worked with the biggest and brightest and bring you a night of beautifully crafted music. Having shared stages and recording studios with everyone From Bob Dylan and Mark Knopfler to Paul Weller, Joan Baez and Linda Thompson, Mike, John and John are a rare musical treat you’ll savour for a very long time.

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Otley Science CafE


Made in Dagenham

Science Cafe

Phil Wang

Intimissimi on Ice 2017

Luke Daniels and Nancy Kerr

Mark Nevin

Monday 5 March 7.30pm Free

Thursday 8 March 7.30pm £5

Friday 9 March 8pm £12

Saturday 10 March 2pm £5

Saturday 10 March 8pm £12.50

Friday 16 March 8pm £14






Film/Talk International Women’s Day

MADE IN DAGENHAM (15) To celebrate International Women’s Day on 8th March, Otley Women Together will be showing Made in Dagenham, a dramatisation of the 1968 strike at the Ford Dagenham car plant, where female workers walked out in protest at sexual discrimination. In 1968, the Ford car factory in Dagenham was one of the largest single private employers in the United Kingdom. In addition to the thousands of male employees, there were also 187 underpaid women machinists who primarily assembled the car seat upholstery in poor working conditions. Dissatisfied, the women, represented by the shop steward and Rita O’Grady, worked with union rep Albert Passingham for a better deal. Starring Sally Hawkins, Bob Hoskins and Andrea Riseborough. The film will be followed by a discussion about women and Trade Unionism. The bar and café will be open.

SCIENCE CAFE Speakers set out their key ideas in 10–15 minutes and 20 slides. Then it is 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.

PHIL WANG: KINABALU Phil Wang is a son of the British Empire. But in a world intent on building walls and bolstering borders, what is a Commonwealth man to do? Some blistering new comedy gold – that’s what. Old Wang has been on Live at the Apollo, Have I got News for You, Would I lie to you? and 8 out of 10 cats does countdown. He is also the co-creator of the BBC Radio 4 programme Daphne sounds expensive. Winner of the 2010 Chortle Student Comedian of the Year Award and Comedy Central’s Funniest Student Award, come along and see one of the rising stars of British comedy on what is sure to be a hilarious night out.


This recorded spectacular show at the iconic Arena di Verona is brought to Otley on film. It features some of the most iconic opera pieces and contemporary performance with an audiovisual extravaganza of pyrotechnics and state of the art, 3D projection mapping directly onto the ice. Alongside the great Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli, the show features the world’s greatest skaters including Evgeni Plushenko, Stéphane Lambiel and Shizuka Arakawa, with the costumes designed by world-famous Italian fashion influencer, Chiara Ferragni. Ticket includes tea and biscuits from 1.30pm.

LUKE DANIELS AND NANCY KERR Luke Daniels and Nancy Kerr have teamed up for a limited number of shows this year to perform their own and each other’s music. English fiddler and singer Nancy is well-known from the Melrose Quartet, the Sweet Visitor Band and as a duo with James Fagan, while Luke is often seen playing with Cara Dillon. They will each perform solo – Luke’s set including an electrophone machine, which uses Victorian clockwork technology and steel discs to create a distinctive musical sound – before joining forces to play a selection of both their songs together.

MARK NEVIN Fairground Attraction founder, songwriter and double BRIT Award winner Mark Nevin takes his brilliant band on tour in 2018. Beside writing the classic Perfect (which celebrates 30 years since topping the charts around the world) and the much-loved album First of a Million Kisses, his songs have been recorded by David Bowie, Morrissey, Ringo Starr, Joe Cocker, Kirsty McColl and the list goes on. But it is as a unique performer that Nevin has finally claimed his rightful place at the centre of the stage. His latest album My Unfashionable Opinion has enjoyed extraordinarily entusiastic reviews, described by Mojo magazine as “songs of hope, joy, ironic insight and spectacular humanity”. Mark weaves his humorous, moving and inspiring stories between great songs, old and new. He is joined by original Fairground Attraction bandmates, Simon Edwards on bass, Roger Beaujolais, who dazzles on the vibraphone and drummer Richard Marcangelo.

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Wind in the Willows

Marc Robinson and Darren Page

Julius Caesar

Mark Flanagan

Dave Johns

Handle’s Messiah

Saturday 17 March 2.30pm £9 adults, £7 children Suitable for ages 4+

Sunday 18 March 7.30pm £17.50

Thursday 22 March 7pm £12

Saturday 24 March 8pm £12

Friday 30 March 8pm £14

Saturday 31 March 7pm £12






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 An empty cup (and a broken date) as well as You’ve Got Love both written by Roy Orbison.

Ben Whishaw (The Danish Girl, Skyfall, Hamlet) and Michelle Fairley (Fortitude, Game of Thrones) play Brutus and Cassius, David Calder (The Lost City of Z, The Hatton Garden Job) plays Caesar and David Morrissey (The Missing, Hangmen, The Walking Dead) is Mark Antony. Broadcast live from The Bridge Theatre, London.

Most known for being Jools Holland’s guitarist, Mark Flanagan was born in Liverpool and started playing ukulele at the age of eight. He got his first guitar when he was 12 and was mesmerised by Django Rheinhardt. He grew up listening to Hank Williams, Ray Charles, The Beatles, Tamla Motown, the Stones, and Bowie. He joined his first group at the age of 15 and later moved to East Anglia where he founded cult swing harmony group The Box Brothers. Mark then moved to London in 1988, where his neighbour happened to be Jools Holland. He jammed with Jools at the Edinburgh festival that year and has been with the Rhythm and Blues Orchestra since.

What happens to a comedian when he’s plucked from obscurity by master film maker Ken Loach and cast in the title role of one of the most acclaimed and talked about British films in recent years? I, Daniel Blake became a beacon for social realism and, for Dave Johns, a rollercoaster ride of red carpet surrealism. From Cannes to the BAFTAs, chatting to Woody Allen in a lift and accepting awards alongside Hollywood’s greatest… he was there, wideeyed, through it all. Now, he’s back doing the thing he loves best – making people laugh.

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From the peaceful pleasures of Ratty’s beloved river bank to the fearful frights and wicked weasels of the Wild Wood, join Mole and Ratty on their marvellous adventures, along with gruff old Badger and magnificent Mr. Toad. A beautiful new adaptation of Kenneth Grahame’s muchloved classic by award winning theatre company Box Tale Soup, Wind in the Willows features handmade puppets, props and costume, and a charming original score. Originally commissioned by the Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham.


Roy Orbison went on to write so many songs including Only the Lonely and Crying. Buddy Holly in his short career showed his writing talents, which earned him a place (13th) in the Rolling Stone 100 Greatest Artists of all Time! Darren Page teams up with Marc Robinson who both have careers dedicated to Roy Orbison and Buddy Holly, performing all over Great Britain and around the world. They have come together to bring you a two-hour uplifting show, that will entertain you with all the hits, and a few earlier ones too! Will Rock n Roll ever Die? That’ll be the Day!


Caesar returns in triumph to Rome and the people pour out of their homes to celebrate. Alarmed by the autocrat’s popularity, the educated élite conspire to bring him down. After his assassination, civil war erupts on the streets of the capital. Nicholas Hytner’s production will thrust the audience into the street party that greets Caesar’s return, the congress that witnesses his murder, the rally that assembles for his funeral and the chaos that explodes in its wake.


Mark has performed on many live TV shows, where he has accompanied everyone from Chaka Khan to Paul Weller, Barry White to Eric Clapton. Expect an evening of high quality guitar playing featuring original songs, some covers and some brand new material.


I, Daniel Blake won the coveted Palm D’Or along with 17 other major film awards, while in his role as Daniel, Dave Johns won Best Actor at the British Independent Film Awards and Empire Awards. I, Fillum Star is a poignant, uplifting and very funny show full of genuine warmth, detailing the improbable rise to glitzy Hollywood stardom of a 60-year-old standup comic from Byker.


Inspired by Handel’s profound religious masterpiece, this acclaimed production recorded at the Bristol Old Vic theatre, provides a rare chance to experience a powerfully dramatic account of Messiah and to rediscover the intense spirituality of its many wellknown arias and choruses. Staged by Tony award winning director Tom Morris (War Horse), this production features Europe’s most celebrated Baroque Orchestra The English Concert, the magnificent Erebus ensemble and a cast of internationally renowned soloists. The story explores the drama and struggle of faith showing a group of people whose grief at the loss of their leader is transformed into hope through a narrative of resurrection. Through their despair, the Apostles gradually realise their mission is to redeem the world by sharing the story of Jesus’ life and death with all humanity.

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The Nose that Nobody Picked

Steptoe and Son


Paddington 2

Lucy Porter


Thursday 5 April 2.30pm £9 adults, £7 children Suitable for ages 5–11

Friday 6 April 7.30pm £12

Saturday 7 April 8pm £12.50


Friday 13 April 8pm £14 Age 16+

Saturday 14 April 8pm £20

Theatre/Comedy Hambledon Productions Proudly Present Ray Galton and Alan Simpson’s

Sunday 8 April 3pm Tickets: £10 adults, £8 concessions (seniors and children) film and food, £5 adult, £3 concessions (seniors and children) for film only



Theatre/Family David Parkin Productions presents:


One day, Christopher, a keen but unorthodox gardener, finds a living nose raised by slugs in his garden. In their hunt to find Little Big Nose a face, they encounter Doctor Skinner, an eccentric plastic surgeon, who has connections with nose’s past and sinister intentions for his future. A surreal, snotty, rip-snorting yarn for all the family, the show created by David Parkin is based on his book which was shortlisted for the James Reckitt Hull Children’s Book Award 2017. Featuring original songs and scenery this is a great afternoon out for all the family.


(Adapted by John Hewer) Albert and Harold; father and son. One proclaims he’s “a poor old man” while the other protests that he’s “a dirty old man!” In fact, both are telling the truth. These two warring rag-and-bone-men, in their Shepherd’s Bush scrapyard home, became household favourites for entire generations throughout the 60s and 70s. Now it’s time to relive some of their finest misadventures through this brand new production. Marking fifty five years since the show’s first ever broadcast, Hambledon Productions (Hancock’s Half Hour – The Lost Episodes, Educating Rita, Just Like That! The Tommy Cooper Show) breathe life back into the Steptoe household with this faithful, fresh and hilarious adaptation of original episodes from the longrunning smash hit BBC sitcom. Features the classic episodes: Divided We Stand, Men of Letters and Come Dancing.

TALISK Talisk have already stacked up several major awards for their pyrotechnic yet artfully woven sound, including Best Band at the Scots Trad Music Awards and the BBC Young Folk Award. At the helm is phenomenal concertina player Mohsen Amini, a Scot of Anglo-Iranian heritage whose playing was described by the Herald as “a force of nature”. Combined with guitar and fiddle, it all adds up to make Talisk a must-see trio – when they put their collective foot to the floor there seems no limit to the breadth and depth of sound they can create.


FIZZ, FILM AND FISH N CHIPS PRESENTED BY OTLEY FILM SOCIETY Paddington 2, 103m 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). Choose food when booking. Paddington, now happily settled with the Brown family and a popular member of the local community, picks up a series of odd jobs to buy the perfect present for his Aunt Lucy’s 100th birthday, only for the gift to be stolen. Directed by Paul King and written by King and Simon Farnaby, this is the live-action/ CGI animated sequel to the 2014 film Paddington film. Starring: Ben Whishaw, Hugh Grant, Hugh Bonneville.

LUCY PORTER: CHOOSE YOUR BATTLES Lucy Porter’s brand new standup tour. In these combative times, it’s easy to be irritated, offended or downright enraged by other people. How do we know which causes are worth fighting for? Lucy uses her hilarious experiences to help you decide. Recent TV and radio appearances include: QI, Live at the Apollo, Alan Davies’ As Yet Untitled, Room 101, News Quiz, The Now Show. “Impeccably punch-lined anecdotes … Genuinely delightful” (Telegraph) “A treat from start to finish” (Herald) “Rich with fine routines … an endearing hour” (Guardian)


Having just completed her acclaimed debut UK tour which saw her sell out venues across the UK, Harriet will be playing some further shows across the country throughout 2018. The glorious singer, reminiscent of Karen Carpenter, has been a regular voice on Radio 2 and championed by both Graham Norton and Paul O’Grady. Inspired by her dad’s record collection of music from the 60s and 70s, Harriet grew up listening to Fleetwood Mac, the Eagles, ABBA, Carole King and the Beatles, amongst others. These influences, combined with her love for artists such as George Michael, Céline Dion and Adele, have formed the basis of Harriet’s timeless sound. Performing songs from her highly recommended debut album and some stunning covers, this is an evening not to be missed.

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The Rheingans Sisters

Richard Digance

Otley Green Fair

Jon Palmer Acoustic Band

Carmen on the Lake

Randal Metzger

Sunday 15 April 8pm £13

Friday 20 April 8pm £15

Saturday 21 April 10am – 4pm FREE

Saturday 21 April 8pm £10 in advance, £14 on the door

Sunday 22 April 7pm £12

Thursday 26 April 8pm £8/£6 in advance £9/£7 on the door





Winners of the 2016 BBC Radio 2 Folk Award for Best Original Track, The Rheingans Sisters make bold, playful, innovative folk music that is anchored in traditions without ever being bound by them. Audiences across the world have been captivated by their performances which incorporate a lifetime’s deep learning of European traditions. Older musical landscapes shape new songs, asking irresistible questions concerning our own lives.

Richard resumes as normal after his Golden Anniversary celebrations of 2017 with a series of dates doing what he loves best, telling stories, playing the guitar and singing songs. This year there’s a whole new show having shaken off the nostalgic trip of 50 years last year.

Whether you are concerned about local issues or national and international events, there will be a stall at the Green Fair to give you information and advice, as well as helping you to make decisions about how you can become more active and involved in aid of the wellbeing of the planet. Stalls featuring local crafts will also be on offer. Entry is free. There will be a free organic cookery demonstration, with tasting, from 11am to 12.30pm, and a children’s workshop from 1–3pm, with an environmental theme. The café will be open serving our special Green Fair menu of vegetarian and vegan food as well as Fairtrade drinks and snacks.


Always creating space for spontaneity and surprise, instrumental pieces are wholly contemporary while drawing from the well of musical knowledge passed down through generations.

With a BAFTA Nomination as TV Entertainer of The Year and Gold Award recipient from The British Academy of Composers, he turned his back on show biz for his first love of music and live performance. 4,000 live shows, 62 British tours, 14 books, 3 stage plays, 32 albums and nearly 4 million YouTube visits says it all. He composed the audio book music for Bill Bryson’s best-seller The Road to Little Dribbling, His Animal Alphabet poems, serialised by the BBC, are used as English Teaching Aids, in 14 countries. Come along for an evening of wit, nostalgia, and good fun.


Details of stalls, cookery demonstration, entertainment and children’s workshop will be available on the Courthouse website nearer the time.


CARMEN ON THE JON THE LAKE PALMER (BREGENZ, ACOUSTIC BAND AUSTRIA) This highly acclaimed Otley based six-piece folk roots and rock & roll combo have become somewhat of a regular feature here at the Courthouse. If you’ve never been to one of their gigs before, they are described as a cross between the Pogues and Bruce Springsteen’s Seeger Session band – with a bit of Waterboys and Saw Doctors thrown in! Jon is a former winner of the Grolsch UK Songwriter of the year, and a published songwriter with Sony. For another chance to see Jon and his band perform live, do not wait to buy your tickets as this event will sell out.

Recorded and performed on the spectacular water stage of Lake Constance in Bregenz (Austria), George Bizet’s Carmen is a story of passion, destiny and obsession. The French composer’s opera is most famous for its Spanish melodies, including The Flower Song, Habanera and the Toreador Song. Experience Carmen like never before with the waters of the lake being used as an extension of the stage. Directed by Kasper Holten, Director of the Royal Opera House, London.


RANDAL METZGER: JOURNEY TO THE TWO ENDS OF THE EARTH Come and hear Randal Metzger, an experienced local adventurer and photographer who has travelled in many parts of the world. He will share his tales of twice circumnavigating Svalbard in the Arctic, and twice venturing into the South Shetland Islands, Weddell Sea and the Antarctic Peninsula below the Antarctic circle. His talk will be illustrated by his own vivid photos that will reveal the history of both ends of the earth, their spectacular scenery, and their wildlife that includes many indigenous and migrating birds, polar bears, arctic foxes, whales, walrus, seals, and different penguin colonies. He will also tell the stories of Scott, Amundsen and Shackleton’s remarkable attempts to reach the North and South Poles in the most harsh and treacherous conditions. His photography and stories might just kindle your appetite to make one or both journeys yourself.

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Patti Boulaye

Kit Downes and Aidan O’Rourke

David Hockney



Simon Evans

Friday 27 April 8pm £15

Saturday 28 April 8pm £14

Saturday 5 May 7.30pm £8

Thursday 10 May 7pm £12

Friday 11 May 8pm £12.50

Film Exhibitions On Screen present:

Film/Theatre National Theatre Live


Saturday 12 May 8pm Age 14+ £14


PATTI BOULAYE: BILLIE & ME The award-winning singer and musical theatre star Patti Boulaye brings her wonderful, moving one-woman show Billie and Me, in which she discusses the parallels of her life and career with that of the great singer Billie Holiday. Holiday’s life, songs and cause of her death, have made a strong impact on modern day performers like Patti and it was many of Holiday’s songs and performances that inspired Patti’s love of jazz music. In Billie & Me, Patti performs some of her favourite and well-known Holiday songs such as That Ole Devil Called Love, Nice Work If You Can Get It, Lover Man, God Bless the Child and many more. Patti, who came to prominence as a singer winning the British ITV talent show New Faces where she made history by becoming the only contestant ever to receive the maximum 120 points, was awarded an OBE for her charity work in the UK and Sub-Saharan Africa in 2016.


AIDAN O’ROURKE AND KIT DOWNES A new duo that brings together two of the UK’s foremost folk and jazz artists, formed by multi award winning Scottish fiddler – composer Aidan O’Rourke (Lau / Kan / Blazin Fiddles) and Mercury Music Prize nominated, BBC Jazz Award Winner harmonium and piano player, Kit Downes. The Introducing 365 tour showcases new material from Aidan O’Rourke’s forthcoming 365 album series, the first of which is due for release March 2018. Aidan has been writing an original tune every day for the past year in response to James Robertson’s collection of daily short stories 365. Kit Downes adds bold harmonisations to Aidan’s trademark lyrical and dynamic fiddle style. The Introducing concerts offer a chance to witness two of the world’s finest musicians collaborating and exploring new music together. Not to be missed.

DAVID HOCKNEY AT THE ROYAL ACADEMY OF ARTS: A BIGGER PICTURE 2012 AND 82 PORTRAITS AND ONE STILL LIFE 2016 Directed by Phil Grabsky and presented by Tim Marlow Widely considered Britain’s most popular artist, David Hockney is a global sensation with exhibitions in London, New York, Paris and beyond, attracting millions of visitors worldwide. Now entering his 9th decade, Hockney shows absolutely no evidence of slowing down or losing his trademark boldness. Featuring intimate and in-depth interviews with Hockney, this revealing film focuses on two blockbuster exhibitions held in 2012 and 2016 at the Royal Academy of Art in London.


Shakespeare’s most intense and terrifying tragedy, directed by Rufus Norris (The Threepenny Opera, London Road), will see Rory Kinnear (Young Marx, Othello) and Anne-Marie Duff (Oil, Suffragette) return to the National Theatre to play Macbeth and Lady Macbeth. The ruined aftermath of a bloody civil war. Ruthlessly fighting to survive, the Macbeths are propelled towards the crown by forces of elemental darkness.



Imar have rapidly gained a reputation as Celtic music’s hottest new property. Based in Glasgow, but playing primarily Irish music, the lineup features bouzouki, fiddle, concertina, pipes and bodhran. Individually they boast AllIreland and BBC Folk Awards aplenty, but it is together that they truly excel, seemingly old heads on young shoulders capturing the very essence of Irish tunes to consummately nail them in a manner that is second to none. So, step well back as Imar light the blue touch paper – this is a band you will be hearing a lot more about in future.

Ever since he was a small boy, all Evans really wanted was to be recognised by the world as a man of genius. He has, until now, remained thwarted. The world seems increasingly indifferent to true genius of any kind, let alone Evans’. Endlessly distracted by the trivial, we allow the classical tools of grammar, logic and rhetoric to lie unregarded in the shed of consciousness, rusting to a picturesque hue that would look great on Instagram. But which filter? Hmmm…


Evans appears regularly on BBC Radio 4 – hosting and writing seven series of the spoof news show The Way It Is (as Richard Richard), as well as appearing on numerous panel games including The News Quiz, Armando Iannucci’s Charm Offensive and The Unbelievable Truth, and discussion programmes such as Off the Page. Simon’s latest show Simon Evans Goes to Market, sees him in his own words using his “jokenomics lens to make money funny”.

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Otley Science CafE


Two – Reform Theatre Company

Otley Chamber Orchestra

John Jones and The Reluctant Ramblers

Dan Cassidy Swing Quartet

Otley Science Cafe

On Behalf of the People

Friday 18 May 7.30pm £12

Sunday 20 May 7.30pm £9, under 18s free

Saturday 26 May 8pm £12 in advance, £14 on the door

Saturday 9 June 8pm £12.50

Thursday 14 June 7.30pm £5

Saturday 16 June 7.30pm £12/£10

Theatre Reform Theatre Company present:





Theatre Melting Shop Theatre presents:

Outstanding violinist Dan Cassidy makes a return visit to the Courthouse with an evening of hot tunes and gypsy jazz to capture the effervescent spirit of the swing era. The brother of the late Eva Cassidy, those who saw his previous show will attest to the fact that the musical talents were not confined to his illustrious sister, but widely shared amongst the family.

ideas in 10–15 minutes and 20 slides. Then it is 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.


From the award-winning writer of Little Voice and Road comes Two, a gritty yet heartwarming look at northern life filled with pathos and humour. Set in a Northern Pub where the Landlord and Landlady’s cheery greeting and friendly banter barely disguise their contempt for each other. They met outside the pub when they were kids, had their first drink there, courted there, had their Twenty Firsts there, Wedding Reception there, and now they own the place. During the evening, assorted customers pass through including a little boy left by his father, an event that triggers a move towards a fragile reconciliation between the pub couple as their secret tragedy, swallowed back for seven years, comes to a head after drinking-up time.

OTLEY CHAMBER ORCHESTRA CONCERT Methodist Church Hall Otley An evening 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 Otley Chamber Orchestra on an occasional basis in 2014 and became their musical director in 2016. Chris studied music at the University of Leeds and now arranges their International concert season. He is the Musical Director of the Leeds Haydn Players and Mirfield Choral Society, and regularly conducts the West Yorkshire Symphony Orchestra.

JOHN JONES AND THE RELUCTANT RAMBLERS – SPINE OF ENGLAND II John Jones, the charismatic lead singer of award-winning Oyster Band, has been an avid walker for many years. In 2009, John combined his love of walking with his music and led a group of walkers and musicians from his home on the Welsh Borders, via the Wychwood Festival in Cheltenham, to the Big Session Festival then in Leicester. They walked during the day and either played a gig or enjoyed their own session in the evening. John and his band of intrepid walkers and musicians return to his native Yorkshire to continue the Spine of England Walking Tour he began in 2011, Starting where he left off in Holmfirth, having walked from the Staffordshire Moorlands, John takes to the Pennine Way to walk from the High Peak to the Dales, from Saddleworth Moor to Settle, with gigs each evening.


Prepare to be enthralled by some stunning violin and the mesmerising playing of special guest guitarist Remi Harris, not to mention Dan’s beguilingly disturbed sense of humour.

ON BEHALF OF THE PEOPLE By Ray Castleton 1945: a land fit for heroes – this time? A powerful and engaging story of a post-war Yorkshire mining family, coming to terms with life and love in their rapidly changing world and a new Britain, told with warmth, humour and authenticity. Tom Mason returns from the war to the arms of his grateful mother and fiancée – and to the bosom of the pit. His father George fights his own battles and an election to secure a better future for his union men and their families. Connie mourns, loves and unites; Liz sees a new world, brim full of opportunity. In a new Britain, will their hopes and dreams be reconciled? Ray Castleton’s powerful play is based on the true stories of those who lived through the period. On Behalf of the People reveals how millions of people in mining communities were affected by the end of the war, coal nationalisation and the huge period of social change which impacted on their lives, love, hopes and dreams.

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Chippendale 300

Otley Walking Festival

Friday 22 June 7.30pm £8

Saturday 23 June 2.30 pm £8

Saturday 23 June 7.30pm £8




DR ADAM BOWETT AND MR JAMES LOMAX OF THE CHIPPENDALE SOCIETY The Chippendale Society, founded in Otley in 1965, has as one of its aims to advance the public education and promote the appreciation and study of the work of Thomas Chippendale senior and junior. The Chairman (Dr Bowett) and Curator (Mr Lomax) of the Society should certainly achieve this objective with their talks entitled Through Tempestuous Seas: Exotic Woods in Chippendale Furniture and Thomas Chippendale: Hero of Wharfedale. Saturday 23 June 2 –4pm Free


OLD MEETS NEW Making Chippendale Furniture on a 3D printer as well as an exhibition of children’s Chippendale competition entries.

PROFESSOR ABIGAIL HARRISONMOORE : CHIPPENDALE IN THE SHADY WORLD OF ANTIQUES Professor Harrison-Moore, of the Fine Arts Department at Leeds University, has written many books, the last of which is entitled Fraud, Fakery and False Business. This work includes a section on Chippendale and what the name means in the antique trade, and how it is still being used to great effect by fakers and forgers. Something that extends the name of Chippendale, but not as honest people would like to see. Make sure you are not fooled.


Yorkshire born Jack Metcalfe fell in love with marquetry following early retirement in 1990 and his passion led him to being the leading expert in the reproduction of Chippendale’s exquisite furniture, even to the extent of using the tools that Chippendale himself would have used. His talk Chippendale Marquetry revealed, will focus on the tools, techniques and timbers he used to build these timeless images.

The London Lasses and Chris O’Malley

Thursday 28 June 7.30pm £3

Friday 29 June 7.45pm £4

Saturday 30 June 8pm £12.50




MICK BRADLEY’S TRIALS AND TRIBULATIONS OF MUNRO BAGGING IN SCOTLAND Illustrated talk on the highs and lows of bagging all 284 Munros. From the first Munro in 1987 to the final one, Ben Na Lap, on 1st June 2018, join Mick Bradley for humour and anecdotes galore even amongst the most challenging conditions. From the circuit of Ben Nevis in the snow, to the overnight bothy in the heart of the Cairngorms, or the long days on the Cuillin Ridge on Skye, this evening’s event will be a real treat for all – whether armchair alpinist or hill walker.

MOUNTAIN (2017 – 75 minutes) Presented by Otley Film Society and Otley Walking Festival Based on Robert McFarlane’s book Mountains of the Mind this film explores the history of the fascination that we have with mountains. It showcases the world’s highest places and is a visually stunning journey to some of the world’s most beautiful and extreme places. It draws on 2,000 hours of filming across twenty two countries with sparse narration by Willem Dafoe. The Australian Chamber Orchestra provides a magical score that blends seamlessly with the visuals. Prepare to be awestruck by the majesty of some of the world’s wildest places, and pumped by the adrenaline of the risks of personal conquest! Director: Jennifer Peedom, Writers: Robert Macfarlane, Jennifer Peedom.


Over the past seventeen years The London Lasses have been delighted to bring their music to some of the world’s most prestigious festivals and concert halls, including the Cambridge Folk Festival, and the Royal Albert Hall, where they performed the first ever BBC Proms céílidh as part of the 2008 season. This internationally renowned band deliver a wealth of traditional material from all over Ireland, including songs in Irish and English, plus the full gamut of Irish dance tunes, from the venerably ancient to the newly composed. With Leeds pianist/ guitarist – Chris O’Malley and Brogan McAuliffe (concertina) added to the line-up, this promises to be a great night of entertainment.

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Emily Portman and Rob Harbron © Elly Lucas

Thu Le

King Lear

Skinner releasing technique

Superposition Hackathon

Performance Summer School

Sunday 1st July 8pm £13

Friday 6 July 8pm £12

Friday 13 July 7pm £12

Monday 16th – Friday 20th July 10am–4pm £225 (£50 deposit) Early Bird Price £195 (before 30/4/18)

Saturday 18–Sunday 19 August Free Entry

Monday 20–Friday 24 August 9.30am – 3.30pm £100 per child. 2nd child from the same family £90


EMILY PORTMAN AND ROB HARBRON Emily Portman and Rob Harbron are two of the finest and most distinctive performers on the British folk scene. With multiple accolades for their years of work in different collaborations, now they have formed an inspired new group. Together they create a boldly stripped-back and intricately woven sound, exploring traditional song alongside new writing. Emily (voice, banjo) is best known both as an original song-writer and for her work in traditional song band The Furrow Collective. Rob (English concertina, guitar, voice, fiddle) is known for his work with Leveret, Fay Hield and the Hurricane Party, Jon Boden and many more. Together they explore the traditional music in which they are both steeped, mining the archives for hidden gems and offering their own original contributions. Emily’s unaffected voice combines with Rob’s sympathetic musicality,creating an unforgettable live experience.




Thu Le is a Hanoi born guitarist, currently living in Bahrain. She started learning guitar at the age of four with her father, Le Hanh, and at the age of five gave her first public performance. She passed the entrance examination of the National Conservatory of Music, Hanoi at the age of seven, making her the youngest student ever to be admitted. Her repertoire includes Western Classical, as well as New Flamenco, Latino and Spanish music. She has also been part of many television and radio shows, playing solo and with her band ‘Nuevo Flamenco’. Thu Le performs all over the globe and so with a UK tour planned it is a rare treat that we welcome Miss Le to Otley Courthouse.

King Lear has three daughters, but no sons. Boldly he decides to divide his kingdom among his children, but fails to anticipate the consequences of his actions. His generosity is cruelly repaid and Lear finds himself adrift, wandering homeless and destitute. As he comes to realize the false values by which he has lived, he finally encounters his own humanity. This screening of the production from the Globe Theatre in London, stars Kevin R McNally as Lear and Saskia Reeves as Kent.


MOVING LANDSCAPES Skinner releasing technique, dance improvisation, inside and out Returning to the Courthouse for a sixth year, this 5-day Skinner Releasing Technique (SRT) based dance intensive course is open to all – regardless of experience! “Very rich and stimulating. I liked the variety of input and challenges. A very full and rewarding week”. Participant, 2017 This course will take advantage of our location, integrating the beautiful surrounding countryside with the imagery used in SRT. The course includes two trips out into Yorkshire’s breathtaking countryside which will be used as a spring board for creative movement work. To book or for more info please contact


SUPERPOSITION Performance SUMMER HACKATHON SCHOOLS The Superposition is an open collective of scientists, artists and makers who meet regularly in Leeds to share ideas and ways of working together, and to collaborate on projects. People come and go and get involved as much or as little as they like. On 18–19 August, Superposition will take over Otley Courthouse to research, solve, create, trial and refine a creative technology project, all in a single weekend. Anyone is welcome to drop in throughout the weekend to see what’s going on, to make suggestions or to roll up their sleeves and join in.

Performance Drama School are back again for a weeklong summer school, a collaboration of musical and dance techniques, ending the week with a show. Aimed at children 4–14 years. For more information or to book a place please email: or call Sue on 01943 602265.

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Janis Halliwell


Janet Gomersall

The New 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.

VISUAL ARTS AT THE COURTHOUSE Curated by members of the In-House Arts Group The In House Arts group, curate monthly visual arts exhibitions at the Courthouse. Also throughout the year they display art and crafts for sale in our cabinets. If you are a maker and would like to have your work included, for more information, or to submit ideas or offer to help, please email exhibitionsatotleycourthouse


March Prince Henry’s Grammar School A Level art students will be displaying their work in this popular annual exhibition.

As a Friend, you will receive: • A reduction of £1 per ticket at the Box Office on Friends’ tickets for selected events*

April Margaret Kilburn

• A priority copy of the programme

Sharon Snaylam

• Regular emails to give you warning of any additional and special events • 10% discount at the Courthouse Cafe.


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

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 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

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: 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@

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Otley Film Society Graduation No Mean Feet Steely Dan Tribute An Evening with Julyian Norton The Yorkshire Vet John Doyle, John McCusker, Mike McGoldrick International Women's Day Film Made in Dagenham Victoria & Abdul Science Café Phil Wang Intimissimi on Ice Luke Daniels & Nancy Kerr Otley Film Society I am not your negro Mark Nevin Wind in the Willows Roy Orbison & Buddy Holly Tribute Loving National Theatre Live: Julius Caesar Mark Flanagan Dave Johns Handel's Messiah The Nose that nobody picked Otley Film Society Land of Mine Steptoe & Son Talisk Paddington 2: Fizz, film, fish n chips Their Finest Lucy Porter Harriet The Rheingans Sisters Otley Film Society God's Own Country Richard Digance Otley Green Fair Jon Palmer Carmen on the Lake My Cousin Rachel Randal Metzger Patti Boulaye Aiden O'Rourke & Kit Downes Otley Film Society A Man Called Ove Exhibition on Screen: David Hockney Gifted National theatre live: Macbeth Imar Simon Evans Otley Film Society Mystery Film Reform Theatre present: Two Otley Chamber Orchestra at the methodist church Alone in Berlin Otley Film Society Quiz John Jones & the Reluctant Ramblers Dan Cassidy Swing Quartet Letters from Baghdad Science café On Behalf of the People Chippendale Society talk Chppendale Society talk Chippendale Society talk Chippendale Society talk Otley Walking Festival talk Otley Walking Festival: Mountain The London Lasses & Chris O’Malley Emily Portman & Rob Harbron Thu Le The Zookeepers Wife Globe on Screen: King Lear Moving Landscapes Maudie Superpostition Hackathon Performance Summer School

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Otley courthouse spring summer 2018  
Otley courthouse spring summer 2018