Otley Courthouse

Otley Courthouse
Courthouse Street, Otley, West Yorkshire, LS21 3AN
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Aidan O'rourke & Kit Downes

A new duo that brings together two of the UK's foremost folk and jazz artists, a sparse and emotive exploration of contemporary folk music 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…

Sat 28 Apr 2018

£14 / 01943 467466

The Ballad of Shirley Collins

  • 2017
  • UK
  • 1h 34min
  • Directed by: Rob Curry, Tim Plester

Music doc about the life and music of folk icon Shirley Collins.

Fri 16 Feb 2018

£8–£10 / 01943 467466

Ben Waters

Ben is recognised as one of the UK’s supreme boogie piano players and has worked with The Rolling Stones, Ray Davies, Chuck Berry, Jools Holland, Jerry Lee Lewis, Shakin’ Stevens, Screaming Lord Sutch, PJ Harvey, Amy Macdonald, Bobby Womack, Mick Hucknall, Charlie Watts, The Ronnie Wood Band, Paul Weller, Dave Gilmore…

Sat 13 Jan 2018

£12 / 01943 467466

Bomb Happy

Everwitch Theatre in partnership with York Normandy Veterans & Helmsley Arts Centre presents: Bomb Happy by Helena Fox “I haven’t seen anybody dead before and we’re in the water wading to the shore and we’re literally brushing against… bodies rolling in the surf…eighteen, nineteen year olds…people that we…

Fri 24 Nov

£12 / 01943 467466

Captain Fantastic

  • 3 stars
  • 2016
  • US
  • 1h 58min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Matt Ross
  • Written by: Matt Ross
  • Cast: Viggo Mortensen, George MacKay, Samantha Isler

Ben (Mortensen) has raised a family of six off the grid in the Pacific Northwest, teaching them survival skills and science but leaving them unprepared for the rest of the world. The film doesn't face how Ben seems more like a cult leader than a great dad and it's contrived and contradictory, but Mortensen is a delight.

Thu 21 Dec

Free / 01943 467466

Dennis Greaves & Mark Feltham from Nine Below Zero

Nine Below Zero’s, Dennis Greaves and Mark Feltham have gone back to their blues roots performing a series of intimate, acoustic concerts as a duo.

Fri 2 Feb 2018

£12 / 01943 467466

Elle

  • 4 stars
  • 2016
  • France, Germany, Belgium
  • 2h 10min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Paul Verhoeven
  • Cast: Isabelle Huppert, Christian Berkel, Anne Consigny
  • UK release: 24 February 2017

Michele (Huppert) is a successful, middle-aged video games producer who, when raped by a violent intruder, doesn't report the assault but behaves as though nothing has happened. Verhoeven's dark character drama features an astonishing, multi-layered central performance from Huppert and its treatment of sexual violence is…

Thu 1 Feb 2018

Free / 01943 467466

God's Own Country

  • 4 stars
  • 2017
  • UK
  • 1h 44min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Francis Lee
  • Written by: Francis Lee
  • Cast: Josh O'Connor, Alec Secareanu, Gemma Jones

Johnny (O’Connor) is a young Yorkshireman living with his sour grandmother (Jones) and disgruntled father (Hart), whose life is turned upside-down by the arrival of Romanian migrant Ghoerghe (Secareanu). Fluid photography and achingly honest performances make for a transformative drama about the possibility of a better…

Thu 19 Apr 2018

Free / 01943 467466

Graduation

  • 5 stars
  • 2016
  • Romania / France / Belgium
  • 2h 8min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Cristian Mungiu
  • Cast: Adrian Titieni, Maria-Victoria Dragus, Rares Andrici
  • UK release: 31 March 2017

Eliza (Dragus) has been awarded a scholarship to study in the UK, and all she has to do is pass her graduation exams, but on the day of the first session she is attacked, and her father (Titieni) is concerned that it will affect her performance. Masterful, slow-burning drama about compromise and ambition, beautifully…

Thu 1 Mar 2018

Free / 01943 467466

Harriet

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 2017. 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.

Sat 14 Apr 2018

£20 / 01943 467466

Hidden Figures

  • 4 stars
  • 2016
  • US
  • 2h 7min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Theodore Melfi
  • Cast: Taraji P Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monáe

The true story of the African-American women who provided NASA with important mathematical data needed to launch its first successful space missions, despite institutionalised segregation in the workplace. The leads are wonderful and it’s an inspiring story about collective triumph.

Thu 8 Feb 2018

£4 / 01943 467466

I am Not Your Negro

  • 5 stars
  • 2016
  • US
  • 1h 35min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Raoul Peck

Documentary examining race relations in America, based on James Baldwin's unfinished manuscript Remember This House, which is told through the stories of Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Dr Martin Luther King. Director Raoul Peck makes use of Baldwin's writing over archive footage, news clippings and vintage photographs…

Thu 15 Mar 2018

Free / 01943 467466

The Idol

Otley Film Society and Leeds Palestinian Film Festival present: THE IDOL (YA TAYR EL TAYER) Since his early years in his native Gaza, Mohammed Assaf has had a golden voice. In 2012, he is a student and drives a taxi to finance his studies. He wants to start singing again but he can envisage singing as a career only…

Thu 30 Nov

£5 / 01943 467466

John Doyle, John Mccusker, Mike Mcgoldrick

John Doyle, John McCusker and Mike McGoldrick first crossed paths as teenagers. Quarter of a century later, the fired-up folk live-wires are set to celebrate their friendship, and musical kinship, with their first studio album, The Wishing Tree. A thrilling trip through traditional, contemporary and original jigs, reels…

Sun 4 Mar 2018

£16 / 01943 467466

John Jones And The Reluctant Ramblers - Spine Of England Ii

John Jones, the charismatic lead singer of award-winning Oysterband, 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…

Sat 26 May 2018

£12–£14 / 01943 467466

John Jones And The Reluctant Ramblers - Spine Of England II - 24-28 May 2018

John Jones, the charismatic lead singer of award-winning Oysterband, 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…

Sat 26 May 2018

£12–£14 / 01943 467466

Jon Palmer Acoustic Band

Back again for a third successive year, Jon Palmer and his six piece acoustic band will be playing their usual mix of folk, roots and rock 'n' roll. Describing the band as a cross between The Pogues and Bruce Springsteen's Seeger Session Band - with a bit of Waterboys and Saw Doctors thrown in for good measure, Jon is…

Sat 21 Apr 2018

£10–£14 / 01943 467466

Keith James: The Songs of Nick Drake

Songwriter and music producer Keith James pays tribute to one of Britain's most revered and best-loved singer/songwriters, who tragically died in 1974 aged 26.

Sat 24 Feb 2018

£14 / 01943 467466

Land of Mine

  • 4 stars
  • 2015
  • Denmark/Germany
  • 1h 40min
  • Directed by: Martin Zandvliet
  • Cast: Roland Møller, Louis Hofmann, Joel Basman
  • UK release: 4 August 2017

At the end of WW2, veteran Danish army sergeant Carl Rasmussen (Møller) is placed in charge of a group of teenage German POWs who he puts to work defusing and removing 45,000 landmines. Intelligent, poignant, Oscar-nominated drama about the dehumanising effect of war, carried by an ebullient, heartfelt performance from…

Thu 5 Apr 2018

Free / 01943 467466

Lion

  • 4 stars
  • 2015
  • Australia/UK/US
  • 1h 58min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Garth Davis
  • Written by: Saroo Brierley, Luke Davies
  • Cast: Dev Patel, Rooney Mara, David Wenham, Nicole Kidman

The true story of Saroo Brierley, who aged five is separated from his mother and family in India, declared lost and adopted by an Australian couple, only to track his family down years later using Google Earth. Hugely emotional, remarkably assured debut from Davis, with fine performances.

Thu 23 Nov

Free / 01943 467466

Lucy Porter: Choose Your Battles

All-new show from the Fringe fave about being offended, irritated or outraged by people.

Fri 13 Apr 2018

£14 / 01943 467466

A Man Called Ove (En man som heter Ove)

  • 4 stars
  • 2015
  • Sweden
  • 1h 56min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Hannes Holm
  • Cast: Rolf Lassgård, Bahar Pars, Zozan Akgün, Tobias Almborg
  • UK release: 30 June 2017

Ove (Lassgård) is an ageing, widowed grump who’s the self-appointed prefect of a small community; his attempts at suicide are continually frustrated by his new neighbours, mouthy Iranian immigrant Parvaneh (Pars) and her family. Shamelessly feelgood, with a welcome streak of black comedy, it’s predictable but heartwarming.

Thu 3 May 2018

Free / 01943 467466

Manchester by the Sea

  • 5 stars
  • 2016
  • US
  • 2h 15min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Kenneth Lonergan
  • Cast: Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams, Lucas Hedges, Kyle Chandler, Gretchen Mol
  • UK release: 13 January 2016

Lee (Affleck) is a carefree small-town guy who, when his brother dies, is given the job of raising his nephew (Hedges). A masterful blend of high drama, quirky characterisations and incidental detail, with a soulful, heartbreaking turn by Affleck at its core.

Thu 4 Jan 2018

Free / 01943 467466

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…

Fri 16 Mar 2018

£14 / 01943 467466

The Marrakesh Express

A live performance of music from Crosby Stills Nash & Young: remarkable music from a remarkable time. The Marrakesh Express are John Butler, Rick Wilson, and Adam Ellis. Together these three great voices deliver a note perfect performance of some of the finest harmony singing in all music. Telling the story of…

Fri 19 Jan 2018

£10 / 01943 467466

Martyn Joseph

Cult singer-songwriter, described as the 'Welsh Springsteen', making social and spiritual comment through his acoustic songs.

Fri 26 Jan 2018

£16 / 01943 467466

Matthews Southern Comfort

Iain Matthews started out as the lead male singer on the first two Fairport Convention albums, before moving on to form Matthews Southern Comfort. This new band continued to pursue the more US folk style ofthose two early Fairport albums, performing both original material & some outstanding covers, including Neil…

Sat 2 Dec

£15 / 01943 467466

Moon On A Stick Presents The Abominable Snowman

Meet the Abominable Snowman in this very silly, very snowy adventure into the mountains. The Abominable Snowman is big and hairy and scary…or is? With footsteps so big you can fall into them no wonder everyone’s afraid of him. But Snowball isn’t scary at all. You'd be better to call him the Adorable Snowman!

Tue 19 Dec

£7–£9 / 01943 467466

Movie Matinee - A United Kingdom

Movie Matinees start at 2pm with tea/coffee and biscuits available from 1.30, which is included in the ticket price of £4. As part of the inclusive ethos of Otley Courthouse, subtitles will be shown. Bookable at Otley Courthouse box office (01943 467466) or online at otleycourthouse.org.uk 11 Jan A United Kingdom…

Thu 11 Jan 2018

£4 / 01943 467466

Movie Matinee - La La Land

Movie Matinees start at 2pm with tea/coffee and biscuits available from 1.30, which is included in the ticket price of £4. As part of the inclusive ethos of Otley Courthouse, subtitles will be shown. Bookable at Otley Courthouse box office (01943 467466) or online at otleycourthouse.org.uk 30 Nov *La La Land***…

Thu 30 Nov

£4 / 01943 467466

Movie Matinee - Lion

Movie Matinees start at 2pm with tea/coffee and biscuits available from 1.30, which is included in the ticket price of £4. As part of the inclusive ethos of Otley Courthouse, subtitles will be shown. Bookable at Otley Courthouse box office (01943 467466) or online at otleycourthouse.org.uk 25 Jan Lion (2016)…

Thu 25 Jan 2018

£4 / 01943 467466

Movie Matinee - Sing Street

Movie Matinees start at 2pm with tea/coffee and biscuits available from 1.30, which is included in the ticket price of £4. As part of the inclusive ethos of Otley Courthouse, subtitles will be shown. Bookable at Otley Courthouse box office (01943 467466) or online at otleycourthouse.org.uk 14 Dec Sing Street (2016…

Thu 14 Dec

£4 / 01943 467466

Mystery Film

Mystery film. 'Nuff said.

Thu 17 May 2018

Free / 01943 467466

National Theatre Live: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

A bold reimagining of Tennessee Williams Cat on a Hot Tin Roof starring Sienna Miller alongside Jack O’Connell and Colm Meaney.

Thu 22 Feb 2018

£12 / 01943 467466

National Theatre Live: Julius Caesar

  • 2018
  • Directed by: Nicholas Hytner
  • Cast: Ben Whishaw, Michelle Fairley

Ben Whishaw and Michelle Fairley play Brutus and Cassius in Nicholas Hytner’s production of Shakespeare's political drama.

Thu 22 Mar 2018

£12 / 01943 467466

National Theatre Live: Young Marx

  • 2017
  • Directed by: Nicholas Hytner
  • Written by: Richard Bean, Clive Coleman.
  • Cast: Rory Kinnear, Oliver Chris

Rory Kinnear is Marx and Oliver Chris is Engels, in this new comedy written by Richard Bean and Clive Coleman.

Thu 25 Jan 2018

£12 / 01943 467466

Nine Below Zero

Nine Below Zero’s founding members, Dennis Greaves and Mark Feltham have gone back to their blues roots and are performing a series of intimate, acoustic concerts as a duo. These are the first ‘old style’ blues shows the pair have performed in the 35 years they have been working together. Covering songs by blues…

Fri 2 Feb 2018

£12 / 01943 467466

Odd Doll Presents: Seaside Terror

Odd Doll In association with Little Mighty present: Seaside Terror It’s holiday season. The season of terror! Odd Doll take a trip to the seaside, where they find more than they bargained for. The only other inhabitant of the dilapidated pier is a rather sinister ice cream man. And he’s got some very strange stories to…

Fri 9 Feb 2018

£11 / 01943 467466

Phil Wang: Kinabalu

  • 4 stars

Phil Wang, son of the British Empire, muses on the realities of being a British East Asian in his laid back style.

Fri 9 Mar 2018

£12 / 01943 467466

Robin Ince: Pragmatic Insanity

New stand-up show from the star of Radio 4's The Infinite Monkey Cage.

Fri 23 Feb 2018

£14 / 01943 467466

Royal Ballet: Giselle

  • 2016
  • E

A performance of the classic tale of pastoral melodrama from the Royal Ballet.

Fri 15 Dec

£10 / 01943 467466

The Salesman

  • 4 stars
  • 2016
  • Iran
  • 2h 5min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Asghar Farhadi
  • Cast: Taraneh Alidoosti, Shahab Hosseini, Babak Karimi
  • UK release: 17 March 2017

Rana (Alidoosti) and Emad (Hosseini) are forced to abandon their home, but when they stay in another flat, pressure grows on their relationship. Farhadi weaves themes of professional failure and paranoia into a compelling drama about lives at the mercy of malicious forces.

Thu 7 Dec

Free / 01943 467466

Simon Evans:genius

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…

Sat 12 May 2018

£14 / 01943 467466

Sing Street

  • 4 stars
  • 2016
  • 1h 46min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: John Carney
  • Cast: Ferdia Walsh-Peelo, Lucy Boynton, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Aidan Gillen
  • UK release: 22 April 2016

Fifteen year old Dubliner, Cosmo (Walsh-Peelo), moves from a posh school to a terrifying inner city institution, where in order to deter bullies and attract aspiring model Raphina (Boynton), he starts a band. A little cloying, but overall a funny, cheering sweetly optimistic romance with wit, character and grit.

Thu 18 Jan 2018

Free / 01943 467466

Stephen K Amos: Bread and Circuses

The stand-up comedian delivers his original material – based on current affairs including Trump and Brexit – with honesty and exuberance.

Wed 29 Nov

£17.50 / 01943 467466

Through The Decades With Roy Orbison & Buddy Holly

Roy Orbison and Buddy Holly both grew up in the same part of Texas. They recorded their earlier work in the Norman Petty Studios in Clovis, New Mexico, even at one point recording the same songs ‘ An empty cup’ (and a broken date)’ as well as ‘ You’ve Got Love’ both written by Roy Orbison. The two Artists brought a…

Sun 18 Mar 2018

£17.50 / 01943 467466

Tom Mcconville Band

The Tom McConville band is surely the most entertaining, exciting four-piece operating on the festival circuit today. Fronted by the incendiary Fiddle playing of BBC Radio 2 Musician of the Year Tom McConville, (who Seth Lakeman regards as his biggest influence), this band also features Shona Kipling, herself a BBC Folk…

Sat 25 Nov

£12 / 01943 467466

Topsy Turvy Presents: Christopher’S Caterpillars

Written and illustrated by Charlotte Middleton and adapted for the stage by Claire Alizon Hills, Topsy Turvy Theatre return with everyones favourite guinea pig in his latest adventure - Christopher’s Caterpillars. Christopher Nibble and his best friend Posie have been busy growing plants and food in their garden whilst…

Sat 17 Feb 2018

£7–£9 / 01943 467466

A United Kingdom

  • 4 stars
  • 2016
  • US / UK / Czech Republic
  • 1h 51min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Amma Asante
  • Cast: Rosamund Pike, David Oyelowo, Tom Felton, Laura Carmichael
  • UK release: 25 November 2016

In post-war London, Ruth (Pike) and black law student Seretse (Oyelowo) fall in love; the thing is, he's first in line to the throne of Bechuanaland (today's Botswana). Based on a true story; Pike and Oyelowo bring a warm human touch to this sentimental but well-crafted history lesson.

Thu 15 Feb 2018

Free / 01943 467466

Viceroy's House

  • 2 stars
  • 2017
  • UK / India
  • 1h 46min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Gurinder Chadha
  • Cast: Gillian Anderson, Michael Gambon, Hugh Bonneville, Manish Dayal, Huma Qureshi
  • UK release: 3 March 2017

Lord Louis Mountbatten (Bonneville) is to oversee Britain’s withdrawal from India and the ensuing partition, but he and his wife Edwina (Anderson) witness the violence erupting through the country. A below-stairs romance between Dayal and Qureshi is frustratingly insipid and the Indian characters are all unforgivably…

Thu 22 Feb 2018

£4 / 01943 467466

The Way Down Wanderers

Equal parts fast-paced and soulful, 5-piece modern-folk Americana act, The Way Down Wanderers, draw listeners in with energy, originality and soulful generosity. Playing, performing and writing together for just 3 short years, the Wanderers have built an enthusiastic and fast-growing following. Youthful and professionally…

Fri 8 Dec

£13 / 01943 467466

A Winter Union - Christmas Folk

A WINTER UNION Jade Rhiannon – Vocals Katriona Gilmore – Vocals, Mandolin, Fiddle Jamie Roberts – Vocals, Guitar Hannah Sanders – Vocals, Guitar, Dulcimer, Autoharp Ben Savage – Vocals, Dobro, Guitar Five leading lights of the British roots scene join forces to create a festive folk band like no other.

Fri 22 Dec

£15 / 01943 467466

A Winter Union - Christmas Music

A WINTER UNION Jade Rhiannon – Vocals Katriona Gilmore – Vocals, Mandolin, Fiddle Jamie Roberts – Vocals, Guitar Hannah Sanders – Vocals, Guitar, Dulcimer, Autoharp Ben Savage – Vocals, Dobro, Guitar Five leading lights of the British roots scene join forces to create a festive folk band like no other.

Fri 22 Dec

£15 / 01943 467466

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