Around the Area - Otley

Otley Christmas Tree Festival 2023

Once again Otley members decorated a tree for the Christmas Tree Festival at the Parish Church - one of 40 charity trees in this well supported event.


And this one was decorated
by the u3a group
'Otley Sewing Collective'

Drop In's at Otley Town Council's 'The Core', Orchard Gate

An opportunity for potential and existing members to chat to Otley u3a members over a cup of tea or coffee 10:30 am to 12 noon. Dates for 2024:

  • Friday 9th February

  • Friday 12th April
  • Friday 14th June
  • Friday 11th October
  • Friday 13th December

Photos of previous events: 22nd April 2022, 14th October 2022

    Meet for coffee

    We will be in the upstairs room at the Bloomfield Square cafe (near the petrol station on Gay Lane) between 10am - 12pm on the following dates in 2024:

    • Monday 22nd January
    • Monday 25th March
    • Monday 20th May

    All members and non members are welcome, regardless of where they live.

    Lee Wellbrook hosted the well attended meeting 24th July 2023

     Groups that meet in Otley

    Name  When and Where
    Art for Fun
    Tuesdays 10am at The Bridge Church [artwork examples] Lynda Drummond
    Blues Appreciation First Monday of each month, from 2:00pm to 4:00pm at The Black Horse Lee Wellbrook
    Circle Dancing Thursday mornings 10:30am at the Scout Hut, Burras Lane Jan Ellan Bows
    Improvers Photography

    Last Wednesday of the month from 2:00pm - 4:00pm at Horse and Farrier Pub, Bridge Street Otley LS21 1BQ.

    Peter Robinson
    International Dining Group Meet at a restaurant each month (the day will vary from month to month) Kathryn Thompson
    Otley Sewing Collective The first Saturday of the month 11:00am to 1:00pm and third Wednesday of the month from 7:00pm to 9:00pm. September 2022 to July 2023 at Beech Hill Church, 20 – 24 Westgate, Otley Andrea Petch
    Patchwork and Quilting
    2nd and 4th Thursday of each month 1pm at Bridge Street Church Kathryn Thompson
    Photography for Beginners Horse and Farrier Pub, Bridge Street, Otley LS21 1BQ Peter Robinson
    Piano Duets Quarterly Thursday mornings from 10am to noon at Bridge Street Church Pam Harris
    Reading for Fun Every 3rd Wednesday at the OTP rooms on Mercury Row Steph Lee
    Social Bridge - Otley
    Every Monday 10.30am at Otley Town Partnership  Trevor Williams and Steph Lee
    Walk for Fitness
    Alternate Wednesdays 10am at the Buttercross Sue Raffo and Ray Moss

    Digital Inclusion

    Joe Woollin of Otley Action for Older People has contacted us to offer technical and digital support.

    He spends a lot of his time in appointments or at home visits to help elderly members with specific tech issues or regular sessions to support learning. If you live within OAOP's geographical remit of Otley, Pool and Arthington and would like support please contact Otley Action for Older People, Otley Old People's Welfare Centre, Crossgate, Otley, LS21 3AA. 01943 463965. Joining OAOP is free.
    More info:

    Who are you going to call? Draught Busters!

    As part of the warm spaces initiative Otley sewing collective offered free make your own draught excluder sessions starting the 25th January 2023...  read press release

    Otley Christmas Tree Festival 2022

    A new venture for our Otley Ambassadors this year has been an entry into the Otley Christmas Tree Festival. The festival has taken place at the Parish Church for ten years, with a two year gap during the pandemic. It has been revived this year, in all its glory. U3a Ambassadors were delighted to receive, and accept, an invitation to join in... read more

    Summer Programme 2022 Reflections of Events in Otley

    Textile Adventures 17th August

    Stroll with a sketchbook 23rd August

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