FIFTIES glamour, Seventies secrets and turn-of-the-century trickery will come to the screen in Glusburn through the winter and spring.

The village’s Community and Arts Centre is showing films including Phantom Thread, The Post, Peter Rabbit and The Illusionist.

And just announced are two popular bands returning towards the end of the year – Eagles tribute act Desperado and comedy-folk legends the Houghton Weavers.

The venue, also known as Glusburn Institute, will also host jazz saxophonist Snake Davis, classic rock band Splash Alley, a trio of comedians, and the annual Glusburn Youth Theatre pantomime.

Desperado will be in Glusburn on November 16 to present the Greatest Hits Tour offering country-tinged rock, fine harmonies and an amazing catalogue of material.

A spokesman said: “Desperado tap into this incredible legacy and faithfully recreate a superb two-hour-plus, good-humoured homage to all your favourite Eagles tracks, with the precision that Eagles fans deserve.”

The Houghton Weavers will return on December 7 at the end of their 43rd year blending popular folk music, humour and audience participation.

The group – comprising Tony Berry, Steve Millington, David Littler and Jim Berry – have performed thousands of concerts, recorded over 30 albums, and presented successful BBC radio and TV series.

The spokesman said: “The Houghton Weavers guarantee a wonderful evening of entertainment which is suitable for all the family. Their experience – together with their style and professionalism – ensures they always `Keep Folk Smiling`.”

Phantom Thread, screened on February 1, is set amidst the glamour of 1950s post-war London.

Renowned dressmaker Reynolds Woodcock and his sister Cyril are at the centre of British fashion, dressing royalty, movie stars, heiresses, socialites, debutants and dames with their distinct style.

The Post, screened on March 8, is set in June 1971 when major American newspapers like the New York Times and Washington Post took on the might of government.

They took a brave stand for freedom of speech by reporting on the Pentagon Papers, the massive cover-up of government secrets that spanned four decades and four presidents.

Easter is a perfect time for a screening of the recent film version of Beatrix Potter’s beloved story of Peter Rabbit.

The event on April 5 is billed as a “family-friendly Easter spectacular” with a prize for the best-dressed child on an Easter theme. Every child will receive an Easter egg.

Peter is a rebellious rabbit trying to sneak into a farmer’s vegetable garden.

The Illusionist, screened on May 3, is set in 1900s Vienna where mesmeric entertainer Eisenheim’s magical abilities are wowing the crowds, his act ranging from mere tricks to an apparent capacity to raise the dead.

Eisenheim has long been in love with Duchess Sophie von Teschen, which puts him in dangerous competition with the violent, scheming Crown Prince Leopold, who jumps at the opportunity to have the magician arrested grounds of necromancy.

Edie, screened on June 7, stars as a bitter, gruff woman in her eighties whose strained relationship with her daughter Nancy worsens following her husband George’s death.

While Edie tries hard to convince Nancy she can manage fine by herself, Nancy is making plans for to move her to a retirement home.

A bit of a surprise, then, when Edie sets off to climb a mountain in the Scottish Highlands.

Glusburn Arts Centre is also a flourishing live venue, and will again host Glusburn Youth Theatre’s annual pantomime, this time Sleeping Beauty running from February 24 to March 2 including Sunday and Saturday matinees.

Splash Alley will present their “Big Rock Show” on March 30 when they promise a night of classic covers from the likes of Bon Jovi, Thin Lizzy, Boston and Whitesnake, accompanied by a light show.

More classics on April 27, as Snake Davis presents music made famous either by him or other saxophone maestros.

Classic Sax Solos promises emotional, passionate, searing and soulful music in songs such as Baker Street, Careless Whisper, Respect, Yakety Yak,, A Million Love Songs, Moving On Up, Search for the Hero and Change

Snake has worked with Eurythmics, M People, George Michael, Take That, Cher, Tina Turner and Beyonce, providing distinctive sax solos for a host of hit singles.

A comedy night on May 18 will feature Matt Richardson, Katie Mulgrew and Kieran Boyd.

Visit or call 01535 630223 to book tickets.