A PACKED programme of events is planned at a thriving village venue.

A range of activities from film screenings to concerts is taking place at Glusburn Community and Arts Centre.

This Saturday (April 22) the Colne Road premises host leading Frankie Valli tribute show, The Ragdolls.

The show, featuring classics such as Sherry and Oh What a Night, is making a return visit to the venue following a hugely-popular appearance in November 2021.

On Friday, May 5, The Railway Children Return is being screened.

The sequel to the classic 1970 film was given a northern premiere in Keighley last summer, and stars Jenny Agutter reprising her role as Bobbie.

Filming locations for the movie, as for the original more than half a century ago, included Oakworth, Haworth and the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway.

Set in 1944, the new film follows the adventures of three children – Lily, Pattie and Ted Watts – who are evacuated from Salford to the Yorkshire countryside.

Doors open for the screening at 7pm, with the film starting at 7.30pm.

Tickets are £6.

On Saturday, May 13, a celebratory coronation concert, featuring the Ilkley Chamber Orchestra, is taking place.

The programme will include many favourites from the Last Night of the Proms, including Rule Britannia, Land of Hope and Glory, Jerusalem and Nimrod, plus the Dambusters March.

The orchestra, recently formed by conductor John Anderson, will be joined for the evening by acclaimed young soprano Rowena Thornton. She will sing popular arias and songs including I Could Have Danced All Night, from My Fair Lady, and West Side Story's Somewhere.

"This will be the orchestra's inaugural concert," said a spokesperson for Glusburn Community and Arts Centre.

"The players, hand-picked by John, include outstanding members of the Airedale Symphony Orchestra and professional friends with whom he has worked with over many years.

"John has conducted at Glusburn on numerous occasions and is looking forward to introducing the Ilkley Chamber Orchestra!"

Prosecco and nibbles will be served from 7pm, and the concert starts at 7.30pm.

People are invited to dress for the occasion, and Union Flags are encouraged.

Tickets are £18, including a glass of Prosecco on arrival.

For more details about events and to book, visit gicac.org.uk or call 01535 630223.

The centre is also home to around 30 different sessions a week, covering interests ranging from dance, drama, fitness and wellbeing to art, cooking and social activities.