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The Club Francophone du Wharfedale, affiliated to the Alliance Française ('AF'), was set up in 1994 and aims to promote the French language and culture within the area.

The programme for the whole year has been prepared, with the format of the Club evening being either to invite a speaker or to arrange an activity.  

The talk or activity usually lasts about an hour with half an hour afterwards for members to socialise and enjoy a free glass of wine or fruit juice. We draw on a list of experienced speakers in order to provide an interesting and varied programme for our members and organise a meal for the January meeting to which members can bring their family or friends. Although members are encouraged to speak in French, fluency is definitely not a pre-requisite for joining the Club! Our members' proficiency in the language is varied and all visitors are made very welcome whatever their level of spoken French.

We also have a wide range of interesting CDs, DVDs and magazines for our members to borrow.


Current members and visitors travel from a wide catchment area to attend our monthly meetings which alternate between Tuesday and Wednesday and take place at:


The Lounge, St John's Church,
Ben Rhydding, Ilkley 
at 7.30pm for a 7.45pm start.


Current annual subscription fees are as follows:
£25.00 per person, Students are free of charge.
Visitors pay £5.00 per visit.


For more information on the Club and its programme, please call Judith Dunn on 01943 817588 or email Judith on This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Programme 2018 - 2019 



mardi 25 septembre

Verre de bienvenue et
Le Musée Jacquemart-André

avec Sue McClay               


mercredi 17 octobre

Le Club des trois s'aventurent en Corse

avec Michèle Reynolds


mardi 20 novembre

La France et ses produits du terroir 

avec Jenny Howarth et Paula Connor


mercredi 5 décembre

Les Santons 

avec Eric Wright
… et petite dégustation de desserts de Provence fournis par Elissa Collins

 (avec le généreux soutien du Ilkley Arts Festival)




vendredi 11 janvier                  

Dîner de la Fête des rois


mardi 19 février                                 

Les Français en Inde

avec David Whitton


mercredi 20 mars                                

Racines maternelles – voyage en Israël

avec Pat Dawson                         


mardi 16 avril                         

Nos coups de coeur - cinéma, littérature, musique

avec celles et ceux qui veulent bien participer !


mercredi 15 mai                                 

Le Beaujolais, paysages et gastronomie                          

avec Georges Lepelley et Judith Dunn           


mardi 18 juin                    


avec Sophie Llewellyn-Smith





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