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 £4.00 per visit.
For more information on the Club and its programme, please call Judith Dunn on 01943 817588 or email Judith on
Programme 2016 - 2017
mardi 13 septembre
mercredi 12 octobre
Nos coups de cœur – cinéma, littérature, musique
avec ceux et celles qui veulent bien participer!
mardi 15 novembre
Un Jardin exotique en Méditerranée
avec Judith Dunn à Eze
mercredi 14 décembre
Soirée musicale – chants de Noël
avec les Ilkley Singers
(merci pour le généreux soutien du Ilkley Arts Festival)
vendredi 6 janvier
Dîner de la Fête des Rois
au restaurant Clevedon
mardi 14 février
Le français à l’école primaire
avec Catherine Cheater
mercredi 8 mars
Soirée club: la Journée internationale de la femme
mardi 11 avril
Apprendre le français en s’amusant (titre à confirmer)
avec Fred Dessard de BCV Langues
mercredi 10 mai
L’Incomparable Monsieur Molière
avec David Whitton
mercredi 15 juin
Dégustation (sujet à confirmer)
avec Elissa Collins et Jane Trewellha