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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 £4.00 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 2016 - 2017 



mardi 13 septembre

Soirée club                 


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




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