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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 2017 - 2018 



mercredi 13 septembre

Verre de bienvenue et soirée thématique : Jacques Prévert                 


mardi 10 octobre

Les Ponts de Paris

avec David Whitton


mercredi 15 novembre

Musique et danses traditionnelles en France

avec Yannick Minvielle-Debat


mardi 5 décembre

Soirée musicale – chants de Noël

avec les Ilkley Singers

(avec le généreux soutien du Ilkley Arts Festival)




vendredi 5 janvier                  

Dîner de la Fête des Rois


mardi 13 février                                 

Soirée musicale

avec Elissa Collins


mercredi 21 mars                                

Interprète à Bruxelles

avec Sophie Llewellyn-Smith                         


mardi 10 avril                         

Nos coups de coeur - cinéma, littérature, musique

avec celles et ceux qui veulent bien participer !


mardi 8 mai                                 

Saint Benoît Labre - le Vagabond de Dieu                           

avec Judith Dunn               


mercredi 13 juin                     

Dégustation (sujet à confirmer)




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