Clubs and Organisations

French: Wharfedale French Club

 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 Sue McClay on 01943 603432 or email Sue on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Programme 2019 - 2020



mardi 24 septembre

Un demi-siècle d'entente cordiale: les 50 ans du jumelage Ilkley-Coutances

avec Jenny Howarth


mercredi 23 octobre

Jouons! Soirée de quiz et de jeux


mardi 19 novembre

 Mystères, Miracles et Passions: les plus grands spectacles du Moyen Âge

avec David Whitton

 (avec le généreux soutien du Ilkley Arts Festival)


mercredi 11 décembre

Soirée de Noël 




vendredi 10 janvier                  

Dîner de la Fête des rois


mardi 18 février                                 

 Les voyages avec la Fédération française de cyclotourisme

avec Andrew Lamming


mercredi 18 mars                               

Nos Coups de cœur – cinéma, littérature, musique

avec celles et ceux qui veulent bien participer!          


mardi 21 avril

Mordue de Montagne

avec Anne Chevalier


 mercredi 20 mai                                 

Les vies du Musée d’Orsay de Paris

avec Sue McClay


mardi 16 juin                    

Assemblée générale annuelle suivie d’une dégustation festivale