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.
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