Clubs and Organisations

French: Wharfedale French Club

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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 format of the Club evening is usually a speaker or an informal social activity.  We draw on a list of experienced speakers 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.

Programme 2022-2023


mardi 20 septembre        Tout vient à point à qui sait attendre

mercredi 12 octobre        Montréal : Impressions d'une ville francophone
                                              avec Mike Cordner

mardi 8 novembre           Trois roses françaises qui ont changé le monde
                                              avec David Whitton*

mercredi 7 décembre      Soirée musicale : chants de Noël
                                              avec les Ilkley Singers

*avec le généreux soutien du Ilkley Arts Festival



vendredi 6 janvier             Dîner de la Fête des rois (restaurant local)      

mercredi 15 février           Soirée de jeux

mardi 14 mars                   Mes visites en France en tant que prof et puis conseiller
avec Catherine Cheater

mercredi 19 avril               Une sélection de vins français : amusez-vous avec une dégustation de vin...  
                                               avec Georges Lepelley

mardi 16 mai                      Renaud - tendresse et contestation
                                               avec Judith Dunn

mercredi 14 juin                Assemblée générale annuelle suivie d’une dégustation estivale        


The talk or activity usually lasts about 45 minutes with half an hour afterwards for members to socialise and enjoy a free glass of wine or fruit juice.  We also have a wide range of interesting CDs, DVDs and books for our members to borrow.
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 (corner of Margerison Road/Bolling Road).  Arrival from 7.30pm onwards for a 7.45pm start.

2022-23 subscription fees are as follows:
Annual member's fee is £25.00 per person.  Non-members can pay £5 on the night.  Students (over 18) are free of charge.

If you would like more information about the Club and membership please contact Sue on 01943 603432.