|Wharfedale Festival of Performing Arts||
Our charity provides three major annual events relating to speech and drama, special needs and piano competitions aimed at participants aged under 7 to over 70 in speech and drama, music and creative writing, including opportunities for people with special educational needs. We are affiliated to the British and International Federation of Festivals for Music, Dance and Speech.
The 2023 festival dates and venues are:
Speech and Drama/ Theatre Time at the Craiglands Hotel Ilkley, takes place from Monday 15th to Wednesday 17th May 2023
Music Makers at Craiglands Hotel Ilkley on Wednesday 17th May 2023.
Choirs and Music Ensemble at the King’s Hall, Station Road, Ilkley on Friday 19th May 2023.
Piano at Christchurch Sanctuary, The Grove, Ilkley on Tuesday 10th and Wednesday 11th October 2023.
Wharfedale Harriers came into being in 1998 and was initially formed to bring together people with an interest in off road running, mainly Fell Running. Since then, however, the club has expanded to include the delights of Cross Country and the dizzy speeds of Road Running.
We are a friendly club and welcome applications for membership from all ages and abilities. We also have a thriving junior section. Our modest fees are set at a level where we look to merely cover our expenses - new members welcome! http://www.wharfedaleharriers.co.uk/membership/
|Wharfedale Men's Shed||
Wharfedale Men's Shed is aimed at older men who may feel isolated and would enjoy working with wood in the company of other men.
|Wharfedale Naturalists' Society||
Search, study and recording of natural history species and habitats in Wharfedale from Pool in Wharfedale to the head of Wharfedale. Includes: Otley, Ilkley, Addingham, Grassington, Kettlewell, Yockenthwaite, Littondale, Washburn Valley. Conservation of wildlife including plantlife and their habitats.
If you’ve an interest in our natural heritage you’ll enjoy membership of ‘Wharfedale Nats.’
|Wibsey Community Garden||
Bradford Organics Community Service took over Wibsey Community Gardens in 2016. We have a team of dedicated, hardworking volunteers who have turned the Gardens into a successful site, growing soft fruit, salad and vegetables.
The site has three polytunnels, allowing us to grow a wide variety of different plants. Our volunteers tend the beds, and harvest the results, which we then sell to the local community. Using only organic growing methods, this creates a source of fresh and delicious produce that's accessible to as many people as possible.
We also have an onsite apiary where our beekeepers tend to a series of hives. This not only benefits our plants, helping to pollinate them, but we also get a regular crop of honey, which is one of our biggest sellers.
We work closely with schools, running events on site. This gives children an opportunity to learn about fruit and veg, how it's grown, and how to cook and eat healthier.
For opening times and posts about what's available to buy in the shop, please see our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/wibseycommunitygarden/
Wibsey Community Garden is managed by a charity called Bradford Organics Community Service which also runs Scrap Magic and Bradford Community Repaint.
|Wilsden Art Group||
Wilsden Art Group meet every Monday at 2pm to 4pm in the village hall. The tutor is Chris Rouse. The class is suitable for beginners or those who wish to improve. Most people paint in water colour but it is possible to have tuition in other medium. Chris also runs a class at St. Philip and St. James’ Church Hall, Scholes Lane, Scholes, on Wednesdays, 10am to 12 noon.
|Wilsden Badminton Club||
Friendly club - beginners and experienced players all welcome. Mens, Ladies and Mixed teams play in a number of divisions of the Bradford League. Badminton season runs from September to April.
We also run two ten-week junior coaching sessions which cost £40 a session.
|Wilsden Gardening Association||
To provide for the interests of all members in their gardening activities and to supply materials when needed. Membership is open and new members always welcome.
Annual show held at Wilsden Village Hall returned in 2022 after a three year absence due to COVID.There were 61 adult classes and 9 children’s to enter.
Our 2023 annual show is planned for Sunday 17 September.
We have 26 allotments. Water is available and there are two small huts for tool storage. Mowers, strimmer etc. are available for use by the allotment holders. There is a waiting list for allotments and because of demand, in future priority will be given to Wilsden residents. For allotment enquiries, contact Andrew and Debbie Ellison telephone 07802908458 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
|Wilsden Squash Club||
Membership by application. The club plays both squash and racquet ball and anyone of any age interested in these sports is welcome.
Based in a separate area behind the main Wilsden Village Hall building that includes:
Two squash courts
The bar is open 7pm to 11pm each evening, except Saturdays.
|Wilsden Thursday Afternoon Group||
Social group for older people in Wilsden - new members welcome to join in. We meet each week on Thursday afternoons, 2pm to 4pm at Wilsden Village Hall. Entertainment is provided, eg music, talks, slides etc. At Christmas, a lunch (with entertainment) is held.
|Wilsden Village Hall||
Wilsden Village Hall is a registered charity run as a non-profit on behalf of the community. It was founded in 1976 to serve as the hub of Wilsden village.
The hall is run by a management committee made up of volunteers from the local community, the hall manager Milton Pearson, deputy manager Paul Westcott and a team of staff. It is entirely self-funded. Running costs are covered through user fees, supplemented by fundraising events and grant applications.
Village groups who meet in the hall include uniformed organisations, dance and fitness groups, art classes and many more. It is also available to hire for special events such as birthdays parties, family celebrations, christenings and wedding receptions.
The hall also has recently refurbished meeting rooms available for business and training events.
|Wilsden Women's Institute||
We donate to local charities such as Manorlands Hospice, Bradford Ear Trust and Wilsden Village Hall; provide refreshments for village activities. Provide a friendly environment for members to pursue hobbies, new skills and friendships.
Meet at Trinity Church, Wilsden, on the first Monday of each month at 7.30pm except bank holidays.
|Windhill and Daisy Hill Cricket Club||
Bradford Division Cricket and Members' Club.
|Windhill Community Centre, Advice Service||
Please telephone 01274 588831 to book an appointment.
|WomenZone Community Centre||
WomenZone aims to promote health and well-being and create fairer access to services for women and children in the local area. We take a community development approach, seeking to support women to capitalise upon and build their own strengths for the benefit of their families and communities. To this end we:
Our purpose built nursery has been specifically designed to ensure that all children have access to as many different experiences as possible whilst developing an age appropriate level of independence.
|Workers Educational Association, Bradford Branch||
Adult education in liberal and humanitarian studies - courses available in person in Bradford district but also online. Topics include family history, arts and crafts, English, Maths, digital skills, science and work-related courses.
Depending on your personal circumstances, some courses may be free of charge.
|Wrose Adventurers Association||
Wrose Adventurers is an association set up for young people aged between 11 and 25 with high functioning autism. We are a small and friendly group, based at Highcroft Youth Centre in Wrose, Shipley. Our members come from all over the Bradford District, to have fun, play games and socialise. We meet on Wednesday evenings when members can socialise in a safe setting and join in activities such as pool, arts and crafts, board games or just chill and listen to music and use laptops. We also organise occasional trips to bowling, laserzone and to eat out at local restaurants. Our group exists to relieve stress and advance the education, social and mental wellbeing of young adults with autism (and related conditions) and their families and carers. Our informal social skills club is supported by experienced staff and a dedicated group of volunteers. We are managed by a parent-carer committee, and rely on small voluntary sector grants to keep running.
Wrose Adventurers welcomes new members, and is always happy to hear from new volunteers to work with the group. Our ethos is to provide a relaxed, safe and happy atmosphere to enable our members to enjoy themselves, and feel at home.
A Christian fellowship which undertakes a full Christian program over the week for the whole person including acts of worship and community services. Aimed at whole family including children, young people and seniors across the local community regardless of age, gender, ethnicity or faith.
|Wyke Community And Children's Centre Ltd||
Wyke Community And Children's Centre provides a community nursery, including Nursery Education funded places for 2 year old and 3.to 4 year old children. They also provide out of school childcare both during school term and holiday times.
The charity also provides services to elderly people, in the form of meals and activities which support social inclusion, health and well being.
|Wyke Local History Group||
Collating information on the life of the village over the years - its people, industry, sport etc. and passing on this information to the community at our monthly meetings and visiting local schools.
Meets 1st Tuesday in the Month at 2.30pm
Our Programme for 2022-23
6th December 2022, History of Baildon Moor - Mike Lawson
Wyke Local History Group is part of South Bradford Local History Alliance (SBLHA) which also includes Low Moor Local History Group and Wibsey Local History Group.
YMCA Bradford Mission
YMCA Bradford is part of a worldwide inclusive Christian Movement working with people of other religious faiths and those of none to transform communities so that all young people truly belong, contribute and thrive.
Ethos and Values of the YMCA
We seek out – ways to transform your life and believe in the equality of all people
We welcome – you, and offer you the space to feel secure, respected, heard and valued.
We inspire – you to nurture your body, mind and spirit
We promote – the development and growth of the YMCA impact
We serve others – by committing ourselves to the well-being of your community
No referral necessary just give us a call or visit us at Culture Fusion in Bradford City Centre.
|Yorkshire Agricultural Society||
Yorkshire Agricultural Society supports and promotes farming and the countryside. It is best known for organising the Great Yorkshire Show every year which is a celebration of food, countryside and agriculture with something for everyone of every age.
Charitable activities include:
Organising educational events for children and families
|Yorkshire and Humberside Asbestos Victim's Support Group (SARAG)||
We provide free, confidential, help, advice and support for anyone affected by asbestos related diseases.
|Yorkshire Archaeological Society||
The Yorkshire Archaeological & Historical Society's purpose is to:
“The examination, preservation and illustration of the History, Architecture, Antiquities, Manners, Customs, Arts and Traditions of the county of York…”
"To this end we collect books and archive materials; we publish in print and digitally; we arrange lectures and other events, and we offer small grants to assist others who contribute to these objects. Our members, both individuals and affiliated bodies, share a passion for Yorkshire’s past and, as volunteers, their commitment drives the Society forward."
Membership provides access to the Society's Library at the University of Leeds Library as well as the wider holdings of Leeds University Library - email the Society's Hon. Secretary email@example.com for further information.