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Finding a FAN group! We are beginning to get back to Face to Face FAN but this is a SLOW process as we need everyone to feel safe. So to find a FAN meeting you need to look in two places Virtual FAN (for Zoom meetings) and then your area to find Face to Face Groups. So please start your search with Virtual FAN (at the bottom of the list on the left of the screen), then try the area you are interested in to find Face to Face groups.

FAN groups meet weekly and are for men and women. Come and join us for an hour of friendly and conversation. If you are learning English or are new to the area coming to FAN is a great way to meet local people and to make friends. FAN groups are free to attend.

Important! ALMOST all FAN groups are meeting on Zoom but some are beginning to meet Face to Face again. So please start your search with Virtual FAN for all Zoom FAN groups, then try an area for face to face groups.  Thank you for your patience and we look forward to meeting you soon. 

There are 65 results


Type Title Location Day Time Details
Llanelli FAN at Ty Gwyn Community Church Llanelli Monday 9:30am

A NEW weekly FAN group starting on Monday 24th February at 9.30am. This group has been funded by The Welsh Government Community Cohesion Programme.

Join or find out more:

  • Philippa
  • 07938 978397
  • Philippa.fan@gmail.com
  • Ty Gwyn Community Church
    Vauxhall Road
    SA15 3BD

 
This group is currently taking a break. See Virtual FAN Llanelli
Bridgend Zone FAN Bridgend Monday 11:00am

Join or find out more:

  • Sarah
  • 07880 630553
  • fanofficer@ymail.com
  • Zone
    46-48 Dunraven Place
    Bridgend
    CF31 1JB

Virtual FAN Llanelli with Philippa Virtual Monday 11:00am

Join this friendly FAN meeting using Zoom technology.

Join or find out more:

  • philippa.fan@gmail.com
 
The group is taking a break over the summer holidays
Severn Road Centre, Canton Cardiff Monday 12:00pm

A FAN group for women.

Join or find out more:

  • 029 2023 1652 or 07880 630553
  • Severn Road Neighbourhood Learning Centre
    Severn Rd
    Canton
    CF11 9DZ

 
This group is currently taking a break. See Virtual South Riverside Community Development FAN
Virtual FAN for women with ACE Virtual Monday 1:00pm

Join this friendly FAN meeting

Join or find out more:

  • Grainne
  • 07811233509
  • grainne.connolly@cgl.org.uk
 
The group will be taking a break during the summer holidays
Sketty Library FAN, Swansea Swansea Monday 1:45pm

Join or find out more:

  • Philippa
  • 07938 978397
  • philippa.fan@gmail.com
  • Sketty Library
    Vivian Road
    Swansea
    SA2 0UN

 
This group is currently taking a break. See Virtual FAN Swansea
Whitchurch FAN Cardiff Monday 2:00pm

Join or find out more:

  • Sarah
  • 07880 630553
  • fanofficer@ymail.com
  • Whitchurch Hub, Park Road, Whitchurch, Cardiff, CF14 7XA

 
Phone Sarah to book a place, places limited. Meeting until 16th August then back on 6th September
Barry FAN, Palmerston Centre Barry Monday 2:00pm

Join or find out more:

  • 07880 630553
  • carolinefan2018@gmail.com
  • Palmerston Community Learning Centre
    Cadoc Crescent
    Barry
    CF63 2NT

 
This group is currently taking a break. See Virtual FAN Barry
Virtual FAN Newport Virtual Monday 2:00pm

Join this friendly FAN meeting using Zoom technology.

Join or find out more:

  • Jane
  • 07835 544639
  • janeb.fan@gmail.com
 
Closed from 26th July to 30th August
Virtual FAN with Sarah Virtual Monday 2:00pm

Join or find out more:

  • Sarah
  • fanofficer@ymail.com
 
Meeting face to face from 7th June, see Whitchurch Library FAN
FAN at Urban Crofters Roath Cardiff Monday 2:15pm

Come a little before 2pm if you want to buy a cup of tea or coffee! The group will meet as usual in the half term.

Join or find out more:

  • 07989 041495
  • Urban Crofters Church
    Crofts Street
    Cardiff
    CF24 3RB

 
This group is currently taking a break. See Virtual FAN Urban Crofters
Virtual FAN with Will Virtual Monday 2:15pm

Join this friendly FAN meeting from Urban Crofters, Roath, Cardiff, using Zoom technology.  

Join or find out more:

  • urbancrofters@gmail.com
 
Taking a break from 26th July to 30th August inclusive
Virtual FAN with Ian Virtual Monday 7:30pm

Join this friendly FAN meeting using Zoom.

Join or find out more:

  • Ian
  • thomsoni@outlook.com
 
Will continue to meet during the summer
CAFF Cymraeg Canton / Treganna Cardiff Tuesday 10:00am

CAFF Cymraeg. FAN in Welsh for speakers and learners.

Join or find out more:

  • Severn Rd Neighbourhood Learning Centre
    Canton
    CF11 9DZ

 
See Virtual Welsh FAN
Golau Caredig FAN Barry Tuesday 10:30am

Come along and meet up with Caroline at 10.30am each Tuesday from 15th January for an hour of interesting conversation.

Join or find out more:

  • Sarah
  • 07880 630553
  • carolinefan2018@gmail.com
  • Golau Caredig
    Broad Street
    Barry
    CF62 7AZ

 
This group is currently taking a break. See Virtual FAN Barry
Virtual FAN Biddulph England Virtual Tuesday 11:00am

A new FAN group for Biddulph, West Midlands, all very welcome.

Join or find out more:

  • Suzanne
  • 07783180917
  • suzannewilliams@outlook.es
 
Biddulph FAN is taking a break at the moment. Join any Virtual FAN group
Swansea Central Library FAN Swansea Tuesday 11:00am

How to find our FAN group: as you enter the library head to the information point in the middle of the library where staff can direct you our group, we are at the far end of the library overlooking the sea by the computers and the ‘teen section’ – a warm welcome awaits you!

Join or find out more:

  • Philippa
  • 07938 978397
  • philippa.fan@gmail.com
  • Swansea Central Library Civic Centre
    Oystermouth Road
    Swansea
    SA1 3SN

 
This group is currently taking a break. See Virtual FAN Swansea
Share Centre Newport Tuesday 12:00pm

Join or find out more:

  • Ann or Sarah
  • 07835 544639 (Ann) / 07880 630553 (Sarah)
  • Share Centre
    88 Stow Hill
    NP20 4DW

 
This group is currently taking a break. See Virtual FAN Newport
The Mentor Ring (TMR), Butetown Cardiff Tuesday 12:15pm

Please note that the group is now taking a break and will start back at the end of January, exact date tbc. Also, please note that from January this will become a mixed group rather than men only.

Join or find out more:

  • Sujartha
  • 029 2132 1073
  • janina.atFAN@yahoo.com
 

This group is currently taking a break, but search again in Virtual FAN.

FAN Plus Cardiff Tuesday
(Monthly)
1:25pm

FAN Plus is a partnership project between FAN and the Wales Millennium Centre offering something a little bit different to a usual FAN meeting! Each session will start with a slightly shorter than usual FAN meeting, then there will be an additional activity based at the Millennium Centre. If you have any questions NEXT MEETING will be in April. Details to be confirmed soon. www.tycerdd.org

Join or find out more:

  • Gemma or Janina
  • 07512 638792 (Janina)
  • Gemma.Hicks@wmc.org.uk / janina.atFAN@yahoo.com
  • Wales Millennium Centre
    Cardiff Bay

 

This group is currently taking a break, but search again in Virtual FAN.

West Wales FAN Virtual Tuesday 2:00pm

Join or find out more:

  • Philippa Wisdom
  • 07938978397
  • philippa.fan@gmail.com
 
Will continue throughout the summer
Virtual FAN Newport Virtual Tuesday 2:00pm

Join this friendly FAN meeting using Zoom technology.

Join or find out more:

  • Jane
  • 07835 544639
  • janeb.fan@gmail.com
 
Closed from 27th July to 31st August
Virtual Welsh FAN Cyfarfod Cymdogion a Ffrindiau (CAFf) Cymraeg Rhithiol Virtual Tuesday 3:00pm

Mae grŵp rhith CAFf gyda ni trwy gyfrwng y Gymraeg dros Zoom bob dydd Mawrth 3yp. Os hoffech chi ymuno, rhowch wybod i mi er mwyn i mi anfon Rhif Adnabod y cyfarfod a’r cyfeirnod atoch chi. Mae’r grŵp yn addas ar gyfer dysgwyr a siaradwyr rhugl. Diolch Sarah.

We have a virtual Welsh FAN group meeting via Zoom on Tuesdays at 3pm. If you would like to join, let me know so that I can send you the Meeting ID and password. The group is suitable for learners and fluent speakers. Thanks Sarah.

Join or find out more:

  • Sarah
  • fanofficer@ymail.com
Virtual FAN Newport Virtual Tuesday 7:00pm

Join this friendly FAN meeting using Zoom technology

Join or find out more:

  • Jane
  • 07835 544639
  • janeb.fan@gmail.com
 
Closed from 27th July to 31st August
Llanelli FAN at The Wheelhouse, Antioch Llanelli Wednesday 9:30am

We meet at 9:30am for a drink and the meeting starts at 9:45am.

Join or find out more:

  • The Wheelhouse@Antioch
    Antioch Centre
    Copperworks Road
    LLanelli
    SA15 2NE

 
This group is currently taking a break. See Virtual FAN Llanelli
Usk Hub FAN Usk Wednesday 10:00am

Look out for the FAN world map tablecloth.

Join or find out more:

  • Jane Booty
  • 07835 544639
  • janeb.fan@gmail.com
  • Usk Community Hub
    35 Maryport St
    Usk
    NP15 1AE

 
Closed from 28th July to 1st September
Barry FAN, Barry Library Barry Wednesday 11:30am

For more information call the Vale Learning Centre 01446 736466.

Join or find out more:

  • 07857 755951
  • carolinefan2018@gmail.com
  • Vale Learning Centre
    First Floor
    Barry Library
    King Square
    Barry
    CF63 4RW

 
This group is currently taking a break. See Virtual FAN Barry
Virtual Women's FAN Group with ACE Virtual Wednesday 1:00pm

Join or find out more:

  • Philippa Wisdom
  • 07938978397
  • philippa.fan@gmail.com
 
The group will continue to meet during the summer holidays
Virtual FAN Barry Virtual Wednesday 2:00pm

Barry FAN groups are using Zoom technology.  The group will continue to meet throughout the summer holidays.

Virtual FAN Swansea Uni with Philippa Virtual Wednesday 2:00pm

Join this friendly FAN meeting using Zoom technology.

Join or find out more:

  • philippa.fan@gmail.com
 
The group is taking a break over the summer holidays
Maindee Library FAN, Newport Newport Wednesday 2:00pm

A new FAN group in Newport.  Ring or email Jane to book your place. All very welcome. 

Join or find out more:

  • Jane Booty
  • 07835544639
  • janeb.fan@gmail.com
  • 79 Chepstow Road, Newport, NP19 8 BY,

 
Closed from 28th July to 1st September
Virtual FAN with Swansea Asylum Seekers Support group (SASS) Virtual Wednesday 4:00pm

Join or find out more:

  • Steve Pullinger
  • stevepullinger1@gmail.com
 
The group will be taking a break during the summer holidays
Grangetown Hub FAN Cardiff Wednesday 4:00pm

Drop in at 3.30pm if you'd like to get a coffee first.

Join or find out more:

  • Cafe of Grangetown Library / Hyb

 

This group is currently taking a break, but search again in Virtual FAN.

Virtual FAN with Sarah Virtual Wednesday 5:30pm

Join or find out more:

  • Sarah
  • 07880630553
  • fanofficer@ymail.com
Stacey Road Primary School, Roath Cardiff Thursday 9:00am

Meetings take place on Thursdays from 9am to 10.30am.

Join or find out more:

  • Stacey Road Primary school

 

This group is currently taking a break, but search again in Virtual FAN.

M.A.D.E Cafe, Roath Cardiff Thursday 11:00am

Come down Angus Street, last road on left off Albany Road or come up Lochaber Street (off Ninian Road). Come a little before 11am if you want to buy a cup of tea or coffee!

Join or find out more:

  • 07989 041495
  • MADE
    Community Arts Cafe
    corner of Lochaber and Angus Street
    Roath
    CF24 3LS

 
This group is currently taking a break, but search Virtual M.A.D.E. FAN
Virtual FAN with Nigel and Zoe Virtual Thursday 11:00am

Join this friendly FAN meeting from MADE Cafe group, Roath, Cardiff, using Zoom technology.

Join or find out more:

  • welcome_all@thefancharity.org
Barry FAN, Barry Library FAN Barry Thursday 1:00pm

A NEW FAN (Friends and Neighbours) Group in Barry!

Join or find out more:

  • Sarah
  • 07880 630553
  • carolinefan2018@gmail.com
  • Barry Library
    King Square
    Barry
    CF63 4RW

 
This group is currently taking a break. See Virtual FAN Barry
Virtual South Riverside Community Development FAN for women Virtual Thursday 1:00pm

Join this friendly FAN meeting for women using Zoom technology.

Join or find out more:

  • Sharon
  • sharon@srcdc.org.uk
South Riverside Community Development Centre (SRCDC) Cardiff Thursday 1:15pm

Meeting room open from 1pm. You're welcome to bring a packed lunch!

Join or find out more:

  • Sharon
  • 029 2022 0309
  • South Riverside Community Development Centre
    Brunel Street
    Riverside
    CF11 6ES

 
This group is currently taking a break. See Virtual South Riverside FAN
Virtual FAN at Oasis Cardiff Virtual Thursday 1:15pm

Join this friendly meeting using Zoom technology or attend Oasis centre in person! 

Join or find out more:

  • Sarah
  • fanofficer@ymail.com
CCAWS FAN. (Women Only) Cathays Cardiff Thursday
(Fortnightly)
1:30pm

A friendly way for women from around the corner and around the world to meet, talk and listen to each other for one hour.

Join or find out more:

  • Janina
  • 07512 638792 (Janina) / 029 2034 5294 (CCAWS)
  • CCAWS
    (Community Care and Wellbeing Service)
    62 Whitchurch Rd
    Cardiff
    CF14 3LX

 

This group is currently taking a break, but search again in Virtual FAN.

Cathays Branch and Heritage Library FAN Plus Heritage Monthly Group Cardiff Thursday
(Monthly)
2:05pm

The group meets monthly. The meetings will start with a short FAN meeting and be followed by Heritage FAN where we get to know our city by exploring materials from the Heritage Library. July 8th The Mystery of the Welsh Triangle; 12th August Womanby Street; 9th September The Vulcan Hotel; 8th October the Stone Circles of Wales. 

Join or find out more:

  • 02920 785580
  • Cathays Branch and Heritage Library
    Fairoak Rd
    Cathays
    CF24 4PW

 
Please phone 02920 785580 to book your place
Huntingdon FAN Huntingdon Thursday 2:30pm

Join or find out more:

  • George Hotel
    Market Square
    Huntingdon
    PE29 3AB

 

This group is currently taking a break, but search again in Virtual FAN.

Virtual FAN with Ian Virtual Thursday 3:00pm

Join this friendly FAN meeting using Zoom.

Join or find out more:

  • Ian
  • thomsoni@outlook.com
 
Will continue to meet during the summer
Central Library HUB FAN Note New start time of 5pm Cardiff Thursday 5:00pm

Join or find out more:

  • 4th floor
    Central Library Hub
    The Hayes
    Cardiff
    CF10 1FL

 
This group is currently taking a break. Visit any Virtual FAN Group
Virtual FAN, Salvation Army (Women only) Grangetown Virtual Friday 10:00am

A FAN meeting for women. Please come at 10.00am if you would like help with English, we follow our English session with FAN at 11:00am. Pre-school children welcome but please ring before the meeting to make sure there is space for your child.

Join or find out more:

  • 029 2064 0714
  • Salvation Army
    Corporation Road
    Grangetown
    CF11 7AY

 
Last meeting before taking a summer break will be Friday 11 July. The group will then start again in Septemmber.
Penlan Library FAN, Swansea Swansea Friday 10:00am

Join or find out more:

  • Philippa
  • 07938 978397
  • philippa.fan@gmail.com
  • Penlan Library
    93 Heol Frank
    Swansea
    SA5 7AH

 
This group is currently taking a break. See Virtual FAN Swansea
Virtual FAN Maes Y Coed Community Centre Cardiff Virtual Friday 10:00am

Join this friendly FAN meeting using Zoom technology.

Join or find out more:

  • 029 2062 6973
  • bookings@myc.wales
Maes Y Coed Community Centre, Heath Cardiff Friday 10:15am

Join or find out more:

  • 029 2062 6973
  • Maes-y-Coed Community Centre Cafe
    1 Jubilee Gardens
    Heath
    CF14 4PP

 
This group is currently taking a break, but search Virtual Maes Y Coed FAN
Women Connect First FAN, Riverside Cardiff Friday 11:00am

This warm and friendly FAN group for women all women welcome. Women Connect First's World Cafe takes place after FAN at 12 and is an opportunity to buy a delicious lunch cooked by WCF volunteers.

Join or find out more:

  • Amal or Adrisa
  • 029 2034 3154
  • Women Connect First
    7 Neville St
    Riverside
    Cardiff
    CF11 6LP

 

This group is currently taking a break, but search again in Virtual FAN.

Virtual Lighthouse FAN, Cardiff with Bert Virtual Friday 11:00am

Join this friendly FAN meeting using Zoom technology.

Join or find out more:

  • Bert
  • 07966766508
  • bertgray@me.com
Virtual FAN with Philippa Virtual Friday 11:00am

Swansea's friendly FAN meetings are now meeting using Zoom technology.

Join or find out more:

  • Philippa
  • philippa.fan@gmail.com
 
The group will be taking a break during the summer holidays
Virtual FAN for Women Virtual Friday 11:00am

The Salvation Army FAN group for women

Join or find out more:

  • Sarah
  • 07880630553
  • fanofficer@ymail.com
 

This group is currently taking a break, but search again in Virtual FAN.

The Lighthouse, Ebenezer Hall, Grangetown Cardiff Friday 11:15am

10.30 for Coffee. FAN starts at 11.15. The Lighthouse is also open for just coffee company and friendship from 10 -12am every Tuesday and Thursday.

Join or find out more:

  • Bert
  • 07966 766508
  • The Lighthouse
    Ebenezer Hall
    Grangetown
    204a Corporation Road
    CF11 7AY

 
This group is currently taking a break, but search Virtual Lighthouse FAN
Barry Library New Friday Group Barry Friday 12:15pm

For more information call the Vale Learning Centre 01446 736466.

Join or find out more:

  • 07880 630553
  • carolinefan2018@gmail.com
  • Vale Learning Centre
    First Floor
    Barry Library
    King Square
    Barry
    CF63 4RW

 
This group is currently taking a break. See Virtual FAN Barry
Virtual FAN with SASS Virtual Friday 4:00pm

Join or find out more:

  • Philippa Wisdom
  • 07938978397
  • philippa.fan@gmail.com
 
The group will take a break over the summer holidays
United Reform Church (URC) Cardiff City Centre Cardiff Saturday 11:00am

Meet from 10.30am in the downstairs cafe, run by volunteers then join our FAN group at 11am.

Join or find out more:

  • 07880 630553 or 07989 041495
  • United Reform Church
    Windsor Place
    CF10 3BZ

 
This group is currently taking a break, but search Virtual Saturday FAN
Virtual FAN with Ian Virtual Saturday 11:00am

Join this friendly FAN meeting using Zoom technology.

Join or find out more:

  • Ian
  • thomsoni@outlook.com
 
Will continue to meet during the summer
Virtual FAN with Ian Virtual Saturday 3:00pm

Our friendly FAN meeting from the City Centre in Cardiff is now meeting via Zoom.

Join or find out more:

  • Ian
  • thomsoni@outlook.com
 
Will continue to meet during the summer
St Neots FAN new venue - the Art and Soul Cafe St Neots Saturday 4:00pm

All FAN groups are taking a break, but do keep in touch through St Neots FAN Facebook page.

Join or find out more:

  • Art and Soul Cafe
    opposite St Neots Museum
    7 New St
    Saint Neots
    PE19 1AEA

 

This group is currently taking a break, but search again in Virtual FAN.

Virtual FAN with the St Neots Group Virtual Saturday 4:00pm

Join this friendly FAN meeting using Zoom technology.

Virtual FAN with Gill Virtual Saturday 6:30pm

Join or find out more:

  • Gill Saunders
  • thefancharitygill@yahoo.co.uk
 
Taking a break until 11th September
Sunday FAN at Virgin Money Lounge, Cardiff Centre Cardiff Sunday
(Monthly)
2:15pm

Starting at 2:15pm finishing at 3:45pm.

Join or find out more:

  • Janina
  • 07512 638792 (Janina) / 029 2022 0203 (Ian)
  • janina.atFAN@yahoo.com
  • Community Room
    Virgin Money Lounge
    Trinity Street
    CF10 1BH

 

This group is currently taking a break, but search again in Virtual FAN.

Sunday FAN at Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff Bay Cardiff Sunday
(Monthly)
2:30pm

Sunday FAN meetings take place monthly. Join us for a free cuppa and a chat in the between 2.30pm and 4pm. NEXT MEETING 19th April

Join or find out more:

  • Janina
  • 07512 638792 (Janina) / 029 2022 0203 (Ian)
  • janina.atFAN@yahoo.com
  • Seligman Room on Level 2
    Wales Millennium Centre

 

This group is currently taking a break, but search again in Virtual FAN.

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