Dan Edwards has facilitated the wonderful Cathays Heritage Library FAN + group since it started, making each monthly meeting a fascinating mix of FAN and local history ranging from Billy the Seal through the arcades and the history of the Sherman (50 years old unbelievably).
Due to the sudden unavailability of our usual venue of the United Reform Church in Windsor Place we will meet in the Meeting Room on the 4th Floor of the Cardiff Central Library Hub, The Hayes, Cardiff, CF10 1FL.
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The Salvation Army women's FAN group now meet on Wednesdays at 10am, The group is based in Grangetown, Cardiff and start with an English lesson, followed by a FAN meeting where participants can practice their English conversation skills.
Llantwit Major FAN meets in Bethel Baptist Church weekly on Tuesdays at the new time of 1.30pm There will be a very warm welcome but wear warm clothes and bring your own hot drink as the room itself my be cool...
While many FAN friends will be celebrating a busy family Christmas we know that it can be a lonely time of the year too, so Ian is holding a special Christmas morning FAN meeting on 25th December at 11am.
So good to see several groups starting back up face to face for September including The Salvation Army group for women (which includes an English class), Friday FAN for all in Grangetown and Saturday FAN at the United Reform Church in the City Centre.
We are very pleased to announce that we are starting a new face to face FAN group in Maindee Library , Newport on Wednesday afternoons at 2pm, commencing Wednesday 23rd June and every following Wednesday.
The Coronavirus situation is changing rapidly and we are following the most recent advice of the Government and ceasing all non-essential gatherings so there will be no more FAN activity for the foreseeable future.
The FAN Charity is grateful to its funders the Tudor Trust and the National Lottery Community Fund - these organisations allow us to employ part time staff in Cardiff, Swansea and Newport to support Facilitators and to develop FAN groups - and here we are Ann, Sarah, Janina and Philippa - nearly all present and correct, alongside our new bilingual pull up sign.
This week ‚Äì for one week only at the present time ‚Äì St Neots FAN will meet upstairs in the gallery area of the Art and Soul Cafe, (opposite St Neots Museum) 7 New St, Saint Neots PE19 1AE from 4.00 pm to 5.00 pm (i.e.
A few fan groups will continue to meet during the summer, ¬†so if you want to continue to catch up with old friends and neighbours and meet new ones, check the¬†"Find a FAN Meeting"¬†page on this website, where the summer plans for most groups are listed.
Gill will be running free Advanced English Conversation Classes on Wednesday mornings at 10.30am at MADE Cafe Roath (corner of Lochaber Street and Angus Street, CF24 4PW) and then students are encouraged to join with conversation in the MADE FAN group on Thursday mornings at 11am.
Gill will be running Advanced English Conversation Classes - twice a week at MADE Cafe (corner of Lochaber Street and Angus Street, CF24 4PW) in the upstairs room starting on Wednesday 20th July - many thanks to Zoe for that upper room facility!
A very big¬† meeting at the Quaker Centre at 11:00 - there must have been about twenty five of us from countries throughout the world - including first time visitors from the United States and Paraguay, and regular friends from Pakistan, Thailand and South Korea, Turkey, Lithuania and Azerbaijan, Saudi Arabia and Somalia, plus Wales and England.
Many FAN meetings do take a half term break, but not all!¬† Check out the Find a FAN Meeting page or FAN Facebook¬†https://www.facebook.com/THEFANCHARITY/ to see if your favourite group is meeting this week.
Debbie, Sarah, Zahra, Ian, Katka and Arwa from the FAN Group in Cardiff took part in a special FAN Group meeting that took place on the 8 December 2015 in the building now housing the Cardiff Story at the Old Library in The Hayes..
Gill and Zahra have made excellent links with Cardiff and Vale College (CAVC) - so much so that in November CAVC will have a FAN group for students as part of their Wednesday afternoon enrichment programme.
You don't have to miss out on FAN meetings during August, the following groups are running: Mondays & Wednesdays: FAN at IKEA, Cardiff 10.30-11.30 (some are meeting at 10 am for 99p breakfast first!) Wednesdays: Llanelli FAN at Lakefield Hall at 10.30-11.30am (see below for contact details).
The good work of The FAN Charity has been recognised by the Welsh Assembly Government, as we were asked to submit information so that we could be placed on their website as a good example of voluntary groups working for community cohesion.