FAN Groups

FAN group weekly meetings are a great opportunity for local people to meet newcomers.

If you are learning English, FAN can be a good way to improve your skills.

Who is FAN for? Men and women of any country and religion (or no religion) to meet in friendship and to talk about our daily lives. What do we do? We meet for an hour and take turns listening to each other’s stories, experiences and ideas. Anyone friendly is welcome.

FAN Groups in Riverside, Grangetown and Butetown

Grange Pavilion, Grange Gardens, meet on Mondays at 11am

The City Church, Lower Cathedral Rd, Riverside, meet on Tuesdays at 10.30 (WOMEN ONLY)

The Mentor Ring, Butetown Community Centre Meet on Wednesdays at 10am (WOMEN ONLY)

Grangetown Hub, Havelock Place meet at 5.30 on Wednesdays Salvation Army, Corporation Rd Grangetown, meet at 10am for an English lesson then have a FAN meeting at 11am. (WOMEN ONLY)

Women Connect First, Neville St, Riverside, meet at 11am on Fridays. (WOMEN ONLY) For further information please see our website or contact Janina on 0751 238 792

Looking for Work – Need Help?

Every Tuesday 1pm – 3pm
(starts 12th September)

South Riverside Community Development Centre
Brunel St, Riverside
CF11 6ES
Tel: 029 20250549

  • Help with job search and applications
  • Information about accredited courses and training opportunities
  • Volunteering / work placement opportunities
  • CV Help
  • Advice


Art and Storytelling

Celebrate diversity – art and storytelling workshops with writer Eric Ngalle Charles, and visual artist Andrea Heath.  Whether you’ve lived here all your life or newly arrived as an asylum seekers or refugee, all welcome to share you story and turn it into an illustrated book.

Weekly workshops from October – January 2017 in Butetown, Grangetown and Splott