Friends and Neighbours (FAN)

Short video about our FAN workshops and programme

About FAN

Friends and Neighbours (FAN) is part of Waltham Forest Council’s Connecting Communities programme.

FAN is focused on ways to support Waltham Forest residents, especially adults who have English as a second language, during the Covid-19 response.

Become a FAN partner

FAN wants to partner with local organisations to lead on delivering virtual events and activities to integrate residents across the borough and build stronger communities.

Contact FAN

For more information about FAN, please email

Residents: take part!

FAN’s exciting range of virtual workshops, courses and creative arts projects are free for all Waltham Forest residents. For example, the Share-ArtBox creative art project and virtual Bollywood fitness, costume-making, hair and makeup workshops.

Other FAN projects and workshops

Wellbeing Week (24 August to 31 August 2020)

Two young children and an adult at a table making something with beads and wires Free online activities included Bollywood dancing fitness classes, yoga, meditation, family art workshops and more.


Art and craft supplies from one of our Share-ArtBoxes.

Connecting with other Waltham Forest residents: Share-ArtBox.

Lockdown art competition 2020

Summer 2020 lockdown art competition