Events

Below you’ll find information about all our upcoming events (including our regular Coffee Clubs), in date order. For events requiring free registration, please head to our Eventbrite page.

Want to find out more about CLAPA events? Visit this page which tells you what to expect from the different events we run, as well as how to join using Zoom.

About CLAPA Events

Upcoming Events

  • A pale blue background with dark pink text reading 'CLAPA Café' above blue text 'Saturday 16th October @ 10am via Zoom'. An arrow with text 'for adults aged 18 - 25!'. Two circular photos in front of a dark pink wave show young adults smiling at the camera, and white text reads 'A safe and relaxed space to chat about: Returning to treatment as a young adult.' Small blue stars and speech bubbles surround the photo

    CLAPA Cafe: For adults born with a cleft

    We’re excited to announce the launch of CLAPA Café: informal Zoom meet ups focusing on specific topics for adults born with a cleft! Our first CLAPA Café, aimed at adults aged 18 to 25, is taking place on Saturday 16th October at 10am and will focus on ‘Returning to treatment as a young adult’.

  • A photo of a man holding a baby wearing a white bib, with a dark blue semi-transparent banner and text reading: ‘Baby Sign Mini Course, 6 week course on Tuesdays at 12.30pm, first session 2nd November'

    Baby Sign Mini Course

    Following the popularity of our first Baby Sign Mini Course, we are delighted to launch a second set of sessions starting on Tuesday 2nd November!

  • A close up photo of a small stack of balanced pebbles against a grey background. White text reads 'CLAPA Wellbeing Sessions', and 'free virtual massage sessions for parents and carers and close relatives affected by cleft'

    Virtual Massage Session

    To care for others, it's vital we take time out to care for ourselves. Join us on Wednesday 3rd November for our first wellbeing session, designed to give parents, carers and other close relatives (including grandparents) a cleft-focused space where they can take time to relax and let their worries go.

  • A woman has her hands resting on a pushchair and stands next to a man, who is holding a child in his arms. The man and woman are smiling at the camera, with green trees and bushes out of focus behind them. At the bottom of the photo is a semi-translucent pink banner, with white text reading: 'CLAPA Coffee Club: Alveolar Bone Graft & Older Children's Surgery. Monday 8th November @ 7pm via Zoom'

    CLAPA Coffee Club: ABG and Older Children's Surgery

    Join us on Monday 8th November at 7pm to discuss 'Aveolar Bone Graft and Older Children's Surgery.' You'll be able to connect with other parents and carers, sharing your experiences in a safe and friendly space.

  • A close up photo of a small stack of balanced pebbles against a grey background. White text reads 'CLAPA Wellbeing Sessions', and 'free virtual massage sessions for parents and carers and close relatives affected by cleft'

    Virtual Massage Session

    To care for others, it's vital we take time out to care for ourselves. Join us on Tuesday 16th November for another virtual massage session designed to give parents, carers and other close relatives (including grandparents) a cleft-focused space where they can take time to relax and let their worries go.

  • A graphic showing a line drawing of coloured leaves with a pink banner at the bottom and text: 'Creative CLAPA: Craft Session', 'Monday 22nd November at 7.30pm on Zoom'

    Creative CLAPA: For Parents, Carers and Close Relatives

    Creative CLAPA sessions are informal, accessible skill-sharing events designed to create conversation through creativity. On Monday 22nd November at 7.30pm we'll be on Zoom with CLAPA volunteer and artist, Katie, for an informal creative session focused on lines and colours.

  • A girl is holding coloured paper and making a paper chain on a red tablecloth

    Family Fun: Christmas Card Making

    On Monday 29th November at 4.30pm Nadine will be showing us how to make some 3D Santa Christmas cards to send to loved ones this festive season. This event is most suitable for children born with a cleft of primary school age and their family members.

  • A young boy wearing glasses has his arms raised by his head and is staring up at someone. He is wearing a Christmas jumper

    Christmas Magic Shows

    We're thrilled to be hosting two Virtual Christmas Magic Shows this year for children aged 3 - 6 years, and for children who are aged 7 and above. Children’s entertainer Alex Michael (Alex Cadabra) will be bringing some Christmassy fun on Saturday 4th December, and we hope you can join us!

  • A close up photo of a small stack of balanced pebbles against a grey background. White text reads 'CLAPA Wellbeing Sessions', and 'free virtual massage sessions for parents and carers and close relatives affected by cleft'

    Virtual Massage Session

    To care for others, it's vital we take time out to care for ourselves. Join us on Tuesday 7th December for another virtual massage session designed to give parents, carers and other close relatives (including grandparents) a cleft-focused space where they can take time to relax and let their worries go.

  • A boy is standing in front of a sign saying 'Merry Christmas' and is holding a small red present, next to a man dressed in a Santa costume and a woman dressed up in a red dress with a white trim.

    Family Fun: Gingerbread Making

    Just before Christmas, on Wednesday 22nd December, volunteer Nadine will be showing us how to make gingerbread for Santa. With a session for children up to 6 years old and another for children aged 7 and above, there's festive baking fun for everyone.

  • Keeping Young People Safe at Online Events

    Find out more about how our safeguarding team works to keep children and young people safe at CLAPA events.

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