Saturday, 1 August 2015 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Get things mended, and learn how to do it yourself next time. What do you do with a chair when the leg has come loose? With a toaster that no longer works? Or a woollen jumper with moth holes? Toss it? No way!

You can repair it free at the Repair Café!

Repair Cafés are free and they’re all about repairing things (together).  You’ll find tools and materials to help you make repairs to clothes, furniture, electrical appliances, bicycles, crockery, appliances, toys, et cetera.

You will also find repair specialists such as electricians, seamstresses, carpenters and bicycle mechanics.

Visitors bring their broken items. Together with the specialists they start making their repairs in the Repair Café.

If you have nothing to repair, you can enjoy a cup of tea or coffee. Or you can lend a hand with someone else’s repair job. 

If the cafe is busy, we will have to restrict it to one item per visitor.

Why a Repair Café?

We throw away vast amounts of stuff. Even things with almost nothing wrong, and which could get a new lease on life after a simple repair. The trouble is, lots of people have forgotten that they can repair things themselves or they no longer know how. Knowing how to make repairs is a skill quickly lost. 

The Repair Café changes all that! People who might otherwise be sidelined are getting involved again. Valuable practical knowledge is getting passed on. Things are being used for longer and don’t have to be thrown away. 

People see their possessions in a new light. And, once again, appreciate their value. The Repair Café helps change people’s mindset. 

But most of all, the Repair Café just wants to show how much fun repairing things can be, and how easy it often is. Why don’t you give it a go?