Cambridge's Next Repair Cafe!

Got something to repair? Bring it along to Cambridge's next Repair Café at Cambridge Conservation Initiative’s Earth Optimism Day

Date: 22 April 2017
Time: 1.00pm to 4.00pm
Venue: Seminar Room, First floor, David Attenborough Building, Pembroke St, Cambridge CB2 3QZ
Cost: Free, donations towards Repair Café costs very welcome
More info: For more information about Cambridge area Repair Cafés, see the CircularCambridge website. For details on the international repair movement see the Repair Cafe web-site. Or check out this Guardian article from 15 April 2017.

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Got something that’s broken, that you think could be repaired if only you knew how? Or do you enjoy repairing things, whether that’s fixing computers, getting radios working again or darning socks? We are holding our next Repair Café in Cambridge on Saturday 22 April 2017. The idea is really simple – people who have stuff that needs to be fixed get together with people who can help them fix it - and you can pick up some simple repair skills at the same time! We can't guarantee that we'll be able to fix your item but we'll do our best.

What to bring

We hope to be able to repair small household gadgets and electricals, computers, bikes, clean clothes and small fiddly bits and bobs and will keep this page updated as repairers with different skills sign up to help. If you already know that your item will need a spare part (e.g. new mobile phone screen, new zip) please bring this along so that the repairers can do the repair.

Make a booking

Do you have something that needs repairing? Email us with details of the item and what's wrong with it, or book it in via our online form.

If you turn up on the day, we can't guarantee to see your broken item, but will do our best to fit it in.

Enjoy repairing things?

We have several repairers who have offered to come along on 22 April, but we're always keen to involve more, so please get in touch if you'd like to lend a hand at this or at future events! Let us know what sorts of things you can repair, and we’ll be in touch.


There’ll be onsite catering at the Earth Optimism Day.


Free, all welcome! Donations are be very welcome as we have some costs, such as printing and materials for repairs.

Get involved

We're going to need lots of help! Here are some specific things we're looking for help with, but if you could just help out generally with whatever needs doing, that will also be appreciated - please Let us know if you'd like to help out.

  • help putting up posters round town/libraries/workplaces etc - we will have lots if you'd rather not print one out.
  • help setting up and clearing up
  • transport to take things and bring them back


Organized by Cambridge Skillshare and Repair, a partnership between Transition Cambridge and Cambridge Carbon Footprint, and by Drapers Tools and Mackays.

The Repair Cafe movement

The Repair Café movement is growing rapidly, and is all about people helping each other out, learning how to fix things which are fixable, and keeping stuff out of landfill.