Cambridge's Next Repair Cafe!

Got something to repair? Bring it along to Cambridge's next Repair Cafe!

Date: 12 November 2016
Time: 1.30pm to 4.00pm
Venue: Wesley Methodist Church, Christ's Pieces CB1 1LG
Cost: Free, donations towards room hire and other expenses very welcome!
More info: For more information about Repair Cafes, see the Repair Cafe web-site.

What to bring - Booking info - Repairers - Cafe - Get involved - Organized by... - Repair cafe movement

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? Cambridge Skillshare and Repair are holding our next Repair Café in Cambridge on Saturday 12 November 2016. 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!

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.

Register your items

Do you have something that needs repairing? Then book in your item by e-mailing us with your name, the type of item, and one sentence about what’s wrong with it (if you know) - we'll email to confirm if someone will be able to help fix your item.

You can also just turn up on the day - we can't guarantee to fix it, but will do our best. (However, if you let us know what you are bringing before hand, there is a better chance that we'll be able to bring the right tools to fix it.)

Enjoy repairing things? All repairers very welcome!

We now have several repairers who have offered to come along on 2nd July, but we're always keen to involve more, so do come along if you'd like to lend a hand! Let us know what you can repair, and we’ll be in touch to let you know if people will bring things that you can work on (but please come along anyway, as we really don't know what will turn up. We'll try to match repairers and items on Our Fix It Challenge table!).

Cafe

We'll have tea and cakes in the cafe area - a chance to sit down, relax, and have a chat with others interested in repairing things.

Cost

Free, all welcome! Donations are be very welcome as we have some costs, such as room hire 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 - just come along.

  • help putting up posters round town/libraries/workplaces etc - we will have lots if you'd rather not print one out.
  • help setting up (1:00-1:30) and clearing up (4.00-5:00)
  • transport to take things and bring them back

Co-organizers

Organized by Cambridge Skillshare and Repair, a partnership between Transition Cambridge, Cambridge Carbon Footprint and supported by information provided by the Repair Cafe movement in the Netherlands.

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.