Cambridge's Next Repair Cafe!

Got something that needs mending? Bring it along to Cambridge's next Repair Café at the Brown's Field Swap, Collect and Fix fest

Date: 16 Feb 2019
Time: 11am - 2pm
Venue: Brown's Field Community Centre
Cost: Free, donations towards Repair Café costs very welcome
More info: More details about Brown's Field Swap, Collect and Fix Fest are on the CircularCambridge website Coming up in the meantime: Sawston Repair Café 2 Feb. See CircularCambridge website for booking details.

For details on the international repair movement see the Repair Cafe website, listen to Chris from Royston Repair Café in the BBC World Hacks series or read this Guardian article from 15 March 2018.

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

The Repair Café 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 get to pick up some simple repair skills at the same time! We don't guarantee that we'll be able to fix your item but we'll do our best.

What to bring

At our Repair Café on 16 February 2019 we hope to be able to repair small household gadgets and electricals, clean clothes and small fiddly bits and bobs. We'll add more items when we know for certain which repair skills we'll be able to offer on the day.

Make a booking

Do you have something that needs repairing? Please send us details of your broken item beforehand if possible and we'll get back to you with the best time to bring it in. Online booking is now open. We'll do our best to fit you in if you don't book in advance, but we will probably have to ask you to wait for a repairer to be free.

Enjoy repairing things?

We're always keen to involve more repairers, so please get in touch if you'd like to lend a hand at future events! Let us know what sorts of things you can repair, and we’ll be in touch.

Cafe

Tea and cake available of course!

Cost

Free, all welcome! We're all volunteers, giving our time for free, and welcome donations to help us cover our costs: venue, printing and materials for repairs.

Get involved

We always 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.

  • as a repairer - even if you haven't repaired with us before, please get in touch so we can talk you through how we can involve you
  • 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

Co-organizers and supporters

The Cambridge Repair Café at Brown's Field Swap, Collect and Fix fest is organised by Cambridgeshire Repair Café network (aka Cambridge Skillshare and Repair) a partnership between Transition Cambridge and Cambridge Carbon Footprint, and supported by Drapers Tools and Mackays. Also helping bring you the Brown's Field Swap, Collect and Fix fest on 16 February are Cambridge City Council, Veolia, Brown’s Field Youth and Community Centre and Cambridge Community Scrapstore.

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.