Cambridge's Next Repair Café

Cambs Virtual Repair Café

Date: 30 Sept 2020
Time: 12.30 - 14.00
Venue: Your home :)

How will it work?

We've been running a monthly Virtual Repair Cafe for people in Cambridgeshire to get advice about their broken items from an experienced Cambridgeshire Repair Café repairer, without even leaving their home.

We've given lots of helpful advice and have been able to help repair several items.

So, as restrictions on meeting safely indoors continue, we'll be continuing with these sessions at lunchtime on the last Wednesday of each month. You’ll be able to bring in battery powered electricals, household and garden items, bicycles, toys, jewellery and clothing for 1:1 repair advice. There’ll be advice on software troubles too. Everything’s being done virtually using Zoom – once in the Café you’ll be in themed breakout rooms where you’ll meet your repairer.

To take part you’ll need a PC, tablet or phone that can be used for video calls and a Zoom account. The Cambs Virtual Repair Café is free to visit and all aged 18 or over are welcome.

How to book for the Cambs Virtual Repair Café

More information and a booking link are on the Circular Cambridge webpage. You need to book your item in by midday on 29 Sept. Everyone who makes a booking will receive an automatic confirmation email, and then a second email with the link to join the Virtual Repair Cafe will be emailed out the day before the event. You can only book in one item, and you must be able to join at 12:30pm on 30th July and wait to be seen.

Please note that we may need to cancel bookings if we feel that the item is not suitable for a Virtual Repair Cafe.

We'll be back!

Local Repair Cafés will return for real when government guidelines permit and when we feel it's safe to start running community events again.

Repair Cafés in Cambridge City are 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. We continue to support groups in Cambridgeshire villages who run their own Repair Cafes, and run occasional training sessions for new groups in Cambridgeshire who would like to set one up locally.