We now ask people to book for our events. Please find booking links on the right hand side of this page or here. Bookings generally start a couple of weeks before the event date, when we know which volunteers and skills are available.

What is Repair Café?

A monthly pop up social event where you can repair your things with the help of our friendly volunteers and enjoy a cuppa, cake and natter.

This is a free event where you are encouraged to bring in your broken appliance, stuck zip, rusty tools, old bicycle, holey jumper – whatever you can imagine – and work with our volunteers to make the necessary repairs to keep it running. Come and join us to learn how to repair and mend, save money and be part of a community sharing crafts, knowledge and creative skills.

Find our latest update below

  • Fratton & Southsea Open for Bookings

    28th Sep 2021 by

    It’s been great to be back these past couple of months, and we’ve seen 52 items since June, with 35 of them being fixed and a further 15 repairable. That’s lots of items avoiding the bin and a lot of carbon emissions saved (in fact the equivalent of watching over a month’s worth of TV… Read more

  • We’re taking booking requests for July

    1st Jul 2021 by

    We’ll be running our July event in the say way that we did in June, with lots of cleaning, mask wearing, ventilation and social distancing, as well as our a new booking system. If you have something to bring, we need you to fill in a booking form with as much information as you can… Read more

  • So great to be back at last

    24th Jun 2021 by

    It was brilliant to be back fixing this month, and although we had to trial quite a few changes to keep everyone safe, it still held much of the community repair joy that we know and love. We helped with 22 different items including a drill, strimmers, sewing machines, bracelet, jacket, watering can and victorian… Read more

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