We hope you've found our 'Tips' useful over the past few weeks, and it's been great to see what people have been fixing. It's going to be a while before we can meet in our usual format, so we're now taking some time to work out if there is anything else that we can do … Continue reading What next for Repair Café?
Have you got a stash in the bottom of your jewellery box? Things that you don't want to part with, but haven't had the time to fix? Maybe now is the moment? Sadly you can't pop in this month and see our wonderful jewellery repairers, but there are many places online with tips and tricks. … Continue reading Tips: Costume Jewellery
Across the city people are turning to their bikes to get out and about. The weather has been glorious, the roads are safer than they've been for decades for cyclists, and whether your getting to you're work shift or taking the kids out for exercise, bikes are making a come-bac If you're dusting off your … Continue reading Tips: Keeping your bike fit
This weekend we're doing a special shout out for experienced sewers. Some of you will have seen in previous posts that women and men across the nation are coming together to make scrubs for the NHS. The local scrubbers team are doing an amazing job, but they still have a large number of requests that … Continue reading A shout out for Team Scrubbers
This month we're celebrating our 2nd Birthday in Portsmouth. Obviously we're not celebrating in quite the way we intended, but we're still 2, with or without a pandemic, so here's a little about what we've done in the past 2 years. We love our monthly sessions and we'll be back with you as soon as … Continue reading Happy 2nd Birthday to Us
For those of you that have been to a Repair Café session in Portsmouth, you'll know that we have a bell that you ring when something has been fixed. This is so that all the repairers and visitors get a sense of how many things are being fixed, and we can all celebrate together. Trying … Continue reading Tips: Celebrating!
So this weekend we wanted to tell you about one of our favourite repair help sites. iFixit.com is full of guides on fixing electrical and non-electrical items, and if you're a fixer you can upload your own step-by-step guides on repairing things to help the community grow even more. They've got guides for fixing a … Continue reading Tips: iFixit.com
So you've been out for your windswept daily exercise and you're wondering what to do with the rest of your day? How about repairing something? We'll be posting ideas each week, and if you have questions to pose to our volunteers about your repairs, just message us on Facebook or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org This … Continue reading Tips: Sewing
In light of the current situation all future Repair Cafés are on hold. We will be encouraging people to repair things at home, and will be using our online presence to help. So if you have something that you'd like some help with trying at home e.g. repairing a ripped item of clothing, fixing a … Continue reading COVID-19 Update
Last month, we took part in Big Fix 2020, along with another 65 Repair Cafes across the country, and thankfully Storm Dennis didn't stop people from getting out and getting fixing! The numbers are now in and there were an amazing.....drum roll, please.... 2981 items brought in75.5% repair rate918 volunteers involvedand 1974 people attended events. … Continue reading An amazing 2253 repairs in just one day!