Have you seen BBC World Hack’s latest short film about Repair Cafes? They talk about the joy of these projects, and it’s so true, although we have a bit more of a spectrum of emotions….from the head scratching, to frustration of not being able to even get inside some plastic encased items. #RighttoRepair From the … Continue reading Emotional Rollercoaster
We had such a lovely time on Sunday at New Theatre Royal’s first Fun Palaces event. Fun Palaces is an annual event as part of a campaign to try and ensure that community is at the heart of culture. The theme of this year’s event was Fun and Fashion, and along with a clothes swap, … Continue reading A first with Fun Palaces
So today we saw a great variety of items come through the door, including a metal detector, toy spider, fans, and bubble machine along with the more regular bikes, mixers and laptops. We had the Lord Mayor pop in between mayoral engagements and managed to help him fix his broken Kindle. In total we saw … Continue reading A productive morning
This Saturday we’re really excited to welcome Barbara to to our fixing team, who can help people who have broken jewellery. So if you’ve got a necklace, bracelet or earrings in need of TLC, feel free to pop in and see if Barbara can show you how to fix it. (Please note that she doesn’t … Continue reading Jewellery fixer joins the team
For the month of July, Repair Café Portsmouth is one of the options in the ‘Community Matters’/Green Token scheme at Waitrose in Southsea. So if you’re shopping for food in store, please do pick up a green token from the till area and vote for us. We’re currently raising funds to purchase our own PAT … Continue reading We’re raising funds
This Bank Holiday Monday, we’ll have a stall at St Mary’s annual May Fayre. It’s a great event, with so much for all the family to do, so come along and find us in the church building between 10am & 4pm. We’ll be spreading the word about the new project in the city, but we’ll … Continue reading Repair Café Pop-Up
After so much planning it was great to be live and fixing at Portsmouth’s first Repair Café. We had people come from across Portsmouth, and they brought all manner of things, which our 26 volunteers got busy fixing. It was great to have Vlad join the team and bring his amazing skills with leather. He … Continue reading We even fixed a snake!