Join us in our push for more repairable, longer-lasting smartphones. We love and depend on them, but they shouldn’t cost the earth! https://youtu.be/3NMfgZsB2no They don’t make ‘em like they used to. Cracked screens, weak batteries, broken charging ports… We’d like to fix them, but instead we end up buying a new smartphone because repairs are … Continue reading We need your help!
So this Saturday is our regular Repair Café event in Portsmouth, but we're also part of the Big Fix 2020. There will be well over 100 repair events happening all across the UK this Saturday; utilising more than 900 volunteers; over 2,800 hours of volunteer time; attempting to fix over 2000 items! The estimate is … Continue reading #BigFix2020 This Saturday
...and to end we wanted to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a great start to 2020. We've really enjoyed starting Repair Café in Portsmouth, and are now starting to work with communities across the city and in neighbouring areas to get more going. So if you're interested in starting one where you live, do … Continue reading The end of a decade…
A group of people are looking to set up a Repair Café in Havant. If you'd be interested in getting involved, they're holding an initial get together on Saturday 30th November, at 10.30am in the Meridian shopping centre. Whatever your skills or enthusiasm, they'd love to hear from you. Find out more on their Facebook … Continue reading Interested in helping Havant start a Repair Café?
Saturday's Repair Café saw a steady stream of visitors bringing a wide range of items, needing help to repair them. Bikes, scooters, stereos, toys, hedge trimmers, zips, tears, earrings, lamps and more. In total we helped with 56 items and an amazing 40 of them were fixed, and a further 6 will be returning with … Continue reading Look who came back!
We're back this Saturday after our summer break, and are looking forward to whatever challenges you care to bring along for help in fixing. In July you can see from the images below that we saw a wide range of items, from wheelchairs and deck chair covers, to kettles, clocks and laptops. This month we'll … Continue reading What will you bring this week?
Do you have software on your phone, computer or tablet that you can’t get to work or make the most of? Are you left scratching your head? Our computer team are always happy to try and help you get the most from your technology. So if you’d like to pop in and ask questions, please … Continue reading Does technology leave you perplexed at times?
We’ve been inundated with questions since our appearance on the BBC last week! If you didn’t catch us, we were part of a piece around some possible changes in law around #RightToRepair, and were featured with The Restart Project, based in London. We were on BBC Breakfast, News, Radio 4 Today show as well as … Continue reading As seen on the BBC
As well as helping people to repair things, we always have fun discovering things that we didn’t even know existed. Last month Noa brought in his shoes that flash as he walks, but they weren’t any average flashing shoe…they even had a USB port, so that he could recharge them! The port wasn’t charging, so … Continue reading Things you didn’t know existed
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