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!
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
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
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