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 … Continue reading We’re taking booking requests for July
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 … Continue reading So great to be back at last
The whole team is so excited to be welcoming you back this month...it's been far too long! Of course to keep everyone safe we'll be doing things a bit differently, so as well as lots of cleaning, mask wearing, ventilation and social distancing, we're introducing a new booking system. If you have something to bring, … Continue reading We’re back – with a few changes!
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
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
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 email@example.com This … Continue reading Tips: Sewing
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!
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
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!