CORONAVIRUS UPDATE (27th March): We have made the decision to run Fixfest UK as a series of online only events. Planning for these is still underway, but they are likely to run from the end of May into early July. We’ve edited the following post and will be announcing more details soon. In the meantime, please continue to register your interest by clicking the button at the bottom of this post.
We’re super excited to announce the place and date of the second-ever Fixfest UK, which will take place online over a series of events from the end of May to the start of July (exact dates to be confirmed). This event is for community repair activists to gather, learn from each other and build a movement together. We have a limited number of places, reserved first for community repair activists.
We had originally planned to meet in Glasgow, a vibrant, welcoming city, with a great history of design and industry and host to the global climate change negotiations later this year. Our partners at Repair Café Glasgow will still be co-hosting the event.
The first Fixfest UK resulted in the powerful Manchester Declaration, signed by 53 groups, 19 ally groups, and endorsed by 8 political representatives and counting. It’s a strong call for the Right to Repair, starting at the grassroots.
This event we will revisit our Declaration, and strategise about how it can become a roadmap (or schematic?) for change. We’ll talk about our efforts to improve policy in the UK, but also how we can help climate activists make the link to repair and longer-lasting products at COP 26.
We’re aiming to keep tickets free for all participants. As with the first, we will be able to offer bursaries on any costs involved to groups that share their repair data.
Please pre-register to avoid missing out and get the first invite to book when tickets are released.
[Image credit to Wikimedia user George Gastin]