Bedpop Repair Shop

Bedfordshire, United Kingdom

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Volunteers at a Restart Party fixing devices, cropped on hands

Description

Free fixing and workshops! Read on & book here www.bprs25.eventbrite.co.uk

Learn from our talented volunteers how to fix your broken toaster or moth-eaten jumper. Our volunteers will go through the problem with you and show you the tools and skills to get the job done, and they might even let you loose with a sewing needle or soldering iron! You’ll need to stay with your item for the duration of the repair.

We can help with most household items such as: clothes, textiles, bikes, toys, electrical items (please, no microwaves) and general household repairs, help and tips.

Fixing slots are drop in: book in and turn up any time. You may have to wait for a Fixer to see you- but refreshments will be on hand. Last repairs will be accepted just before 4pm, and the event closes at 4.30pm.

Please remember our volunteers are giving us their time for free- they may not be able to repair some things so we might have to turn you away (we hope you’ll stay for a cuppa though!) If you would like to thank our Fixers, you can leave a ‘tip’ to buy them a well earned coffee (Or pint!)

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BASIC HAND-SEWING WORKSHOP 12-1.30pm: tickets are also available for our cosy hand-sewing workshop. Perfect for beginners who would benefit from the basics: threading a needle the easy way, how a thimble can help you, basic stitches and how to sew on a button. This workshop is perfect for any age, including families (children welcome age 8 and up). It’s never too late to learn! You can bring items to repair with rips, holes, or missing buttons. If not, don’t worry- you will be able to practice on scrap materials. Please note, under 16’s must be accompanied by an adult. Spaces are limited so booking is essential.
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BASIC BIKE-CARE WORKSHOP 12-1.30pm: Join us to learn some essential bike maintenance tips. These include: what you should have in your saddle bag, changing a tyre, cleaning the bike, looking after the chain and when to change it, checking and adjusting the brakes, checking and adjusting the gears. This workshop is perfect for any age, including families (children welcome 8 and up). It’s never too late to learn! You can bring your bike to work on if you wish. Please note, under 16’s must be accompanied by an adult. Spaces are limited so booking is essential.
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Back by popular demand! Our art, craft and haberdashery swop table, where you can donate leftover materials such as yarn, paint, trimmings, stamps, etc. Please help yourself to donated materials! Note you do not need to book for this activity.
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HOW TO GET TO US: Parking is free for two hours at Queen’s Street Car Park. Disabled parking is available at the Community Centre. The Centre has level access.

BOOKING ESSENTIAL www.bprs25.eventbrite.co.uk

Location

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Tavistock Community Centre

About the group

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Bedpop Repair Shop

The Bedpop Repair Shop pops up sometimes in Bedford. We want to teach you how to fix your stuff and be kinder to our world.
Run completely by the kindness of volunteers and our sponsors. We have been running events since 2016.

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Restart Party Do’s and Don’ts

DO

  • Check if your device is still within warranty, you may be eligible for a free repair, replacement or a refund. (Which? helps in the UK).
  • Take responsibility for your device and your data. Our volunteers are here to help you learn to fix your gadget, not to provide a free repair service. Get involved!
  • Backup your data. We can’t be responsible for your cat pics, so please back up your device before you come. (Of course you already do this once a month, right?)
  • Charge up your device and bring all leads.
  • Get in touch with organisers if you have any questions about whether a fix is possible.

DON’T

  • Assume repairs will be successful. We help fix over half of devices at our events. Even if your repair is unsuccessful, you will learn about your device and why it failed.
  • Expect us to have spare parts. But we can help you source them. Often people visit twice: first we’ll help diagnose the fault, then you source the spare part, and on your return we’ll help you do a replacement.
  • Attempt a mobile screen repair just to save money. DIY mobile screen repair is a learning opportunity first and foremost. Please see our advice page first.
  • Bring a microwave.