Christ Church Turnham Green

London, United Kingdom

Hosted by Group avatarChiswick Repair Cafe

Volunteers at a Restart Party fixing devices, cropped on hands

Description

The Chiswick Repair Cafe is an award-winning voluntary initiative to help reduce waste, share repair skills and strengthen the local community.

People bring their broken or worn items to the Repair Cafe and our volunteer repairers help them to mend their things, teach repair skills, or give advice on what can be done. Visitors pay for any necessary parts and are asked to make a donation to the Repair Cafe running costs. 

These are the items we can generally repair:

  • Small electrical and electronic repairs
  • Carpentry repairs (e.g. gluing chairs)
  • Toy repairs 
  • Computers & laptops (not mobile phones)
  • Knife & tool sharpening
  • Sewing repairs: mending /darning
  • Ceramics
  • Jewelry
  • Small bike repairs

Last orders at 12:30!

Please see our website for more details and future dates https://chiswickrepaircafe.com/ or email us at [email protected] if you have questions.

 

Location

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Christ church, Town Hall Ave, Chiswick, London W4 5DT, UK

About the group

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Chiswick Repair Cafe

The Chiswick Repair Cafe was launched in October 2022 by four Chiswick residents with an interest in the environment. We are now an award-winning repair cafe!

How does it work?

It is a voluntary initiative to help reduce waste, share repair skills and strengthen the local community. We hope you will come along and visit us soon. In the meantime, our site has some useful information for visitors, but please drop us a line if you would like to get in touch.

We have teams covering electrics, electronics, sewing, woodwork, toy fixing, knife sharpening, jewellery repair, ceramics and bikes.

People bring their broken or worn items to the Repair Cafe and our volunteer repairers help them to mend their things, teach repair skills, or give advice on what can be done. Visitors pay for any necessary parts and are asked to make a donation to the Repair Cafe running costs. 

Coffees, teas and refreshments are available in the cafe area.

The Chiswick Repair Cafe happens once a month (with some exceptions for holidays), on Saturdays at Christ Church Turnham Green, 10:30am – 1pm

Please see our website https://chiswickrepaircafe.com/ for current dates, or email [email protected] for more info.

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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.