Fullwell Cross Library – Aldborough Room

London, United Kingdom

Hosted by Group avatarEast London Repair Cafes

Volunteers at a Restart Party fixing devices, cropped on hands

Description

Join us for our free Repair Café where our experts will help you repair your broken household items including small electrical appliances, digital devices, clothing and bicycles. Refreshments are provided so grab a drink on us and watch our repairers give live ‘How to…’ demonstrations throughout the event.

Holey jumper? Ripped coat pocket? Trousers in need of a hem? Our skilled textile repairers will be offering free clothing repairs, so bring along any items in need of a bit of TLC and we’ll help extend its life that little bit longer.

There’s no need to buy new with our electrical repairers on hand! Learn how to repair your broken digital devices like your phone, laptop or tablet. They’ll be on hand to work their magic on your broken home appliances, electrical toys and more. So bring them along for a free repair!

Our bike specialists will be on hand offering FREE… Bike safety checks

  • Brake and gear adjustments
  • Minor repairs
  • Notification of other work required
  • Advice on maintenance

We are on the look out for electrical fixers with skills to repair digital devices, household electricals and more. Do get in touch if you would like to join our Repair Cafe.

Location

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140 High Street, Ilford IG6 2EA, UK

About the group

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East London Repair Cafes

East London Waste Authority are working in partnership with four London boroughs - Barking & Dagenham, Havering, Newham and Redbridge to bring repair opportunities to local residents.

With our second round of events due to take place in July/August were keen to repair as many electrical devices as possible. we'll also be hosting textile repairs and bicycle MOTs are all of our Repair Cafes.

Through our Repair Cafes we hope to inspire others to share the repair message and set up their own repair cafes within our local communities.

More information can be found on our website.

If you are interested in supporting our repair cafes do get in touch - we'd love to hear from you.



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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.