Leicester, United Kingdom

Hosted by Group avatarLeicester Fixers

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Volunteers at a Restart Party fixing devices, cropped on hands


Come to get your items repaired and enjoy some Fresh Pizzas + a toy Swap prior to Christmas

Restart Parties are pay as you feel community events organised by volunteers to inspire people to mend their broken gadgets, buy for longevity and prevent electronics waste.

This is the second Leicester Restart party in the 2018-2019 season which will generously be hosted by GraceWorks with a number of other interesting activities also occurring on the day. 

More dates will be announced in the near future with a new programme of regular events all around the county.

There is free parking on site with overflow parking on the Evington Park carpark opposite after drop-offs,

If you want to come and get help mending something 
You are well advised to message on Leicester Fixers or comment on the event page detailing the item you are planning to bring and what you believe the fault to be so we can do a prior assessment before the event.

Ensure to arrive at your allocated time slot if you’ve discussed the item prior to the event.

For Walk-ins with items to repair, our ability to help you will depend greatly on how many people are attending and have already booked slots. You are advised to arrive early and expect to wait to be seen but there should be other activities to keep you occupied while you wait.

For anyone else wanting to meet us without an item, we will be more than happy to chat to you over a cuppa and tell you all about what we are up to this year in our county outreach programme. You are welcome to join in and observe repairs.

Please try to arrive during the first two hours

Please bring devices charged and their power leads/adapters and any media that will be required for testing.

Please do not expect us to have spare parts or replacement mobile screens. This is not a free repair shop, it’s a pop-up educational community repair event!

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IF YOU ARE A FIXER and/or want to want to get INVOLVED as volunteer, Get in Touch. especially if you want to get involved in helping with a county event in your area.

New County Facebook groups have already been set up for:-
Hinckley FixersLutterworth Fixers and Market Harborough Fix and Mend so do join these groups if you want to be involved with local community repair events in those and surrounding areas. Leicester Fixers will as always remain a central hub to assist all these and other local initiatives.


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Graceworks LE5 6EA Leicester, United Kingdom

About the group

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Leicester Fixers

Leicester Fixers is a community of problem solvers - amateur and professional repairers and non-repairers - that work together to mend the broken and learn more about repairs.

Every four to six weeks, usually on a Saturday, we run community repair events called Restart Parties where anyone can come to get help to repair a range of items. These events are entirely run by volunteers and are free to attend.  However, we encourage donations to ensure we can keep running repair events in the future.

We also meet every Tuesday for Open Hacknight at the Leicester Hackspace and provide support to people who need their items repaired and contacted us directly through our Facebook page.

We participate in online, local, regional, national and international conversations to inspire repair practices, encourage consumers to buy for longevity and to reduce the numbers of items going to landfills.

We focus primarily on electrical items repair but welcome repair of other items. Such as:

  • Clothing / Textiles
  • Bike repairs
  • Toys / Furniture
  • Computers
  • Phones
  • Etc..

In fact, if it's broken, feel free to bring it along! We can have a go at fixing it together or at the very least, advise and provide suggestions on what your best course of action might be. We only ask that you let us know prior to the event via our Facebook page or by email so we can do a prior assessment before the event.

In 2018/2019, we delivered the Leicestershire Outreach Programme, an initiative funded and supported by Leicestershire County Council. We reached out to six communities across the county so they too can self-organise to bring repair events to their community. We provided the tools, the skills, the training and the insurance for your community to run repair events.

So, if you live in any of these areas - Coalville, Loughborough,  Hinckley, Market Harborough, Melton Mowbray, LutterworthYou can also join the Facebook Groups associated with each area to start the conversation about how to repair our everyday items and find out about the next event.

Be the person who helps to make community repair events a feature of their community, someone who inspires the people living in their local area to mend their broken items and one who helps reduce the items going to landfill. We can't wait to hear from you!

To connect with us and ask further questions...

Email: here
Social Media Facebook Page   - Facebook Group - To check the impact of the Restart Party in Leicester

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