Grand Arcade

Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom

Hosted by Group avatarCambridgeshire Repair Cafe Network

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Description

We are delighted to be bringing a Repair Cafe to the Grand Arcade as part of Let’s Go Circular week and will be setting up a pop-up shop next-door to Raspberry Pi on the first floor of the Grand Arcade on Saturday 29th October.

Experienced volunteer repairers from the Cambridgeshire Repair Cafe Network will be on hand to mend your:

  • Electrical items, such as blenders and coffee makers;
  • Mechanical items, such as tools and toys;
  • Clothing and textiles, including the Cambridge classic ‘bike crotch’ jeans fix;
  • Jewellery and more!

There will be homemade cakes, teas and coffees to enjoy whilst you wait. Our repairs are free. We welcome donations to help us expand our Repair Cafe network.

Location

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St Andrew's St, Cambridge CB2 3BJ, UK

About the group

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Cambridgeshire Repair Cafe Network

Repair Cafes are distinct from Restart Parties, but there is considerable overlap, and much to be gained from sharing information.  They are co-ordinated from the Netherlands (http://repaircafe.org), and are not in competition with Restart Parties (there's more than enough to fix for us both!)

Repair Cafes tend to be less hi-tech than Restart Parties, though we will tackle computers, laptops, tablets and phones when requested.  Repairs are always free, and a cafe (which charges modest prices) is associated with the event, to cater for those who are waiting to be seen.

The Cambridge Repair Cafe Group co-ordinates Repair Cafes in the Cambridge area.  There is a link to the group at http://www.repaircafe.org.uk.  Currently active at least once a quarter are:

AbingtonChestertonCottenhamFulbournGirtonShelfordWaterbeach

New Repair Cafes are expected shortly in Haddenham and Linton, and we have done one-off events in Cambridge and Ely.

We are aiming to set the record for the largest Repair Cafe in the world in Cambridge on 11th November 2017.

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