International Repair Day in Brixton

London, United Kingdom

Hosted by Group avatarRestart HQ

Volunteers at a Restart Party fixing devices, cropped on hands

Description

To celebrate the third edition of International Repair Day, we’re running a special Restart Party at our Brixton home, 3Space International House. The theme of the day is Repair for Future!

At this event, we’ll be repairing with participants all their broken electrical and electronic devices – as usual. But there will be much more:

– we’re inviting great London repair businesses to showcase their work in live repair demonstrations

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– we will showcase educational materials on the critical raw materials inside our devices

Rosie the Restarters, a restart group for women and non-binary people, will share their repair skills

– participants who want to get involved but don’t have anything broken, will be able to take apart and reassemble smartphones, to learn about the importance of repair and reuse

As this is the only Restart Party occurring during Repair Day, we’re inviting Restarters from all London groups to join. We’ll have plenty of refreshments and tasty food to celebrate on the day.

Accessibility: The event will take place on the ground floor and all spaces are step-free.

Location

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6 Canterbury Crescent, London, UK

About the group

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Restart HQ

We run events in greater Camden and Brixton, and help coordinate with other groups running Restart Parties across London. 

In autumn of 2016 and 2017, we went on a special tour across London.

We also help groups get started across England, the UK and the world.

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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.