Keynsham Baptist Church

Somerset, United Kingdom

Hosted by Group avatarKeynsham Repair Cafe

Volunteers at a Restart Party fixing devices, cropped on hands

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Keynsham Repair Cafe #9

The May #KeynshamRepairCafe will be in Keynsham Baptist Church, on the High Street.

The Keynsham Baptist Church Coffee Shop will be serving tea, coffee, cakes and bacon baps!

We will have volunteers to help with,
Simple electrics, electronics, plus engineering (mechanical), wood working, bikes, general tinkering, glueing, high street jewellery, photo restoration. Textiles – machine and hand sewing including leather, plus help with knitting, crotchet and darning. Guitar restringing and tuning, drum tightening. Phone apps, laptops. And if you let us know in advance we can also help with stained glass window assessment and advice!

If you are bringing something to be fixed, if you can let us know what you’ll be bringing our repairers can try and bring suitable tools and materials. Please bring any “spare parts” that you know will be needed, or we can suggest where you might source it – or just turn up and we’ll do our best together! If its fabric or a bike please clean it. We recommend you turn up when the cafe starts to have the best chance of having your item fixed. ‘Last orders’ for repairs at 11.30, please.

Repairs are free. A donation helps to cover the costs of consumables our volunteer repairers use.

Volunteers (and cake!) warmly welcomed, please get in touch! [email protected]

Read more about Repair Cafes here: www.repaircafe.org/en
+ find more locally on other weekends BRISTOL Repair Cafe, Bath Share & Repair, Stockwood Repair Cafe. #LetsFixThis

BetterPoints in conjunction with Recycle for Bathnes #BANES: earn rewards for repairing your small electrical items at local Repair Cafes, or recycle centres. Download the #BetterPoints app on your smart phone and scan the QR code at our Repair Cafe, donate or exchange points for rewards. More info at www.betterrecycle.betterpoints.uk

Location

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Keynsham Baptist Church, Keynsham High Street

About the group

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Keynsham Repair Cafe

Monthly 2-hour Repair Cafe, run by volunteers.

Our venue often changes - please check specific details for our events on our Facebook page. 

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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.