Nottingham

Nottingham, United Kingdom

Hosted by Group avatarNottingham Fixers

Volunteers at a Restart Party fixing devices, cropped on hands

Description

Hole in your jumper? Broken jewellery? Bike need a check-up? Smashed phone screen? Wobbly chair leg? Broken lamp? Want to learn how fix your broken or damaged things?

Come and meet the Nottingham Fixers who are a band of community volunteers ready to help you learn to repair your broken households items. We believe that there are many items that can repaired rather than be replaced or thrown away, and we want to ‘Share the Repair’ and involve you in the fixing.

So, bring your broken things to our fun event in the upstairs rooms of Sherwood Methodist Church, and have a cake and a drink in our pop-up cafe.

Stay in touch with us as we will announce which items we can fix as people come forward to volunteer to help.

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Please note:
We’re happy to help you learn how to repair.
We are not repair professionals and the event is a community self-repair space.
Attending means that you take responsibility for your own item. Please back up your data on any devices and bring chargers and power cables as relevant.

Children are welcome and must be supervised at all time.

Donations are gratefully received and support our work!
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Buses: Lime and Purple lines, Bingham Road stop. There is street parking near to the Church.

See you soon,
Nottingham Fixers

Location

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Sherwood Methodist Church, Devon Drive, Nottingham NG5 2EN, UK

About the group

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Nottingham Fixers

The rejuvenated Nottingham Fixers are a band of volunteers who want to change the culture from 'if it's broken then chuck it', to 'if it's broken let's fix it.' And we like to have a cuppa and cake while we're doing it!
#sharetherepair #throwawaynoway

To get involved email us or find us on Facebook

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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.