Quay Arts

Isle of Wight, United Kingdom

Hosted by Group avatarRepair Café Isle of Wight

Volunteers at a Restart Party fixing devices, cropped on hands


A Repair Café is a pop-up event that brings people together to learn how to repair things that would otherwise be thrown away.

Bring your broken items that will take around half an hour or less to repair such as clothing, electrical items, or small items of furniture. As part of the Repair Café ethos, you will be encouraged to get involved in the repairs and gain the confidence to start your own repairs.

When you book you will be asked to select a free ticket with a repair type and a time. This is to help us manage numbers in the venue and match your repair with the repairers we have available. Please book a free ticket for each item you are bringing.

Do support Quay Arts by having something to eat or drink before or after your repair is done


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Quay Arts Centre Building, Sea Street, Newport, UK

About the group

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Repair Café Isle of Wight

Repair Café Isle of Wight hosts a monthly pop-up repair café at Quay Arts. Our Repairers will help to get your item repaired and give you opportunities to learn more about how to do your own repairs. The repairs are offered free of charge but donations are welcome.

We put up details of the next event and things that we think will be interesting on our social media. You can find us on the following networks:

Save money, learn skills, reduce waste and help the planet!

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Restart Party Do’s and Don’ts


  • 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.


  • 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.