Repair Cafe Nunhead at The Green

London, United Kingdom

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Volunteers at a Restart Party fixing devices, cropped on hands

Description

This is the last repair cafe of 2024, no meet in December.

The Repair Cafe Nunhead is the place to bring broken belongings in need of mending!

We are located at The Green Community Centre, Nunhead Green (opposite The Old Nuns Head).

Our team of volunteer fixers will share their specialist skills and tools to help you restore items brought from home. Enjoy a refreshment of coffee or tea while you learn basic repair skills and save your stuff from landfill.

Our expert fixers are experienced in mending house hold electrical goods, computers, textiles including clothes and toys, woodworking and much more! You are welcome to bring anything that you can carry on your own from home and we try and save it from landfill.

Advice and help from The Repair Cafe is free to all! A voluntary donation from visitors to the Repair Cafe is appreciated which will support The Green and help cover material costs for mends.

We aim to create a collaborative space for visitors and volunteers. Visitors are encouraged to remain with the repairer and witness what is being done/ learn and pick up skills and try the mend for themselves if applicable.

We operate a first come, first served system and how quickly you are seen depends on volunteer availability. Please be prepared to queue, we can only accept one item per person/family/group please!

Location

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Nunhead Green, London SE15 3QQ, UK

About the group

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Repair Cafe Nunhead

Please note there will be no Repair Cafe 30th March 2024 , next cafe 27th April 2024

Want to get involved and volunteer? Get in touch [email protected]

The Repair Cafe Nunhead is the place to bring broken belongings in need of mending! Find us at The Green Community Centre, Nunhead, on the last Saturday of each month from 1pm-4pm (opposite the pub 'The Old Nun's Head').

Our team of volunteer fixers will share their specialist skills and tools to help you restore items brought from home. Enjoy a refreshment of coffee or tea while you learn basic repair skills and save your stuff from landfill.

Our team of expert fixers are experienced in mending house hold electrical goods, computers, textiles including clothes and toys, woodworking and much more! You are welcome to bring anything that you can carry on your own from home and we try and save it from landfill.

Advice and help from The Repair Cafe is free to all! A voluntary donation from visitors to the Repair Cafe is appreciated which will support The Green and help cover material costs for mends.

We aim to create a collaborative space for visitors and volunteers. Visitors are encouraged to remain with the repairer and witness what is being done/ learn and pick up skills and try the mend for themselves if applicable.

We operate a first come, first served system and how quickly you are seen depends on volunteer availability. Please be prepared to queue! Only one item per person/group/family.

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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.