Skillshare @ Redbridge Central Library

London, United Kingdom

Hosted by Group avatarRestart HQ

Volunteers at a Restart Party fixing devices, cropped on hands


This event is a skillshare, where we will be learning new skills together. We won’t be repairing broken items. You must book a ticket to attend as there is limited space.

The Restart Project and East London Waste Authority are running a series of skillshares for electronic repairers of all skill levels. The first of the series is on:

Sunday 08 October 2023

11am to 13:30pm 

Redbridge Central Library (Lab Central) Clements Road, Ilford, IG1 1EA

This skillshare is designed for those who would like to start volunteering their skills at repair events but don’t know where to start. You will be working in groups to troubleshoot and repair the most common electrical and electronic items brought to repair events, with the support of Restarters who will be on hand to help you when you get stuck.

These sessions are completely free, all we ask is that you attend your next local repair event as a volunteer.

Any questions please email [email protected]


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Ilford IG1 1EA, UK

About the group

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Restart HQ

We help groups get started across England, the UK and the world and coordinate with other groups running Restart Parties across London. You can find the fantastic groups that run restart parties in London here.

This group is used to announce socials and skill shares being run by Restart HQ in London and online so be sure to keep an eye out for what's coming up this year!

Please email [email protected] if you have any questions.

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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.