The Welsh Mill

Frome, United Kingdom

Hosted by Group avatar[email protected]:Frome

Volunteers at a Restart Party fixing devices, cropped on hands

Description

SHARE:Frome invite you to our monthly Repair and Upcycle event, upstairs at Remakery:Frome, @ The Welsh Mill Hub.

A team of volunteers will be on hand to share their skills and help you learn how to fix your item.


This month’s upcycling activities:

  • reusing newspaper to make plant pots
  • creating patchwork from pre-loved fabric 


Tea, snacks/ popcorn available to purchase while you’re waiting.


>> Event is free but we rely on donations to help it continue.


1 portable item per person, no microwaves please!

Household, electrical, bikes, textiles and clothing items – repairs will be put in a queue. Advice will be offered if item is unfixable or spare parts are required.

Location

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The Welsh Mill, Park Hill Drive, Frome, UK

About the group

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[email protected]:Frome

We host a monthly Repair and Upcycle event at Remakery:Frome @ The Welsh Mill Hub

A team of volunteers share their skills mending items including electronics, textiles & clothing, bikes, small furniture, crockery & toys

We also offer upcycling activities such as reusing newspaper to make plant pots, creating patchwork from pre-loved fabric and re-purposing discarded festival tents to make bunting!

Tea, cake & popcorn available to purchase while you are waiting // Event is free but we rely on donations to help it continue

1 item per person please, no microwaves

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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.