What do you do with a chair when the leg has come loose? A lamp that no longer works? A toaster that doesn’t toast? A holey jumper? Throw it away? No way! We are hosting afternoons of fixing and skill-sharing.
The Broadwater Farm Repair Café is a community event where local people get together to fix broken things and learn new skills. Repair Cafés aim to help people learn to fix and\or help others to fix, to bring about a shift in consumerism and to throw less away. We skill-share and build community. We try to match people who want to fix something broken with experienced fixers who can help. Don’t leave it in a cupboard or throw it away – fix it. We help you get into the habit of repairing and reusing things, saving you money and helping us all.
If you have skills you can share, please bring along any tools you use (we already have a wide range) and help us help others – let us know on the order form you can help. Swap skills too – you help to fix mine and I’ll help to fix your broken stuff.
Here’s a list of some of what we’ve helped people fix/mend over the last 6 months or so:
Electric Toothbrush, clothes that need some attention, cordless kettle, toaster, leather shirt (torn sleeve), Electric Oil Heater, cloth bag, broken ceramics, laser printer, tabletop cooker, mobile phone, shirt, Espresso machine, Bosch Multi-Tool, Leather bag, DVD player, CD Player, portable TV, DAB Radio, various laptops, kitchen scale, handheld blender, aromatherapy diffuser, Sony Walkman, ear buds, Henry Vacuum cleaner, fan heater, circular saw, torch, computer monitor, Baby’s cot, nightdress, dressing gowns, Solar lights, Lampshade, Cafetiere, Kids bikes, food mixer, Bass guitar, small wooden table, Hair straighteners, Sewing Machine, coffee grinder, garden chairs, Swan Teasmade, Power tool cord sawn through, Amplicomms cordless phone, android and iPhones with problems, hedge trimmer, a tabletop cooker, lampshade, cafetiere. A dress that is too big for me along the waist, table fan, tall fan, backpack whose handle at the top has detached, kettle, kids metal detector, toy crow with broken beak, Moth holes in jumpers, a carriage clock. Pendulum not rotating, Flymo mower, Electric Golf cart, Sony PSP button sticking. More details of past repairs here: bit.ly/hfixadmin
Please join us and share the great feeling we get when we fix something with someone in a way that helps save the planet, save people money and help people to buy repairable in future if they need to buy at all.
Please tell us you’re coming and book a slot as a volunteer, observer, repairer or bringer here: bit.ly/haringeyfixers