Plenary session at Fixfest UK

Inspired and energised from Fixfest UK

On Saturday in Manchester, 59 community repair activists from all over the UK got together to mingle, share, help each other out and think collectively about growing our movement and bringing down the barriers to repair and longer-lasting products.

new radio

Announcing our new radio season

After summer holidays in August, we are back on Restart Radio. We now have a new slot with Resonance 104.4FM at 5pm on the second Tuesday of each month. We will also keep producing a monthly podcast with Dave Pickering, which will be published on our website.

Backing to scale our activities closer to home

We’re happy to announce that we’ve been granted two years funding from Nesta and the UK’s Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) to actively promote Restart Parties and spread community repair across England.

Men fixing electronic devices

Our plans for 2018

We had a huge year last year, thanks to a larger team and steady funding support and our core of dedicated volunteers in London. In 2018, we look to build on last year’s work and add a couple of small new exciting projects.

Workshop to repair electronics

Guest post: The meaning of community repair

Maker and Hackney Fixer Bridget Harvey shares some insights in the deeper meanings of community repair. This guest blog post was originally a lightning talk delivered at Fixfest in October 2017.