If you are at a loose end and have been meaning to repair something for a while, come to FIELD this Saturday 27th August between 12-3pm
Some volunteers are away on holiday, however their are people to help with electrical and electronic goods as well as sewing, darning and gluing.
Tom of Holland was able to join us and helped Jonathan visibly mend his jumper with a swiss darn…
Nick of Old Tree Café brought in his bike. The front wheel was wobbly and the breaks needed realigning. Dan was able to solve both problems.
Amy from Old Tree Café brought in her bike too. Dan repaired the rear tire which was as flat as a pancake and tuned the breaks and gears.
Louise brought in an anglepoise lamp. The lamp had come away from the frame…
So Michael fashioned a new bracket out of an old key and fixed it back together!
Oliver deduced that the capacitor on a lawn mower was not working by using a multimeter.
A new capacitor was found on line later to be installed by the owner of the lawnmower.
Mattia and Oliver fixed Sam’s neglected old lamps that had been sitting in a cupboard for several years.
Alan fixed the fan of an old laptop by extracting an accumulation of dust!
Tom of Old Tree Café brought in a range of garments to repair and was shown the art of darning and sewing on buttons by Tom of Holland.
We will be back at FIELD our new home on the last Saturday of every month from 12-3pm.
Bring bikes, electrical goods and anything that needs darning and we’ll show you how.
Come and join us at Field Brighton this Saturday between 12 – 3pm.
We can help you fix bicycles, electronic, electrical goods and any thing that needs sewing or gluing.
At the same time experience delicious food created by Old Tree Café. oldtree.house/oldtree–cafe/
The address is:
Field Brighton Preston Barracks, Lewes Road BN2
At Field Brighton:
Before starting repairs at Field Brighton, the team enjoyed a meal together provided by The Old Tree Café. The food was incredible!
Dan fixed a couple of bikes, one with a wobbly wheel and the other with malfunctioning breaks. He showed Emma how to release and adjust the breaks on her bike.
Mattia fixed the transformer on Alexis’ electric toy car
A beautiful old folding chair, broken and sitting by the fridge for a year was brought back to life by Ali and Alexis. Slats of the seat and back had broken.
Alexis and his Mum and Dad went to the Wood Store around the corner. They sourced the perfect strip of wood to make the new slates from.
At the Bevy in the morning:
Alan took apart and examined an old record player brought in by Ally. To get it working he cleaned it up and changed the fuse.
Ali created an improvised lathe by upturning an electric drill and placing it in a vice.
With the lathe he made a new spike for a mace from Poland!
Alan fixed a strimmer by undoing a seized up screw that held in the strimmer wire. He placed it in a vice to loosen it.
Ali fixed a bedside table, the leg had snapped when jumped on by children. He drilled out the old dowel and replaced it.
These keep us going for the day… homemade energy balls by the Old Tree Café.
This Saturday 21st May
We will be at the Bevy between 11am-2pm
then at FIELD Brighton between 3pm -5.30pm.
The Bevy address is: 50 Hillside, Brighton, East Sussex BN2 4TF
Field Brighton address is: Preston Barracks, Lewes Road BN2
We will be able to help with electrical, electronic goods and furniture as well as anything that needs sewing, gluing & darning.
Come along with your broken things!
Graham brought a pair of trousers that needed new fastening and a coat with a broken pocket. Shirley left both like new.
A little fairy with a broken wing found her way to the Bevy. Michael fixed it using some wire and she happily flew away.
Ernesto’s heater smelled funny when on. Mattia opened it up and gave it a thorough clean and voila, no more funny smells.
Liam, who was working with the band playing at the Bevy on the day, brought a faulty amp. A fuse was blown and Mattia showed and helped him to replace them. It did the job.
Tom was back! And check what a beauty he’s making with his super darning abilities.
Michael turned up with an amazing donation! A box full spare parts: resistors, capacitors and diodes.
Last but not least, our gorgeous Victoria – founder of the Brighton Repair Cafe – and Felix – our youngest repairer – spent the whole day with us! It was a great day. Join us next time.