This Saturday, 23rd April – don’t miss the opportunity to repair your things at the Bevy

We will be at the Bevy this Saturday (23rd April).

The Bevy address is:   50 Hillside, Brighton, East Sussex BN2 4TF

This will be from 11am- 2pm

We will be able to help with electrical and electronic goods as well as anything that needs sewing, gluing & darning.

Master darner ‘Tom of Holland’ will be there!

Come along with your broken things!

March repairs at the Bevy…

Jane brought in her shredder as it was no longer shredding garden debris efficiently.


Alan and Mattia investigated the shredder to find that the motor was still working but that the blades had rusted up and corroded.


The blades could have been turned around to use the alternate side but the bolts were too rusty to change them.




Alan replaced the fuse and bulb on the lamp that Hazel brought in.


He fixed it in a matter of minutes to Hazel’s delight and appreciation.


Shirley helped Lee sew the hem on her curtains.


Mischa brought in an internet cable that Ziggy her rat had bitten through!


To repair it Mattia, rejoined the wires with solder and covered the join with heat shrink tubing.


Mischa shows off the end result!


Victoria replaced the metal buttons she didn’t like on her vintage Aran cardigan with some secondhand wooden buttons she had found in a charity shop.


The damaged lead of a hair dryer was inspected by Alan.


The damage on the wire was very close to the casing. So Alan took the  mold apart, neatly soldered the wires together, covered the join with heat shrink tubing and concealed the repair in the body of the hairdryer.




A well loved Nutribullet had stopped working through a build up of liquid that had seeped between the casing.  Mattia carefully took the processor apart, cleaned it, then meticulously put it back together.


The newly functioning processor, resulted in one happy healthy customer, who had cycled all the way from Hove to the repair cafe!


February repairs at the Waste House, during the Science Festival…


Michael walked us through the process of repairing the cover of a vintage Russian book on house keeping …




The cover was removed with a stanley knife and the old glue scraped from the surface.

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The book was placed in a makeshift clamp between two pieces of wood tightened with gardening wire.


Copydex glue was applied and a remnant of denim fixed to the surface.

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Amelia created a nose for Gabriel’s toy seal by sewing on a button.

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Cat Fletcher brought along a range of broken glasses to mend with colourful Sugru.


Brighton Repair Café – at the Waste House today! Come along with your broken things!

We will be at the Waste House, Brighton University as part of the Brighton Science Festival this Saturday – 27th February.

This will be from 12- 3pm

The Waste House is on the grounds of Brighton University,
58-67 Grand Parade, Brighton BN2 OJY. See map.

We will be able to help with electrical and electronic goods as well as anything that needs sewing, gluing & darning.

Come along with your broken things!

Our first Repair Cafe of the year: January 2016

Happy girls (who made us very happy) went back home with healed wounded teddies. Betty helped them while they watched attentively.

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1Some glue on those favourite red shoes gave them a new life…


And of course, that awesome onesie! Ready to put on after Shirley got rid of a big hole.1813
Ernesto came along with a thread bare dressing gown, Shirley did wonders to sew up the large holes.
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Sam helped Lucy with her cup and fixed the button on her hat too.
8 11 10 Ruth’s William Morris umbrella was fixed by Michael with garden wire and a makeshift splint.9