Brighton Repair Café – Double Bill This Saturday 21st May at The Bevy 11-2, then FIELD Brighton 3-5.30

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

http://www.thebevy.co.uk

Field Brighton address is: Preston Barracks, Lewes Road BN2

fieldbtn.com

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!

April repairs at the Bevy

Graham brought a pair of trousers that needed new fastening and a coat with a broken pocket. Shirley left both like new.

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A little fairy with a broken wing found her way to the Bevy. Michael fixed it using some wire and she happily flew away.

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Ernesto’s heater smelled funny when on. Mattia opened it up and gave it a thorough clean and voila, no more funny smells.

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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.

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Tom was back! And check what a beauty he’s making with his super darning abilities.
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Michael turned up with an amazing donation! A box full spare parts: resistors, capacitors and diodes.

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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.

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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

http://www.thebevy.co.uk

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.

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

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

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

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

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Shirley helped Lee sew the hem on her curtains.

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

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

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Mischa shows off the end result!

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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

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

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

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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.

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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.

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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!