PS St George’s Church will also be holding a craft fair on the 30th November with lots of lovely locally hand-made goodies.

The Seven Bees café will also be serving tea, coffee and their scrummy cakes… so, that’s three good reasons to get down there!

On your bike…

We have two shiny new volunteers coming to help at the next repair café with bike repairs so get on your bike and bring it along (or push it if it is beyond riding).
Please share the poster in your window/on your social media/with your friends. Thanks & see you in two weeks!
Poster Seven Bees Nov

We need your testimonials…

We are currently applying for funding for the Brighton Repair Café and we need testimonials (statements extolling the virtue) of your experiences of the repair cafe.



This could be as someone who follows the blog/other social media or who has attended the events.

Any help would be much appreciated!

From the Brighton Repair gang

Repair stories from Magpie’s Eco-Festival

We were invited to hold an outdoor repair café at Magpie’s Eco Festival. The event was held at Magpie’s fantastic Shabitat warehouse where they sell second hand goods from clothes to furniture.

Set in Saunders Park, the festival was a fun mix of great local music, food, drink and eco-projects and craftspeople.


We held our café under canvas with a prime view of the main stage.


A range of repairs were undertaken by people who had brought things to fix with the help of our volunteers…


Sometimes all that is needed is a simple change of fuse…


and a bit of re-wiring


trimming and stripping the wires


before putting them back in place in the plug


and hey presto, the lamp works again!


A rip in a coat was assessed


and a technique for mending it was demonstrated



before the coats owner completed the repair with the new skill she had learnt.