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.

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

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

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

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and a bit of re-wiring

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trimming and stripping the wires

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before putting them back in place in the plug

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and hey presto, the lamp works again!

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A rip in a coat was assessed

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and a technique for mending it was demonstrated

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

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