We were at St George’s Church where we met Geraldine.
Who needed Sam’s help to fix her handbag…
After unscrewing the clasp
and feeding the material back in the clasp was screwed back together and the repair was complete!
Mattia’s skills were needed by one of our youngest fixers yet
to help fix her toy train.
Mike brought along his broken FreeSat Recorder.
The circuit board was taken out after a bit of persuasion to change one of the resistors
and although we couldn’t test it at the time Mike emailed us when he got home to say it was fixed.
Mattia went on to help another chap fix his speakers.
Tom showed us some new darning techniques
and a lovely old darning mushroom with a built-in light (with original battery)!
Will be at Circus Street Community Spacewhich is at the Old Municipal Market on Circus Street (behind the Blind Tiger & next to the Wood Recycling Store)
On Saturday 12th April 11.00-14.00
Bring your bikes, electricals, textiles and jewellery to repair with the help of our volunteers and tools.
There isn’t a café in this space but you are welcome to bring a flask and cake to share
& the Soup Dept. in the Wood Recycling Store next door will be open.
After printing the postersWe put them up around Kemp Town.
The talented Lucy Jane Keay made us bunting and sent it down from Scotland.
We dusted off the badge making machine
and made limited edition badges,
whilst getting St George’s Church ready for the party.
Iain from Seven Bees Café prepared a feast of delicious mexican food
& Izzie made two birthday cakes!
Then the place filled up as the bands started playing.
The Dobly Brothers gave a great performance of covers accompanied by D on piano for one number.
The talented guitarist and singer Jackos joined the marvellous Irish folk band Homebrood on stage
Some fantastic youngsters got up and sang with Steve from the Dobly Brothers.
In between sets Jon from Homebrood played some swing and him and his wife showed off their moves.
I got to chat with Nigel (of Nigel’s Eco Store) and relax with a few beers – they weren’t all mine!
Volunteers like our wonderful darning expert Tom of Holland got to relax for the evening.
But our new mascot for the night wore out some of the guests on the dance floor!
brought some new faces
who were shown how to darn
to make links
in order to fix jewellery
We had a visit from a lady who is knitting a map of Brighton
& Dan fashioned a nifty bike basket rack
out of coat hangers!