After a quiet period of reflection on the future of community repair and how to keep it going in the Covid-19 era we are embarking on holding online events.
These will be advisory sessions and a chance to get advice from our amazing volunteers who are repair experts in different areas from sewing and textiles to electrical goods and computer software.
On Tuesday 30th June from 7:30-8:30pm our team of amazing Fixsters will be on a Zoom meeting where they will be able to give you advice about fixing your broken objects – helping diagnose the problem, whether it can be repaired, how to go about it and where to get parts or help.
We are limiting it to one item per person and you need to email email@example.com to register your item and get information about how to join the Zoom call, the house rules and how it will work.
Items might include anything from clothing and textiles to electrical goods, furniture or computer software issues.
We may have to restrict numbers so this will be on a first come first served basis.
Please remember this is all new to us as we are used to repairing together face to face… but let’s give this a go!
We’d like to thank Outift @emmausbrighton for hosting us for the BIG FIX 2020 with such style and kindness. We had a great session repairing 25 items that otherwise may have gone to landfill included in this were 11 toys so one little boy went home very happy and with ideas about how to fix the rest of his stash of loved but broken toys.
In addition to our usual monthly repair we are excited to announce that we are part of a very special event this month…
The Brighton Repair Café are holding a repair cafe at Outfit@Emmaus as part of the Big Fix 2020. The our team of volunteers will be in store to teach the community and customers how to fix their things. We will be repairing clothing and textiles and showing creative approaches to mending bric-a-brac and small items of furniture.
To take part in the world’s biggest repair day of 2020, simply bring along your clothing that needs a revival or your small furniture, such as chairs and bric a brac for mending. Sign in on arrival for your mending session with one of our repair experts.
Nothing to fix but would like to take part? Learn or share a skill by joining the Brighton Repair Cafe team to mend damaged items that have been donated to Emmaus!
If you can then we need you!
Please come and join our merry band as a volunteer.
It’s only a 3 hour commitment per month (on the last Saturday of each month) at The Hanover Centre, Southover Street, Brighton.
You’ll be rewarded with tea, biscuits and that warm fuzzy feeling you get when you do something to help others! 😀
Our last repair cafe of the year is coming up on the 30th November.
Come and learn to darn your woollens, sew your clothes and textiles, fix your small electrical goods and any other bits and bobs that need glueing, soldering or a bit of creative repairing!
On the 25th May 10:30am-12:30pm. This month our repair team will be able to show you how to fix your small electrical goods, bikes, clothing and textiles.
One item per person and be prepared for queueing if you have electrical items!
There will also be a Plant Swap taking place in the gardens of the Hanover Centre:
We hope to see you there!
After a very busy year we are back on here to keep you posted with what we get up to and what is going on with the global repair movement.
But first here are our recent and forthcoming dates for our events:
We’ll let you know which repairs we can help you with closer to the time.
Hope to see you at the next repair cafe!
Bring your electrical goods, textiles and clothing and anything that needs darning.
Our brilliant team of fixters will diagnose the problem and if it’s possible they will show you how to mend them.
Well, we are back and we are ready to help you learn how to repair your stuff!
We have a new venue for our January event… the wonderful Hanover Centre on Southover Street in Hanover.
We are trying out an earlier time of 10:30-12:30 so come and join us for some morning fixing.
We will be darning, sewing, glueing and opening up those broken electricals to see if they can be fixed too.
See you there Brighton!