• World's biggest Repair Café at the 2017 CircularCambridge Festival

    Got something that’s broken, that you think could be repaired if only you knew how? Or do you enjoy repairing things, whether that’s fixing computers, getting radios working again or darning socks? We are holding our biggest ever Repair Café in Cambridge on Saturday 11 November 2017. The idea is really simple – people who have stuff that needs to be fixed get together with people who can help them fix it, and pick up some simple repair skills at the same time. We don't guarantee that we'll be able to fix every item but we'll do our best. Send us details of your broken item via CircularCambridge (http://circularcambridge.org/festival/) or TransitionCambridge (https://www.transitioncambridge.org/wiki/TTSkillshare/NextRepairCafe) and we'll get back to you with a time to bring it in. We're always keen to involve more volunteer repairers and general volunteers, so please get in touch with us at cambridgerepaircafe[at]gmail.com if you'd like to lend a hand at this or at future events! We ask repairers to work alongside experienced repairers for the first couple of repair events. More event and booking details at: CircularCambridge (http://circularcambridge.org/festival/) and TransitionCambridge (https://www.transitioncambridge.org/wiki/TTSkillshare/NextRepairCafe)

  • Cambridge Repair Café at the Earth Optimism Solutions Fair

    David Attenborough Building

    Do you have something that needs fixing? You'd like to have a go at repairing it, but you're not sure where to start? We can help you - just come along to Cambridge Repair Café on 22 April. Repair Cafés are free community events that match people who need stuff fixed with people who can fix things. Experienced volunteer repairers will pin-point faults, repair where possible and teach basic repair skills. Gadgets, electronics, toys, bikes, clean clothes, household items and appliances all welcome. We can't guarantee that we'll fix your item, but we'll do our best. Find out more and book your item in here: Transition Cambridge (http://www.transitioncambridge.org/thewiki/ttwiki/pmwiki.php?n=TTSkillshare.NextRepairCafe) or turn up with your item on the day and we'll try to fit your repair in. No microwaves or TVs please. The event is free. Donations will help us to put on future Repair Cafés, build up our toolkit and cover our costs. More details from cambridgerepaircafe[at]gmail.com.

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  • Cambridge Repair Cafe

    St Andrew's Hall, St Andrew's Road, Chesterton, Cambridge,

    Hope to see you at Cambridge Repair Cafe on 2 July. Whether you can repair things, need stuff fixing, want to help with tea and cake or help set up, we'd love to see you. We get all sorts of broken things brought in: from coffee grinders, to garden tools to laptops. We can't fix everything, but so far we've repaired about two thirds of the items brought in, and saved a lot of stuff from landfill and recycling. We show people how to repair things themselves too. If you'd like to repair for us but not sure if you have enough experience, we'll pair you with a repairer who's helped out before. More details: www.transitioncambridge.org/repaircafe and please let us know (http://www.transitioncambridge.org/mail-contact/sendmail.php?who=cmbr77) if you plan to bring something in to be repaired. Or email us directly at cambridgeskillshare at gmail.com to book a repair slot. We need helpers to make teas and coffees too. Or could you bake us a cake? Let us know (http://www.transitioncambridge.org/mail-contact/sendmail.php?who=cmbr77) if you're able to help out. Thanks!

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  • Cottenham Repair Cafe #7

    Cottenham Community Centre

    Cottenham's Repair Cafés have now been going for nearly two years, during which time, we have looked at over a hundred and fifty items, and fixed half of them! We've saved over half a ton of household items from ending up in landfill! If you have something that's broken, or needs adjusting or sharpening, bring it along to the next Repair Café - there's no charge. We repair all kinds of things - from bikes to toasters to baby buggies, radios, computers, printers, ornaments, clothes - anything you can carry, in fact! We like to show you how we do it, so that if it happens again, you can do it yourself. Both repairers and repairees have a very enjoyable and rewarding time. Now that you know what we can do - why not bring something else along to the next one? Or if you're a whiz at repairing things, come along as a repairer (and bring your own tools, if you can). Book here to let us know you're coming, and then please send an email to [masked], telling us what you're planning to bring for repair - or if you're a repairer, the kinds of things you're good at fixing. We look forward to seeing you there! ------------------------------ FAQs What can/can't I bring to the event? Absolutely anything you can carry! (We don't promise we can repair it, of course.) Is it essential to book beforehand? No, you can just turn up. You may have to wait, but there's a lovely coffee shop to wait in! However, it's really helpful to let us know in advance what you're bringing, and what the problem is, in case we need to bring special tools or spares. Is there any restriction on what you will tackle? In fairness to everyone who's waiting, we limit ourselves to 20-30mins per item, which means we can only do very limited things to Apple products, laptops, digital cameras - but if it's something simple, you might be lucky..... We do ask that what you bring is reasonably clean, so that working on it isn't too unpleasant! What are my transport/parking options getting to the event? There is no parking outside the Community Centre. Please park elsewhere in the village, and hand-carry your item to us. Where can I contact the organiser with any questions? Call[masked], or email [masked]. Can I make a donation? If you are pleased with the result, you can make a small donation. This helps to pay for any spares used in the repair, and also pays for a cup of coffee for the repairer. Any profit goes to the Community Centre. Can I bring more than one thing? Yes, but if we're busy, we'll make you go to the back of the queue with the second item. Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event? No, this isn't important.

  • Cambridge Repair Cafe

    St Andrew's Hall, St Andrew's Road, Chesterton, Cambridge,

    Do you like fixing things? Or maybe you have something that needs fixing? Come along to the Cambridge Repair Cafe on 30 January and you can do either - or both! At our last Repair Cafe, only a third of the 58 items brought in couldn't be fixed. Put it another way - our repairers were able to get nearly 70% of faulty items working again. That's a lot of stuff not going to landfill or recycling. Everyone's welcome. We're always keen to meet new repairers, so please come along and give it a try. More details here: http://www.transitioncambridge.org/thewiki/ttwiki/pmwiki.php?n=TTSkillshare.RepairCafeJan2016 and please can you let us know (http://www.transitioncambridge.org/mail-contact/sendmail.php?who=cmbr77) what you can fix and/or what you'll be bringing/whether you'd like to help set up, clear up, serve tea and cake, 'meet and greet' etc.

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  • Cottenham Repair Café #6

    Cottenham Community Centre

    Cottenham's Repair Cafés have now been going for over a year, during which time, we have looked at over a hundred and twenty items, and fixed half of them! We've saved half a ton of household items from ending up in landfill! If you have something that's broken, or needs adjusting or sharpening, bring it along to the next Repair Café - there's no charge. We repair all kinds of things - from bikes to toasters to baby buggies, radios, computers, printers, ornaments, clothes - anything you can carry, in fact! We like to show you how we do it, so that if it happens again, you can do it yourself. Both repairers and repairees have a very enjoyable and rewarding time. Now that you know what we can do - why not bring something else along to the next one? Or if you're a whiz at repairing things, come along as a repairer (and bring your own tools, if you can). Book here to let us know you're coming, and then please send an email to [masked], telling us what you're planning to bring for repair - or if you're a repairer, the kinds of things you're good at fixing. We look forward to seeing you there! ------------------------------ FAQs What can/can't I bring to the event? Absolutely anything you can carry! (We don't promise we can repair it, of course.) Is it essential to book beforehand? No, you can just turn up. You may have to wait, but there's a lovely coffee shop to wait in! However, it's really helpful to let us know in advance what you're bringing, and what the problem is, in case we need to bring special tools or spares. Is there any restriction on what you will tackle? In fairness to everyone who's waiting, we limit ourselves to 20-30mins per item, which means we can only do very limited things to Apple products, laptops, digital cameras - but if it's something simple, you might be lucky..... We do ask that what you bring is reasonably clean, so that working on it isn't too unpleasant! What are my transport/parking options getting to the event? There is no parking outside the Community Centre. Please park elsewhere in the village, and hand-carry your item to us. Where can I contact the organiser with any questions? Call[masked], or email [masked]. Can I make a donation? If you are pleased with the result, you can make a small donation. This helps to pay for any spares used in the repair, and also pays for a cup of coffee for the repairer. Any profit goes to the Community Centre. Can I bring more than one thing? Yes, but if we're busy, we'll make you go to the back of the queue with the second item. Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event? No, this isn't important.

  • Cottenham Repair Cafe @ Fen Edge Family Festival

    Cottenham Village College

    We are running a Repair Cafe as one of the many events happening during the Fen Edge Family Festival (see http://www.fenedgefestival.co.uk/). We still have room for some repairers. Please contact me if you'd like to come along and help -[masked]. We expect bikes, small appliances, sewing repairs, computers and printers, electronic gadgets, push-chairs - and anything else people feel like bringing along. It would be great if you can bring your own tools and spares, but if you can't, there will be some there you can borrow. Naturally, tell your friends and neighbours about the Repair Cafe (and the FEFF!) - they will be welcome to bring along items for repair - no need to book, unless you know it'll take some special part or tool to fix it. See you there!

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  • Repair Cafe

    St Andrew's Hall, St Andrew's Road, Chesterton, Cambridge,

    Our next Repair Cafe is coming up and you are all very welcome to come along, either to fix things or to bring things to be fixed. Full details here: http://www.transitioncambridge.org/thewiki/ttwiki/pmwiki.php?n=TTSkillshare.RepairCafeMay2015 and please can you let us know (http://www.transitioncambridge.org/mail-contact/sendmail.php?who=cmbr77) what you can fix or what you intend to bring? Thanks!

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  • Restart Party

    The Centre for Computing History

    Do you have a broken phone, tablet, computer, camera or other electronic or electrical item, that you'd like to repair? Or would you like to help with the repairs? Then come along to Cambridge’s first ever Restart Party at the Centre for Computing History! We will help you learn how to fix your gadgets and small electronic appliances, starting with troubleshooting, advising on spare parts if necessary and more. Or if you already do these kinds of repairs, come along to show others how to and to share knowledge with other repairers! Please let us know what you intend to bring so that we can make sure we bring the right tools, or get in touch if you could help with the repairs. Read more about the Restart Project at www.restartproject.org, follow them on Twitter @RestartProject and watch Janet Gunter's TEDx talk about circular economy http://therestartproject.org/consumption/we-are-the-circular-economy/. Free, all welcome (donations will also be very welcome towards costs). Disclaimer: Restart Parties are a collaborative learning process, not a “free repair”, and they are run entirely by volunteers. The Restart Parties are as much about learning as the actual fixing. We will do our best to help you fix whatever you bring (but no guarantees!). With special thanks to Peter Molnar, who's done most of the organizing, and the Centre for Computing History, who are hosting this event!

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  • Cottenham Repair Cafe

    Cottenham Community Centre

    Join Chris Moller at Cottenham's first Repair Cafe! We have 4 repairers coming so far, but there's room for 8 tables so we'd love to have a few more repairers along. Or if you'd like to learn how to repair things, come along and join in (you'll be welcome to watch/help with repairs as they happen). Full info here: http://www.transitioncambridge.org/thewiki/ttwiki/pmwiki.php?n=TTEvents.TranEv#refcottenhamrepaircafe and http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/cottenham-repair-cafe-tickets-11673946087?aff=es2&rank=0. Booking is helpful but not essential (but if you will bring something to be repaired, please let the organisers know so that can try to make sure they bring the right things to do the repairs - and if you already know it will need a spare part, try to bring the item along if you can). Read more about Repair Cafes here: http://repaircafe.org/ This Meetup is free and there'll be tea and cake in the cafe (in the same building) and free cake for repairers!

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