Exciting news everyone! Its International Repair Cafe Week – which means this week is an excellent opportunity to finally get around to fixing some of those clothes, electronics or household items you have been meaning to repair and give a new lease of life.
The first ever ‘repair cafe’ was officially held on 18th of October 2009 – 9 years ago in Amsterdam, and it kickstarted a global movement. There are now 1,140 repair cafe’s in 29 countries!
If you are wondering what a repair cafe is, it is a social event (often held in a cafe) where people bring old items that they want to get fixed. It might be your favourite jumper that has a hole in it, a kettle that you can’t afford to replace, or an old bike that you would love to start using again. Repair cafe’s are about reusing, recycling and challenging the idea that its best to throw products away. They are also a brilliant opportunity to socialise, meet other people in the community and learn new skills.
Ultimately repair cafe’s are part of a movement that is trying to build a more sustainable, resilient and thriving community and economy. Want to be a part of it? There are lots of repair cafe’s happening across Oxfordshire this Autumn – check out the list below to see if there is one near you.
Tuesday 23rd October: Fix it Group Bullingdon : 10:00 – 12:00. Details here. (Every Tuesday)
Saturday 27th October: Give and Take Repair Cafe Banbury: 11:00 – 2:00. Details here.
Saturday 3rd November: Repair Cafe Wantage: 10:00 – 1:00. Details here.
Saturday 17th November: Repair Cafe Rose Hill: 10:00 – 1:00. Details here.
Saturday 24th November: Repair Cafe Chinnor: 10:00 – 1:00. Details here.