Cambridge is hosting its first ever Repair Cafe that’s totally focused on fixing children’s games and toys! The event is tying in with the screening of WALL-E. Repair Cafes are free events that match experienced repairers with people who need stuff fixing. Children are invited to drop-in to see one of our repairers before or after one of the films, anytime between 9:30am and 12:30pm. The hosts, Cambridge Carbon Footprint and Transition Cambridge and the 38th Cambridge Film Festival look forward to welcoming all during half-term. Please note, children need to stay with their parent or carer and sit with the repairer during the fix. No booking required, you may have to wait and it’s limited to one item per child. Love toys, hate waste.
Great Abington, Saturday 27 October The Abingtons’ second Repair Café will run at the Village Institute on the morning of Saturday 27 October, 10am to 1pm, with refreshments on sale from Jeremiah’s Cafe. To book, please email the team at firstname.lastname@example.org, with as many relevant details as you can find out – such as manufacturer, approximate date of manufacture, model number, nature of fault etc. Alternatively, you are welcome to turn up without booking, and probably join a queue. For more info, visit The Abingtons website.
Cottenham, Saturday 3 November at the Cottenham Community Cafe, 10am to 2pm.
Details to follow.
As well as reports of our most recent Repair Cafe and dates for future cafes, it contains updates on campaigns and lots of information about other green events locally, and green news from the wider world.
It has details about the forthcoming June Repair Cafe, and write-ups of the February film show of Carnage, plus our trips to the Waterbeach Waste Treatment plant. Plus information about other events on around and about.
With the support of South Cambridgeshire Sustainable Parish Energy Partnership (SPEP), Transition Cambridge, and Cambridge Carbon Footprint, 2G3S are pleased to announce our second Great Shelford Repair Café. As last time, it will be held at The Scout and Guide Headquarters, behind the Memorial Hall, Woollards Lane, Great Shelford, CB22 5LZ from 2:00 – 4:30 pm on Saturday 2 June 2018.
It’s a free event (donations very welcome) where we match amazing repairers with people who need stuff fixing. Bring along the following to be repaired and to pick up repair skills: jewellery (and jewellery cleaning), sewing and fabric repairs (no alterations; and clean items only please), small household appliances and electrical items, knives or tools to be sharpened, computers, mobilephones, bicycles, and general bits’n’bobs. This time we are also offering a bookrepair service, so if you have books with broken spines or damaged/loose pages, we can look at those too. /cont’d
You can turn up with your item on the day, but as before we expect to be very busy so it’s best to book it in. Bookings will be open throughout May – visit http://circularcambridge.org/repaircafe/ (where you will find more information about Repair Cafes) and follow the links. The repairers are brilliant and can fix most things but there are no guarantees. Lots of tea and cake available of course!