Repair Cafe

Next Repair Cafe: 22nd October


Toss it? No way!

We are now in the swing of two Repair Cafes a month at the fab Lab Central on the ground floor of Redbridge Central Library in Ilford from 2pm to 3.45pm. We are holding a Repair Demo each time at 2.45pm.

See the video of our first Repair Cafe in 2022 featuring 80 year old Alvin who wants to leave a legacy.  


We have added clothes and broken glass and china to our repairs offering.

We are also having informal conversations on community energy and how to save on fuel as part of our efforts to help you be more energy efficient.


Our 3 repairers Hamant, Dilip and Michael tried their skills on 10 broken items.  Four items were repaired, two can be sorted with an easy spare part, and others are still under review.  We were pleased with this because the 20+ people who came along or chatted with us were themselves concerned about landfill and had broken items. 

We loved the vibe of the visitors and conversations.  


Lab Central is a funky community space and we are indebted to Maria Reguera, Developmental Librarian, and Vision for their partnership in this new endeavour.

Tips on how to repair here.


Next Repair Cafe: 22nd October.

Register on Eventbrite or just turn up.

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In partnership with Vision.