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Repair Café helps you fix it!

  • Learn to mend your broken items yourself with support from skilled volunteers.

  • Enjoy giving your things a new lease of life and appreciate them again.

  • Help reduce waste and stop things going to landfill

Llandrindod Repair Café has been running since June 2014, and was chosen by The Guardian as one of 17 top community projects from around the UK in their "Live Better" Community Project series.

The Repair Café idea began in Amsterdam in 2007 and has since been taken up all round the world.

Upcoming Repair Café dates

Saturday 14th October 2017 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm at Centre CELF

and on the second Saturday of every month throughout 2017 (Closed December and January).

Download a copy of the Repair Cafe house rules

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Repair Cafe FixpertsDon't miss the April Repair Café

April 11th, 2:00pm to 5:00pm
at the Rock Park Heritage Centre

We're back to our customary venue in the Rock Park Heritage Centre for the Repair Café on April 11th.  With any luck it will suddenly turn into summer before then, and everything will be outdoors under the canopy...  If not, we will be running the event inside the Heritage Centre.

There's a plan to have a special session on patching clothes (especially jeans - or, rather, anything that can be patched with denim!), so if you've got any garments that are getting a little threadbare we will have the wherewithal to solve the problem!

Our usual range of fixperts will also be on hand to help you repair pretty much anything that can be repaired. We'll also be back with the popular sharpening table - putting a new edge on any household, garden or carpentry tools that have become blunted with use - eg your scissors, garden shears or chisels.

Printer stops working after a particular number of prints?
Electric appliance bust after 2 years when your previous one lasted ages?
Underwear falling apart after a few washes?
Yearning for the latest must-have mobile phone?

Manufacturers are forcing us to constantly update and buy new stuff. Replacement means profit, but it also means wastage of energy and raw materials and more rubbish and pollution.

Companies are also refusing to make consumer items more repairable. Service instructions are often absent or limited. Many new products are solidly glued or welded together to deliberately make repairs difficult or impossible.

Do you no longer wish to accept this "repair costs more than buying new" attitude? You are not alone. Have fun with repairing instead, with help and advice from our skilled volunteers. Did you know that as many as 50 to 70% of items brought in can be fixed at a Repair Cafe?

Some of the many articles mended at our previous events include necklaces, clothing, handbags, bicycles, electric heaters, a hedge trimmer, cd players, saucepan lids, a carpet sweeper and a clock. We even help you sharpen your blunted tools.

All this for just a small donation to cover our costs. A bargain? You bet!  

 

The Repair Café is Back!

Saturday 14th March, 2pm - 5pm

The Celf  Centrethe Celf Centre, Tremont Road, Llandrindod

The second Repair Café event of 2015 will be held in a new venue - The Celf  Centre (the former Theatr Powys Drama Centre).

The Celf Centre is on the corner of Trefonen Lane and Tremont Road, which is the main road north out of the town.  It's in front of Trefonen Primary School, and is immediately recognisable by the gold and silver coloured spiral sculpture. There's a small car park also off-road parking in Trefonen Lane.

As always, the event is open from 2pm to 5pm.

The usual range of 'fixperts' will be back to help you fix almost anything that can be repaired, sharpened or otherwise brought back to use!

Repair Cafe Fixperts

Entry to the Repair Café is free.  Materials used are charged for and donations are requested to help cover costs. There will be a REFRESHMENTS counter,  a SEED-SWAP table organised by Llandrindod Freegle, and a RAFFLE.

Please note: The Repair Café will be returning to the Rock Park in April when the refurbishment work to the building has been completed.

For MOTHERS DAY this year, Sunday 15th March, how about giving your mother or grandmother a unique and personalised treat, by fixing one of her treasured possessions at the Repair Café? What could be nicer for her than to have you repair something for her and bring new life to an old favourite?

Ask her! Is her LEATHER PURSE or favourite HAND-BAG coming un-stitched? is her prettiest SCARF fraying or a button loose on her best COAT? some heirloom JEWELLERY needing repair? perhaps an irreplaceable FRYING PAN with a wobbly handle? does her BIKE have a puncture? or her CD player stopped working? YOU can fix it for her. Bring it to the  REPAIR CAFE on Saturday 14th March and our fixperts will show you how.

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2:00pm to 5:00pm on Sunday 15th February
at the Herb Garden Café, Llandrindod.

repair cafe - textilesThis special Repair Café event will be focusing on textiles. You are invited to bring curtains to learn how to add warm linings.  Or bring garments, household linen and other textiles to learn how to make repairs such as darning, sewing on buttons, patching things, putting up a hem, and renewing elastic.

Lear how to make a "Snake Draught Excluder" (please bring your own stuffing).

There will be a textile- and sewing-theme Freegle Bring and Take stall – a chance to pass on your unwanted haberdashery!

Everyone is very welcome to enjoy a drink, a slice of cake and a chat -sewing is not compulsory!!  We hope to see you there.

Entry to the Repair Café is free.  Materials used are charged for and donations are requested to help cover costs.  Hot drinks and cakes will be available to buy.

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... and also your old mobile phones and other gadgets.
Reduce waste and support TLT at the same time!

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