Repair Cafe Leytonstone

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About the event Click to get info

The Repair Café Leytonstone is back at St John’s Church Hall (High Rd, Leytonstone, E11 1HH). The Café runs on the third Saturday of each month between 11am- 2pm, with a break in August. Residents are invited to bring along their broken items and learn how to get them fixed for free.

This year we’re looking for volunteers who are passionate about repair and upcycling to join our team of fixers. Whether you like mending small electrical items, have DIY skills, or can fix or upcycle something completely different, come along to an event and share your skills with others. To talk about volunteering at an event please email wasteteam@walthamforest.gov.uk.

Everything is free to attend but you may need to book your place in advance for a specific workshop. The programme of events is listed in the drop-down menus below- note that each month is slightly different. More events may be added at a later date so keep an eye out for any updates.

How to get here Click to get info

St John’s Church Halll
High Rd,
Leytonstone,
E11 1HH

19 May Click to get info

Doors open: 11am to 2pm

What’s planned?

  • The Restart Project: bring your small electrical items to be looked at by experienced volunteers.
  • Dr Bike session: get your bicycle a check-up from Cycle Confidents’ trained mechanics.
  • TRAID: learn how to repair or restyle your ripped clothes.

16 June Click to get info

Doors open: 11am to 2pm

What’s planned?

20 June Click to get info

Restart Project’s basic electronics skill-share and social

Duration: 6pm to 8pm

What’s planned?

This is a free skill-share event for people who want to start volunteering for the Repair Café Leytonstone through The Restart Project. The subject of this 2hr session is: Basic Electronics.

To book on visit: https://www.meetup.com/Restarters-London/events/250543382/

Led by former engineer Alvin Hardy, we will explore:

  • Multimeters - how they work and how you can use the to troubleshoot
  • Plugs - how to check they are wired safety
  • Fuses - how to check and change them
  • Cables - how to make sure you are using the correction ones

The session is designed to give you some of the key skills needed to fix home electronic appliances so that you can fix your own and help others fix theirs at Restart Parties. We will make it as practical as possible so you can get some hands-on experience.

You can bring along a broken appliance to the session but we cannot guarantee it will be fixed in the session). We will provide snacks and drinks.

After the session will be a social event where we will talk about how you can increase your experience through volunteering at the Repair Café Leytonstone and other Restart Parties.

21 July Click to get info

Doors open: 11am to 2pm

What’s planned?

  • The Restart Project: bring your small electrical items to be looked at by experienced volunteers.
  • Dr Bike session: get your bicycle a check-up from Cycle Confidents’ trained mechanics.
  • TRAID: learn how to repair or restyle your ripped clothes.

15 September Click to get info

Doors open: 11am to 2pm

What’s planned?

  • The Restart Project: bring your small electrical items to be looked at by experienced volunteers.
  • Dr Bike session: get your bicycle a check-up from Cycle Confidents’ trained mechanics.
  • TRAID: learn how to repair or restyle your ripped clothes.

20 October Click to get info

Doors open: 11am to 2pm

What’s planned?

17 November Click to get info

Doors open: 11am to 2pm

What’s planned?

TRAID: learn how to repair or restyle your ripped clothes.