WORKSHOPS // Start a Repair Café in your neighbourhood!

Have you ever wished there was a Repair Café in your local area? Somewhere you can take broken household items to get help fixing them?

Well, why not start one up? We are running two FREE workshops in Manchester to show you how…

For those that aren’t familiar, a Repair Café is a free community event where people get together to mend broken household items – anything from laptops, to bikes to clothing. Run by volunteers, it aims to reduce waste but also to pass on important skills and provide a space for neighbours to get to know each other. The Repair Café movement is growing. It began in the Netherlands in 2009 and there are now 1,500 Repair Cafés worldwide.

Stitched Up started Manchester Repair Café in 2016 – then the first for our city! Recently, a second has opened in Levenshulme. We’re now on a mission to spread the repair revolution further across Greater Manchester!

On Saturday 9th June, we’re hosting two FREE workshops to show you how to set up a Repair Café in your community. The workshops will include a presentation and Q&A with us and the volunteer team behind Manchester Repair Café. This will be followed by a hands-on skill share with bike and electricals repairers, who will show you how to make some of the most common repairs.

The workshops will take place on Saturday 9th June in two different venues:
10.30 – 12.30pm at Moston Miners Community Centre, Moston M40 0DJ

3.00 – 5.00 pm at Cheetham Hill Welcome Center, Cheetham Hill M8 0TW

Tickets are free and open to all, but please RSVP online to secure your place:

https://stitchedup.coop/event/repair-cafe-roadshow/

We look forward to seeing you there!