Repair Cafés help people to get stuff fixed for free; stuff that might otherwise lie unloved at the back of a cluttered cupboard or end up in landfill when it could be brought back to life. Please help spread the word to other people and groups who might be interested and together we can make this happen in Belfast!
This week, Cat Fletcher was named a ‘Legend of Waste’, beating David Attenborough and Environment Secretary Michael Gove to be named most influential person in waste in the UK. Not bad for someone who started out hiring a van to collect her friends and neighbours recycling in the days before doorstep collections. In fact, Cat... Continue Reading →
The shipyards of Belfast – the noise of heavy machinery; the steam and smoke of the furnaces; a dirty, gritty place. Birthplace of the Titanic, maybe the world’s most famous ship. And it’s also the seemingly unlikely birthplace of a cutting-edge fashion design house. Marie Nancarrow, who founded Titanic Denim in 2015, takes old jeans... Continue Reading →
Repair Cafe Belfast organiser Chris McCartney writes about visiting Edinburgh Remakery and meeting with founder Sophie Unwin. When you plan your holidays around the chance to visit awesome community repair and reuse projects – it’s time to admit you might need to get out more. But popping into the Edinburgh Remakery was really only a... Continue Reading →
Details of our next repair cafe on Saturday 16 February 2019. Please help us spread the word - print our poster or share on social media. Hope to see you there!
What would you say if I told you there was a way of turning around people’s lives, simply by getting your old and unused tools and sewing machines into their hands? That’s the goal of a small Belfast-based charity, Tools for Solidarity. And on a freezing January Sunday, eight repair café volunteers headed over to... Continue Reading →
We'll be getting together on Saturday 8 December at South Belfast Quaker Meeting House for our next Repair Cafe. It'll be our first anniversary (can you believe it's been a year since our first event?). So of course, there will be even more fun and games, crafts and cake than usual! Doors will open at... Continue Reading →
What do you get if you put 60 people, passionate about community repair, in a room? Peter Ramsey from the Repair Cafe Belfast team went along to find out... We’ve been running Repair Cafe Belfast for almost one year now, but we are just one part of a wider repair movement that has grown globally... Continue Reading →
After three brilliant Repair Cafes, we wanted to go behind the scenes and introduce you to some of the fantastic fix-perts who are restoring people’s possessions, one stitch, screw or spare part at a time....
Stories from our second repair cafe Our second ever Repair Café in Belfast took place on 24 February 2018 and it was a really special day. Here is a flavour of what happened and stories of some of the people and their repairs. If you were there, please do comment and share your ideas and... Continue Reading →