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!

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Autumn 2019 Repair Cafés

We are back this autumn with a repair café every month in the four corners of Belfast! As ever, all our events are open to all, no need to book, repairs are free and donations are welcome. In September, we'll be in CS Square, our first repair cafe in a marquee, as part of the... Continue Reading →

Inspiration from a Legend of Waste

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 →

Learning from the Edinburgh Remakery

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 →

The right Tools for the job

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 →

FixFest 2018

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 →

Meet the fixers

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....

Fixing more than gadgets

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 →

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