What’s On

Monday 12th

Computer repair service: Brought to you by Mer- IT Digital

When: 11:00 – 16:00 Where: Mildmay Community Center, Woodville Road, Mayville Estate, London, N16 8NA

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Do you have a computer that doesn’t work? Maybe it’s too slow, old or full of viruses? Whatever the reason, before you throw it away or spend a lot of money on repairs, bring it to one of our workshops and find out what’s wrong. All ages welcome. There is a team of IT Technicians that would love to help you revive your PC/Laptop! Due to Covid-19 booking is essential to ensure social distancing is observed.

Own Your Future Not Your Clothes: With SuperLooper

When: 13:00 – 14:00 Where: Instagram

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SuperLooper will introduce us to their new Brighton-based online clothing library for renting and recycling pre-loved baby clothes and they're on the look-out for people to open a SuperLoop in London. Tune in live on their Insta to find out more and ask your questions. Find out more about SuperLooper by downloading this flyer.

Save Your Wardrobe by Loving Your Clothes. Don't throw, Repair!

When: 15:30 – 16:40 Where: Online

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With Save Your Wardrobe, University of Glasgow, ShoeSpa and BLANC Living. As part of London Repair Week, Save Your Wardrobe is holding a panel discussion about the future of Fashion, how consumer behaviours are evolving and how digitalisation is supporting this change. SYW service partners ShoeSpa and Blanc will be participating in the exchange providing insights on the Repair services they offer digitally through Save Your Wardrobe App.

Tuesday 13th

How to establish (and sustain) repair and reuse in your community

When: 14:00 – 15:00 Where: Online

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With LWARB, LEDNet, North London Waste Authority, Western Riverside Waste Authority, Groundwork London and The Renewal Workshop. This event is aimed at recycling and waste prevention officers, or anyone who would like to set up a community repair scheme in their local area. Download the event agenda and see the full list of speakers.

Soulcraft at Home – Free Taster Session: By Goldfinger Factory

When: 18:00 – 18:45 Where: Online

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Join Goldfinger Factory, a local design-led social enterprise, for a FREE taster session of their new online course, Soulcraft at Home.

How to care and repair your fitness wear: With RubyMoon

When: 19:30 – 20:15 Where: Instagram

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Katie St Laurence from @Sustainble_Squad investigates the best way to care and repair your beloved swim and activewear with Jo Godden, the founder of RubyMoon Gym To Swim. Keep your fitness clothes bright, clean and stronger for longer. Tune in live on their Insta to find out more and ask your questions.

Wednesday 14th

Dr Bike Free Repair Session – Cycle Confident Richmond

When: 11:00 – 15:00 Where: Richmond Green, The Green, Richmond, London, TW9 1LX

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Brought to you by West London Waste Authority, Richmond Council and Cycle Confident. West London Waste are hosting three socially-distanced Dr Bike sessions across west London during Repair Week. Celebrate together in Brent, Harrow and Richmond by repairing and reusing what you have instead of buying new! Experienced mechanics from Cycle Confident will check over all the main components of your bike, and carry out any needed adjustments. Minor repairs such as punctures and brake cables are fixed on the day but if your bike needs further repairs, the mechanics will be able to give you additional advice.

Textiles repair workshop: Brought to you by Sunny Jar Eco Hub and City of London Council

When: 12:30 – 13:30 Where: Online

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Brought to you by Sunny Jar Eco Hub and City of London Council. As part of London Repair Week, take part in this free interactive clothes mending online workshop. Learn simple hand stitches to repair and extend the life of your clothes. All levels of experience welcome. If you wish to sew along please get a needle and thread, as well as the clothes you wish to repair. You will learn how to: mend a small hole, mend a ripped seam, sew a button on.

Free Dr Bike session: Brought to you by Kensington & Chelsea Council

When: 16:00 – 19:00 Where: Kensington High Street (junction with Earls Court Road)

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No need to book, just come along with your bike!

Thursday 15th

Dr Bike Free Repair Session – Cycle Confident Harrow

When: 11:00 – 15:00 Where: Kenton recreation Ground, 39A Carlton Ave, Harrow, HA3 8AX

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Brought to you by West London Waste Authority, Harrow Council and Cycle Confident. West London Waste are hosting three socially-distanced Dr Bike sessions across west London during Repair Week. Celebrate together in Brent, Harrow and Richmond by repairing and reusing what you have instead of buying new! Experienced mechanics from Cycle Confident will check over all the main components of your bike, and carry out any needed adjustments. Minor repairs such as punctures and brake cables are fixed on the day but if your bike needs further repairs, the mechanics will be able to give you additional advice.

Friday 16th

Circular IT and electricals: tackling the climate emergency through sustainable procurement

When: 10:00 – 11:00 Where: Online

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With HPE, Enfield Council and LWARB. In support of London’s effort to build back better, LWARB is bringing together leading practitioners to showcase how local authorities and businesses can collaborate to build a more circular approach to IT and electricals in London. This webinar will showcase what is already being done and spotlight some of the businesses in London providing solutions for accelerating circular economy practices in the electricals and IT sectors. This event is aimed at borough procurement professionals and decision-makers.

Dr Bike free repair session – Cycle Confident Brent

When: 11:00 – 15:00 Where: Gladstone Park, 52 Mulgrave Road, Brent, NW2 6RL

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Brought to you by West London Waste Authority, Brent Council and Cycle Confident. West London Waste are hosting three socially-distanced Dr Bike sessions across west London during Repair Week. Celebrate together in Brent, Harrow and Richmond by repairing and reusing what you have instead of buying new! Experienced mechanics from Cycle Confident will check over all the main components of your bike, and carry out any needed adjustments. Minor repairs such as punctures and brake cables are fixed on the day but if your bike needs further repairs, the mechanics will be able to give you additional advice.

Computer repair service: Brought to you by Mer-IT Digital

When: 11:00 – 16:00 Where: The Peel Institute, 3 Corners, Northampton Road, Farringdon, EC1R 0HU

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Do you have a computer that doesn’t work? Maybe it’s too slow, old or full of viruses? Whatever the reason, before you throw it away or spend a lot of money on repairs, bring it to one of our workshops and find out what’s wrong. All ages welcome. There is a team of IT Technicians that would love to help you revive your PC/Laptop! Due to Covid-19 booking is essential to ensure social distancing is observed.

Online clothes repair workshop: Brought to you by Clothes Doctor and Westminster Council

When: 18:00 – 19:00 Where: Online – Register your interest by email via the event link below

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Join Chris, Head Seamstress at the Clothes Doctor for a free one hour tutorial where you’ll learn how to darn and sew a button. Exclusively for Westminster residents! Email recycling.champions@westminster.gov.uk by Friday 9 October to book your place.

Saturday 17th

International Repair Day: The Restart Project and Open Repair Alliance

When: 09:00 – 21:00

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On Saturday 17 October we will celebrate the fourth edition of International Repair Day, a day to promote and celebrate the value of fixing. The theme for this year’s edition is Repair is Essential, especially during a global pandemic.So we want to celebrate the skills and work of all people who repair, whether they do so in their spare time as volunteers, or as their main activity as professional repairers. Repair Day was a source of inspiration for London's Repair Week, which ends exactly with Repair Day. And we're happy to invite Londoners to join others around the world in marking the day. Everyone can celebrate it, by fixing something themselves and sharing their experience online, supporting local independent repair businesses or by learning and sharing new repair skills. Get involved using online resources and the hashtag #RepairDay.

Lampton Park Dr Bike: With Bikeworks and Hounslow Council

When: 10:00 – 12:00 Where: Lampton Park, Cycle Hub, Hounslow, TW3 3AD

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Drop in for a free cycle health check with Bikeworks at the cycle hub in Lampton Park. Mechanics will conduct a health check on your bike and make minor adjustments to get it running at its best. They’ll let you know if there’s anything that can't be fixed on site, and give you advice on what needs doing and how much it should cost at a repair shop. They also provide free bike marking with Bike Register to prevent theft, and increase your chances of finding your stolen bike.

Hackney Clothes Swap Shop: Brought to you by Hackney Council, Loanhood and The Seam

When: 11:00 – 17:00 Where: St Barnabas Church, Shacklewell Row, Dalston, E8 2EA

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LoanHood will create a ‘shop’ experience (adhering to COVID guidelines), with swap-shop assistants to help you restyle and exchange items, extend the life of unworn garments and reduce the need for clothes headed to landfill. The Seam will also be on hand for clothes repairs and customisations all day. The Seam helps to make sustainable living easy and exciting. It's like Uber but for people who sew!

Repair is Essential: Brought to you by The Restart Project

When: 13:00 – 15:30 Where: Online

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The culmination of London’s Repair Week, this year’s International Repair Day — Saturday 17th October — is themed “Repair is essential”. And who embodies this more than the repair businesses who helped us all stay connected in lockdown? The Restart Project want to get to know more repair shops servicing electronics and electrical appliances in London to add them to their Repair Directory, and for this, they need your help!

Virtual Darning workshop: Brought to you by Socko and Newham Recycles

When: 14:00 – 15:00 Where: Online

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To celebrate Repair Week, Newham Recycles has collaborated with London-based sustainable sock brand 'Socko' to bring you a workshop that will teach complete beginners the lost art of darning. During this 1 hour online workshop, you’ll start with a brief history of techniques from different cultures and look at examples and tools. The majority of the time will then be practical as 'Socko' founder Emma teaches you how to darn your own clothing. Start this season by learning a life skill that will extend the active life of the clothes you love for years to come.