Repair Cafes in Lockdown Webinar

I’ve received this email, and thought it might be of interest to others too, so am posting here. @Clare_Seek

Repair Cafes in Lockdown #sharerepair

Complimentary Webinar
14th July 2020 18.00 – 19.00 PM BST

Organised by The Centre for Sustainable Design (®) at the Business School for the Creative Industries at the
University for the Creative Arts and by Farnham Repair Café


COVID-19 has meant the closure of Repair Cafes worldwide. However, UK Repair Cafes are keeping active, and a number have started to adapt and innovate during lockdown. New approaches have emerged including the use of Drop-Collect and Online Models.


The webinar will showcase new approaches being taken by Repair Cafes during Lockdown


Professor Martin Charter, Director, The Centre for Sustainable Design (®), Business School for the Creative Indus­tries, University for the Creative Arts (UCA) and Chair, Board of Trustees, Farnham Repair Café

18.00 Introduction

18.05 Case Studies

       The webinar will present case studies including Q&A throughout.

Cambs Virtual Repair Café
Nicole Barton, Cambridge Repair Café Network

       “Drop it on our doorstep” repairs

Bryan McAlley, Chailey Repair Cafe

       Book on-line, takeaway ‘collect and fix’ model

Colin Thompson, Cirencester Repair Café

       Facebook repair chair

Meryl Wingfield, Farnham Repair Cafe

       The Lover Remote Repair Centre

Paul Bromage, Lover Repair Café

       Emergency Lockdown Service

Jan Dyer, Repair Café Malvern Hills

       Photos of remote repairs uploaded to media platforms

Ken Wallace, Transition Wilmslow Repair Café

18.40 Discussion

19.00 Close


The event is free of charge.
To register email with your name and organisation, and you will be sent instructions to join the webinar.

Further information

For more information contact:
Ros Carruthers
The Centre for Sustainable Design ®
Business School for the Creative Industries
+44 (0) 1252 892772

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Thanks for sharing! Not sure anyone from the team here can make it. We’d be interested in whether this topic arises

Hi @Clare_Seek, were you able to join the webinar yesterday? Unfortunately I couldn’t, but would love to know main take-aways! :slight_smile:

No…one of these timings that clashed with 3 others things, so didn’t make it.

I know the feeling! Hopefully it will get published