Repair Week: Consultations with Woodwork for Wellbeing

Repair Week: Consultations with Woodwork for Wellbeing Repair Week: Consultations with Woodwork for Wellbeing Repair Week: Consultations with Woodwork for Wellbeing

Thursday 14 October 2021 10:00am - 4:15pm

Booking opens at 8pm on Thursday 23rd September

Book here from 8pm on Thursday 23rd September

*** Ticket bookings go live on Thursday 23rd September at 8pm. Due to the popularity of the workshops we can only allow two bookings per person across the week. ***

In these consultations, Woodwork for Wellbeing co-founders, Alex and Paul, co-founders, Alex and Paul, will be on hand to talk you through possible repair solutions for your broken wooden objects. Alex and Paul will introduce techniques such as working with basic hand-tools and finishing materials to bring your wooden treasures back to life, in addition to teaching DIY carpentry methods for future repairs. For objects requiring more complicated repair solutions, Alex and Paul will provide expert advice on how to safely plan and complete restoration projects at home.

No experience or skill necessary, all welcome!

To take part in the session you will need:
- a broken wooden object in need of repair (no larger than carry-on luggage size) 
- 48 hours ahead of the event, please email three sentences about your repair project to 

With over 40 years of experience being a cabinet maker, repairer, tutor and youth worker, Paul will be able to guide you through the repair process. Alex Brooke, a woodwork tutor, facilitator, maker and handyman for many years will also be on hand too. Woodwork for Wellbeing runs various relaxed and open social woodwork sessions within the community, aimed at helping to reduce isolation and improve wellbeing through making and learning together. 


Important: our COVID-19 policy for Repair Week

We have adopted some temporary measures for our in-person events during Repair Week, to ensure the safety of our team and to help everyone attending to feel as comfortable as possible.

Negative test result required

All event participants coming to the Institute of Making will need to show proof of a negative lateral flow test taken within 48 hours of the event. You can either show your test result on your NHS app, or show text message confirmation of a negative test result. Unfortunately we will not be able to give access to anyone without a negative test result.

Links: Order a free lateral flow test / Register your test result on the website

Face coverings

At our in-person events, all participants are required to wear a face covering. If you are unable to wear a face covering, please book our online events instead. We are happy to help you find an online event or to work with you to work out a type of face covering that will enable you to attend the in-person event. Email with any questions.

COVID symptoms

If you experience any COVID-19 symptoms, including a temperature, please cancel your event booking through Eventbrite and stay at home. We know it can be disappointing to miss an event, but it is important to keep everyone safe.


Do you have specific access requirements?

We would like to make sure that everyone can join our events and use our website as easily as possible. Please message us if you need any particular support or assistance while attending our space or using our platforms, so we can ensure those. We are also always interested in feedback to help us improve access to our activities. Contact Sara on

Part of Public Events,  Public Programme: Repair Week  

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