Repair Week: Spa Day for Hammers

Repair Week: Spa Day for Hammers Repair Week: Spa Day for Hammers Repair Week: Spa Day for Hammers

Thursday 14 October 2021 2:00pm - 4:00pm

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. ***

Bring in your most loved hammer for a bit of TLC, with artist & founder of The Tool Appreciation Society, Linda Brothwell. To start the session we will share stories about our hammers, how and where we use it & what makes it special.  Then we'll get to the important task of caring for it; a little face polish, a repair to or replacement of the handle, a new grip or even making a better fit for your hand. Come along and we will dive into why loving and caring for your handtools makes for a happy life!

Linda Brothwell is a British visual artist and founder of The Tool Appreciation Society. Her multi disciplinary practice casts her as a maker and carer of objects, tools and publicly sited interventions. She considers what it means to make something by hand that takes ‘care’ as its core, to not only make the ‘thing’ but to make the tools to make the thing, to spend months or years immersed in the techniques, the materials and the stories of a place.

No experience or skill necessary, all welcome!

To take part in the session you will need:
- your hammer!

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 posible.

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

Image credits: image of three hammers by Campbell, all other images courtesy of Linda Brothwell 

Part of Public Events,  Public Programme: Repair Week  

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