UCL Repair Cafe at MechSpace

UCL Repair Cafe at MechSpace UCL Repair Cafe at MechSpace

Saturday 22 October 2022 11:30am - 5:00pm

Drop in - walk in anytime between 11:30am-5pm

Institute of Making is working with UCL Mechanical Engineering Department and UCL Engagement for our next UCL Repair Cafe at student hub MechSpace.

We will be teaching textile and jewellery repair alongside other activities in the event: 

Textiles and Clothing

Have you got holes in your jumper, rips in your jeans, broken bags or trashed trainers? Drop-in on the team from UCL's Institute of Making for an in-person guide to fixing textiles. We will provide materials, thread, needles and pins in order for you to patch, sew or darn new life into your beloved clothes, accessories, trainers or other textile items. (Free, drop-in)

Jewellery Repair

Do you have broken jewellery waiting for a fix? Our Repair Café will tackle it! Although you might think otherwise, many jewellery repairs are easy to do — be it cleaning a discolored chain, re-glueing a dislodged stone, replacing a broken clasp or fixing a broken string or wire. Bring along your necklaces, bracelets and earrings are more, as there’s a good chance that we can teach you how to repair them. (Free, drop-in)

The rest of the Repair Cafe will be tinkering with everything from electronic devices, bicycles, plant caring for neglected house plans and much more!

If it’s broke, don’t fix it! (Arts and Heritage Repair)

Artists from the UCL Slade School of Fine Art and heritage conservators from the UCL Institute of Archaeology, will provide alternative solutions to fixing your broken things; not just mending but making art and heritage objects. (Free, drop-in)

Clothes Swap Rail

Are you in search of a new outfit that doesn’t cost the world? We will have a handy clothes swap rail for you to browse through during our Repair Cafe event! Bring in your old clothes for donation to the rail and in return, you can take home an item to refresh your wardrobe and tackle the impact of fast fashion. (Free, drop-in)

Plant Care & Repair

Our green fingered plant experts will help with your house plant problems, if you're just getting started with caring for plants, or in need of specific help to repair, take cuttings, propagate, re-pot, bonsai, etc. (Free, drop-in)

Electronics Repair

Bring in your electronic device in need of fixing - from smartphones and laptops or small household appliances like toasters and lamps - for a one-to-one consultation with the repair experts from The Restart Project. (Booking required)

Bike Repair and servicing

"Two wheels good!" The team from Dr Bike will be joining us to offer light servicing, simple repairs and advice of getting your bicycle running smoothly again. (Booking required)



44 Wicklow Street
United Kingdom

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