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Starting a Repair Cafe – with Nottingham Fixers

8 March @ 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm

Nottingham Fixers are a group of volunteers who get together bimonthly at their Repair Cafes to help people learn mending skills. Their aims are to bring people together to share skills which will reduce waste, prevent carbon emissions and prevent unnecessary resource use from the purchase of new items.

We’re caught up in a consumerist society, but more of us are uncomfortable with simply throwing away repairable items and buying new, so the Fixers want to ‘share the repair’ and get people to ‘fix not throw away’.

In this workshop, run by Sarah who founded this incarnation of the group, you’ll get a flavour of the considerations needed when you are starting your own group. There will opportunities for asking questions.

This workshop is part of the ‘Lessons in Eco-living’ event organised by Shop Zero in partnership with Greenpeace Nottingham to celebrate Shop Zero’s first Birthday. The aim of the day is get people thinking and taking practical steps to reduce the environmental impact that we all have.

This a free event, but it is ticketed and any profits from donations will go to Greenpeace Nottingham.

The event will be held in the Workshop Room at the Malt Cross which adjoins Shop Zero. The Malt Cross is a beautiful heritage Music Hall which is 2 minutes from Nottingham’s Market Square and central to the city centre tram and bus stops. The room is fully wheelchair accessible and if you have any access issues, let us know as we’d like to help.