Free event

UCA Pop-Up Repair Café


UCA Pop-Up Repair Café
5th May 2015
11.00 – 1.00
Gateway Services
Elaine Thomas Library
Falkner Road

How does it work?

If you have gadgets, bicycles and clothing that are in need of repair you can bring them to the Pop-up Repair Café to get them fixed or be given advice on how to fix them. Product owners will need to bring their broken products to the Pop-Up Repair Café and then explain the problem to volunteer repairers. Then the product owners are directed to appropriate repair stations where diagnosis is undertaken, advice is given and repairs are completed where feasible.

Who benefits?

Product owners visiting the Pop-Up Repair Cafe have the opportunity to get broken products repaired or are given advice on how to repair or recycle it. Central to the Repair Café is the “Share the Repair” philosophy that encourages all product owners to participate in the repair process and learn how to do repairs themselves. A successful repair should increase the useful lifetime of their product and therefore divert waste from landfill. If the repair is beyond the capability or capacity of the Repair Café, product owners will receive advice on how and where their product may be repaired or recycled. The aim is for the product owners to come away with a greater understanding of how their product works and why repairing is a better solution than recycling or binning it!

Farnham Repair Café

The Pop-Up Repair Café is being organised in association Farnham Repair Café (FRC) that is organised once a month – the next session is on 9th May. FRC is a strategic collaboration between Transition Town Farnham and The Centre for Sustainable Design ® at UCA Farnham. FRC has already attracted over 160 attendees, completed over 30 successful repairs and diverted over 90 kilograms from landfill. FRC will be featured on an upcoming BBC Radio 4 programme ‘Saturday Live’. To learn more go to or


The Pop-Up Repair Café is an open event but is particularly targeted at UCA Students and Staff.


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Free Event – Registration

The event is free.  To attend on 5th May just send an email to Ros by 1st May on highlighting or contact her directly at:

Ros Carruthers
The Centre for Sustainable Design ®
University for the Creative Arts,
Tel: +44 (0) 1252 892772

Social networking

Use the social networking share buttons at the top to tell your colleagues and networks about the opportunity. If you’re tweeting you may want to copy in the following: @mcharter1 @CfSD_UCA @FarnhamRepairC