Repair Cafes in Lockdown #sharerepair

Complimentary Webinar
14th July 2020 18.00 – 19.00 PM BST

Organised by The Centre for Sustainable Design (®) at the Business School for the Creative Industries at the University for the Creative Arts and by Farnham Repair Café

Webinar Video Recording


COVID-19 has meant the closure of Repair Cafes worldwide. However, UK Repair Cafes are keeping active, and a number have started to adapt and innovate during lockdown. New approaches have emerged including the use of Drop-Collect and Online Models


The webinar will showcase new approaches being taken by Repair Cafes during Lockdown


Chaired by: Professor Martin Charter, DirectorThe Centre for Sustainable Design (®)Business School for the Creative IndustriesUniversity for the Creative Arts (UCA)

18.00 Introduction

18.05 Case Studies

The webinar will present case studies including Q&A throughout.

Cambs Virtual Repair Café
Nicole Barton, Cambridge Repair Café Network

“Drop it on our doorstep” repairs
Bryan McAlley, Chailey Repair Cafe

Book on-line, takeaway ‘collect and fix’ model
Colin Thompson, Cirencester Repair Café

Facebook repair chair
Meryl Wingfield, Farnham Repair Cafe

The Lover Remote Repair Centre
Paul Bromage, Lover Repair Café

Emergency Lockdown Service
Jan Dyer, Repair Café Malvern Hills

Photos of remote repairs uploaded to media platforms
Ken Wallace, Transition Wilmslow Repair Café

18.40 Discussion

19.00 Close


The event is free of charge.

To register email with your name and organisation, and you will be sent instructions to join the webinar.

Further information

For more information contact:
Ros Carruthers
The Centre for Sustainable Design ®
Business School for the Creative Industries
+44 (0) 1252 892772