Next Date: Saturday 20th January 2024, 10:30am - 1pm
The Chiswick Repair Cafe is a voluntary initiative to help reduce waste, share repair skills and strengthen the local community. We hope you will come along and visit us soon. In the meantime, our site has some useful information for visitors, but please drop us a line if you would like to get in touch.
People bring their broken or worn items to the Repair Cafe and our volunteer repairers help them to mend their things, teach repair skills, or give advice on what can be done. Visitors pay for any necessary parts and are asked to make a donation to the Repair Cafe running costs. Read the House Rules.
The Chiswick Repair Cafe happens once a month (with some exceptions for holidays), on Saturdays at Christ Church Turnham Green, 10:30am – 1pm
Our 2023 dates are listed below.
A repair cafe is a voluntary, non-commercial event, and not a repair shop. It is a neighbourhood meeting place, where people come to repair together, where knowledge is transferred and people teach and learn from one another. Repairs are made while the Repair Cafe is being held, in the presence of, and where possible with the cooperation of the owner of the broken item. Broken items are not handed in at the Repair Cafe and collected later.
These are the items we can generally repair:
The lovely ladies mended "Little Bear" who is 66 years old. He's so grateful because now he can sit up and see what's going on again. Many thanks for a life-affirming experience!
☙ Delighted with Brian and Jit's creative way of repairing my nutribullet. I'll be back!
☙ Really really kind and patient. Very useful advice.
☙ Thanks for providing me with means to hang my little painting.
☙ Susan is a wonder worker! She restrung my seed pearl necklace in no time at all. I can't recommend the repair cafe enough.
☙ Had my v. expensive sweater darned to hide the dreaded moth! Thanks once again.
☙ Thank you! It's fantastic to have this amenity.
☙ The existence of the Chiswick Repair Cafe is a marvel. Not only the skill on display but it is a community hub complete with excellent cake. Brave to the team responsible.
☙ The lovely ladies mended "Little Bear" who is 66 years old. He's so grateful because now he can sit up and see what's going on again. Many thanks for a life-affirming experience!
☙ A brilliant idea! And a happy customer with a newly wearable necklace
Excellent sharpening and advice from Peter. Thank you SO much!
☙ Thanks so much, this will definitely improve our house! Thanks from the heart!
☙ Neil was very helpful and gave good advise. Thanks!
☙ David and his colleague were very helpful indeed and mended my faulty cordless vacuum. I'm delighted. David was extremely pleasant too.
☙ Peter - excellent sharpening my kitchen knives. Very helpful.
☙ Adam and Richard - excellent advice and help and a pleasure to meet. Thank you :)
☙ Amazing, fantastic idea, thanks!
☙ Chris was very helpful and offered his own time to continue to look at the problem!