We had a successful online session on 22nd May with some memorable fixes including a 50 year old kettle, which whistled when it boiled! For news about our next session sign up to the newsletter.
Listen out for Radio 4's programme Dare to Repair, partly recorded at one of our events! It is a three part series and is available as a podcast/download. We feature in the first episode, but it's all worth listening to.
Thank you to all the people who kindly donated laptops to our project! The project is now complete with 30 laptops refurbished provided for those in need. We are working with Mer-IT to support them and continue to help bridge the digital divide. You can hear about our work on Restart Radio.
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We are looking for people to join our organising team: if you are interested in helping us with hosting events, planning, organising, funding or communications please get in touch at email@example.com or come along and chat to us at an event.
What is Hackney Fixers?
We aim to promote electrical and electronic repair in Hackney as an alternative to growing mountains of waste and consumption. As a joint project of Sustainable Hackney and Hackney and Tower Hamlets Friends of the Earth we were inspired by The Restart Project to run our first Restart Party in 2013.
The Hackney Fixers organisers are James Diamond, Friederike Hanisch, Dave Lukes and Bridget Harvey.
What we do
Since 2013 we have run events including Restart Parties, "Rosie the Restarter" workshops for women, workshops for young people, school workshops, clothing repair workshops and an annual festival of fixing, The BIG Fix. We also ran a series of successful repair classes, Fixing Fridays. We are actively involved with The Restart Project and represent Hackney Fixers at FixFest, the annual festival of the repair movement. More recently we have got involved in repair and refurbishment of laptops to help bridge the digital divide.
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