Reading Repair Cafe


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3rd Weekend of Every Month (Saturday or Sunday depending on venue)


Sunday 15th January, rLab, C1 Weldale Street, RG1 7BX (12 – 4.30pm) 

Get help to repair a wide range of items covering areas such as:

  • Electronics
  • Mechanical items
  • Computers (hardware / software)
  • Toys / Furniture
  • Clothing / textiles
  • Tool sharpening

In fact, if it’s broken, bring it along and we are sure to have a go or at least provide some advice about what your best course of action might be.

You’re also welcome to come along with repairs you want to do yourself or craft projects you’re working on and you’ll find a friendly helpful bunch ready to welcome you.

The event is run entirely by volunteers and anyone can pop in! As well as repairs, you can pop in for a cuppa and homemade cake. Everything is free, but we encourage donations to ensure we can keep running repair cafe in future.

You can also like our Facebook page! Email if you have any questions or would like to get involved.

Energy Saving Workshops at Repair Cafe

DraughtBusters will be running two drop-in workshops at Reading Repair Café events this winter as part of the national Warm Homes Campaign.

At the workshops you will be able to get advice on energy efficiency at the event, with practical hints and tips on draught proofing and insulating your home.

The two workshops are on Sunday 15th January, 3pm, at rLab, C1 Weldale Street, RG1 7BX and on Sunday 19th February, 3pm, at RISC, 35-39 London St, RG1 4PS. You don’t need to book, just turn up on the day.

The Warm Homes Campaign is run by fuel poverty charity National Energy Action (NEA), which aims to raise awareness of the problem and some of the solutions available for those struggling to heat their homes affordably.

Future Dates:

Sunday 15th January, rLab, C1 Weldale Street, RG1 7BX (12 – 4.30pm)

Sunday 19th February, RISC, 35-39 London St, RG1 4PS (1 – 4.30pm)

Sunday 19th March, rLab, C1 Weldale Street, RG1 7BX (12 – 4.30pm)

Saturday 22nd April, New Hope Centre, 95 York Rd, RG1 8DU (12 – 4.30pm)

Sunday 21st May, rLab, C1 Weldale Street, RG1 7BX (12 – 4.30pm)

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