by Michael Smith (Veshengro)
The Goodlife Centre has announced that after the success of the pilot Repair Café, which was held in July, the project is going to become a regular community event at its Waterloo based workspace. The next date will be Saturday, November 3, 2012.
Repair Café is a community project first developed in Holland, which encourages people to repair, reuse and recycle their possessions to reduce waste and reverse the rise of a disposable culture.
Londoners came from all over the capital to bring their household items in for repair and a new lease of life.
Londoners are encouraged to bring-in transportable broken household items to Repair Café for assessment, and if deemed repairable by the organizers, can start making their repairs in the Repair Café. DIY, carpentry and electrical experts from The Goodlife Centre will be on stand-by to advise and a selection of tools and materials will be made available for use.
The Goodlife Centre is an independent learning space in Waterloo that offers daytime, evening and weekend courses in DIY, Upholstery, Decorating, Woodwork, Furniture Restoration and Crafts.
The next Repair Café will take place at The Goodlife Centre on Saturday, November 3, from 2pm – 5pm. Check their website for further information. The Goodlife Centre is just ten minutes from Waterloo, Borough and Southwark tube stations.
Go to The Goodlife Centre’s website at http://www.thegoodlifecentre.co.uk/repair-cafe/ to learn more about the upcoming event in December. For full details of the Repair Café concept that originated in Holland go to http://repaircafe.org/.
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