Sustainable UCL


UCL Repair Cafe: Fixing a broken Britain

28 March 2019, 11:00 am–3:00 pm

Repair Cafe

Learn to fix your stuff for free! The Centre for Critical Heritage Studies, as well as the Institute of Archaeology, UCL Sustainability and the Institute of Advanced Studies are hosting a repair cafe event next Thursday, March 28. 

Event Information

Open to





Laura Chaillie


South Cloisters
Wilkins Building
Gower St, Kings Cross

At this Repair Cafe, learn how to fix, maintain, and retain your stuff. Bring along your broken, torn, or tattered items and learn "hands-on" how to mend them alongside our clever stichers, hackers, fixers and heritage nerds. Why do-it-yourself when we can do-it-together?

Free coffee and tea (if you bring a reusuable mug!).


Clothing Repair

The team from WORN are on hand to help you with basic repairs, simple fixes and hacks and creative repurposing. WORN will be joined by textile conservators to assists in repairs as well as dicuss materials, technique and the conservation and preservation of both historic and modern textiles. They can teach you how to make your garment last 100 years, if you want it to!

Clothes Swap

Bring several pieces of clean, gently-used clothing that you rarely wear (be honest, you’re never gonna don that velour top) and swap them for ones you will. Refresh your wardrobe for free!

Bicycle Repair

Camden Bike Doctor will be on-site to help you with all your cycling needs. From simple tune-ups and adjustments to repairing punctures, brakes,and gears.


A team from the Institute of Archaeology will be able to answer your questions for all things electronic, from basic computer check-ups and troubleshooting to mending your toaster. Anything with a plug!


The Institute of Archaeology maintenance team will be on hand to help with all of your built environment questions. Shorting switches or unusal stains? Learn the skills to help you get your full deposit back.

Musical Instrument Repair

Learn the best methods to care for and maintain your instruments from conservators and musicians (and musician conservators).

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