In Leicester, Leicester Fixers emerged as an umbrella to bring together all individuals and hobbyist interested in repair and learning.

It is a community of amateur and professional repairers and non-repairers that works together to make and mend Leicester's material space!

They currently run Restart parties which are free community events organised by volunteers to inspire people to mend their broken gadgets, buy for longevity and prevent electronics waste.

So if you have a broken vacuum cleaner, a faulty printer or more, Come and learn how to fix your stuff.

The next Leicester restart parties in 2017 are on Saturday 25th March, 6th May, 17th June from 1-4pm at the Leicester Hackspace in the Innovation Centre on Bonners Lane/49 Oxford St, Leicester LE1 5XY.If you want to come and get help mending something:

  • Please arrive during the first two hours
  • Please bring devices charged and their power leads/adapters
  • Please do not expect us to have spare parts or replacement mobile screens. This is not a free repair shop, it’s a pop-up community event!

if you want to come and help:

get in touch with Marie or Divya through the Leicester Fixers facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/leicesterfixers

or by sending an email to Footpaths.