Portsmouth's first repair cafe is set to debut this weekend

BROKEN appliances and household items in and around Portsmouth will enjoy a new lease of life this weekend.

Thursday, 19th April 2018, 6:00 pm
Updated Thursday, 19th April 2018, 6:06 pm
A jumper being fixed up at the cafe's recent trial. Credit: Repair Cafe Portsmouth

It comes as Repair Café Portsmouth gears up to hold its first public event on Saturday morning.

Between 10.30am and 1pm at Buckland United Reformed Church, dab-handed crafters will be available to fix faltering kit for free – and teach owners how to carry out the maintenance themselves.

The debut in Kingston Road will signal the start of free monthly workshops, following a successful trial in March – where more than a dozen visitors left smiling after their beloved belongings were given a second wind.

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As it returns on Saturday – spearheaded by crafty city mum Clare Seek – those who go along can expect to find solutions for reviving not just electronics, but bicycles, items of clothing, rusty tools and other bits-and-bobs too.

Visitors can also tuck into cake and a cup of tea on the day, with organisers keen to create a sociable, open forum.