Never one to sit back and let life pass her by, that there Kate Cardigan from the wonderful Lichfield Lore is involved with the excellent Lichfield Repair Cafe project – which continues it’s regular residency this coming Saturday afternoon (Saturday 15th February 2020) at Curborough Community Centre, Lichfield from 2pm until 5pm.
Kate, who’s more usually known for her excellent work with local history group, Lichfield Discovered and other projects, started a community initiative to help people repair, recycle and put back to good use things that my be broken or need some love.
The repair cafe looks like a great way to have fun, meet up with other like minded folk and also learn some new skills.
It might be a little late for Valentine’s but we love our team of repairers regardless of which day it is. They’ll be on hand to help you fix your broken things* and the sewing gang will also be running workshops on how to do basic clothing repairs.
February sees the start of two ongoing new features. You can come and make a Mors shopping bag from our stash of fabric for yourself and help us to make spares to give away to others to use as an alternative to horrible harmful plastic bags.
We’ll also be having a Creative Cafe Challenge each month where you can let your imagination run free and try to turn something from our rubbish pile into something beautiful or useful (or both).
Everyone is welcome, even if you just want to pop down for a cuppa, some cake & a chat. No charge but donations always welcome.
If you’re unsure where to find Curborough Community Centere, check out their contact page here, and the address for twatnav wranglers is 37, Reynolds Close, Lichfield Ws13 7NY.
I’ll let Kate explain:
The Lichfield Repair & Share cafe meets again at Curborough Community Centre on Saturday 15th February 2020 between 2pm and 5pm. As a way of reducing waste whilst learning new skills, we have a team of volunteer repairers on hand to show people how to try and mend their broken or damaged items, rather than throw them away.
Bring your broken household items along to see if our team of volunteer repairs can help you fix them – or just pop in for a chat & a brew! All welcome, no charge but voluntary donations welcome 🙂
There will, as usual be a cafe with hot and cold drinks and cakes. Whilst there is no charge, voluntary donations are appreciated!
The cafe will be taking place at Curborough on the 3rd Saturday of every month and we are always looking for more people to get involved whether they want to offer their skills as a repairer or run a workshop. To find our more information, or to volunteer, please email firstname.lastname@example.org, join the group’s Facebook page Lichfield Repair Café or follow us on Twitter @lichfieldshare.
For more information, contact Kate Gomez at email@example.com or joing the Lichfield Repair & Share group on Facebook here.
Many thanks as ever!