Have You Heard About Fixit!


I got an email the other day about a new community resource in Melbourne called Fixit! I've met the founder Erin a few times at Meet Me At Mikes events and found her to be really interesting so I was excited to get this email about her new project Fixit! Erin told me it was similar to the Repair Cafe in Amsterdam, something I've not heard of but the idea sounds really interesting. I am always loathe to throw things out and I hate the idea of replace objects just because they are old or have something slightly wrong with it.

So if you have anything around the house that needs a repair then this might be for you. This weekend they are at the Sustainable Living Festival, then in March they have a Saturday residency at a cafe in Richmond. You can also volunteer your time and skills to help fix things as well. And like everything these days you can like them on the Facebook.

More information on where to find Fixit!:

Where + When

Sunday 17 February - 11am to 3pm
Fix It! at the Sustainable Living Festival 2013
The Shed, River Promenade, Federation Square (map)
Fix It! will host a repair space at the Sustainable Living Festival 2013 Big Weekend, sponsored by Metro Waste Management Group. Learn how to use a sewing machine, get advice and instructions on how to fix or refashion your items or just come and have a chat. Free testing and tagging of electrical items that you fix on the day.
* Click here to register your item before you head to the festival (optional but recommended to ensure we bring the right tools). Last items accepted at 2.30pm.
* Click here to join our super group of volunteers.

Saturdays 2, 9, 16 and 23 March - 10am to 2pm
Fix It! pop-up workshop
Per Diem café, 163 Lennox St, Richmond (map)
Fix It! will host a pop-up workshop for four consecutive weekends at Per Diem café. Get assistance and advice on fixing or mending your shabby stuff while you sip on 5 Senses coffee. Hang out, have a bit of fun and learn something. This is a first for Melbourne and, we believe, Australia. We’re hoping to make this a regular affair if people are keen and space is available. Details: [email protected]