Next Repair Event

Sunday 23 Feb, 3-5pm at The Welsh Mill Hub

Thanks to Frome Town Council and Community Lottery funding we’re hosting a season of Repair Cafes and Swap events in Frome.

SHARE:Swap events

Saturday 18 January 2020 10am-12pm at Frome Town Hall: Swap any unwanted gifts!

SWAP Shop – What to bring: clean, good quality things that are Good to Give as Gifts + lovely baskets / unusual containers / jars to ‘wrap’ things in!

  • Preloved gifts
  • Preserves
  • Plants
  • Art & craft materials
  • Books, music
  • Handmade items
  • Household / Bric-a-brac
  • unopened and in date food items to include in hampers
  • lovely baskets / unusual containers / jars to ‘wrap’ things in!

FREE entry, tea + cake available for donation

You can drop items off in advance to Frome Town Council

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Repair Cafe:

Our team of volunteers share their skills mending items including electronics, textiles & clothing, bikes, small furniture, crockery & toys. We also offer different upcycling activities and demos at each event.

How it works – collect up one or two items that need mending:

Electrical repairs – please bring 1 portable item only as we have limited time for these.

Clothes and textiles – We’ll have sewing machines ready and people to help you learn how to darn a jumper, hem a skirt or fix a patch on your jeans!

Also – bikes, toys, small furniture

Please note – The Welsh Mill Hub venue is upstairs

Just turn up with your item! or email in advance if you have a specific query, as we cannot guarantee every item can be fixed

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>> We’re looking for more fixers! If you’ve got what it takes to unpick, deconstruct, host events, repair or upcycling skills and can help out at one or more of our events, please get in touch with Aliss

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>> >> We’d like to keep our event free, relying on donations to help it continue. If you’re able to offer help in any way at all, please get in touch or donate using the link below, many thanks!

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Repair Cafe

SHARE:Repair & Upcycle events

During 2018-19, Frome and the wider community got involved with [email protected] for tea, cake, popcorn and plenty of fixing! We’d like to thank everyone who’s taken part, especially our dedicated team of fixers for repairing, as well as those bringing stuff along to fix. We inspected over 200 items, weighing nearly 400kg and saving over £9000 if these broken items had to be replaced new.

Thanks to funding from ITV People’s Projects, SHARE:Frome hosted a year of monthly Repair and Upcycle events at Remakery:Frome @ The Welsh Mill Hub.

During our events, our team of volunteers shared their skills mending items including toasters, vacuum cleaners and plenty of clothes!

 >> We’d like to keep our event free, relying on donations to help it continue. If you’re able to offer help in any way at all, please get in touch or donate using the link below, many thanks!

Dates for your diary:

Saturday 18 January:
Gift Exchange

Sunday 23 February:
Repairs + Upcycling

Sunday 15 March:
Repairs + Upcycling