The Cambridge Remakery

The Cambridge Remakery* pop-up brings to life a vision of a permanent venue that’ll act as a hub dedicated to supporting everyone in the City to shrink their waste and carbon footprints. A place to house a permanent Repair Café, to acquire practical maker and repair skills, share, swap and buy pre-loved. A one-stop-shop for advice on recycling and living more sustainably.

Please join us for free activities at the new community space Escape@TheGrafton (opposite Trespass) over the weekend and let us know you might like to see in a permanent Cambridge Remakery.

Activities on Sat 12th Oct:

Repair Café – 12pm – 3pm
Experienced repairers will fix household items brought in by the public. Repairers will see all sorts of items including electricals, toys, clothing, bicycles etc. It’s best to book a slot by clicking here or you can turn up on the day but may have to wait. This is a free event, donations are welcome. See Circular Cambridge for more details on Repair Cafes in the region.

Hands-on workshops – 3:30pm – 4:30pm 
Including one hour long introductions to bike maintenance, furniture repair and upholstery. No booking required, first come first served basis.

Upcycling activity – 10am – 5pm
Recycling advice and a bird feeder upcycling activity for children with Amey

Footprint advice – all day
One-to-one advice from Cambridge Carbon Footprint and Transition Cambridge on living more sustainably

Activities on Sunday 13th Oct:

A Swish (women’s clothes swapping party 11+ yrs) 2pm – 4pm
Bring along clothes you don’t wear and swap them for ones you will. Clothes, shoes and accessories must be clean and in good condition, there’s no limit to what you can bring and take away. Please drop your clothes for sorting at 2pm to start swapping at 2:45pm.

A sewing Repair Café and skillshare – 2 – 4pm
No booking required, drop by with clothes that need mending and pick up some sewing tips and skills.

Hands on workshops – 12pm – 1pm
Including one hour long introductions to jewellery repair and sewing skills

Artist led creative upcycling activity in partnership with Kettle’s Yard Gallery – 12pm – 4pm
Artist and eco-activist Hilary Cox Condron will be up-cycling, printing and blinging up clothes and fabrics to celebrate the #UncooperativeCrusty within us all!!
(We can supply a few t-shirts and have fabric patches – but please bring along any clothes you may wish to embellish and embolden).

Footprint advice – all day
One-to-one advice from Cambridge Carbon Footprint on living more sustainably

Sustainable living stalls 
Stalls from The Nu Wardrobe (1 – 4pm) introducing you to their local and national online clothes sharing scheme and Full Circle, the zero waste shop (11am – 4pm) .

If you have any queries, please email:

*The original remakery is in Brixton, South London at Sophie Unwin, its co-founder, has since developed another remakery in Edinburgh and is now developing a network of remakeries in the UK and internationally. See for more information and support.

Event Details

All Day
12th Oct 2019 - 13th Oct 2019

The Grafton
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