Why buy when you can hire or repair? 

Thursday 6th July, 7.30pm
Muswell Hill Methodist Church, 28 Pages Lane N10 1PP
Free event, refreshments  

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Haringey Fixers in action

Hiring, borrowing, sharing and repairing – especially for things we only use now and then – saves money, cuts clutter, brings people and is kinder to the planet.  

We welcome three experts in the field for a bumper evening to share their experience – and inspire us to follow suit in Muswell Hill.

Meet our speakers:

Ranjit Singh – Partnership Lead, Library of Things

Library of Things is a social enterprise that helps people save money and reduce waste by renting out DIY tools, cleaning appliances and gardening equipment.  It’s based in libraries all over London including Kentish Town. 
Ranjit’s visit follows their latest opening in Kilburn.  Could Library of Things be heading our way?

Sophie Heathscott, Founder, Repair Cafe Nunhead

Photo credit: Laura Ward

Sophie Heathscott is a multi-craftual maker, designer and textiles teacher. Passionate about how making creates community and provides a remedy for overconsumption, the start of 2022 saw her launch Repair Cafe Nunhead. This monthly meet invites the local community to bring their broken belongings to be fixed by volunteers. Her talk tells the story of setting up the cafe, the successes and challenges of the past 18 months and the power of repair.

Chris Setz, Chair, Haringey Fixers (illustrated above)
Haringey Fixers run monthly Saturday morning community repair events in Tottenham at Lordship Recreation Ground Hub and Broadwater Farm.  They are local people helping each other to fix broken stuff – clothes, toys, gadgets or any small household items.  Volunteers help by doing the repairs, and also set up an down make tea, do repair triage and generally add to the warm positive atmosphere.

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