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Repair Cafe Workshop Sunday April 8 10am to 1230pm

Repair Café Sydney North Workshop- Kids welcome (but not essential) Workshop Come along to this FREE all ages workshop and LEARN TO MAKE DECORATIVE BOXES using recycled materials. The boxes make great gifts or can be used to organise your home. Bring spare magazines and […]

We are open Sundays March 4 and March 11 from 2pm to 4pm, 180 Longueville Road, Lane Cove

Repair Café Sydney North was declared officially open by Lane Cove Mayor Pam Palmer at our new venue on 180 Longueville Road on Feb 11. It was indeed a very special occasion with Mayor Palmer bringing along her mayoral chain for fixing! We appreciate deeply […]

What a wonderful welcome by Lane Cove Council!

What a wonderful welcome by Lane Cove Council!

 Thank you to everyone who attended our official launch at our new premises! The Mayor even brought along her Mayoral chain to be repaired by our valued volunteer, Glenda. A great outcome!

We’re open again on the first and second Sunday in March, 2-4pm

Repair Cafe opens Feb 4 and Feb 11

Repair Cafe opens Feb 4 and Feb 11

  Visit the Repair Café Sydney North for free repairs!!! With the recent gusty strong winds causing havoc, no wonder we had 4 umbrella repairs for our January 14 Repair Café Day! Above are 2 photos of successful repairs in progress and one comment from […]

It’s on again this Sunday – in our new location!

It’s on again this Sunday – in our new location!

Happy New Year! Repair Café ‘s first opening at new location this Sunday January 7th, 2-4pm (note the new time)! New location: Living & Learning Centre, 180 Longueville RD, Lane Cove New opening time: 2pm to 4pm Dates: Sunday Jan 7 and 14 ( always […]

OUR DECEMBER CAFE DATES!

OUR DECEMBER CAFE DATES!

REPAIR CAFE OPENS DECEMBER 3 AND 10

All are welcomed! Free Repairs! Learn repair skills whenever possible and appropriate!

Date: Dec 3 and 10 ( always first and second Sundays of the month)

Time: 1 to 3pm

Place: Uniting Church Hall, Corner of Mowbray Road and Pacific Hwy

For more information call Wendy 0410280912, 94204884

email: repaircafersydneynorth@gmail.com

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We’re MOVING!

We’re MOVING!

From January 2018, our new location will be The Living and Learning Centre, 164-180 Longueville Road, Lane Cove.  1st and 2nd Sundays of the Month – 2-4pm

DARN PROUD!

!   The socks were, in the words of the owner, old enough to vote. But they were well-made, hand-kitted, warm for cool toes, and perfectly wearable.Except for a thin patch under the heel. With the help of a wooden darning egg, some heritage know-how, […]

REPAIR CAFE SYDNEY NORTH OPENS- JULY 2 AND JULY 9

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This coffee plunger story from our volunteer, Glenda speaks volume about the Repair Café Sydney North:

“A lovely couple came in with their favourite coffee plunger to see if the handle could be fixed. It was very difficult to use in its present condition as the knob had broken off, leaving a sharp metal stem to push down.

I carry lots of spare parts including preloved donations from our visitors for the jewellery table as no 2 jobs are the same. Searching through my collection, I found a glass bead with a large hole with a metal lining, possibly from a “Pandora” type of bracelet It was a perfect fit!!! With a drop of ‘Liquid Nails’ glue, the “new” knob will never ever be parted again from the handle!

The couple were absolutely delighted with their “new” flashy red crystal knob atop their silver coffee plunger! Big smiles all around!

It really is what the Repair Café is all about. We, the volunteers help repair cherished items be it household gadgets, jewellery pieces, ceramics, sewing of all descriptions, shoes or sharpening of tools that would otherwise just end up in land fill!!! “.

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Wendy Dwyer’s visit to Toronto Repair Cafe, Canada.

It was a great visit and I learned much on the running of another successful cafe.  Here are some pics from my visit. As the saying goes ” a picture is worth a thousand words” It was wonderful meeting the 3 organisers Paul, Fern and Wai and volunteers. I happened to be on the day they celebrated the cafe’s 4th birthdayIMG_1760

 

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NEXT REPAIR CAFES – JUNE 4TH AND 11TH

Wow, what a great open day we had with Permapatch and Sydney Crop Swap! Costa Georgiadis joined us and gave us a bit of a plug on his official facebook page and we had heaps of repairs! It was a great buzz and  the home […]


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We’re MOVING!

We’re MOVING!

From January 2018, our new location will be The Living and Learning Centre, 164-180 Longueville Road, Lane Cove.  1st and 2nd Sundays of the Month – 2-4pm