Fixfest UK is back!
Fixfest UK 2023 was a gathering for community repair in Cardiff on the 30th of September 2023. Open to all those involved in community repair across the UK, it was a chance to lead and join workshops, talks and hands-on sessions to help us make repair the norm.
Together, we discussed how to bring repair to our communities and (re)normalise it nationwide. From high level campaigning to hyper-local tactics, our conversations centered around our shared love of repairing: the joy it brings, the people it brings together, the skills it teaches and the environmental benefits it yields.
We also revealed the new UK Repair & Reuse Declaration that many of us had been working on over the previous few months. The Declaration will launch on International Repair Day (21 October 2023) and serve as a springboard to engage MPs and other decision makers in the lead up to the next general election.
As with past editions, an ‘unconference’ approach gave participants the chance to shape the programme by suggesting topics and running sessions.
Fixfest UK was organised by The Restart Project and Repair Cafe Wales in collaboration with other members of the Community Repair Network. It was funded by The Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust and sponsored by SUEZ recycling and recovery UK.