The idea came from an event we went to in Leicester - Making and Mending Festival. There were heaps of activities happening there, from upcycling pallets to igloo building with milk cartons. There was a room full of sewing machines busily making bags and bunting from old clothes. There were household gadgets being fixed and old computers being revived with Linux Open-Source software.
We thought that Machynlleth was just the right place to hold a similar Festival, so Cymhorthfa Repair&Share was born, we booked Y Plas hall and now are getting things in motion.
This venture is facilitated in collaboration with ecodyfi.
We are planning two Cymhorthfa Fairs every year. The main one in May : - Repair Cafe, computer advice, fixing/upgrading, clothes mending, clothes upcycling, bag making, Toy Hospital, bike maintenance and bike-swap, Seedling Swap, garden tools mending/sharpening, book swap, Wooden pallet upcycling, Food 'surplus' catering... and more.
We have a slightly smaller November fair with indoor activities only.
Next one - Sunday 17th Nov 2019 @ Y Plas
The venue is Y Plas www.facebook.com/Y-Plas-Machynlleth-289536071073968/