21 Sep 2019
10:00am–1:00pm

You're invited to the inaugural Echuca Moama Repair Cafe by Slow Echuca Moama (@loveEchucaMoama), in collaboration with Echuca Moama Tourism.
This slow living, sustainability event is for the entire community to learn the lost art of repairing and will also host the official launch of Slow Echuca Moama by Mayor Adrian Weston.

What is a Repair Café?
A repair café is a free and regular meeting place of skilled volunteers and local residents who want things fixed. Visitors bring broken items from home and learn how to make the repairs. Volunteers aren’t necessarily tradespeople, but they are tinkerers – people who love to work with objects. Visitors make repair...s to items that might otherwise end up being thrown out, including clothes, furniture, electrical appliances, bicycles, crockery, luggage, lamps and toys.

The first event (of many) on Saturday, September 21 at the Echuca Moama Visitor Centre will focus on clothing, textiles, mending and sewing, with future events looking at repairing other household and shed items, bikes and toys.

What to bring? A beloved clothing item or apparel that needs mending or alterations.

Interested in volunteering?
If you have sewing, mending or any repair skills you’d like to share, please contact Christy O’Brien at christy@thespendidword.com.au or Sam Ferrier at samanthaferrier5@gmail.com.

A Boomerang Bags workshop will run alongside the Repair Café and coffee and tea will be available.

Contact

Samantha Ferrier - s.ferrier@campaspe.vic.gov.au

Phone
0438 996 640

Social Media
https://www.facebook.com/events/358004241815415/

Event information

8am - 11am
Saturday, 21 September 10am - 1pm

Venue
Echuca Moama Visitor Centre
2 Heygarth St Echuca

Pricing
Free event

Event categories

  • Arts & culture
  • Community
  • Open day

Facilities

  • Disability access provided
  • Air conditioned
  • Car park
  • Café
  • Family friendly
  • Gifts, souvenirs available
  • Non-smoking establishment
  • Parking for the disabled