Bring & Fix
October 27, 2011
We have all suffered the annoying experience of having the sole of a shoe ‘flapping about’ because it has come apart and needs gluing back to the shoe, or having buttons missing on a shirt! Or, things left broken on a shelf for ages, the niggly stuff like how to remove stains, or some practical ‘good old advice’ for a bugging issue.
Something to be checked over by a critical friend. An older person struggles with using a mobile phone or a computer: why couldn’t a neighbour or local person show them how to? There is probably one, but there hasn’t been an opportunity for those two people to meet and connect.
Bring & Fix is an intergenerational fair that brings together local people of different ages under one roof to share their skills and knowledge. It is an event where individuals ‘fix’ small things for each other, seek and provide advice and come up with solutions. It aims to connect generations and build sustainable communities through recognisable events that can be repeated in one’s locality or community on a regular basis. It’s a celebration of the talent and skills in our neighbourhoods, and by re-using and recycling it also reduces waste.