Restart Party (active except due to Covid)


Restart Party (active except due to Covid)

Restart Party 

Fixing our relationship with electronics!

We run fun, free community e-repair pop-ups, lasting three hours, where volunteers experienced in repairing electronics help others learn to maintain and or fix their broken or slow electrical and electronic gadgets such as phones, laptops,  blenders, hoovers and radios. 

When is the next Restart Party?We post dates and locations on the events page. 

How can I get involved? 

  • Join the group!

  •  volunteer to help participants repair their gadgets

  • attend an event

The Restart Code

Together we will fix our relationship with electronics and make our devices last longer.

We will take back control of the stuff we own, and enjoy innovation at our own pace.

Before we buy

  • We will pick products designed to last
  • We will take seriously the act of bringing another gadget into the world

When we get a new device

  • We will enjoy it
  • We will protect it
  • We will learn the basics of maintenance

When we have a problem

  • We will not panic
  • We will not think that only “geniuses” can help


  • We will check the warranty
  • We will get help online or offline
  • We will pay a repairer after getting informed

If we solve our problem, we will share!

If we don’t

  • We will share our frustrations publicly
  • Then give the device to somebody who can reuse it
  • Or recycle it as a last resort

Members: 15
Latest Activity: Aug 13, 2023

Discussion Forum

HELP organise the next Restart Party

After three successful events at Carlton Hall, South Kilburn Studios and Goldfinger Factory we need your help to organise the next event.  We'd like to hold the next one at the Abbey Community Centre…Continue

Started by Sophia Flucker Mar 24, 2015.

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Comment by Sophia Flucker on June 30, 2019 at 14:15

Great Restart Party at Abbey community centre on 15th June

Comment by Sophia Flucker on June 16, 2019 at 19:12

We support the Manchester Declaration

We ask UK legislators and decision-makers at all levels, as well as product manufacturers and designers, to stand with us for our Right to Repair, by making repair more accessible and affordable, and ensuring that we adopt product standards making products better supported, well documented and easier to repair by design.

Comment by Sophia Flucker on May 19, 2019 at 15:13

First Restart party at West Hampstead Community Centre

Thanks to our volunteers and participants

Comment by Sophia Flucker on December 9, 2018 at 17:20

Last Restart part of the year at Abbey community centre last week: 

Comment by Sophia Flucker on September 9, 2018 at 12:10

Stats from Kingsgate party last weekend Restart%20party%20stats%20Kingsgate%202018%2009%2001.png

Comment by Sophia Flucker on September 9, 2018 at 12:09

At Abbey Community Centre on 27th August Restarters prevented 10kg of e-waste and 43kg of CO2.  

Comment by Sophia Flucker on August 5, 2018 at 20:37

Stats from Kingsgate on 21st July

Got a 50 year old drill working again!

Comment by Sophia Flucker on June 4, 2018 at 20:44

Our last Restart party at Kingsgate prevented 273kg CO2 and 27kg of waste - well done all!

Comment by Sophia Flucker on May 15, 2018 at 16:54

Kingsgate Community Centre is running a course to learn how to repair electrical and electronic items

Comment by Sophia Flucker on May 2, 2018 at 22:08

Another great Restart party at Abbey Community Centre on 21st April: 18 devices fixed by 8 Restarters, 5 devices repairable, 8 end of life. 594kg of CO2 and 31kg of waste saved, 20 participants.


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