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 May 13, 2022 at 19:05

Stats from last Saturday's Restart party at Abbey Community Centre

Comment by Sophia Flucker on December 24, 2021 at 12:06

Restart is hiring a new London Network Lead.  The role involves coordinating the volunteer community in London and helping run a very new project bringing repair to new places in the high street, in Camden and Brent.  Application deadline 17th Jan, all info here

Comment by Sophia Flucker on September 19, 2021 at 16:39

At last Sunday's Restart party at Camden New Town Community Festival restarters fixed 6 items

Comment by Sophia Flucker on May 16, 2021 at 16:38

Repair should be more accessible and affordable; product  standards should be adopted making products better supported, well documented and easier to repair by design.

Right to Repair petition

Comment by Sophia Flucker on September 12, 2020 at 10:43

Restart is looking to expand the London Repair Directory which includes businesses with at least 10 online reviews (minimum average score of 4 out of 5 stars), provide a physical address and give warranties on their repairs.  To suggest a business click here

Comment by Sophia Flucker on April 9, 2020 at 18:14
Comment by Sophia Flucker on January 25, 2020 at 17:03

Busy Restart party last Saturday at Abbey Community Centre

Comment by Sophia Flucker on December 1, 2019 at 10:56

Great party at West Hampstead last Saturday!  Thanks for participating

Comment by Sophia Flucker on October 5, 2019 at 19:34

Another busy Restart Party at Abbey Community Centre last Saturday where 8 Restarters helped 30 people fix broken items

Comment by Sophia Flucker on July 27, 2019 at 14:39

At West Hampstead Community Centre last weekend we fixed 13 items saving 50kg of e-waste and 421kg of CO2 emissions. 


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