When you think ‘cafe’, usually coffee, tea and avo on toast comes to mind, but what about a slice of advice to help you fix your computer or someone to repair your bike chain that keeps falling off?

This weekend the ‘Repair Cafe’, a global initiative, is coming to Salisbury for the first time.

As the name suggests, it’ll be a one-stop-shop to help you fix those things you’ve been meaning to get around to but might need a hand to get done.

There won’t be any baristas, but there will be folks there with expertise to help you take care of four common issues.

The first is mending; learning simple garment repairs to re-stitch your hems, buttons, elastics and more.

The second is Jewellery; fixing broken chains, clasps and adding extensions to them.

I.T. help is also on offer; troubleshooting for small glitches, errors, issues with your devices and their software.

And lastly, bikes; if you love to cycle but your chain is broken or gears keep getting stuck, the ‘Repair Cafe’ will be able to help.

And the best part is, it won’t cost you a cent.

“It’s a free service provided by volunteers and we hope to make it a monthly event with more community support,” said Nicole Bray, cofounder of the Share Shed Inc.

The Garage Sale Trail will also have a stall out the front with lots of second-hand goodies to get your hands on.

“There’ll be plenty of bargains and fun to be had, in a Covid-safe way, of course,” Ms Bray said.

The weekend fun will be hosted by the Share Shed (7/8 Chrome street, Salisbury) from 9am until 12pm on the 21st of November.

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