TODAY – Wednesday 24 June 2015 at Stanley Picker Gallery
Fixperts: Super Salon
Wednesday 24 June Fix & Repair Drop-In Day / All Welcome
Thursday 25 June Fixperts Think-Tank Day / RSVP Only
Day 1: 24 June 11am-6pm is about making, and everyone is welcome!
Do you have something that’s broken and that needs to be fixed? A hole in your jumper, a broken pair of sunglasses, chipped crockery or a toy that won’t work? Or something that needs to be improved or added to? A better handle for your walking stick, an extra support for the back of a chair, a mud-guard for your bike? If you’re interested in having something fixed or just to find out more about ways you can mend and improve the stuff that’s around you, why not come join us at the Fixperts Super Salon on 24 June between 11am – 6pm at Stanley Picker Gallery.
There will be a Fixperts A&E for your stuff, ‘how-to-repair’ and ‘making’ demonstrations by their network of expert designers, makers and craftspeople, and our Fix Café will be open all day in the Gallery Lobby with free coffee, tea and pastries too. Plus the screening room will be playing some of our favourite FixFilms and you can find out more about how to get involved in Fixperts.
You can either book an hour’s slot for some one-to-one attention (email firstname.lastname@example.org or ring 020 8417 4074) or just drop by for a coffee, chat and a look at the stalls. You are then welcome to join us for our Fixperts Drinks Reception from 6pm.
Day 2: 25 June 11am-5pm is about talking, an RSVP-only
Think-Tank that brings together organisers and participants from Fixperts to present and share their experience; and begin to map out why it works and how we can make it better. If you would like to participate in this event please email Julia Jarvis. – See more at: http://www.stanleypickergallery.org/programme/super-salon-fixperts/#sthash.HRi2IbiU.dpuf
Fixperts is about fixing for someone. It is a creative social platform and education project that encourages people who are good at making and repair to work with people to find solutions for things or situations they can’t fix for themselves. Fixperts sets out to make an immediate difference to peoples’ lives by applying creative skills to solve problems; the Fixperts network and online platform is about sharing that knowledge and insight, and inspiring others to do the same. The programme harnesses the imagination and skills of the next generation to make with a purpose.
For more information and to view FixFilms of past projects please visit http://www.stanleypickergallery.org/programme/super-salon-fixperts/