Festival of Repair will be back in 2024
Australia’s first-ever Festival of Repair was a great success
We had about 1500 visitors over the eleven days and two weekends. To quote City of Sydney Councillor Adam Worling –
“This inspiring festival is beyond needed. It will help to replace our throw-away culture with a hands-on culture of repair.“
It was heartening to see hundreds of eager people participate in the massive Clothes Swap on 12 August, and again attending our Re-used and Recycled Market Day on 19 August – with dozens bringing precious items to be valued at our popular ‘Antique Roadshow’.
Our Repair Demonstrations and Cafes were also well attended – ranging from bicycle to furniture, electronic to glassware and even how to make a native bee hotel.
The quality of the Sustainable Art Exhibition was much appreciated, with several artworks purchased.
“We were so pleased with the response to all the various elements of this pioneering Bower event, we’ve already applied to City of Sydney for a grant to hold the Festival of Repair again next year and we hope it will be even better.”
Bower General Manager Michelle Sheather.
Read more about why we held the Festival of Repair
Sustainable art added wow factor
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