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OthY Willis in SMH story May 2024

Bower Repair Shop in Sydney Morning Herald

Senior Reporter Julie Power visited The Bower's Electrical Repair Shop in Summer Hill and spoke with our lead repairer Othy Willis and customers. Here's an extract from the full story about her visit: Belinda...

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Justin repairing antique table - April 2024

Newsletter May 2024: Building a ‘Culture of Repair’

The Bower is proud of our role in driving a ‘culture of repair’ that contributes to the growth of Sydney’s circular economy.  Read on to find out about all our repair opportunities in the coming month.

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Bike repair shop at Summer Hill

Learn to repair before you buy

Nathan Smith, the general manager at Bower joins John Stanley to talk about the workshops they run to teach people to be more sustainable, and some of the unique items he’s repaired over the years.

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Introduction to Watercolour Painting – 6 July 2024

In this two-hour intro watercolour class, you will learn about the pros and cons of watercolours. Rachel will explain, what brushes to use, what papers to buy and what paint to start with ..plus how to use the paint.

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Build A Tiny House Course – 19 June 2024

The course is unique in that the Tiny House is made using reclaimed building materials and focuses on learning through doing.

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Market Day 1 June 2024

Sustainable Markets – 1st Saturday of the month. Our Bike, Electronic and Furniture Repairs Shops are open for bookings on market days.

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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.

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Newsletter April 2024: New Repair Shops &Cubby Houses

Our new Furniture and Bike Repair Shops are now open in Summer Hill. Get in quick to book for our amazing Build A Tiny House Course – see our new timelapse video of our last Tiny House being built over just six days!

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A woman holding a hammer working on a wooden box

Newsletter March 2024: Building an Ethos of repair

At The Bower we are always working on new ways to inspire people tp make repair options part of daily life and we have two exciting announcements to make - we are creating a Community Repair Shop in Summer Hill and we announce the dates of our 2024 Festival of Repair in Redfern.

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Festival of Repair Launch

Wednesday 9 August, 2023 Speech by 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." Hello...

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We acknowledge the Gadigal people of the Eora nation who are the traditional custodians of this land and pay respect to Elders past, present and future and extend that respect to other Aboriginal people.