EVI | Ebbw Vale Institute : Ebbw Vale InstituteEVI | Ebbw Vale Institute : Ebbw Vale Institute

Launch Menu Launch Menu

EVI Repair Café

When is it?

Monday 15th July | 2pm - 4pm

How much is it?


We’ve fixed & repaired over 180 items since EVI Repair Cafe launched in Feb 2023! Thank you to our wonderful volunteers 🙂

At EVI Repair Cafe, volunteers will do their best to breathe new life into your damaged and broken items—for FREE! Join us next on Monday 15th July, 2 – 4pm.

Bring along your;

Tech (laptops, iPads, phones & more)
Household electricals
Jewellery (including a free jewellery cleaning service!)
Woodwork and tool sharpening
Toys, and more!

Save your money and reduce waste going to landfill – or just pop in for a cuppa & chat in a friendly space. We’re excited to see you there 🙂

Can’t make it? EVI Repair Café runs on the third Monday of every month. Scroll down for a list of upcoming dates and our photo gallery!

If you have the skills to fix items or would like to support us by helping coordinate our monthly meet / greet visitors – we would love to hear from you. We’re especially in need of sewing volunteers! Get in touch: Email info@evi.cymru, ring 01495708022 or pop in.



Please note: Our volunteers will do everything they can to help fix your item, but unfortunately some items are either too expensive to repair or are not repairable. Our experienced fixers will advise you on what’s best to do. We are also unable to repair microwaves or white goods (refrigerators, washing machines etc) due to safety reasons. 

Those items that are not repairable following a visit to one of our Repair Cafes can be recycled at the Authority’s household waste and recycling centres (below)… or there may be a local business who can help in your area! Click here to search.

New Vale Recycling Centre—- Closed every Thursday.
Waun-y-Pound Industrial Estate,
Ebbw Vale,
NP23 6PL

Roseheyworth Recycling Centre—- Closed every Tuesday
Roseheyworth Business Park,
Roseheyworth Road,
NP13 1SP
Both sites are open 6 days a week from 9am to 5:30pm.The last entry to the sites is at 5:20pm.

2024 Repair Café Dates for the diary:

Monday 20th May
Monday 17th June
Monday 15th July
Monday 19th August
Monday 16th September
Monday 21st October
Monday 18th November
Monday 16th December


Part of the Repair Café Wales network.

EVI is currently funded by the UK Gov through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund. Click here to find out more. 


What’s on at EVI?

The Bee Hive at EVI

Wednesday 24th July | 11am, 1pm, or 2.30pm


NEW Crochet Club

Every Tuesday, 2.30 - 4.30pm

£3 (all proceeds go to EVI Pantry)

Summer 2024 Hospitality Academy

Starting Tues 18th June, 9.30am - 3.30pm


NEW Afternoon Film Club

Thursday 18th July | 2pm - 4pm


NEW Over 55’s Luncheon Club

Thursday 6th June & 27th June | 12pm - 2pm


EVI Repair Café

Monday 15th July | 2pm - 4pm


Card Making & Craft Workshops

Every Wednesday | 2 - 4pm

£3 (all proceeds go to EVI Pantry)

EQUANIMITY Mindfulness Meditation & Relaxation

Mondays 10.30-11.30am & Wednesdays 5.30 - 6.30pm


ChiChi Fit with Nia

Tuesdays | 6.30 - 7.30pm


Yoga with Amanda

Thursdays 6-7pm

£8 drop in or £25 for 4

EVI Pantry

Mondays | 10am - 12pm & 2pm - 4pm

PAST EVENT: FREE Cooking on a Budget Experience

Starting Tuesday 9th April, 10am - 12pm


PAST EVENT: Jack and the Beanstalk at EVI

Wednesday 27th March | 11am, 1pm or 2.15pm!


PAST EVENT: EVI Pantry Spring Fayre

Saturday 23rd March | 10am - 4pm


PAST EVENT: Breath to Health 3-Day Workshop

Wednesday 20th, Thursday 21st, & Friday 22nd March | 1 - 4pm


PAST EVENT: Breath to Health Workshop

Thursday 14th March | 1pm - 2.30pm


FULLY BOOKED: Sewing for Beginners

Starting Thursday 21st September | 2 - 4.30pm

FREE (bring your own fabrics)

PAST EVENT: EVI Secret Agents

Wednesday 14th February | 11am, 1pm or 2.15pm


PAST EVENT: A Christmas Carol – Live Radio Play

Thursday 23rd November | 7.30pm

£10 / £8 concession

PAST EVENT: EVI Pantry Christmas Gift & Craft Fayre

Saturday 18th November | 11am - 4pm

Free entry

PAST EVENT: FREE: L2 Award in Food Safety and Catering

Thursday 16th November | 9.30am - 4pm

FREE to Blaenau Gwent residents, lunch included.

PAST EVENT: Circle of Fifths – National Theatre Wales

Thursday 26th October | 7pm

Pay as you feel from £7

PAST EVENT: Fabric Flower Craft Workshop

Thursday 7th September | 11am - 1pm


Foundation Funders:

National Lottery Community Fund Logo
Welsh Government Logo

Current Funders:

Lloyds Bank Foundation Logo
Landfills Tax Scheme Logo
Blaenau Gwent County Council Logo
UK Gov Wales
Levelling Up

Privacy Policy | Web Accessibility Policy