About us

A celebration of those who maintain different parts of our world, and how they do it, recognizing the often hidden work done in repair, custodianship, stewardship, tending and caring for the things that matter.

The Festival of Maintenance is a non-profit community event, run by volunteers.  It happened for the first time in London, UK, on Saturday 22nd September 2018.

We are now planning the Festival of Maintenance for 2019.

If you would like to help as part of our volunteer team, get in touch:


We want to make the Festival accessible to those most interested in maintenance – maintainers themselves in many cases! – and keep ticket prices as low as we can. If you’d like to attend the event but are unable to afford to, please send us an email explaining why you’d like to attend. We will have some tickets set aside for those who need them most, and/or who can help with the event (for instance by taking notes in some sessions, or transcribing recordings).