Living SUSTAINABLY with Style

A big FREE weekend of activities designed for all the family. Showing you how to save money, be environmentally savvy and  live a rich and creative life. Featuring leading and emerging artists, demonstrations, stalls, talks & workshops offering thrifty advice, tips and tricks as well as innovative tasty food and drink.

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Stylish sustainability event seeks sponsors

Businesses are being offered the opportunity to get involved with a high-profile, award-winning festival based in the region.   The organisers of the Festival of Thrift have launched a series of packages to enable organisations to support the event which last year attracted 45,000 visitors.   The Festival, which is the UK’s only national celebration of living sustainably with style and last year won the Observer Ethical Award, is back for the fourth year running on 17 and 18 September...

Food, Wonderful Food

Eating and drinking is always a huge part of the Festival and this year is no different. There’ll be food making workshops, Bistro Du Van, The Community Table, Foraging, Jamallot (and Jamalittle) as well as a foodie quarter in the stunning stable block and picnic sites on the field and in the woodlands.

Workshop Tickets

During the run up to the Festival each year we sell an array of workshop tickets on line. These will be loaded onto the site in the weeks running up to the 2016 Festival. Workshops cover a multitude of topics including wine blending, scotch egg producing, cake stand making, jewellery design, book binding, weaving, sewing, beekeeping and much more... If you'd like to get the heads up, sign up to our e-shot and we'll let you know when we have the date for 2016 and when the tickets are going on line.  ...

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Arts Council England Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council Teeside University Tracey Kidd Photography