Festival of Thrift project heading for Redcar and Saltburn seafront

Between us, we know everything

A mobile video studio is heading to the seafront at Saltburn and Redcar this week to record people sharing things they know and want to share with the world, as part of a project heading for this year’s Festival of Thrift.

Called ‘Between us, we know everything…’ it seeks to capture what people know, everything they know, anything they know. It’s about all the useful and useless information people have acquired over the course of their lives – such as putting faces to the facts, and bringing people into the story.

The videos are then uploaded to a dedicated website www.betweenusweknoweverything.com to make a huge online map of knowledge which aims to fill the gap following the demise of the Encyclopedia Britannica, a 246-year old resource which printed its last edition in 2010.

The searchable website already includes hundreds of gems of information – from facts and useful tips such as a rhyme to remember Henry VIII’s wives, how to start running and how to  make good compost to life lessons and quirky details like how to help someone with diabetes, how to make big decisions and how to keep a unicorn alive.

People recorded at the Redcar and Saltburn sessions will have their contributions added to the website.

The brainchild of acclaimed theatre company Quarantine, which aims to bring high quality work to new people and places, ‘Between us we know everything…’ is supported by the Arts Council England Strategic Touring Programme.  It is one of over 140 things to see and do at this year’s Festival of Thrift taking place on 17 & 18 September at Kirleatham, near Redcar.

Quarantine will be recording as follows:

· Tuesday 30 August, 11am-4pm – Saltburn Sea Front (on the promenade between Oscar’s and Saltburn Surf School and Shop)
· Wednesday 31 August, 11am-2pm, Redcar Sea Front (on the seafront opposite Palace Hub)

 Diary date listing and event details

Event: Festival of Thrift
Date: Saturday 17 & Sunday 18 September 2016
Place: Kirkleatham Museum and Grounds, Redcar, North East TS10 5NW
Time: 10am – 5pm
Cost: Free event. Parking £5 per car.
Details: www.festivalofthrift.co.uk , Twitter @Thriftfest , Facebook @festivalofthrift

Media enquiries:
Rachel Smith, rachel@festivalofthrift.co.uk , 07905215712

NOTE TO EDITORS

Background:

• The Festival of Thrift is supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England, and enabled through a a partnership with Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council,
• It is sponsored by Northumbrian Water and University of Teesside and supported through an award from the Teesside Offshore Wind Farm community benefit fund.
• Additional support in kind has been made available by PD Ports.
• The Festival was born in Darlington in 2012 and is growing up across the Tees Valley region, with a move to Kirkleatham for its fourth event.
• In 2015 the Festival won the Arts Award in the Observer Ethical Awards, which celebrate the people, organisations and campaigners who are leading the way to ensure we have an ethical future.
• The Festival won gold for the North East Tourist Event of 2015.

2016 event

• The Festival of Thrift takes place on Saturday September 17 and Sunday September 18 2016 10am – 5pm at Kirkleatham Museum and Grounds near Redcar on the north east coast.
• It is located in the tranquil village of Kirkleatham, in and around Kirkleatham Museum and Grounds, a Grade II listed building which dates from 1709 and now houses Kirkleatham Museum.
• Kirkleatham village has one of the best collections of Georgian-style buildings in England and the almshouses on the Festival site, which were were built in 1676, are architecturally and historically notable.
• Sustainable transport options are available to help festival goers get to the site, Useful links:

About the festival: www.festivalofthrift.co.uk/about-the-festival/
Footage of Festival of Thrift 2015: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0QvXvYRR7aI
Festival team: http://www.festivalofthrift.co.uk/whos-behind-the-festival-of-thrift/
Annual report 2015: http://www.festivalofthrift.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/FoT-2014_15-annual-report-final-TP.pdf
Observer ethical award 2015: http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/jul/02/observer-ethical-awards-2015-winners-festival-of-thrift

 

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