Festival of Thrift offers keen cooks the chance to create their own pop-up restaurant

8th Aug 2017

Keen home cooks can cultivate their culinary skills and run their own restaurant at this year’s Festival of Thrift. The festival organisers have a limited number of places left for budding chefs to design and set a menu for the ever-popular Bistro Du Van pop-up restaurants at the event, which takes place on Saturday 23 […]

Showcase to support northern artists at Festival of Thrift

2nd Aug 2017

An exciting line up of emerging talent has been announced by Middlesbrough arts organisation Navigator North as part of a project to support up and coming artists at the 2017 National Festival of Thrift. Three emerging northern artists have been selected following a recent regional call out to take part in Navigator North’s Latest Edition project […]

Festival of Thrift is just the business for north east neon designer

24th Jul 2017

As preparations continue for this year’s National Festival of Thrift on 23 and 24 September a north east business is reflecting on the success it has enjoyed since taking part in last year’s event. In the past eight months, Light Up North, a producer of one-off neon wall hangings, has gone from testing its ideas […]

Come and Sing at the Festival of Thrift!

24th Jul 2017

Following on from the success of last’s years amazing performances at the Festival of Thrift. Phoenix Voices are continuing to build their choir . In a joyful celebration of the Tees Valley people they are developing the choir further for this September. The choir is led by Northeast vocal group, Mouthful, teaching new singing techniques […]

Cardboard creativity takes hold ahead of the Festival of Thrift

3rd Jul 2017

An unusual and lively summit ahead of this year’s National Festival of Thrift saw part of a North East museum transformed into a mobile embassy for an idealistic country entirely constructed of cardboard! Representatives from Cardboardia issued an open invitation for people to sign up as citizens and have fun taking part in creative inspiration […]

Call-out for emerging north east artists to apply for Festival of Thrift commission

30th Jun 2017

  The search is on for up and coming artists in Teesside and County Durham to create artworks for the 2017’s National Festival of Thrift working with Middlesbrough arts organisation Navigator North. The call-out is for emerging artists living or working in the region to apply to receive a bursary to create new work for […]

Festival of Thrift shows how to save the planet in style with packed programme for 2017

22nd Jun 2017

The hugely popular, award-winning Festival of Thrift is returning to Kirkleatham in Redcar for the fifth national celebration of stylish and sustainable living on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 September 2017. This year’s Festival focuses on growing and the power of nature and how people can be empowered by sharing differing points of view of […]

Green fashionistas sought for Festival of Thrift

15th Jun 2017

The team behind the OxGlam fashion show at this year’s Festival of Thrift is on the lookout for people with a passion for thrifty fashion and some sewing and making skills. Oxfam Darlington is looking for creative upcyclers and sewers to help create stunning, one-of-a-kind outfits from donated fabrics and other items that will feature […]

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