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National Festival of Thrift plans to return in 2018, enriching local lives and the economy

27th Nov 2017

The huge success of this year’s National Festival of Thrift at Kirkleatham had a very positive impact on the Redcar economy and provided a boost for entrepreneurial north east businesses, according to an independent event evaluation report. The award-winning Festival, which is returning to Kirkleatham on 22 and 23 September 2018, is now established as […]

Hugely popular National Festival of Thrift shortlisted for two national awards

12th Oct 2017

Visitors to the National Festival of Thrift can vote to support the event after its nomination for two prestigious national awards. The UK’s national celebration of sustainable living, which attracted over 45,000 visitors to Kirkleatham near Redcar over the weekend of 23 and 24 September, is shortlisted for the best family festival as well as […]

Overwhelming success for this year’s National Festival of Thrift!

24th Sep 2017

Record numbers of visitors flocked to this year’s National Festival of Thrift at Kirkleatham, near Redcar. Over 45,000 attended the UK’s national celebration of sustainability as the award-winning event celebrated its fifth year of spreading the word about good eco-friendly living. A packed programme entertained and amazed festival-goers throughout the weekend.  Across the site’s ten […]

Festival of Thrift spreading the word about the joys of greener living with help of the Combined Authority

22nd Sep 2017

Tees Valley Combined Authority and Tees Valley Mayor is backing the Festival of Thrift to help spread the message about the economic benefits for the region of greener ways of living and working. The Festival, which is established as the UK’s national celebration of sustainable living, has been held in the Tees Valley since 2013.   […]

SABIC supports Festival of Thrift

19th Sep 2017

Sponsorship of the Festival of Thrift has helped chemical company SABIC celebrate its 10th anniversary of Teesside operations in fitting style as the year draws to a close. SABIC, who employ around 600 staff and 400 contractors on their sites at Wilton and North Tees, has made considerable charitable donations from the company and staff […]

Food Glorious Food!

18th Sep 2017

We take food very seriously at thriftfest and have tracked down some of the best local and regional food traders to tantalise your taste buds this weekend! Not only that, we have made sure that we cater for all food requirements with a huge choice of vegan and vegetarian foods as well as dairy, gluten […]

Kirkleatham gets set for this year’s National Festival of Thrift

17th Sep 2017

  Tree top acrobats, den-building, campfire cooking, original art and an unforgettable theatre tour in an open air bus are just a few of the activities taking place as part of the packed programme planned for this year’s Festival of Thrift. Over 40,000 visitors are expected at the UK’s national celebration of sustainability as the […]

Festival of Thrift’s jam-packed programme of events now online

10th Sep 2017

As this year’s Festival of Thrift approaches the programme with details of the huge array of events and activities on offer for visitors is now available for people to view. Anyone heading to the UK’s national celebration of sustainable living at Kirkleatham near Redcar on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 September can now download the […]

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