SABIC backs the Festival of Thrift again and urges other businesses to support the event 

14th Jun 2018

SABIC is returning to support the Festival of Thrift for the second year running and is calling on other businesses to get involved with the UK’s award-winning flagship sustainability event. One of the Tees Valley’s leading businesses, Wilton-based SABIC places sustainability as one of its core values and it is a founding member of the […]

Festival of Thrift report shows success and economic benefits of 2017 event

25th Apr 2018

The official report by the organisers of last year’s Festival of Thrift has shown the huge boost the event gives Redcar and the Tees Valley region. Over 45,000 visitors visited the award-winning event on 23 and 24 September, an increase of almost 30% on the previous year, and independent research showed that they spent on […]

Womens Banner Making Workshops, Redcar and Middlesbrough

3rd Apr 2018

COME ALONG AND CELEBRATE WOMEN GAINING THE VOTE IN A SERIES OF FREE WORKSHOPS FOR WOMEN & GIRLS. LEARN AND CREATE… Printmaking, collage, applique, silk-painting and more! Make pennants ,flags and help design a banner which will be taken to PROCESSIONS2018 in London on the 10th June and showcased at the Festival of Thrift 2018 REDCAR WORKSHOPS First drop in session -7th April 1.30-3.30pm Friday’s 10.30-12.30 20th & 27th April and 4th, & 11th May Final drop in session 20th May 1.30-3.30pm Kirkleatham Museum, Redcar, TS10 5NW MIDDLESBROUGH WORKSHOPS Drop-in Session April 17th , 24th & 29th May 9am – 12noon Thorntree Hub, Birkhall Rd, Middlesbrough TS3 9JW Drop in Session May 8th, 15th &22nd 10am -12 noon Navigator North, Dundas House, Dundas Street, Middlesbrough, TS1 1HY To Book […]

Festival of Thrift announces expansion of event for 2018

5th Mar 2018

The award-winning Festival of Thrift is expanding its hugely popular programme in 2018. Following the success of the 2017 event, which attracted over 45,000 visitors, this year’s will be preceded in August by Viewpoints,  a Tees Valley-wide display of specially commissioned artworks, and a launch parade and party on the Friday that will kick off […]

Festival of Thrift- Band Booker

1st Feb 2018

The festival of Thrift is on the hunt for a conscientious and creative Band Booker to contribute to this year’s festival to be held on the 22nd and 23rd September 2018. The successful Band Booker will source bands/talent who have a strong commitment to sustainability and/or environmentalism. The bands may be thrifty in the way […]

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 […]

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