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 […]

Business partnership unveiled for Festival of Thrift

14th Jun 2017

One of the North East’s leading companies has announced its backing for the Festival of Thrift. The Festival has unveiled multinational chemical company  SABIC, which has its UK headquarters based at Wilton near Redcar, as a major partner for this year’s event on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 September. The partnership seeks to build on […]

Do You Want to Become Citizens Of Cardboardia?

5th Jun 2017

An exciting opportunity to be part of this year’s Festival of Thrift is now open. Cardboardia, part of this year’s exciting Festival of Thrift programme, are holding a free two-day creative workshops pre Festival. To get involved, register now and come along from 11am – 5pm on 26 and/or 27 June at Kirkleatham Museum, Redcar TS10 5NW Meet Tyran, the elected […]

Caption from left to right : Jo Deans, Simon Preston, Amanda Skelton , Stella Hall Mark Ladyman, Jo Hodgson, Rob Mitchell, Sam Storey and Rachel Smith.

Festival of Thrift awarded best event accolade

13th May 2017

The Festival of Thrift at Kirkleatham has been named as the best event on Teesside. The announcement was made at the prestigious annual Journal Culture Awards event which celebrates the best of North East arts and entertainment. Festival of Thrift Director Stella Hall and members of the Festival team were in attendance at the glittering […]

Festival of Thrift’s half-a-million pound boost for Redcar

9th Apr 2017

Last year’s Festival of Thrift at Kirkleatham delivered a much-welcomed boost for the area according to figures released in its annual report. Over the course of the event on 17 and 18 September the combined spending of the event’s 35,000 visitors topped £500,000.   The details emerged from an impact report carried out by the […]

Our Return to Kirkleatham in 2017

13th Jan 2017

The hugely popular Festival of Thrift has announced that it is returning to Kirkleatham Museum and Grounds near Redcar on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 September 2017. Over 35,000 people attended the 2016 event on Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 September to be entertained, inspired and educated about how to live thriftily and sustainably in […]

Guest Blogger – Sally Barker

29th Nov 2016

Top Tips For Minimising Food Waste More than one third of the food produced in the world is wasted, thrown away, or spoilt, and Brits are some of the biggest culprits. Every year we throw away seven million tonnes of food: sometimes because it has gone past it’s best, sometimes because it became spoilt in transit, […]

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