FoT 2016 making and creatingWe look for sponsors, partners, volunteers, designers, artists, cooks… if you have a talent that you would like to share with us, please get in touch.

Each year we have new projects to get involved with. In previous years these have included singers, storytellers, gardeners and dancers. We are in the process of pulling together the 2017 Festival at the moment and we’ll be sharing opportunities with you soon.

If you’d like to get involved in the 2017 Festival please drop us a line


13 responses to “BE PART OF IT”

  1. Allison says:

    Hi could you give me a call on 01325 364499 allison see weather we would be suitable to join you also is there a charge for a stall cheers allison

  2. Hi, I run an upcycing textile business from the Isle of Arran in Scotland. I had some products on the remade in Britain stand last year. I was just wondering if you book stands to makers from outside the area and if so what the process and costs might be. Thanks so much.

  3. Hi, I would just like to inquire if there is any availability left for a stall. I make jewellery (rings) out of vintage keys and antique silver spoons and bangles from silver sugar tongs. I also make candles from upcycled champagne bottles as well as lights from vintage champagne bottles.

  4. Rob Tucker says:

    Hi, I will be running the Middlesbrough & Redcar Friend of the Earth stall (has this been submitted??) with help from Darlington FoE who know the ropes. Also a member of our Ukulele Group said that you might be running a bit of a Uke festival (which could be spun off of the FoT) please get in touch. 01642 294580

  5. Josie bell says:

    Hi there,

    For the last couple years I have visited darlington thrift festival and really believe in the sentiment behind the event. This year i was wondering how to go about getting a stall myself. I’d like to sell recycled animal toys for £1 each to raise money for an animal charity. I am an animal owner and instead of buying new toys for my pet, adding to the waste we create, I simply collect old socks and stuff long socks with smaller socks, tying knots like sausage links. They proove extremely popular with my pets and last a well.

    Look forward to hearing back from you,

    Many thanks,


  6. Hi,

    I love the philosophy behind the festival and am a thrifty upcycler myself. I share skills on youtube and deliver workshops on numerous different money-saving upcycles; including glass bottle cutting, hand stamping old cutlery and pallet wood furniture. I was just wondering if there are going to be demos at the festival and if you want any more? I am especially keen to deliver a glass bottle cutting workshop where each participant could leave with their own drinking glass at the end.

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