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Northumbrian Water Zone

Date: Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th September
Time: 10:00 - 17:00
Location: Adventure Playground
Website: https://www.nwl.co.uk/your-home/saving-water/why-save-water.aspx

Artists Carol Newmarch and Anna Read of Secret Artists Company will be encouraging you to consider the importance of water collection – decorating water butts and inspiring conversation about environmental awareness and water conservation. The Secret Artists’ Company is a social enterprise which has the primary aim of promoting creativity and holistic healthy lifestyles and […]


Wild Animals

Catching ‘Wild Animals’ with Suzie Devey

Date: Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th September
Time: 10:00 - 17:00
Location: Festival Site

Join Suzie Devey and catch ‘wild animals’ at the Festival of Thrift. Get hands on with Suzie and make a beautiful woodland animal and then make a “Gonfalon” (banner with streamers) to play the game.  Tie 5 same coloured ribbons to your banner and then go out into the wilds…. look for other banners with different […]


Rag Time

Damaris Jean

Date: Saturday 17th September
Time: 12:45 - 13:30
Location: Stage
Website: http://www.vintagemusicevents.co.uk/

Damaris Jean performs songs from the 1940s through to the 1960s, having a special love for vintage blues, such as those sung by Peggy Lee, Dinah Washington, Ella Fitzgerald, to name a few.  Her performances can take listeners from the 1940s and the Blitz, with renditions of songs sung by the likes of Vera Lynn and Judy Garland, through to the […]


Museum Collection

Kirkleatham Museum Store

Date: Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th September
Time: 11:00 - 14:30
Location: Kirkleatham Museum Store (adjacent to Sophellie's Cafe)
Website: http://www.redcar-cleveland.gov.uk/rcbcweb.nsf/museums+Full+List/3A2F4F47A45AB4A180257C00003A614A?OpenDocument

Take a tour of the Kirkleatham Museum archives and see the many artefacts and curiosities donated from Redcar and the surrounding area. Normally closed to the public, it will be free to view each day of the Festival at 11am to 11.30am and 2pm to 2.30pm. Come and have a nosey and see the hidden […]


Kirkleatham Owl Centre

Kirkleatham Owl Centre

Date: Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th September
Time: 10:00 - 17:00
Location: Kirkleatham Owl Centre
Website: http://www.kirkleathamowlcentre.co.uk/events

Kirkleatham Owl Centre is offering a special discounted admission price to festival goers and will be running a range of talks and activities throughout the weekend. Home to a large collection of animals including owls, vultures, meerkats and emus, Kirkleatham is the oldest dedicated Owl Centre in the UK.  It is the area’s only specialist wildlife […]


Kentucky Cow Tippers

Kentucky Cow Tippers

Date: Sunday 18th September
Time: 13:45 - 14:30
Location: Stage

Since forming in 2008, the Kentucky Cow Tippers have deservedly earned a reputation as one of the hardest working and most exciting acts on the UK’s acoustic music scene.  Their unique approach to bluegrass draws from a deep appreciation of every aspect of the genre.  If you enjoy close vocal harmonies, wild bluegrass improvisation, witty […]


Alec and Connor

Tuned In

Date: Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th September
Time: 10:30 - 12.00
Location: Stage

Tuned In Redcar is for 11 – 19 year olds.  It’s a performance venue for theatre, dance and music with a recording studio, radio studio, arts and crafts room, media suite, ICT suite, chill out area and beach side café.  We asked them to recommend some up and coming young musicians for the Festival and […]


Neil Massey

Date: Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th September
Time: 10:00 - 17:00
Location: Routemaster Bus (Stage: Intervals throughout day)

We welcome back Darlington’s DJ Neil Massey, Voodoo café resident, mixing it up with Jazz Funk/fusion, Rare grooves plus a little AfroFunk and dedicated sets of Northern Soul. He is joined by  veterans of the scene Ronald Carlton and Deano Walker – they will be playing on the Stage and Routemaster Bus throughout the weekend. […]


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