In 2015 we set up a Festival of Thrift Community Interest Company, retaining the original members of the team. A community interest company is a special type of limited company which exists to benefit the community rather than private shareholders. It is ‘not for profit’ which means that any surplus created by the event is ploughed back in to next year’s event.

So who’s behind it?

Festival Directors:

Stella Hall website Stella Hall  – Festival Director

Wayne-and-Geraldine1 Wayne & Gerardine Hemingway – Co-founder

John Orchard John Orchard –  Co-founder

Screen Shot 2015-07-17 at 17.50.39 David Bilton – Operations Director


Festival Team:

  • Alicia Carroll – Artist Liaison
  • Hannah Clark-Stamp – Production Co-ordinator
  • Jo Deans – Graphic Designer
  • Tracy Kidd – Festival Photographer
  • Alex Nicholson – Festival Co-ordinator
  • Karen Marshall – Communications Manager
  • Alison O’Neil – Finance
  • Simon Preston – Food Guru
  • Cara Pringle – Marketing
  • Rachel Smith – PR

To contact an member of the team email info@festivalofthrift.co.uk 



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