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Bloomin Arts – Arts Award

Date: Saturday 23rd September 2017
Time: 10:00 - 17.00
Location: Across the Festival Site

Thanks to Arts Council England and Tees Valley Community Foundation, Bloominart present Arts Award ‘In A Day’ at Festival of Thrift FOR FREE! Family fun and a qualification all in one! We are extremely excited. Find us at the entrance on Saturday 23rd September 2017 First 50 logbooks returned will receive a prize.


Dressed Like Wolves

Date: Saturday 23rd September 2017
Time: 12:00
Location: Sabic Stage

Dressed Like Wolves are some friends who make fuzzy, frantic and heartfelt music about white russians, girls and the sea. Rick Dobbing and his Spooker Recs pals sing about all the things and people that surround them, sometimes its fuzzy sometimes its not!


The BBC Village

Date:
Time: 10:00 - 5.00
Location: BBC Village, Adventure

Make, watch and do at the BBC Village Take a seat in front of the big screen and catch your favourite CBBC and CBeebies shows plus some sneak previews of never-seen-before episodes. Enter the magical craft tipi to colour in a flower for Mother Clanger’s garden, have your photo taken with your favourite Clangers characters, […]


Stig of the Dub

Date: Saturday 23rd September 2017
Time: 14:00 - 14:45
Location: Sabic Stage

Using a diverse knowledge of musical skills and backgrounds, Stig of the Dub combine a mixed bag of genres to create a fresh reggae sound. The last two years have taken them across the UK, working alongside various sound systems, venues and artists. Fusing classic reggae, dub, ska, dancehall, breaks, and world music, creating a […]


Thomas Truax

Date: Sunday 24th September 2017
Time: 12:00 - 12:45
Location: Sabic Stage

Thomas Truax (pronounced troo-aks) travels the world singing into a contraption he invented called ‘The Hornicator’. Constructed on the shell of a junk gramophone horn it resembles something that might have been dreamt up by Dr. Seuss. He taps out live rhythm loops, plucks assorted strings, springs and attached noisemakers, building a backdrop of layered […]


Dohnut

Date: Sunday 24th September 2017
Time: 14:00 - 14:45
Location: Sabic Stage

Dohnut recipe. 4 heaps of punk, a handful of beats, a sprinkle of vaudeville on the side then take it to the next level with a serious helping of funk. Stick it in the oven and you’ve got Dohnut. Enjoy a giddy rush to the head with a sugar hit from the next level of disco punk!


STORYTELLING WOOD CRAFT & WORD CRAFT

Date: Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th September 2017
Time: 10:30 - 11am, 12:30-13:00, 14-14:30 & 16:00-16:30
Location: Adventure Zone

Richard O’Neill is a Romany master storyteller brought up in the nomadic storytelling tradition. He has made and continues to make a huge contribution to the art of storytelling across the world. A traditional wood carver, Richard makes all his own resources and props for his original stories Richard was born into a large family […]


THRIFTY CEREMONIES

Date: Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th September 2017
Time: 10:00 - 17.00
Location: Adventure Zone

Ever thought about creating your own ceremony  to mark a special rite of passage? A unique and  personal Naming Ceremony to welcome your child? Inside this beautiful arbour Dead Good Guides and fellow artists invite you to think about ideas for the future and show how you can create ceremonies yourself to mark milestones in your […]


ROUTEMASTER BUS BAR

Date: Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th September 2017
Time: 10:00 - 17.00
Location: Adventure Zone

A festival bar with a difference… Next Stop ThriftFest! Providing the soundtrack for your weekend… In keeping with the Festival’s ethos the DJ’s will playing original records from the 60’s through to the present day…up-cycling at its best. Neil Massey (music curator for the weekend)) -Original soul funk reggae and jazz. Steve Szekely -Soul and […]


WORKSHOP - 14yrs+ Festival Flower Crowns with Clarey - Manor Garden

ROOTS OF THE FUTURE – SEEDSWAP

Date: Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th September 2017
Time: 10:00 - 17.00
Location: Nursery

This Multi Coloured (Plant and Seed) Swap Shop is an exciting new addition for this year!  Come and swap a plant or some seeds you don’t want and exchange them for something new.  Facilitated by Redcar’s Green Spaces young apprentices they are hoping that people or shops who may be throwing away plants or have […]


WHAT NEXT FOR YOUNG PEOPLE? GETTING THE JOB YOU WANT

Date: Sunday 24th September 2017
Time: 14:00
Location: Nursery

Presented in partnership with National Citizen Service (NCS) North East, by V•Inspired and National Youth Agency Wayne Hemingway MBE and NCS ambassador talks frankly to young people facing decisions about  their next steps on route to work and the challenges they face. What’s best after school? Being an intern? Getting a job?  Going to university? An […]


THE VEGAN REVOLUTION – WHICH SIDE ARE YOU ON?

Date: Sunday 24th September 2017
Time: 15:00
Location: Nursery

All of a sudden Veganism is right on trend; cool celebs are at it, millennials are converting in swathes, dot com investors are clamouring to get into vegan fast food and sales of vegan products are going through the roof. But would a totally vegan world really be a healthier, kinder and more sustainable place? Or are we […]


Almshouses Tours

Date: Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th September 2017
Time: 10:00 - 17.00 - Please check onsite for times
Location: Almshouses

Designed by renowned architect James Gibbs. The residents have kindly consented to open their glorious chapel for small tours. Book onsite.


St Cuthbert's

ST CUTHBERT’S CHURCH

Date: Sunday 24th September 2017
Time: 11:00
Location: St Cuthberts Church

St Cuthbert’s is one of the oldest and most beautiful churches in the region. The church will be throwing open their doors and celebrating throughout the weekend, at 11am on Sunday morning there will be a special service where Margaret Sentamu will speak. The Festival service is themed around the work of Traidcraft, particularly on […]


STREETWISE OPERA

Date: Saturday 23rd September 2017
Time: 13:00 - 13.30 & 14:00 -15:00
Location: St Cuthberts Church

Join Streetwise Opera on the Sabic Stage for an inspiring performance of traditional opera extracts re-imagined in its vibrant and inimitable style. Streetwise Opera is an award-winning charity that uses music to help people make positive changes in their lives. Working with people who have experienced, or are at risk of, homelessness, it runs workshop programmes across England, stages critically-acclaimed operas and manages With […]


BOOMBIKE BOURRÉE

Date: Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th September 2017
Time: 10:00 - 17.00
Location: Across the Festival Site

Boom Bike Bourrée are an original 21st century streetband.Medieval dance and traditional folk music meets hip-hop! Boom Bike Bourrée play processional music through a Boom Bike mobile sound. Moving round the Festival site on boom bikes you won’t miss this hurdy gurdy gang! Featuring accordion, trombone and a beat-boxer. Fat beats, heavy bass, catchy tunes […]


PHOENIX VOICES

Date: Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th September 2017
Time: 10:00 - 17.00
Location: Across the Festival Site

Following on from the success of last years amazing performances at the Festival, Phoenix Voices are back. In a joyful celebration of the Tees Valley people they have been rehearsing since July. The choir is led by Northeast vocal group, Mouthful, teaching new singing techniques and making new works. Performing on stage each day as […]


WILLY & WALLY – COCOLOCO

Date: Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th September 2017
Time: 10:00 - 17.00
Location: Across the Festival Site

Willy and Wally are drowning in mountains of plastic, resigned to the fact that they will soon be swallowed entirely. As well as talking a load of rubbish, they perform amusing, poignant monologues and cutting, edgy dialogue. The image of Winnie in Samuel Beckett’s Happy Days is acknowledged as an appropriation and extension of that […]


Museum Collection

Kirkleatham Museum Store Tours

Date: Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th September 2017
Time: 11:00 - 16:00
Location: Museum & Stage

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, 1pm & 3pm. Come and have a nosey and see the hidden gems that lie […]


SwapShop

Date: Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th September 2017
Time: 10:00 - 17:00
Location: Museum & Sabic Stage

Are we getting through this period of materialism? Where perfectly good unwanted items are thrown into landfill sites? Items that your next door neighbour would dearly love, that your friend’s daughter would make use of? Clear out your unwanted items and bring them along. Swap your garden shears for a mason jar, your child’s trike […]


LATEST EDITION – Navigator North

Date: Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th September 2017
Time: 10:00 - 17.00
Location: Pavilion

Visit this specially co – commissioned exhibition as part of the Latest Edition project, featuring the work of 6 regionally based artists; Carol Devey-Haughton, Diane Watson, Becki Harper, Nick Kennedy, Theresa Easton and Alex Sickling. Each artist has created new work which responds to the specific context of Redcar and Cleveland and includes ceramics, printmaking, […]


ROBOT WORKSHOPS – CRUMBLE

Date: Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th September 2017
Time: 11:30 - 4.30pm & Sunday 10am – 4.30pm
Location: Oakwood Centre - Kirkleathan Schol

Drop in and have a go at programming a robot made from reused materials. The super easy-to-use Crumble Controller will form the brain of the robots. The Crumble software is inspired by MIT Scratch (Scratch is taught in most primary schools), making the experience accessible to a wide age range. There will be a variety […]


LIGHT UP NORTH EXHIBITION

Date: Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th September 2017
Time: 10:00 - 17:00
Location: Stable Block

A limited edition graphic design range which will be on display in the Stables at this year’s event. Light Up North is a producer of one-off neon wall hangings who started out at Festival of Thrift!


THE BOAT STAGE

Date: Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th September 2017
Time: 10:00 - 17.00
Location: Toasting Gate Field

Built with unwanted scrap The Old Saw Mill Garden Party folks have created the visual spectacular of a giant Kraken attacking a DJ while he plays to you from a half caravan half pirate ship. Grab a drink at the Tash Bar and enjoy a programme of music developed with young singers and song writers […]


Spoon Carving with Morgan Lax -12yrs+

Date: Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th September 2017
Time: 10:30 - 12:00 &12:30 -14 :00 & 14:30 - 16:00
Location: Stable Block

Spoon carving with Morgan Lax from Compass Outdoor Learning & Adventure: from a tree to a spoon: come and have a go at cleaving and carving greenwood into a spoon of your own design- a dainty stirrer or give your spoon a quirky curved handle, making it totally unique! The workshop will start with an […]


Willow Fish on a Rod with Abundant Durham 06yrs+

Date: Saturday 23rd September 2017
Time: 15:15 - 15:45 & 15:50 - 16:20 & 16:30 - 17:00
Location: Stable Block

Create beautiful willow fish to hang on a rod to take home. Single children,  parent and child or adults can take part. Suitable for  6yrs to 100yrs. Places are limited £3.00  per person 30 mins session CHILDREN’S WORKSHOP Age 6+ (Help from an adult will be required)


Willow Butterfly Wings or Fairy Wings with Abundant Durham 06yrs+

Date: Sunday 24th September 2017
Time: 15:15 - 15:45 & 15:50 - 16:20 & 16:30 - 16:00
Location: Stable Block

Create beautiful Butterfly Wings or Fairy Wings to fly home with. Single children,  parent and child or adults can take part. Suitable for  6yrs to 100yrs. Places are limited 30 mins session CHILDREN’S WORKSHOP Age 6+ (Help from an adult will be required)


Rejig

Drop In Workshops

Date: Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th September 2017
Time: 10:00 - 16:30
Location: Stable Block

We have lots of drop-in craft activities available in the stable-block provided by our experienced team of artists and traders.  These will be priced from a thrifty £3 per activity and a varied programme of crafts will be available throughout the weekend. Come and see  amazing creations and drop-in to learn and explore new skills including: […]


Cardboardia

Date: Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th September 2017
Time: 10:15 - 17:00
Location: Toasting Gate Field & Around the Site

Cardboardia is a country without territory. It was founded 10 years ago and is celebrating its tenth anniversary this year. The state is independent and not connected with any natural resources, just people’s creative energy! Ruled by the formidable Tyran they are always searching for new creative energy supplies in humanoid form! This year to […]


SEED- Pif-Paf Theatre

Date: Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th September 2017
Time: 12:45 - 1:15pm & 2:30-3pm
Location: Adventure Zone

New for 2017, Pif-Paf’s Seed is a poetic, surprising and inspiring hitch-hike on the journey from small acorns to great oak trees with a man who plants trees where he shouldn’t. This man is Wilford a rockabilly tree planting anarcho-nomad moving in the unseen shadows in his mobile shed home – on the run from his […]


Folk Dance Remixed

Date: Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th September 2017
Time: 11:00 - 11:30am, 1-15-1:45pm, 3:45-4pm
Location: Adventure Zone & Workshop on Plantation Road

Festival of Thrift favourites return! Folk Dance Remixed is a fresh, quirky, colourful and magical collision of traditional and Hip Hop dance and music: high-energy, with a unique remix of Maypole, Clogging, Ceilidh, Street, House and Breakdance with a hint of African & Bollywood… to a live soundtrack of fiddle & beat boxing – this […]


Roots – Highly Sprung

Date: Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th September 2017
Time: 11:45 - 12:15pm & 2:30-2:45pm
Location: Adventure Zone

A lost soul lives in a tree. In its branches she feels safe. But now someone else wants to live in the tree too. She feels threatened and vulnerable. Can she live in harmony with a stranger? Or is there something even more scary lurking amongst the branches…? A bold and beautiful new piece of physical […]


LADIES & GENTLEMEN – The Cholmondeleys

Date: Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th September 2017
Time: 11:15 - 11:45am & 1:15-1:45pm
Location: Museum & Stage

Lea Anderson’s beguiling and jocular soirée of magic, music and dance returns in 2017. Inspired by Music Hall, ‘Ladies and Gentlemen’ is a witty visual spectacle in which choreography (Lea Anderson), music (Steve Blake) and design (Tim Spooner) conjure the all but forgotten stage show of six has-been performers. Besieged by ever shifting, inscrutable and […]


ALWAYS DRINKING MARCHING BAND

Date: Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th September 2017
Time: 10:15 - 17.00
Location: Across the Festival Site

Guaranteed fun, joy and irreverence sprinkled with a contagious Mediterranean spirit! 9 musicians and a front man parade their original and powerful sound on the festival site Theatrics, gags and interaction make for an unforgettable walkabout experience. A clown guides the musicians through the most hilarious situations, while the trumpets -seduce the audience with their […]


SCAVENGERS – NOISY TOYS

Date: Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th September 2017
Time: 11:30 - 4.30pm & Sunday 10am – 4.30pm
Location: Kirkleatham School
Website: http://noisytoys.org/

DROP IN WORKSHOP Scavengers is all about up-cycling: making new things out of junk. Like Wombles*.  To get the good bits out of the junk we have invented the Art of Un-making, which is just like Making things, but the other way around. This session is led by Steve Summers (Noisy Toys) and will focus […]


TUNAVERSITY CHALLENGE

Date: Saturday 23rd September 2017
Time: 10:15 - 10:45, 12:30 -13:00, 13:15-13:45, 15:30-16:00
Location: Museum & Stage

Two families or teams pit their wits against each other in a semi-serious fish related quiz show with lots of mad jokes and splashing outside the Museum! A sou’wester clad MC will try to host! Join in or watch the fun its up to you…(fish knowledge may or may not be an advantage).  


HARBUCK & FUTTOCK- Mischief La Bas

Date: Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th September 2017
Time: 11:00 - 12:15 & 14.00 -15:00
Location: Museum & Stage

Milliners of Distinction, this respected firm will create 200 original hats to order, on the spot in their hatmaker’s shop. Free of charge in the interests of good old-fashioned British Style. This pop-up bonnet boutique will capture the imagination of both the young and the young-at-heart. Harbuck and Futtock’s creations epitomise craft, flamboyance and good […]


Likely Story – Almost Always Muddy

Date: Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th September 2017
Time: 11:00 - 12:00, 14:00-15:00
Location: Toasting Gate Field

Visit the junk yard! An interactive, storytelling adventure where stories are waiting to be told and the story keepers are waiting to tell them. Help turn a yard of treasures into a magical place where a story can be told. Discover a hero, a quest, a monster, and all the places you imagine a story […]


Mobile-The Paper Birds

Date: Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th September 2017
Time: 10:15 - 15.15 ( 40 minute performance- free tickets 1 per person)
Location: Toasting Gate Field

We are taught from an early age to aim high, to reach for the stars, to want more, more than our parents, more than the generations before us, to climb the social ladder. But as we surge forward, as we grapple for university places and promotions, what are we leaving behind? And from our ladder […]


Adventurous and Wild Baking – Hands On! 16+

Date: Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th September 2017
Time: 15:00 - 17.00
Location: Pavilion Classroom

If you already make bread but want to improve your proving and attempt something adventurous then this is for you. Spend two hours with an artisan bread expert and pick up enough doughy know-how to last a lifetime. You’ll make several breads including sourdough plus there will be an introduction to outdoor baking – learning […]


Pallet Signs 14yrs+

Date: Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th September 2017
Time: 14:15 - 15.15
Location: Outdoor Classroom, Behind Pavilion Building

Fairytale Vintage specialises in water based paints, stains and more to help you breathe some new life into your tired furniture at home. Their products can be used on wood, glass or metal and are tough and durable to meet the demands of modern family living. Upcycling your own things can be great fun, cheap […]


Kids Chocolate Workshop 5yrs+

Date: Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th September 2017
Time: 13:00 - 14:30
Location: Pavilion Classroom

Kids Chocolate Workshop – Gooey, shiny, yummy chocolate. Come and learn all about it, hand make and decorate a chocolate and marshmallow lollipops before decorating them to take home. All guided by our expert chocolatier from Chocolini’s of Saltburn-by-the-sea. Imagine, making your very own chocolates! Is there anywhere else youd rather be? Thought not. Places […]


Willow Weaving Birdfeeder with Jo from Abundant Durham 12+

Date: Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th September 2017
Time: 13:00 - 13:30 & 15:30
Location: Stable Block

Willow Weaving Birdfeeder with Jo from Abundant Durham All ages from 12yrs


Campfire Cooking 5yrs+

Date: Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th September 2017
Time: 11:00 - 15.00 ( 1hr sessions)
Location: Woodland in Adventure Zone

Campfire Cooking – Join one of the Norths leading chefs Richard Allen, and his teenage son Charles, in their kitchen in the great outdoors. Suitable for everyone aged 5 years and up, this entertaining workshop is almost too-good-to-be-true for anyone interested in building and cooking on fires in the wild (er, isnt that everyone?!) From […]


A Beginners Guide to Baking Bread 16+

Date: Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th September 2017
Time: 10:30 - 13:30 ( 1hr sessions)
Location: Pavilion Classroom

A beginners guide to beautiful bread – The smell of a warm, fresh loaf will be filling the house once you’ve learned the basics. You’ll be baking and tasting during the session. With artisan baker Adrian Clarke Places are limited £8.00  per person 1hr session Age 16+


Jamalittle with Sam Storey 4yrs +

Date: Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th September 2017
Time: 10:30 - 14:30 ( 20 min sessions)
Location: Jamalittle Tent outside Kirkleatham Sixth Form School Building

Jamalittle – jam making workshop for kids. Get stuck in and get sticky, chopping up strawberries (maybe eating a few too) for the yummy Festival of Thrift communal jam pot. Festival favourite chef Sam Storey leads the fun and everyone gets little jar of jam to take home. Places are limited £3.00  per person 20 […]


Adults Chocolate Workshop 14yrs+

Date: Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th September 2017
Time: 10:00 - &11:30, 16:00
Location: Pavilion Classroom

Adults Chocolate Workshop – The texture and taste is celebrated the world over with many of us requiring a daily fix. In all its guises, sumptuous, smooth, gooey, with a snap and with a shine. Come and learn how hand make and fill and decorate your very own chocolates and bag them up to take […]


Willow Weaving Sunflower with Jo at Abundant Durham 12yrs+

Date: Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th September 2017
Time: 10:00 - & 11:15 , 16:00
Location: Stable Block

Weave a gorgeous sunflower in this great introduction to willow work, with Abundant Durham artist Jo. Places are limited £10.00  per person 1 hour session ADULT WORKSHOP Age 12+


REAR VIEW -IOU

Date: Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th September 2017
Time: 10:30 - 15:45
Location: Nursery

TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE NURSERY INFO DESK ‘If at 65 you could say something to yourself at 23, what would it be?’ The streets of Redcar become the stage as you take a tour aboard IOU’s custom-made open top bus for an unforgettable journey. Beginning in a life-drawing class, Rear View becomes a moving adventure about a woman’s life […]


Upcycled Paper Roses 16+

Date: Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th September 2017
Time: 15:30 - 17:00
Location: Outdoor Classroom

Learn how to make your very own paper rose. Tell your own story with each rose by choosing the paper that best describes you. Working with artist Angeline. From old maps to books and even comics make yours say something about yourself. Be guided through each stage from cutting and shaping each individual petal, attachment […]


Copper Foil Suncatcher using Stained Glass Window Techniques with Janet Fraser 16yrs+

Date: Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th September 2017
Time: 15:00 - 17:00
Location: Stable Block

The copper foil technique, is ideal for decorative panels, sun catchers and mirrors as well as lampshades and other three dimensional work. Copper tape and solder is used to create a seam joining the pieces of glass. These 2hr workshops are suitable for beginners.  Providing a patterns and a large selection of coloured and textured […]


Textile Illustration with Sarah Oatley- Drawn Threads 16yrs+

Date: Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th September 2017
Time: 13:00 - 14:00
Location: Outdoor Classroom

“My life is measured in stitches”. I’ve been a textile artist for over 20 years. Most days I am to be found in my Darlington studio, out and about sketching or tutoring others in all things stitched, however in September I will be at the Festival of Thrift. Why not try your hand at textile […]


Figure Needle Felting Workshop with Beth from Abundant Durham 12yrs+

Date: Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th September 2017
Time: 13:00 - 13:45
Location: Stable Block

Make an angel or goddess or fairy Using a needle felting method, we will create equsite creatures that come alive before our eyes! Places are limited £6.00  per person 30-45 mins session Suitable for people aged 12+


Kitchen Cupboard Cosmetics with Berry Boutique 16yrs+

Date: Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th September 2017
Time: 11:45 - 12:45
Location: Outdoor Classroom

We’ll be making all natural ingredient bath fizz, bath tea soak, a clay mineral face mask and if we have time we can decorate the jars with ribbons etc which will be provided. Please be advised to bring along at least 3 medium sized jars/disposable sandwich boxes/Tupperware box with lids. Places are limited £7.50  per […]


Copper Foil Angel using Stained Glass Window Techniques with Janet Fraser 16+

Date: Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th September 2017
Time: 11:00 - 13:00
Location: Stable Block

The copper foil technique,  is ideal for decorative panels, sun catchers and mirrors as well as lampshades and other three dimensional work. Copper tape and solder is used to create a seam joining the pieces of glass. These 2hr workshops are suitable for beginners.  Providing a patterns and a large selection of coloured and textured […]


Drinks Can Jewellery with Kathryn Guy 10yrs +

Date: Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th September 2017
Time: 10:30 - 11:30
Location: Outdoor Classroom

Working with artist Kathryn Guy. A brief introduction into making unique and vibrant pieces of jewellery from discarded aluminium drinks cans. You will create a pair of earrings and a pendant or brooch to take away and at the same time learn some basic jewellery making techniques. Places are limited £7.50  per person 1 hour […]


Blacksmithing with Matt from Abundant Durham 08yrs+

Date: Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th September 2017
Time: 10:30 - 16;30
Location: Stable Block

If you are looking for an excuse to heat things up and hit them with a hammer then why not try your hand at the craft of Blacksmithing. Using a charcoal powered forge, and the strength of your hammer arm you will create a beautifully crafted metal object. Matt has been forging with kids and […]


Ceramics Experience with Claude Frere-Smith 7yrs+

Date: Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th September 2017
Time: 10:00 - 15.15
Location: Stables Block

Join Claude Frere-Smith with the The Roseberry Ceramics group to try your hand with clay and ceramics skills. Choose from one of these three techniques to create a unique piece of pottery, learning new skills. Options are: a) Throw a pot on a potters wheel b) Make a pot using the slab technique c) Make […]


Felt Flower Brooches with Beth from Abundant Durham 6yrs+

Date: Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th September 2017
Time: 10:00 - 15.00
Location: Stable Block

Make felt from scratch using coloured marino wool, water and soap to make a colourful flower.  Then stich on pretty beads to the centre of the flower and sew a brooch clasp on the back. Single children,  parent and child or adults can take part. Suitable for  6yrs to 100yrs. Places are limited £6.00  per […]


Festival of Thrift

SALTBURN – The Town is the Menu

Date: Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th September 2017
Time: 12:00 - 15.00
Location: The Walled Garden, Kirkleatham

This is something extra special.  Developed for the Festival of Thrift  by Simon Preston, our food guru whose BBC Radio 4 series The Town Is the Menu sees top chefs create a new dish inspired by their home town – Last year was Redcar now it’s Saltburns turn! Book your place at the Saltburn – The Town is […]


Jamallot

Date: Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th September 2017
Time: 10:00 - 17.00
Location: Stables

Our very own Festival of Thrift Jam & Chutney Factory! You don’t need a ticket just drop in. We’ll be producing artisan jams, chutneys and soups – onsite – from your donated vegetables and fruit. Chopping, cooking, stirring; preserving, tasting, bottling and labelling; or just serving hot. Donate your excess fruit and vegetables (from the […]


Food & Drink Stalls

Date: Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th September 2017
Time: 10:00 - 17.00
Location: Across the Festival Site

Throughout the festival site we’ll have plenty of places for you to refuel, with a huge variety of stalls selling all manner of delicious food and drink. Artisan bread, cheeses, fresh fruit and vegetables, biscuits, macarons, ginger bread, fudge, sweets, brownies, chocolate, patisserie, cheesecake, jam, cake, sausages, scotch eggs, cordials, cider, dressings,just to name a […]


FoT 2016 The Fix It Cafe

Fix-it Café

Date: Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th September 2017
Time: 11:30 - 4.30pm & Sunday 10am – 4.30pm
Location: Kirkleatham School

Find your way to fix your items. Repair and re-use rather than refuse. Experts and a range of equipment will be on hand to help you find your own fix for your broken items. Recycling old items from electronic stuff like stylophones and computers, to mobile phones and TVs to mechanical music boxes and faulty […]


Bistro Du Van

Date: Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th September 2017
Time: 11:00 - 15:00
Location: Toasting Gate Field

Bistro Du Van is back by popular demand! Each van is adopted by a local chef who will design your menu, prepare and serve your food. You can book on the day, so just turn up and see which vans are available, the menus will be displayed on site. This year we have an African […]


GWK Woodshed presents Den Building

Date: Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th September 2017
Time: 10:00 - 17:00
Location: Toasting Gate
Website: http://gwkwoodshed.org.uk/about-woodshed

Learn how to turn reclaimed wood, rope, a few nails and some material into dens!  Experts will be on hand to answer any den building questions, and you can help create our den island. All ages welcome, you are never too old for a den! Tools and materials provided just bring your imagination.   GWK […]


OxGlam Fashion Show

Date: Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th September 2017
Time: 16:00 - 16:30
Location: Sabic Stage

Back on the stage,  expect to see something surprising, inspirational and – of course – transferable to your own wardrobe.  Oxfam Darlington have produced another great show based on the Festival themes – come and cheer on our  volunteer models. Looking a million dollars doesn’t have to cost you. It’s all about how you style it and […]


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