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star 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, […]


star 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 […]


star 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 […]


star 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 […]


star 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 […]


star 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 […]


star 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 […]


star 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 […]


star 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 […]


star 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 […]


star 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 […]


star 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 […]


star 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 […]


star 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 […]


star 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 […]


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

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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 […]


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