Festival of Thrift returns in September to its new home in Billingham, Stockton on Tees.
The annual celebration of sustainable living is proud to announce its commitment to promoting sustainable transport options for visitors this year.
“As we make these changes, we recognise the collective impact of individual choices,” Emma added. ” Festival of Thrift is all about showing that sustainable living can be enjoyable, accessible, and beneficial for everyone. Together, we can pave the way for a brighter, greener future.”
Festival of Thrift continues to innovate, providing attendees with an unforgettable experience that blends creativity, entertainment, and environmental awareness. The festival showcases sustainable art installations, brilliant outdoor arts performances, workshops, talks, and various activities centred around sustainable living and upcycling.
Options this year include a hassle-free park and ride service from nearby Stockton in a bid to reduce traffic congestion in Billingham. Festivalgoers arriving from Redcar can opt for a festival pre-bookable coach service, and festival parking in Billingham is available, complete with a carbon offset fee.
In embracing sustainable transport, and by joining forces with attendees and partners, Festival of Thrift hope to inspire a broader movement towards sustainability that extends far beyond the festival weekend.
Visit webpage Travel Green for more information on the following:
GETTING TO THE FESTIVAL
Learn to ride sessions
Cycling routes in Billingham
Guided rides to the Festival with Sustrans
Serviced by local bus network.
Town Centre Drop Off
Capped fare for travel in Tees Valley £2
From Redcar Pre-Bookable Thrift Coach £4
Billingham Train Centre
Serviced by local & national train network.
Fares from £3.40
An easy, flat five-minute walk to festival
Park & Ride Prebook Only £2
Festival Parking including carbon offset £10
To find out more about Festival of Thrift, volunteer and get involved sign up at www.festivalofthrift.co.uk or follow the festival’s social media feeds @festivalofthrift on Facebook and Instagram and @FestoThrift on Twitter.
Festival of Thrift is funded thanks to generous support from Arts Council England, Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council and the Tees Valley Mayor and Combined Authority.