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Location: Kirkleatham, Redcar, TS10 5NW
TheFestival of Thrift is a big FREE weekend of activities designed for all the family.
Showing you how to save money, be environmentally savvy and live a rich and creative life. Featuring leading and emerging artists, demonstrations, stalls, talks & workshops offering thrifty advice, tips and tricks as well as innovative tasty food and drink.
The first Festival took place in 2013 making a big impact regionally and nationally. There were 27,000 visitors, 17,000 more than expected! 2014 saw the Festival grow with 40,000 visitors pouring through the gates. This increased to 45,000 coming along to the 2015 event.
The Festival of Thrift is a cultural celebration for the people of the North East, the UK and beyond, where people find the fun in learning how to reuse, recycle and upcycle, saving both money and benefiting the environment.
In 2015 they celebrated the 190th anniversary of the first passenger steam train (between Stockton and Darlington). The organisers are currently developing the programme for 2016. It will feature thought provoking art, interactive entertainment, workshops, an array of tasty homemade food, fabulous stalls selling up-cycled, recycled and second-hand goods, activities, crafting, music and tips and advice.