Festival of Thrift - 23rd & 24th September 2017, Kirkleatham, Redcar


The award-winning Festival of Thrift, the UK’s only national celebration of sustainable living, is back for the fifth year running.

A large-scale, family-friendly event, it features leading and emerging artists, demonstrations, stalls, talks and workshops offering thrifty advice, tips and tricks as well as innovative and tasty food and drink.

Woodland trails, a museum, a walled kitchen garden, a church, stable blocks and almshouses form the backdrop of this year’s Festival at its new venue of Kirkleatham Museum and Grounds, near Redcar on the North East coast. 

Over 35,000 people attended the 2016 event to be entertained, inspired and educated about how to live thriftily and sustainably in style. 

Festival Director, Stella Hall added: “It is fantastic to have another year now secured for this unique event.  We can now press on with planning a programme to delight and inspire visitors again at Kirkleatham in September.  It will be another amazing event so I would urge everyone to get the date in their diary".

Further details can be found here

With the Observer Ethical Award for Culture and Arts 2015 and Tourism Event of the Year under its belt, The Festival of Thrift has become an annual staple to the calendar.

“Festival of Thrift is a wonderful celebration of thriftiness and sustainability that has truly captured the nation’s imagination, and each year visitor numbers have grown from strength-to-strength. To see the hard work and passion of the team behind the Festival celebrated on such a national scale as the Observer Ethical Awards is marvellous.” - Wayne Hemingway, Festival of Thrift Co-founder

Wayne Hemingway MBE, Festival of Thrift co-founder

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