Event: The Festival of Thrift

Key Dates:

VIEWPOINTS by Festival of Thrift (across the Tees Valley), 19-27 August 2018

Launch parade: Friday 21 September 2018, Kirkleatham to Redcar Town Centre

Festival of Thrift: Saturday 22 & Sunday 23 September 2018, 10am – 5pm, Kirkleatham Museum and Grounds, Redcar, North East TS10 5NW

Cost: Free. £5 parking for the Festival.

Useful links:

Web: festivalofthrift.co.uk  Twitter: @ThriftFest Facebook: @festivalofthrift Instagram: festivalofthrift

Video highlights 2017 Festival of Thrift: 

VIEWPOINTS by Festival of Thrift, 19-27 August 2018: See Tees Valley as you have never before! www.festivalofthrift.co.uk/viewpoints

The award-winning Festival of Thrift, the UK’s national celebration of sustainable living, is back for its sixth year and its third in the woodland surroundings of Kirkleatham Museum and grounds, with an expanded programme for 2018.

A big weekend of activities with something to appeal to everyone, the festival highlights how to save money, be environmentally savvy and live a rich and creative life.

Offering a quirky mix of a packed arts-based programme of entertainment with leading and emerging artists, alongside demonstrations, stalls, talks and workshops offering thrifty advice, tips and tricks as well as innovative tasty food and drink, the hugely popular event is a huge draw for people across the UK, attracting 45,000 visitors last year.

In 2018 the Festival is preceded by a thought-provoking, week-long temporary art installation, Viewpoints by Festival of Thrift, from 19th – 27th August 2018 in locations across the Tees Valley landscape, as well as a launch parade on Friday 21 September.