The hugely popular, award-winning Festival of Thrift is returning to Kirkleatham in Redcar for the fifth national celebration of stylish and sustainable living on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 September 2017.

This year’s Festival focuses on growing and the power of nature and how people can be empowered by sharing differing points of view of the world as well as ideas, thoughts, experiences and skills.

Visitors can enjoy a hands-on weekend packed with creativity, making, fixing and learning together, discovering how to save money, be environmentally savvy and live a rich and fulfilling life.

The Festival programme has something for everyone – young and old alike – including inventive and inspiring artworks and performances, lots of live music, stalls selling one-off items not found on the high street, thought-provoking talks, a range of workshops passing on skills and thrifty tips and tricks and a wide range of innovative tasty food and drink including the chance to dine in a camper van or in the wild meadow of the walled garden.

Regular favourites Fix It Café, Bistros du Van and national upcycling treasure Max McMurdo return.  New highlights for the 2017 event include a magical immersive mystery tour in a specially converted double decker bus, ideas for creating your own thrifty ceremonies, the creation of a den-built island and the chance to become a citizen of Cardboardia, talking rubbish tips, campfire cooking, guerrilla gardening and a potting shed on wheels.

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