JOIN US and get involved in the 7th annual award-winning Festival of Thrift.
Once again, we will take over the enchanting village of Kirkleatham and transform it into a packed celebration of sustainable living. Come along and join in to change the way we live and protect our planet.
JOIN IN, MAKE EAT, PLAY, SHARE and LEARN with a host of activities and entertainment.
Around every corner of our magical site, something different is waiting for you to discover and enjoy.
With each new year come fresh themes and #thriftfest 2019 is all about clean air and the anniversary of the moon landing - so expect new journeys of discovery, thought-provoking performances and our special mix of hands-on fun, food, music, dance and song.
There will be over 160 stalls selling all manner of thrifty, upcycled and recycled goods, delicious food and drink as well as a few surprises along the way.
Festival of Thrift 2019 - A Thrifty Parade
A Breath of Fresh Air
Our Thrifty parade will launch the seventh Festival of Thrift in joyful style, championing creativity and community in Redcar and helping to spread the Thrifty message of good living in sustainable ways. The procession includes a wonderful combination of local community groups, professional performers and musicians, weird and wonderful costumes and bags of energy to bring people together in celebration.
A Breath of Fresh Air will explore the theme of clean air in the Tees Valley and the region’s commitment to improving air quality for all who live, work and visit.
Setting off from Kirkleatham Museum with a cohort of bikes which will make their way to Redcar town centre where they will meet the walking parade participants which will include school and community groups, performance groups and structures.
The parade will take Thrift through the heart of the town centre and along the seafront to finish at Tuned In.
See you @thriftfest folks!
VIEWPOINTS by Festival of Thrift 12th – 19th September 2019 Returning for a second-year Viewpoints is focusing on clean air in the Tees Valley. This exciting and ambitious project will include sculptures, installations and artworks displayed across the Tees Valley during the run-up to the festival weekend. Highlights include a lung cleaning station, a giant canary, an extraordinary greenhouse, an observation platform and a giant drawing using ink from a surprising source! FreeEntry ViewpointsTV