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Alice Pritchard

7 August 2017

The wonderful Festival of Thrift returns for the fifth time to Redcar next month to celebrate stylish sustainable living. Upcycled camper vans become restaurants, learn amazing new skills and discover projects and people working to make our world greener and cleaner.

The sustainability focused festival brings together crafters and makers, workshoppers and creatives for two days of ideas, talks and hands on experiences all geared around how to be more environmentally savvy, save money and get more out of life.

The theme this year is growing and the power of nature and there will be a huge range of stalls, artists and innovative food and drink options including the chance to dine in a camper van or take part in a communal feast in a wild garden. Learn how to become a campfire cook or a guerilla gardener or just unleash your inner child and get crafting.

New this year to the Festival of Thrift is a magical immersive mystery tour in a converted double decker bus, a den built island and the chance to become a citizen of Cardboardia - an artist lead collective who make temporary towns out of cardboard.

Six regional artists will also use the 35,000 plus crowd to test out new work supported by Middlesbrough arts organisation Navigator North.

Don’t want to miss all this? Pop along on Kirkleatham Museum and Grounds, Redcar on Saturday 23 and Sun 24 September between 10am and 5pm. 

Entry is free but there’s a £5 fee per car. There are other ways to get there - the venue is on a cycle route and there's more info on the festival website.


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