Festival of Thrift

Festival of Thrift returned to Redcar for a fifth year on September 23 and 24 2017 and was visited by over 45,000 people.

The Festival of Thrift is the UK’s national celebration of sustainable living – an award-winning, fun and FREE family festival.

In July 2015 Festival of Thrift won the Observer Ethical Award for Arts and Culture.

Events created by Simon include Bistro du Van – community-run themed bistros in vintage camper vans, Jamallot – an on-site preserving factory inviting the public to help make continuous batches of Festival of Thrift jam and chutney using fruit and vegetables grown and donated by event goers, The Town is the Menu – a large scale community meal – and a programme of 20 hands-on thrifty food and drink workshops run by local artisans