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It’s hard to believe that we’ve had ten years of the Festival of Thrift, yet here we are celebrating this landmark event. The last weekend in September will once again see Kirkleatham Museum taken over by thrifters seeking their fill of workshops, market stalls, and entertainment all following the thought-provoking theme of Our Common Wealth.

Festival attendees are invited to go beyond the theme’s financial definition and explore what we have in common throughout our rich, but often forgotten, shared cultural heritage as citizens of Planet Earth. Seek new skills with one of the festival’s many affordable (and often free) workshops, including crafting with ceramics, textiles, wood and many more sustainable materials to learn more about living with a smaller environmental impact. Between sessions, seek out some of the festival’s entertainment options and enjoy a variety of performances from comedy concerning the climate crisis, a fashion show featuring designs sourced from recycled materials put together by fashion students across the country, to family friendly dance sessions. And between it all, there’s the opportunity to relax and indulge in the fine cuisines supplied by local vendors.

Festival of Thrift takes place at Kirkleatham Museum, Redcar on Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th September.

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