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Festival of Thrift announces dates for September 2019

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The award-winning national Festival of Thrift, the go-to event for anyone passionate about good living in sustainable ways, has announced the dates for its 2019 event.

On the weekend of 14 and 15 September the UK’s national celebration of sustainability is once again heading back to the wonderful woodland surroundings of Kirkleatham, near Redcar on the North East coast.

A joyful weekend packed with sustainable arts, crafts, music, fashion, food, entertainment, shopping, demos, workshops and upcycling inspiration, the hugely popular Festival offers a weekend of free eco-friendly fun and attracted over 35,000 visitors last year.

The Festival of Thrift organisers are currently developing an inventive programme of new content for 2019 and further details will be announced soon.

Moon landing

In keeping with previous events, the seventh Festival of Thrift will have its own unique themes and specially created programme of events, focusing this year on clean air and marking 50 years since the first Moon landing.

Festival of Thrift Director Stella Hall said: “It’s wonderful to announce the 2019 Festival and we have really exciting plans lined up.

“We are all about great leaps forward in ideas so we are commemorating the anniversary of the Moon landing and celebrating the clean air of the Tees Valley, and, as we look to the future, young people are very much to the fore.

“It’ll be a Festival weekend to remember and we’re now working with our partners to finalise the full programme. Watch this space!”

Avoiding a clash

The dates for the 2019 Festival of Thrift were finalised after discussions with the organisers of the local Stokesley Show to avoid a clash this year.

Stella added: “We both agreed that it was better to schedule two of the area’s most popular events on separate weekends. Visitors now have two weekends of unmissable entertainment to look forward to in the North East and North Yorkshire this September.”

The Festival is shortly opening bookings for stalls for the 2019 event and is on the lookout for new ethical traders with a commitment to sustainability.

To find out more and to keep in touch with news about this year’s Festival of Thrift visit www.festivalofthrift.co.uk

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