I have always loved festivals since i first stumbled into Glastobury in 1993. They are life changing places and offer us all something.
This month I will be taking my Solar powered cinema up North to the UK’s only national celebration of sustainable living, The Festival of Thrift takes place on Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th
September at Kirkleatham Museum in Redcar. The festival has proved to
be a great place to find the fun in learning how to reuse, recycle and
upcycle, saving money and benefiting the environment.
There will be 120 fabulous stalls with an inspiring range of
upcycled, recycled and secondhand items and innovative tasty home-made
food and drink. You’ll enjoy 1,200 things to see and do for all the
family, showing you how to live a rich and creative life, with 300
workshops to take part in and demos offering thrifty advice, tips and
tricks on how to save money.
And best of all, you’ll soak up the
wonderfully celebratory festival atmosphere, featuring leading and
emerging artists and an eclectic programme of events. Experience
thought-provoking art from the likes of Quarantine, who invite festival
goers to film their contribution to the encyclopaedic compilation
Between Us We Know Everything; enjoy a flick in the Sol Cinema, a
solar-powered cinema screening ‘how to’ videos, clips and advice; take
your broken stuff to the Fix-It Café; immerse yourself in interactive
entertainment, craft activities and great music including the bizarre
sounding 21st century street band Boom Bike Bourree.
Best of all, it’s free!
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