Looking for something to do in the Tees Valley? Look no further than the festival of thrift over at Kirkleatham museum, Redcar. In its sixth year. The festival of thrift was first set up in 2013 over at Lingfield point, Darlington. The festival was an instant success and has grown every year since. With stalls ranging from home and craft, to food, to alcohol all being sold at the festival shows the diversity this festival offers, making it a local gem. In addition to the stalls the festival offers various different workshops for public to get involved with as well as live entertainment that makes this event perfect for the whole family. Over the six years of thrift the festival has kept true to its ethos throughout, these include:
- Build a unique and distinctive, fun, sustainable national event which draws positive media attention to our partners, Tees Valley and the North East.
- Celebrate the heritage and contribute to the future prosperity of Tees Valley and its industry.
- Ensure wider economic benefit through encouraging extended visitor spend on travel, accommodation, restaurants and businesses.
- Contribute to community cohesion through targeting communities with less access to culture.
- Highlight the skills and creativity of the region’s artists and craftspeople, to inspire people of all ages to learn old ways, and find new ways to be creative in their everyday lives.
- Promote the concept of sustainable living and being a voice for sustainable issues,
The festival of Thrift takes place on the 14th and 15th of September and is definitely not to be missed.
Love Middlesbrough? Then you’ll love the Middlesbrough Town Meal 2019. Taking place on 14th September the Town Meal is set up by Middlesbrough Environment City, the town meal is a celebration of the growing projects that have run throughout the year across individual families and community groups in the area. Through donations from local produce the meal on offer is cooked by cooking staff from schools across the Tees Valley. This event is a celebration of the town and bringing together people from all different backgrounds that all have a passion for the town. This event is a great event for all the family with the afternoon’s entertainment featuring the Bilsdale Silver Band and nostalgia fans will be able to take a 1976 double decker bus ride to North Ormesby and the Transporter Bridge. For children, the entertainment includes pony rides, a climbing wall, bouncy castles, Punch and Judy, KMX Karts, circus skills and a boxing ring which are all free to play on. As this is an event that the town rallies around, there will also be practical demonstrations to improve awareness and safety: The Fire Brigade will be in attendance with their chip pan fire demonstration. Also, St John’s Ambulance and Cleveland Police will also have vehicles on display. This year’s Town Meal takes place on Saturday 14th September, from 12pm to 4pm in Centre Square, Middlesbrough (Located between the Town Hall and MIMA, opposite the Holiday Inn Express.)