The ultimate celebration of common sense living, which in 2014 welcomed 40,000 visitors to our world, was recognised by the National Awards that honour the brilliant things people do to bring environmental and social justice to the UK.
The Observer awarded this accolade to the Festival of Thrift for putting creative sustainability at the heart of the event and for its enviable reach and solid community engagement.
We’re proud to be the natural home of the Festival of Thrift – the Festival deserves to be recognised nationally and internationally for its approach to common sense living and its love of upcycling. Lingfield Point provides a perfect backdrop as an award-winning location with many of its buildings given a new lease of life through careful and creative regeneration techniques – creating offices with soul. Culture continues to be at the heart of this unique site’s regeneration and the Festival is a great example of our principles in practice.
Festival director, Stella Hall, said: “I’m absolutely delighted to accept this award on behalf of the Festival team, our funders, supporters and our community. The Festival of Thrift is all about showing people how reusing, recycling and upcycling can be fun, save money and benefit the environment at the same time. Last year’s event saw a phenomenal turnout and we are delighted to have its success recognised by the Ethical Awards 2015.
“We are developing a fantastic programme for 2015, which will bring together specially commissioned performances, demonstrations, exhibitions and workshops offering frugal advice, tips and tricks to festival-goers of all ages”
Wayne Hemingway MBE, Festival of Thrift co-founder, said: “Festival of Thrift is a wonderful celebration of thriftiness and sustainability that has truly captured the nation’s imagination, and each year visitor numbers have grown from strength-to-strength.”
The award-winning Festival of Thrift will launch in Darlington town centre on Friday 25 September 2015 before the festivities move on to Lingfield Point for a weekend of frugal fun on Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 September 2015 at the unique business park. The Festival of Thrift exemplifies the ingenious Darlington brand, and demonstrates a spirit of innovation and a place where people work together to develop new solutions and improvements through a great many partnerships including Darlington Partnership and Darlington Cares.
For more information on the Festival of Thrift 2015 and its programme visit the website at www.festivalofthrift.co.uk and register for updates.
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