Darlington Holds First 'Festival Of Thrift'

21 September 2013, 06:15 | Updated: 30 March 2016, 13:50

A festival celebrating 'up-cycling', recycling and saving money is coming to Darlington

Award winning designers Wayne Hemingway MBE and his wife Gerardine Hemingway MBE are behind the idea of the 'Festival of Thrift'.

It's being held at indoor and outdoor sites at Lingfield Point.

Among the stands will be pop-up artworks, allotments, workshops, demonstrations, market stalls and foraging tours. 

Wayne told Capital
"There's a situation where we're not going to be as frivolous as we've been before and there's a whole generation of people looking back at the way their grandparents used to live and enjoying it.

Thrift doesn't have to mean a worse way to live - it can actually be a better way to live. It's a new way of living.

We've got a house with all sorts of things in including an old boat which we've made into a sofa. 

There's nothing worse than thinking 'that's got old now so it's useless.' If it's got old, let's think of a way of giving it a new life.

It's a fun way of living and it's just the way I've been brought up."