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Children create recycled signs for the upcoming Festival of Thrift
CHILDREN rose to the scrap challenge to create signs out of recycled materials for the upcoming North East Festival of Thrift.
Scrap Studio artists Yvonne Preston and Rosi Thornton organised the challenge at Darlington’s South Park and youngsters got stuck into making signs for the festival.
It is the first in the UK and takes place at Darlington’s Lingfield Point on September 21 and 22.
Ms Thornton said: “We worked with lots of children and families over the day, spreading the word and getting conversations going about thrift while making fabulous decorated wheels as part of the signage for the festival.
“There was a lot of interest - working on the wheels throughout the day led to folk being very keen to come and see their work in place at Lingfield Point.”
The Scrap Studio stall visit the Red Hall Community Green, in Darlington, on August 28, from 4pm to 6pm.
Festival director Stella Hall said: “It’s wonderful to see local children getting involved with the festival, and also enjoying themselves while thinking about recycling and thrift.”
The Festival of Thrift is curated by celebrated designers Wayne and Gerardine Hemingway and attractions will include street performers, pop-up allotments and a thrifty swap shop among other attractions.
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