Goodwood Revival announces new Revive & Thrive craft line-up

Goodwood Revival | Press Article 01/07/24

• TV’s Dominic Chinea and Micaela Sharp to lead celebration of heritage crafts at Goodwood Revival

•Workshops and demonstrations will share the sustainable ‘Make Do and Mend’ approaches of post-war Britain to breathe new life into pre-loved belongings

• Goodwood Revival takes place Friday 6 – Sunday 8 September

Held in the beautiful West Sussex countryside – this year Friday 6 – Sunday 8 September - Goodwood Revival is an immersive vintage experience set in period theme. Each year as we recreate the glamour and excitement that suffused the glory days of motor racing at Goodwood from 1948 to 1966, we revisit a time when everything was made to last and people would ‘make do and mend’ cherished belongings for a lifetime of use.

In 2024, the Revive and Thrive Workshop will embrace that strikingly relevant ethos with heritage skill-focused workshops and demonstrations, sharing ways to reduce, reuse, repair, restore and recycle for authentic circular consumption.

A series of live demonstrations at the workbench will give visitors the chance to see artisans and experts using the wisdom of the past to revive time-worn treasures, while a programme of drop-in sewing workshops will empower visitors to embellish and mend their own clothes and accessories, led by Nerrisa Pratt and Miesje Chafer.

Hosted by star of Interior Design Masters and Changing Rooms, Micaela Sharp, and The Repair Shop and Make It at Market presenter, Dominic Chinea, the area will also feature live vehicle restoration projects, with a variety of experts showcasing their skills.

Other makers appearing include Great British Sewing Bee winner, Annie Phillips; Make It At Market’s Fox & Furb upholsterers, and world-famous gilding expert, David Smith MBE. Featured crafts will also include block printing, basketry, leatherwork, upcycling furniture, marbling, straw plaiting, bead rolling, loom weaving, reverse sign writing and vintage millinery.

Elsewhere on event, the Rob Wildeboer Trophy will be awarded to the aircraft deemed the best restoration, and in the hallowed paddocks, the classic cars with the most inspiring stories of careful care and repair will be awarded Revive & Thrive prizes, celebrating the longevity of meticulously cared-for machinery.

The Duke of Richmond, founder of Goodwood Revival, said: “We want to reconnect with the best of the past and as an antidote to throw away culture, share how special pieces that were made to last can be treasured, valued, and passed down through generations, and ultimately share this platform with those who really live and breathe a more sustainable way of life. We hope our visitors will enjoy learning more about the traditional skills we can take forward into a more ethically and environmentally sound future.”

Interview time is available with Dominic Chinea, Micaela Sharp, Annie Phillips and Nerrisa Pratt.


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About the Goodwood Revival

The Goodwood Revival is the world’s greatest historic motor race meeting, and the only sporting event of its kind to be staged entirely in a period theme. More than just an unrivalled weekend of historic racing, it is an immersive celebration of vintage lifestyle, championing exceptional craftsmanship and the enduringly fabulous stories told by second-hand treasures. ‘Revive & Thrive’ is the thoroughly modern message woven through the Revival landscape; a clever stitch with which the old is made new again, it runs through every carefully restored classic car, each beautifully preserved piece of clothing as it is passed from one generation to the next.

It is, proudly, the world’s biggest and most glamorous second-hand event.