Festival organisers of the award winning Ginger and Spice Festival, based in Market Drayton, Shropshire, are travelling East to Kolkata, India, to meet with Festival directors of the Appejay Kolkata Literary Festival, organised by Oxford Bookstores.
Bearing spicy gifts made by the local community of Market Drayton, Festival Director, Julia Roberts, will present the hamper of ginger and spice inspired goodies to Festival Directors, Mrs Maina Bhagat and Ms Anjum Katyal, at the famous Oxford Bookstore in Kolkata. Included are products such as a ginger marmalade and damson jam made by the Ladies of the Market Drayton Country Markets, a gift pack of Billington’s Gingerbread made by Image on Food, a box of Market Drayton damson and gingerbread truffles made in Adelaide’s Chocolaterie, Kolkata beer memorabilia from Joule’s Brewery and ‘Under the Buttercross’ – a book of recipes and culinary history of the town by Meg Pybus.
Commenting on the visit to Kolkata, Festival Director, Julia Roberts, said, ‘It is an absolute privilege to be visiting Ms Katyal and Ms Bhagat, the Festival Directors of the Appejay Kolkata Liteary Festival. Not only do we have a hamper of spicy food gifts to present but also some spicy poetry written by our digital poet in residence, Alexis Dimyan. We very much look forward to exploring connections between the two festivals.’