We were really thrilled to be recently invited take part in an online session for the Nabana Earth Weekend (NEW) Festival hosted by the Suresh-Amiya Memorial Trust (SAMT), a not-for-profit charitable, in Santiniketan, West Bengal.

In the session ‘It’s Only Natural – All things Local, Sustainable, Green’ we join a discussion with Smell of the Earth,  a family farm in Birbhum, West Bengal, who grow their our own chemical free food and spread the message about natural farming and simple living.

Festival organisers said: “The presentation on the Ginger and Spice Festival played to an appreciative and engaged audience, and contributed significantly to the overall festival.”

We hope that you enjoy it.

NEW Festival

What’s On at this year’s Ginger & Spice Festival in Market Drayton, Shropshire

Visitors can enjoy a vibrant spicy street market including everything from hand iced gingerbread, boozy ginger cakes, chai fudge and cinnamon ice-cream to ginger ales, aromatic gins and hot spicy street food. There will be a food theatre located under the historic stone portico Buttercross with national, regional and top local chefs. Other events include a floating market on the nearby tow path of the Shropshire Union Canal, a Fodder and Tipple trail with tasty stop offs including beer sampling, street entertainers, children’s cookery classes, live comedy, and a grand finale jazz concert in the historic St Mary’s Church in the centre of the town.

There will be several competitions including gingerbread decorating and new for 2022 – a gingerbread biscuit eating contest!

The festival is also committed to exploring the town’s historic cross-cultural connections through collaborative events and activities both in person and online.

The multi award-winning festival takes place during, British Food Fortnight, a national celebration of all that is local and seasonal during the traditional harvest time.

Most events are free