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.”
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.