We are delighted to announce that Shropshire based digital news and entertainment channel, Shropshire Live, are to join us as media partner for this year’s 7th annual Ginger & Spice Festival.

Shropshire Live will be supporting the communications before and during our annual festival with a series of interviews on their new mid-morning radio show with local presenter, Ryan Kennedy, broadcast from Market Drayton. The interviews will showcase the local artisan traders, businesses, sponsors & artists lined up to attend this year’s award-winning festival. They will also have a presence on the main day in which Ryan Kennedy will be interviewing festival goers and participants on Saturday 30th September 2023.

Commenting on the sponsorship, Chris Pritchard, editor, and business partner at Shropshire Live said: “This is a great opportunity to further showcase the Ginger & Spice Festival to our Shropshire Live readers and listeners across the county.

“With Ryan broadcasting his weekday show live from Market Drayton, we look forward to bringing our audience all the latest festival news online and on air.”

 Broadcaster and presenter Ryan Kennedy said: “The Ginger and Spice Festival is a huge event in the Market Drayton calendar, so it’s fantastic to be a part of it.  I’m looking forward to bringing some of the highlights and atmosphere to our listeners and readers.”

 Festival Director, Julia Roberts, said: “We are absolutely delighted to be partnering with Shropshire Live digital media platform for this year’s Ginger & Spice Festival. Shropshire Live launched their brand-new mid-morning show with Ryan Kennedy in March this year from the location of Market Drayton, so it is the perfect collaboration for us to promote both our organisations and the town of Market Drayton throughout Shropshire.

Ryan’s show keeps Shropshire up to date with the latest local news and entertainment, with local and celebrity guests featuring on the show and a mix of music from the 80s to today.

Ryan Kennedy presented his last show on BBC Radio Shropshire after 12 years at the station in March 2023. Previously Ryan presented the breakfast show on Beacon Radio.

Shropshire Live launched on air in October last year as an addition to the news and entertainment website which was established in 2009.

You can listen to Shropshire Live at shropshirelive.com, via the free mobile app on Android or iOS or ask Alexa to enable Shropshire Live, then after that play Shropshire Live. For Google-enabled devices just say talk to Shropshire Live.

The next Ginger and Spice Festival will take place from 28 September to Sunday 1st October 2023. The festival is now in its seventh year. The festival is a celebration of the culinary heritage of the local area through a series of creative and fun festival fringe events.