A festival celebrating brilliant writing, music and ideas.
Primadonna is a new and inclusive festival for all ages celebrating the creative community, giving prominence to work by women and introducing fresh voices alongside famous names in a fun and welcoming environment. Join us in the beautiful surroundings of Suffolk for an entire weekend of eclectic festivities, from interviews, panels, spoken-word performances and workshops, to live music, films and food. Check out our line up of amazing speakers, and our programme so far, with events for the curious, advisory sessions and events created specifically for writers and activities on the programme just for fun. Come, as we create..
..the world as it should be for one weekend.
August 30th, 31st and September 1st 2019
LAFFITTS HALL | SUFFOLK | IP14 6DT
The Primadonna Festival is the brainchild of a group of women from publishing and entertainment, who include Sabeena Akhtar, Joanna Baker, Jane Dyball, Catherine Mayer, Kit de Waal, Shona Abhyankar, Jude Kelly, Alexis Kirschbaum, Lisa Milton, Shola Mos-Shogbamimu, Sonia Purnell, Monisha Rajesh, Catherine Riley, Athena Stevens, Cathryn Summerhayes, Sandi Toksvig and Sioned Wiliam. Together, these 17 women—the “Primadonnas”—have worked to create a festival of brilliant writing, borne out of a desire to give prominence to work by women and spotlight authors from the margins—and to create a thoroughly joyous and accessible experience. There will be live music, films and comedy and all sorts of writing represented.