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Primadonna Festival

Culture & Arts
Jul 30, 2021 - Aug 01, 2021
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Primadonna Festival – A festival celebrating brilliant writing, music and ideas


Primadonna 2021 is going ahead ‘in real life’ at a new venue – the Museum of East Anglian Life – from 30 July – 1 August.

Primadonna is the first literary festival in the UK to specifically give prominence to the writing of women and non-binary people, as well as artists of all genders, ethnicities and economic status whose voices are not often enough heard in the mainstream.

It has all the things you’d expect from a book festival…big name writers, poets, performances, readings, interviews and analysis…and plenty more that you might not…live music, DJs, comedy, cook-a-longs, kids and craft activities, wellness, and film premieres.

CONFIRMED SO FAR: Adele Parks, Anita Sethi, Catherine Mayer, Andi Oliver, Kit de Waal, Grace Dent, Helen Lederer, Juno Dawson, Saima Mir, Lennie Goodings, Shola Mos-Shogbamimu, Naoise Dolan, Christy Lefteri, Michele Roberts, Stella Duffy and Tracey Thorn.

There’s something for everyone: from nature writing to riot grrrrl, bonkbusters to menopause, it’s three days of fun that will make you think, might make you mad, and will definitely make you smile. We call it ‘the world as it should be, for one weekend.’

And for anyone who’s interested in writing, Primadonna is a money-can’t-buy opportunity to get up close and personal to brilliant authors, performers and industry experts. We have everything you need to help you with your literary ambitions: workshops and advice surgeries, opportunities for you to pitch your work directly to an agent or publisher and, for the first time this year, a Creative Writing ‘Masters’ programme with teaching modules delivered by bestselling authors.

Primadonna is a riotous three days that will leave you with a warm glow, a new community, and some amazing memories – and maybe even a book deal.

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Museum of East Anglian Life
Crowe Street
IP14 1DL
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