Inclusive festival receives ACE grant
The Primadonna Festival, billed as the first literary festival in the UK to give prominence to work by women and working class, disabled and BIPOC writers of all genders, is to move to a bigger venue for 2021, with backing from Arts Council England. The festival is due to take place from 30 July to 1 August at the Museum of East Anglian Life in Stowmarket, Suffolk.
"We call Primadonna 'the world as it should be, for one weekend', and after what 2020 has brought, we can't wait to provide that glorious interlude of inspiration and joy," said Catherine Mayer, one of 17 founders of the festival. Her co-founders include Kit de Waal, Shona Abhyankar, Jude Kelly, Lisa Milton, Sonia Purnell, Cathryn Summerhayes, and Sandi Toksvig.