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Festival, Fri 30 Jul - Sun 1 Aug 2021, £1-£153


Primadonna 2021 LineUp

Primadonna 2021 LineUp

Just some of the amazing names we've lined up for three days of big ideas and small wonders... and lots of fun

In light of COVID-19, please make sure you check with your travel and accommodation providers before travelling.


Crowe Street,
IP14 1DL


Primadonna has all the things you’d expect from a book festival – big name writers, poets, performances and interviews – and plenty more that you might not: live music, DJs, comedy, cook-a-longs, kids and craft activities, wellness and film premieres.
Highlights will include Bridgerton star Adjoa Andoh joining Sandi Toksvig for a conversation on the stories we haven’t been told about big women from the past. Monique Roffey, author of the Costa Prize-winning The Mermaid of Black Conch, will discuss race and finding identity between two cultures with writer Natalie Morris. Journalist and author Viv Groskop will join writer Michèle Roberts for a discussion of their mutual love of all things French, while novelist and screenwriter Nikesh Shukla will talk allyship and more with author and broadcaster Emma Dabiri. Grace Dent will be in conversation about her love of food and her new memoir Hungry, and Catherine Mayer and Tracey Thorn will share the stage to talk about music, writing and everything in between.
You can also hear from Helen Lederer, Juno Dawson, Shola Mos-Shogbamimu, Naoise Dolan, Christy Lefteri, Laura Dockrill, Adele Parks, Stella Duffy, Kit de Waal and many more incredible writers.
Topping the bill for foodies are the authors of bestselling HQ cookery books BOSH!, who will be cooking live, while film fans can enjoy a premiere of the new Jackie Collins documentary "Lady Boss”.
There is so much that children (of all ages!) will enjoy including readings from award-winning YA author Elle McNicoll; an intergalactic ‘space session’ with TV presenter and writer Sarah Cruddas; zine workshops; campfire storytelling; craftivism and kids' creative writing classes.
And don’t forget: Primadonna is a money-can’t-buy opportunity for aspiring writers, with workshops and advice surgeries, chances 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, experts and academics.
Primadonna is at the Museum of East Anglian Life, Stowmarket, Suffolk. There is something for everyone, and all are welcome. Book today: www

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberWelcome HostAccepts groupsFacilities for corporate hospitality

Children welcomeMobility Accessibility FacilitiesDogs acceptedHearing Accessibility FacilitiesVisual Accessibility Facilities

Event details

Dates Times
Fri 30 Jul - Sun 1 Aug 2021 16:00 to 16:00
We open at 2pm on Friday with events starting at 4pm, and programming ends at 4pm on Sunday.


We offer a range of prices include junior and concession rates, and will shortly be opening our 'pay what you can afford' option

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Fri 30 Jul - Sun 1 Aug Primadonna Festival


See location of Museum of East Anglian Life on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: TM 047585  Lat: 52.18709 Long: 0.99452

By Road: Take the A14 to Stowmarket. It is signposted from the A14 and the B1115. Maps are available on our website.
Stowmarket Station is a 5 minute walk.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Stowmarket station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Mobility Accessibility FacilitiesMobility Accessibility Facilities
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted
  • Hearing Accessibility FacilitiesHearing Accessibility Facilities
  • Visual Accessibility FacilitiesVisual Accessibility Facilities