Big Book Weekend headliner

Primadonna ‘headlines’ the Big Book Festival…

We’re absolutely delighted to be ‘headlining’ the Big Book Festival weekend which takes place from 8–10 May. The three-day virtual book festival that brings together the best of the cancelled British literary festivals and on Saturday night features our very special event: Primadonna co-founder Catherine Mayer, also co-founder of the Women’s Equality Party, author and journalist in conversation with internationally-bestselling novelist Marian Keyes.

Their frank, free-ranging interview sees them swap tips on writing, finding and using your voice, and growing into your own skin. You can see it by logging onto or navigating to our ‘New for 2020’ page on this website.

The Big Book Weekend was co-founded by Primadonna Kit de Waal alongside author Molly Flatt. The festival has content for both kids and adults, festival die-hards and people who’ve never considered chatting about books in a tent. Kit and Molly are deeply committed to ensuring that the the festival as many communities across the UK as possible, and the widest choice of reading tastes.

They want to encourage people and families of all backgrounds to come together around books: reading them, writing them, talking about them.

Featured artists include Maggie O’Farrell, Michael Morpurgo, Bernadine Evaristo, Luke Jennings and many, many more. All content is free

Transport yourself to the Primadonna festival – almost – with the Big Book Weekend. You’re guaranteed the best seats in the house, and you don’t need to worry about the weather.