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2020 lineup launched

Marian Keyes to appear at Primadonna as festival offers chance to ‘win a wedding’ – to yourself Following Emma Watson’s lead, the team behind the Primadonna festival today announce an addition to their 2020 line-up: an alternative wedding chapel where festival-goers can book in to ‘self-partner’. Already committed to appearing at Primadonna 2020 is bestselling …

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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 …

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2020 Prize launch

Primadonna Prize 2020 launches 1 May… This year’s Primadonna Prize for unsigned and unrepresented writing talent will open for entries on 1 May. This year, the group of 17 women behind the Primadonna festival and Prize – the ‘Primadonnas’ – have moved the opening date forward in the hope that entrants will be able to …

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2019 postponement

Primadonna festival postponed due to coronavirus The 2020 Primadonna Festival will no longer go ahead in its physical form. The safety of our team, our artists and our audiences remains our biggest priority and so, in keeping with official guidance regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, we have no choice but to call off our date with …

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Prize winner 2019

Primadonna reveals winner of inaugural Prize… as well as next year’s judges Last night the winner of the first ever Primadonna Prize was revealed at a special event at London’s Conway Hall. Glaswegian Elissa Soave, who currently works as a law text editor, was crowned winner by ‘Primadonnas’ Sandi Toksvig and Cathyrn Summerhayes – two …

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2020 return

Primadonna Festival and Prize to return in 2020 Today, the team behind the Primadonna Festival announce its return in 2020. Primadonna, which was held for the first time in August 2019 to rave reviews, is a festival of writing, creativity and ideas with one of the most diverse and inclusive line-ups on the circuit. The …

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