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Primadonna’s home!

The Food Museum in Stowmarket is home to Primadonna and it’s the perfect place for us to create the world as it should be, for one weekend. 

Beautiful surroundings, an intimate atmosphere and a safe space in which to talk, share ideas and make new friends. 

The Food Museum is a 75 acre site encompassing an 18th century mansion house, walled garden, beautiful grounds, a windmill and farm and much more. It was established as a space to collect, preserve and display objects from rural East Anglia, so there are gems around every corner. An unexpected highlight of your festival experience could be a ride on a working steam engine, a slam poetry event in a wicker dell, or a chance encounter in a secret wedding chapel.

Camping (and campervan) pitches are in the lower field, a two minute walk from the lawn where the outdoor stage will be set up and Abbots Hall lawn where the Writers’ Green Room marquee will be. There are lots of other unique spaces for stopping by, sharing an adventure, or snapping up something delicious to eat or stylish to wear.

The site is a short walk from Stowmarket train station, and there’s lots of parking available. Best of all, there’s a supermarket right outside the venue: grab yourself a bottle or two and head right in!

The Food Museum was recently named by the Observer as one of “30 things we love in the world of food right now” and their changing exhibitions, as well as their permanent displays, are a must for all foodies and free to explore with your festival ticket.  It all adds up to the perfect setting for our unique mix of mind-expanding discussions and laid-back fun.