After their successful Spring Test Flight mentoring Scheme Plus Female Pilot club are going on summer manoeuvres to the Primadonna festival in Suffolk (details below). Writer producer and script coach Kay Stonham will be talking about what FPC look for when choosing scripts for their readings and how you can turn your good idea for a TV series into a great pilot script. Female Pilot Club Supporters and Comedy 50:50 members who want to go to the festival can get a discount!
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 includeBridgerton star Adjoa Andoh joining Sandi Toksvig for a conversation on the stories we haven’t been told about big women from the past.
Book today: www primadonnafestival.com
For adult weekend passes priced at £120 use code SPECIALRATEADULT
For concession weekend passes priced at £100 (available to students, pensioners and those in receipt of benefits – appropriate evidence will be required on arrival at the festival) use code SPECIALRATECONCS
For junior weekend passes priced at £65 (for ages 6-17) use code SPECIALRATEJUNIOR
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Have you sorted your summer plans? No? Then Primadonna has got you covered, with a brilliant staycation weekend at the UK’s most exciting, welcoming festival of great writing, music and creativity.
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 includeBridgerton 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 about his new book Brown Baby: A Memoir Of Race, Family And Home. 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 primadonnafestival.com