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Closed 25/08/2019

raised of £2,000 target by 8 supporters

    Weʼve raised £1,270 to fund tickets for people who would not otherwise be able to attend the Primadonna Festival.

    Pettaugh, nr Stowmarket, Suffolk.
    Funded on Sunday, 25th August 2019

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    Primadonna is a new and inclusive festival celebrating the creative community, giving prominence to work by women and introducing fresh voices alongside famous names in a fun and welcoming environment. Set in the beautiful surroundings of Suffolk it covers an entire weekend of eclectic festivities, from interviews, panels, spoken word performances and workshops, to live music, films and food.

    It is being put on by a group of women who feel that there is room for a literary festival which gives space to writers who are not usually heard, as well as established ones, across all genders, economic status and ethnicities. Sabeena Akhtar, Joanna Baker, Jane Dyball, Catherine Mayer, Kit de Waal, Shona Abhyankar, Jude Kelly, Alexis Kirschbaum, Lisa Milton, Shola Mos-Shogbamimu, Sonia Purnell, Monisha Rajesh, Catherine Riley, Athena Stevens, Cathryn Summerhayes, Sandi Toksvig and Sioned Wiliam.

    We wanted to give an opportunity for people who can afford to make donations for free tickets so that people who would not otherwise be able to attend can attend. Primadonna will match any donated tickets. If there are more funds than ticket requests the money will be used to provide affordable travel support. It is anticipated that Primadonna will apply for charitable status in 2020, but in the interests of getting this festival up and running quickly this account is linked to the bank account of Jane Dyball, who is one of the Primadonnas and who is hosting the festival. Full governance documents are available from if required.

    For more information on the event please go to our website

    Thanks for your generosity, from everyone at Primadonna.



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    • Anonymous


      Jul 28, 2019

    • michael hamlyn

      michael hamlyn

      Jul 27, 2019

      good luck -sorry we can't be there - hope Lil gets a mentionx


    • Emma Freud

      Emma Freud

      Jun 20, 2019

      This is going to be so brilliant. AND IT'S IN SUFFOLK!!!!!


    • Liz & Fred

      Liz & Fred

      May 25, 2019

      Looking forward to this - what a great excuse to read more books this summer.

    • Audrey Anand

      Audrey Anand

      Apr 15, 2019

      Happily supporting this fab festival and hoping more people have the opportunity to join in


    • Anonymous


      Apr 4, 2019

      What a wonderful idea, and especially acknowledging that financial circumstances are also a barrier to inclusion.

    • Rosie Fiore

      Rosie Fiore

      Apr 3, 2019

      So excited for the festival, and happy to help others attend too!


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    Jane Dyball on behalf of Primadonna Festival

    Jane Dyball on behalf of Primadonna Festival

    Pettaugh, nr Stowmarket, Suffolk.

    Jane Dyball worked in the music industry for over 30 years. With a group of like-minded women, Jane decided to put on a literary arts festival in Suffolk 30/8 - 1/9 2019. This fundraising page is on behalf of Primadonna Festival. For more details see our story.

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