The quest to “unleash a powerful wave of untapped female talent” is underway as the second Primadonna Prize is open for entries. Unsigned and unrepresented writers are invited to contribute 500 words on the theme ‘The more things change’. Judges include broadcaster June Sarpong and comedian David Baddiel. The subject can be interpreted in any way but the organisers want to reflect the current, extraordinary times. Entries need to be submitted by July 27. All details are found on primadonnafestival.com. The winner will be announced in March 2021.
This year’s Primadonna festival in Laffitts Hall, Pettaugh, has been cancelled but there will be a virtual Primadonna festival on the website this summer. 2021’s programme of literature, music, arts and culture is set for July 30 – August 1, 2021.
Meanwhile INK, the short new play company, is inviting submissions for its 2021 festival. Sadly this year’s event in The Cut, Halesworth could not take place but anyone with East Anglian connections is welcome to submit a play script of 30 minutes or less, or a 15-minute radio play, by the end of August. Selected plays will be performed at the festival in April 2021.
Suffolk Libraries has devised a range of online services for people to enjoy books and events, and talk to library staff.