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Friend of Tortoise Exclusive

Slow Reviews Live… with the Primadonnas and special guests

Slow Reviews Live… with the Primadonnas and special guests

This event is exclusive to Friends of Tortoise

Slow Reviews celebrate the pop cultural artefacts that really brought about change. The records that changed the music industry. The books that changed our perspectives on free speech. The movies, shows, games, plays and paintings that didn’t just last – they conquered. Join us for our first ever Slow Reviews Live ThinkIn, with founding members and brilliant writers from the Primadonna Festival. Choosing their own seminal pieces of art to cherish will be:

You can see the full line up and book tickets for this year’s Primadonna Festival (30 July – 1 August 2021) here.


editor and invited experts

Liz Moseley
Members’ Editor

Christy Lefteri
Award-winning author of international bestseller The Beekeeper of Aleppo and a lecturer in creative writing at Brunel University. Christy’s new novel Songbirds will be published in July. 

Catherine Mayer
Bestselling author, journalist and activist. She is the co-founder and President of the Women’s Equality Party and co-founder of Primadonna. Her most recent book is Good Grief, co-authored with her mother, Anne Mayer Bird. She is the executive producer of the new album The Problem of Leisure: A celebration of Andy Gill and Gang of Four. 

Dr Shola Mos-Shogbamimu
 lawyer, founder and editor of the Women in Leadership publication, an influential political and women’s rights activist and political commentator. She is author of This is Why I Resist. 

Melody Razak
British-Iranian author and former café owner and pastry chef whose debut novel Moth (published on June 24) was selected by The Observer as one of the top 10 debuts of the year.