It is the eighth Latitude Festival that I have attended and in terms of weather, it was certainly one of the best.
The sun was high and the temperature was a sizzling 30 degrees. In my opinion, the Literary and Arts stages are second only to Glastonbury and of course at Latitude there are the bright pink sheep – which has to be a winner!
This year’s literary offer included Author Naomi Alderman, comedian, and writer Sara Pascoe, award-winning campaigner Leyla Hussein and Amy Annette (editor of I call myself a Feminist) discussing the new feminism and issues around women and power.
The Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction winner was attending the festival for the first time. She presented three exciting events hosted by novelist and BWPFF co-founder Kate Mosse. Now in its twenty-first year, the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction is the UK’s most prestigious annual book award for fiction written by a woman.
Set up in 1996 to celebrate and promote international fiction by women throughout the world to the widest range of readers possible, the Prize is awarded for the best novel of the year written by a woman.
The festival is a great family festival with lots of facilities for young children – including a fairground area, lots of healthy foods and drinks.
I had a wonderful time with my youngest daughter, Anna – maybe next year we will meet you there?