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About Arts in Prescot & the Prescot Festival

Arts in Prescot is a voluntary community organisation promoting and organising arts, culture and entertainment events in the historic Lancashire town of Prescot, Merseyside. The highlight of its year-round programme is the Prescot Festival of Music and the Arts, which runs for 10 days, starting on the third Friday of June.

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Dr Robert Howard is the Artistic Director of the Prescot Festival. Robert was raised in Prescot and returned to the town in 2003, having gained a PhD in Music and Composition from Goldsmiths College, University of London. After six years as Head of Music at Deyes High School, Maghull, he became Assistant Head of Music Faculty at St Edward’s College, the choir school to Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King, in 2013. He is also a prolific conductor, performer and composer in his spare time.

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Prescot Festival Committee

Chair – Robert Howard
Secretary – Dyane Basinger
Treasurer – Laura Bonnett