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2015 Short Story Competition: We Have a Winner

At a spirited evening of music and poetry at Poco Coffee last night, we announced the winner of the 2015 Prescot Festival Short Story Competition. We’d asked authors to submit tales of 1,000 words or fewer inspired by the theme ‘Treasure.’ The £100 prize, donated by contest originator Edna Weaver, went to Dave Loftus. The…

2015 Opening Weekend: Review

The 11th Annual Prescot Festival opened in dramatic fashion last Friday, with Bentley Operatic Society performing songs and scenes from the works of Gilbert and Sullivan. Compered with wit and executed with energy and style, the Liverpool-based musical company provided much laughter and entertainment with excerpts from such shows as Princess Ida and The Yeomen of the Guard….

Press Release: Festival Season Underway in Prescot

Festival season is well underway in Prescot as the town’s arts and music festival prepares to enter its second decade. June began with a sell-out promenade production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, then continued last weekend with the Prescot Producers’ Market, the first ever Prescot Artisan Craft Fair, and the annual Elizabethan Fayre. Now it…