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Festival Diary: Day 8

We were proud to welcome the Bentley Operatic Society to the festival last night, in the year they celebrate an entire century of performing the works of those two giants of Victorian musical theatre, WS Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan. Selections from such light opera classics as Patience, HMS Pinafore and The Mikado were on the programme, and there was…

Festival Diary: Day 7

Festival-goers were in for an impressive display of musicianship at last night’s Prescot Festival events. First up was the first annual Young Instrumentalist of Prescot competition, hosted by Evelyn Community Primary School. Nine talented young guitarists and pianists took part, but there could only be one winner in each category. The honour in the primary…

Festival Diary: Day 6

With last night’s screening of The Queen, we reached the halfway point of the Eighth Annual Prescot Festival of Music and the Arts. Audiences at the Salvation Army enjoyed Dame Helen Mirren’s Oscar- and BAFTA-winning performance as Elizabeth II, in a moving film based on the aftermath of Princess Diana’s tragic death in 1997. The…