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Press Release: Army Band Lined up for Prescot Festival Finale

One of the nation’s top military bands will appear at this year’s Prescot Festival. Organisers of the arts and music festival, now in its 13th year, have secured the Band of the Yorkshire Regiment as its musical guest for its Proms-style finale. Audience members are encouraged to wave flags and sing along to a selection…

2017 Short Story Competition Now Open

Do you love to tell a good story? Are you imaginative? Do you have the urge to put pen to paper? The Prescot Festival Short Story Competition is back, and this year, the theme is Clocking Off. The writer of the winning short story is set to gain a cheque for £100. To help and…

Short Story Winner: The Solution Is in the Pickle

We are proud to present for the first time online the winning entry in the 2016 Prescot Festival Short Story Competition. Entrants were asked to write up to 1,000 words of fiction inspired by the phrase ‘in a pickle,’ first recorded in William Shakespeare’s The Tempest. Maureen McEvoy of Haydock won £100 for her winning story….