Press release: 20th Prescot Festival celebrates record audiences of over 2,000

Now in its 20th anniversary year, the recent Prescot Festival is celebrating another roaringly successful showcase of musical and artistic talent. Founded in 2005, the 10-day cultural showcase on Merseyside continues to thrive and expand, with combined audiences exceeding 2,000. Last year saw a previous best audience turnout of 1,700. An even larger number basked in the sun […]

2024 winning short story: In Safe Hands, by Philip Ferguson

Congratulations to Philip Ferguson for his winning entry to the 2024 Prescot Festival Short Story Competition. Read it below: In Safe HandsBy Philip Ferguson Frank smiled at me as he turned away from the open grave; he dimmed the liquid sparkle in his eyes with a dab of a handkerchief. We were the last two […]

Press release: 20th Prescot Festival prepares for closing weekend of brass, Broadway & more

Prescot Festival, now in its 20th year, welcomed over 600 people to its first weekend, with South Liverpool Orchestra, conducted by Festival Founder & Artistic Director Dr Robert Howard, receiving a rapturous reception for an opening night of orchestral ‘lollipops’, featuring music by Bizet, Elgar, Verdi, Sibelius and many others. The epic second night saw over 100 sopranos, […]

Press release: 20th Prescot Festival set for landmark opening weekend

Audiences are preparing for dazzling orchestral and choral performances as the opening weekend of the 2024 Prescot Festival approaches. The landmark 20th Annual Prescot Festival of Music & the Arts begins on Friday 21 June with a return visit from festival favourites South Liverpool Orchestra, conducted by Festival Founder and Artistic Director Dr Robert Howard, in a concert of well-known […]

Press release: Prescot prepares for Olympian 20th arts festival

Volunteers and performers are busily preparing for the opening weekend of this year’s Prescot Festival, a 10-day feast of arts and music in the historic Lancashire town of Prescot, Merseyside. Proceedings open this year with the excellent South Liverpool Orchestra, under the baton of Festival Director Dr Robert Howard, on Friday 21 June. Their programme, […]

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