Festive Greetings & a Look Back at 2020

Merry Christmas and a happy New Year to all who support the work of the Prescot Festival of Music & the Arts. None of us needs reminding what a strange year it’s been, but perhaps a reminder of the festival’s achievements this year – despite the pandemic and multiple lockdowns – would be welcome. The…

Other-worldly Story Takes Prescot Festival Prize

The tale of a boy’s dreams underneath a magical night sky has won the 2020 Prescot Festival Short Story Competition. Rita Simpson, from Huyton, received £100 and publication on prescotfestival.co.uk for the bittersweet fantasy ‘When You Wish upon a Star.’ The contest was the only aspect of the local arts festival that was able to…

When You Wish upon a Star, by Rita Simpson

Rita Simpson, of Huyton, has been announced as winner of the 2020 Prescot Festival Short Story Competition. The theme this year was ‘Dreams,’ and the judges felt that Rita’s story held a magic that gripped them from beginning to end. Rita receives a cheque for £100. When You Wish upon a Star By Rita Simpson…

Celebrating Arts & Music in Prescot

Alas, there will be no festival this year. Nevertheless, over the next 10 days we’ll be sharing arts and music to our social media pages to remember great festivals past and experience a foretaste of more great festivals to come. Follow @prescotfest on Twitter or ‘Like’ our official Facebook page to keep-up-to-date with daily content…

Read Winning Short Stories

As the deadline for entries to the 2020 Prescot Festival Short Story Competition nears, here are our past winners’ tales for your inspiration and entertainment. 2019: Fairground, by Malcolm Terry 2018: In the Light of the Moon, by Malcolm Terry 2017: Time and Again, by Deborah Jean Lucas 2016: The Solution Is in the Pickle,…