Press Release: Chance for everyone to shine at Prescot Festival

Arts in Prescot wants you to share some of the limelight at its annual festival later this month.

The Prescot Festival of Music & the Arts invites sopranos, tenors, altos and basses of all standards to sing excerpts from Handel’s Messiah. The ‘come-and-sing’ Prescot Festival Chorus attracted a spectacular 100 people from across the region last year.

Poets can also take to the stage during the festival, for Poetry@Poco, a laid-back evening at Poco Coffee, Prescot, where participants are welcome to recite their own poems or others’.

The Proms-style finale rounds off the 10-day programme, and everyone can play their part by waving flags and joining in with the rousing patriotic hymns Rule, Britannia and Land of Hope and Glory.

“The diversity of talent – from amateur to professional – has always been a strength of the festival,” said founder and artistic director Dr Robert Howard, “so we’re keeping with tradition by giving a chance for everyone to shine.”

The Prescot Festival, now celebrating its tenth year, runs from Friday 20th to Sunday 29th June in the historic Lancashire town of Prescot, Merseyside.

Details of the full line-up are online at, where you can also find out how to help behind-the-scenes as a Friend of the Festival.

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