Festival season is well underway in Prescot as the town’s arts and music festival prepares to enter its second decade.
June began with a sell-out promenade production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, then continued last weekend with the Prescot Producers’ Market, the first ever Prescot Artisan Craft Fair, and the annual Elizabethan Fayre.
Now it prepares to host its 11th annual festival, this year featuring internationally celebrated brass band Foden’s, fest newcomers the Chilled Lemons Jazz Quartet, a return visit from Liverpool Phil resident cinema organist Dave Nicholas and other artists from across the North West.
“June is fast becoming ‘festival season’ in our historic Lancashire town,” said Artistic Director Dr Robert Howard, who founded the festival in 2005.
“We’re seeing a revival of so much that featured heavily in Prescot’s past, including crafts, theatre and a broad range of arts.
“As ever, we’ve strived to offer a diverse line-up at the festival, from choirs and orchestras to jazz, poetry and acoustic music.”
The 11th Prescot Festival of Music & the Arts runs from Friday 19 to Sunday 28 June. Tickets are available at Poco Coffee at 30 Eccleston Street, Prescot, by phone to Ticketweb on 08444 771 000, or online via the website at www.prescotfestival.co.uk.