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2018 Prescot Festival

The 14th Annual Prescot Festival of Music & the Arts runs from Friday 15 to Sunday 24 June 2018 – 10 days of arts, music, heritage, entertainment and culture in the historic Lancashire town of Prescot, Merseyside.

Tickets go on sale on 1 May 2018. Buy your tickets in person from Poco Coffee at 30 Eccleston Street, Prescot, L34 5QJ, or online at TicketSource (click below).


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Programme

Friday 15 June

7pm . Prescot Parish Church . Opening Night: Swingshift Big Band – a journey through the history of swing, plus a hot pot supper

Saturday 16 June

7pm . Prescot Parish Church . In Remembrance: 1918-2018 – To commemorate 100 years since the end of World War One, the Prescot Festival Chorus sing Fauré’s Cantique de Jean Racine and Requiem, and Robert Howard’s Ave verum corpus. Haydock Male Voice Choir perform in the second half. (Click here to find out how you can ‘Come & Sing’)

Sunday 17 June

3pm . Prescot Parish Church . Daniel Bishop in Concert – Liverpool Cathedral’s Associate Organist plays classical favourites. Wine and nibbles follow.

Monday 18 June

7pm . Poco Coffee . Poetry Evening with Stephen J Regan & David J Costello

Tuesday 19 June

10am-12 noon & 1pm-4pm . Heritage Hub . Open Archives –  drop in to delve deep into Prescot’s history

8pm . Clock Face Pub . Clockfest – a medley of specially invited local talent brings you live music from every genre

Wednesday 20 June

9.30am . Evelyn Community Primary School . Young Instrumentalist of Prescot – a showcase of musical talent from local primary and secondary schools

10am-12 noon & 1pm-4pm . Heritage Hub . Open Archives – drop in to delve deep into Prescot’s history

Thursday 21 June

7pm . St Paul’s Church . Film: Educating Rita – the 1983 film of Whiston-born Willy Russell’s classic play, starring Julie Walters and Michael Caine

Friday 22 June

7.30pm . Prescot Parish Church . Wingates Brass Band in Concert – A true Lancashire experience, with entertainment from the award-winning Lancastrian band and a pasty and a glass of wine or juice in the interval (included in ticket price)

Saturday 23 June

11.30am . Prescot Parish Meeting Room . History Talk: Prescot Playhouse – the Big Dig – an investigation into the past with Adam Thompson and Mandy Burns

7.30pm . Whiston Town Hall . Songs from the Shows with BOST – one of the North West’s most acclaimed musical theatre companies returns to the festival with much-loved tunes from stage and screen

Sunday 24 June

12 noon-4pm . Brown’s Field . Prescot Carnival

6pm . Prescot Parish Church . Festival Choral Evensong – Prescot Parish Church Choir lead this traditional service of evening prayer, with canticle settings by Richard Shephard

7.30pm . Prescot Parish Church . Festival Finale with Maghull Wind Orchestra – a Proms-style concert draws the festival to a close, and we are pleased to be joined by MWO, celebrating their 40th anniversary this year

Plus: Schools’ Art Display & Exhibition by Whiston Artist Rachael Dunn all week at Prescot Parish Church