Press release: Prescot Festival Celebrates Record Turnout

A Merseyside arts festival saw the biggest turnout in its 14-year history last month. Over 1,700 people attended concerts and cultural events during the 15th Annual Prescot Festival of Music & the Arts, with a final-night audience of 325, an increase of 100 on last year. The finale saw festival favourites Maghull Wind Orchestra return…

Parr Band Helps Us Raise £545 for Festival

Thank-you to our guest artists Parr Band and to the volunteers and audience who made our 15 March fundraiser such a success. As well as tucking into a Cottom’s hot pot supper, guests at the ‘Best of Brass’ concert enjoyed an evening of music by composers as diverse as Antonio Vivaldi, George Gershwin and the…

Christmas Concert Raises £1K+ for Charity

Thank you to the vast array of people – performers, volunteers and audience – who made 6 December’s Christmas Concert such a wonderful, festive occasion, helping us to raise £1,004 for the Mayor of Prescot’s Charity. We were promised a quintet of musicians from Allerton Brass, but were delighted to go one better and receive…

Remembering World War One

Our thanks to all who participated in this year’s Remembrance Day weekend, in the year that marked a century since the end of World War One. The Prescot Festival was pleased to join the Friends of Prescot Cemetery & Churchyard, Prescot Parish Church and Prescot Town Council in commemorating the centenary with a concert on…

Christmas Concert Raises £1K for Charity

A delightfully festive evening of carols and Christmas tunes in Prescot Parish Church has raised £1,000 for local causes. The Mayor of Prescot’s Charity Christmas Concert, an annual tradition organised by the Prescot Festival, saw St Mary’s filled with 400 people this year. Monies raised will be split between Willowbrook Hospice, the Roy Castle Lung…