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…

Knowsley Award Win for Prescot Festival

The Prescot Festival of Music & the Arts has received a prestigious borough-wide award for the second time. At a gala ceremony earlier this month, the festival was announced Cultural Organisation of the Year at the 2017 Knowsley Sports & Cultural Awards. It last held the honour in 2015. Artistic Director Dr Robert Howard also…

Show Tune Festival Fundraiser a Success

A concert showcasing songs from the musicals of Rodgers and Hammerstein raised £261.05 for the Prescot Festival, after costs. The money from Friday 10 March’s fundraiser will go towards a 2017 lineup that includes Leyland Band, the Band of the Yorkshire Regiment, Phoenix Concert Orchestra and the Chilled Lemons Jazz Quintet. Our thanks go to…

Christmas Concert Raises £1K+ for Local Charities

This year’s Mayor of Prescot’s Charity Christmas Concert attracted over 350 people and raised £1,053.05 for local charitable causes. The excellent Liverpool Brass Ensemble headlined the programme, with festive classics that included ‘Winter Wonderland’ and ‘Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire.’ Also featuring were the talented school choirs of St Mary & St Paul’s Primary and…