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Press release: Prescot Festival Welcomes 1,600

After 13 years, a Merseyside arts festival has proved it can still pull in big crowds. The Prescot Festival of Music & the Arts drew an impressive 1,600 visitors between 16 and 25 June, with a programme that starred the Chilled Lemons Jazz Quintet, Leyland Band—Lancashire’s number one-ranking brass band—and the Band of the Yorkshire…

Time and Again, by Deborah Jean Lucas

The Prescot Festival is pleased to announce that Deborah Jean Lucas is the winner of the 2017 Prescot Festival Short Story Competition. Her story is below, and it will also be published in the August 2017 Prescot Parish Magazine. She also receives a cheque for £100. Time and Again I was given as a wedding…

Press release: Prescot Festival prepares for grand finale

Almost 500 people came through the oak doors of Prescot’s Jacobean parish church for the opening weekend of the town’s annual festival. Lancashire’s number-one ranking brass band, Leyland Band, initiated the proceedings on Friday night, receiving a standing ovation after their encore of Strauss’s Radetzky March. On Saturday, a magnificent performance by the Prescot Festival…