Other-worldly Story Takes Prescot Festival Prize

The tale of a boy’s dreams underneath a magical night sky has won the 2020 Prescot Festival Short Story Competition. Rita Simpson, from Huyton, received £100 and publication on prescotfestival.co.uk for the bittersweet fantasy ‘When You Wish upon a Star.’ The contest was the only aspect of the local arts festival that was able to…

When You Wish upon a Star, by Rita Simpson

Rita Simpson, of Huyton, has been announced as winner of the 2020 Prescot Festival Short Story Competition. The theme this year was ‘Dreams,’ and the judges felt that Rita’s story held a magic that gripped them from beginning to end. Rita receives a cheque for £100. When You Wish upon a Star By Rita Simpson…

Read Winning Short Stories

As the deadline for entries to the 2020 Prescot Festival Short Story Competition nears, here are our past winners’ tales for your inspiration and entertainment. 2019: Fairground, by Malcolm Terry 2018: In the Light of the Moon, by Malcolm Terry 2017: Time and Again, by Deborah Jean Lucas 2016: The Solution Is in the Pickle,…

A Message from Our Patron, Ian Tracey DL

At this time of year, I would normally have been writing to you to welcome you to the Sixteenth Prescot Festival of Music & the Arts, but that was not to be, given the exceptional and unprecedented situation humanity now faces. In this time of great uncertainty and anxiety we are all in ‘lockdown’, isolating…

2020 Prescot Festival Cancelled

A Message from Rob & Laura Dear Friends of the Festival, It is with a heavy heart that we announce the cancellation of all events at this year’s Prescot Festival (19-28 June) with the exception of the Festival’s Short Story Competition (online version). You can expect the usual regular arts news and updates via our…