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What’s on in Autumn 2015

Prescot’s historic parish church of Mary the Blessed Virgin will open its doors for Heritage Open Days this autumn. Dating mostly to 1610, but with some parts built as far back as the Anglo-Saxon era, the stunning church of St Mary’s is Knowsley’s only Grade I listed building. Learn more about its past and tour the…

2015 Winning Short Story

For its fourth annual short story competition, the festival asked entrants to write something inspired by the theme ‘Treasure.’ This quirkily entertaining tale took first place and won its author, Dave Loftus, a cheque for £100. It will also be published in an upcoming issue of the Prescot Parish Magazine. (Photo: Alan Humphreys) OPAL AND…

2015 Short Story Competition: We Have a Winner

At a spirited evening of music and poetry at Poco Coffee last night, we announced the winner of the 2015 Prescot Festival Short Story Competition. We’d asked authors to submit tales of 1,000 words or fewer inspired by the theme ‘Treasure.’ The £100 prize, donated by contest originator Edna Weaver, went to Dave Loftus. The…

2015 Opening Weekend: Review

The 11th Annual Prescot Festival opened in dramatic fashion last Friday, with Bentley Operatic Society performing songs and scenes from the works of Gilbert and Sullivan. Compered with wit and executed with energy and style, the Liverpool-based musical company provided much laughter and entertainment with excerpts from such shows as Princess Ida and The Yeomen of the Guard….

Prescot Festival Tickets Now on Sale

It’s Friday 1 May 2015, and tickets are now on sale for the 11th Annual Prescot Festival of Music & the Arts. There are three ways you can buy in advance: In person from Poco Coffee at 30 Eccleston Street, Prescot, L34 5QJ. Please be patient & take a seat if cafe customers are waiting to be…