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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…

Press Release: Chance to Sing at Festival

The 11th Annual Prescot Festival invites singers from all over the region to ‘Come & Sing’ one of the 21st century’s most iconic choral works. Prescot Festival Chorus performs The Armed Man on Saturday 20 June, with James Luxton of Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral conducting. Subtitled A Mass for Peace, the piece was written by Karl…

The Wheelbarrow Race, by Jill Herring

Jill Herring won the Prescot Festival Short Story Competition 2014 with this whimsical yet tender tale of two boys and their elderly grandmother. Click here for details of how to enter the 2015 contest. THE WHEELBARROW RACE By Jill Herring ********** ANNUAL VILLAGE FETE SWINGS, RIFLE RANGE, KIDDIES’ TREASURE HUNT GUESS THE WEIGHT OF THE PIG,…

Christmas Concert Raises £635 for Prescot Charities

The Mayor of Prescot’s Charity Christmas Concert saw a packed parish church of over 200, and raised £635 for local charities with a festive music programme for all ages. Neston Brass Quintet entertained with their quirky arrangements of such Christmas classics as “Jingle Bells” and “Deck the Halls,” while the whole congregation stood up and…