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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…

Recital Raises £270 for Church Roof

Last month’s music and poetry recital raised £270 towards urgent repair and restoration work on St Mary’s Jacobean roof. The 26 September programme, which commemorated 100 years since the outbreak of World War One, featured music by such organ luminaries as Bach, Vierne and Widor, with Parish Organist Tim Hall at the console. The poems…

Home Front Raises £400 for Festival

The ladies of the Home Front made a return visit to Prescot last week, raising over £400 for the 2014 Prescot Festival. Following a sell-out appearance in 2013, the duo came back with more songs and sketches from World War II. Over 80 people packed St Paul’s church hall to capacity for the show. A big…

Mersey Writing Competition Invites Contestants on a ‘Journey’

The 2014 Prescot Festival Short Story Competition is now open. Here’s our official press release: Creative writers from across the region are invited to submit fiction to the 2014 Prescot Festival Short Story Competition. A £100 prize goes to the winner of the best short story inspired by this year’s theme, ‘Journey’. Last year’s contest…