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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…

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…