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Knowsley Award Win for Prescot Festival

The Prescot Festival of Music & the Arts has received a prestigious borough-wide award for the second time. At a gala ceremony earlier this month, the festival was announced Cultural Organisation of the Year at the 2017 Knowsley Sports & Cultural Awards. It last held the honour in 2015. Artistic Director Dr Robert Howard also…

Parish Fundraiser Showcases Choir Talent

Members of Prescot Parish Choir joined their organist for a musical fundraiser last month. September’s Parish Musicians in Concert, organised by the Prescot Festival, generated £365.05 towards St Mary’s church funds. The annual concert originated as a recital opportunity for organist Tim Hall but has evolved over the years to incorporate performances by other guest…

Prescot Festival Shortlisted for Echo Award

The Prescot Festival is proud to have made the Community Event of the Year shortlist in the 2017 Echo Awards. Nominations closed earlier in August, and the overall winner will be announced at a prestigious gala ceremony at the Titanic Hotel, Liverpool, on 15 September. The festival, which has been bringing arts and music to…

Press release: Prescot Festival Welcomes 1,600

After 13 years, a Merseyside arts festival has proved it can still pull in big crowds. The Prescot Festival of Music & the Arts drew an impressive 1,600 visitors between 16 and 25 June, with a programme that starred the Chilled Lemons Jazz Quintet, Leyland Band—Lancashire’s number one-ranking brass band—and the Band of the Yorkshire…

Time and Again, by Deborah Jean Lucas

The Prescot Festival is pleased to announce that Deborah Jean Lucas is the winner of the 2017 Prescot Festival Short Story Competition. Her story is below, and it will also be published in the August 2017 Prescot Parish Magazine. She also receives a cheque for £100. Time and Again I was given as a wedding…