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Press Release: Prescot Festival Celebrates Shakespeare

A Merseyside arts festival is asking budding writers to take inspiration from William Shakespeare, in the 400th year since the death of the great playwright. The Prescot Festival of Music & the Arts has chosen ‘in a pickle’ as the theme for its annual short story contest, now in its fifth year. The phrase was…

Prescot Festival – Spring News

2016 Prescot Festival Approaches Preparations for the 12th Annual Prescot Festival of Music & the Arts have been underway since the curtain fell on the 2015 festival, and the full schedule is now online. Tickets go on sale on 1 May 2016 for a packed programme that includes Swingshift Big Band, Wigan Youth Brass Band,…

Come & Sing Mozart’s Requiem

The Prescot Festival Chorus will perform Mozart’s Requiem as part of the 12th Annual Prescot Festival of Music & the Arts, and all sopranos, altos, tenors and basses are invited to ‘Come & Sing.’ The concert takes place at Prescot Parish Church on Saturday 18 June 2016 at 7pm, with rehearsals on Wednesday 15 June (7pm-9pm)…

2016 Short Story Competition Now Open

Our eager judges have put their heads together and come up with a theme for the 2016 Prescot Festival Short Story Competition. To commemorate the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death, the theme will be taken from the plays of the Bard himself. Entrants are asked to write a piece of fiction inspired by the…

Reminiscent Prescot Art Exhibition Now On

The Prescot Townscape Heritage Initiative has launched an art exhibition with two community art groups – Lyndale Cancer Support Group and St Johns Art Club. The two art groups have created artwork around iconic images of Prescot and their work is now being exhibited in Vee’s Place, Kemble Street, from 11 January to 29 February…