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Arts Festival Set for a Swinging Start

A big band pays tribute to Frank Sinatra, Glenn Miller and other legends of swing when the Prescot Festival opens this Friday (17 June). Crooner Chris James joins the 17-piece jazz orchestra Swingshift to celebrate the first night of the 10-day event, now in its 12th year. The festival continues on Saturday with ‘Prescot Remembers,’…

Thank You to Our 2016 Festival Sponsors!

The following organisations, business and individuals have generously sponsored the 12th Annual Prescot Festival of Music & the Arts: The Big Chippy Fosse Print Poco Coffee Prescot Town Council PSB Management Services, Ltd Rotary Club of Rainhill Plus our anonymous sponsors. Click here to download more information (PDF) if you would like to become an official…

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,…