Bach, Puccini & More on the Programme This Friday

Parish Musicians in Concert features music from an array of celebrated classical composers this Friday. Fauré, Puccini, Bach, Schubert and others are all lined up for the evening event, with a lineup of artists that includes Tim Hall on organ, Robert Howard on bassoon and piano, Laura Bonnett on flute and David Kernick singing tenor. About…

Short Story Winner: The Solution Is in the Pickle

We are proud to present for the first time online the winning entry in the 2016 Prescot Festival Short Story Competition. Entrants were asked to write up to 1,000 words of fiction inspired by the phrase ‘in a pickle,’ first recorded in William Shakespeare’s The Tempest. Maureen McEvoy of Haydock won £100 for her winning story….

Become a Friend of the Festival to Hear News & Share Views

The Prescot Festival invites every member of the community to volunteer as a Friend of the Festival. We hold five meetings a year, to which everyone can come to hear the latest news and help plan future concerts and other events. Our next meeting is on Tuesday 13 September at 8.15pm in Prescot Parish Meeting Room….

Festival Audience Tops 1,600 for First Time

For the first time in its 11-year history a Merseyside arts festival has attracted more than 1,600 visitors. The 12th Annual Prescot Festival of Music & the Arts showcased big bands, orchestras, choirs and acoustic singers to draw in the crowds between 17 and 26 June. Among this year’s highlights was a moving performance of…

2016 Short Story Competition Winner Announced

Over twenty keen local authors entered the 2016 Prescot Festival Short Story Competition, but there could only be one winner. Maureen McEvoy of Haydock scooped a £100 cheque for her tale ‘The Solution Is in the Pickle.’ As per this year’s theme, she took her inspiration from the phrase ‘in a pickle,’ a saying first…