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Brass & Organ Concert Raises £370+

Audiences were delighted on Friday 25 September with a concert programme that included much-loved pieces by Bach, Vierne and Charpentier. The excellent Brassworks quintet were joined by trumpeter Pete Moss and parish organist Tim Hall, in a recital that raised a welcome £371.80 for parish funds. A particular highlight was the premiere of a new…

What’s on in Autumn 2015

Prescot’s historic parish church of Mary the Blessed Virgin will open its doors for Heritage Open Days this autumn. Dating mostly to 1610, but with some parts built as far back as the Anglo-Saxon era, the stunning church of St Mary’s is Knowsley’s only Grade I listed building. Learn more about its past and tour the…

2015 Winning Short Story

For its fourth annual short story competition, the festival asked entrants to write something inspired by the theme ‘Treasure.’ This quirkily entertaining tale took first place and won its author, Dave Loftus, a cheque for £100. It will also be published in an upcoming issue of the Prescot Parish Magazine. (Photo: Alan Humphreys) OPAL AND…

Festival Enters Second Decade, Welcomes 1,400

The Prescot Festival of Music & the Arts ushered in its second decade with a 10-day programme of jazz, poetry, acoustic, choral and orchestral music, and more. On the opening weekend, over a hundred singers came from all over the region to perform the 21st-century choral classic The Armed Man, by recently knighted Welsh composer…

2015 Short Story Competition: We Have a Winner

At a spirited evening of music and poetry at Poco Coffee last night, we announced the winner of the 2015 Prescot Festival Short Story Competition. We’d asked authors to submit tales of 1,000 words or fewer inspired by the theme ‘Treasure.’ The £100 prize, donated by contest originator Edna Weaver, went to Dave Loftus. The…