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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…

2015 Opening Weekend: Review

The 11th Annual Prescot Festival opened in dramatic fashion last Friday, with Bentley Operatic Society performing songs and scenes from the works of Gilbert and Sullivan. Compered with wit and executed with energy and style, the Liverpool-based musical company provided much laughter and entertainment with excerpts from such shows as Princess Ida and The Yeomen of the Guard….

Press Release: Festival Season Underway in Prescot

Festival season is well underway in Prescot as the town’s arts and music festival prepares to enter its second decade. June began with a sell-out promenade production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, then continued last weekend with the Prescot Producers’ Market, the first ever Prescot Artisan Craft Fair, and the annual Elizabethan Fayre. Now it…