The Wheelbarrow Race, by Jill Herring

Jill Herring won the Prescot Festival Short Story Competition 2014 with this whimsical yet tender tale of two boys and their elderly grandmother. Click here for details of how to enter the 2015 contest. THE WHEELBARROW RACE By Jill Herring ********** ANNUAL VILLAGE FETE SWINGS, RIFLE RANGE, KIDDIES’ TREASURE HUNT GUESS THE WEIGHT OF THE PIG,…

Press Release: 2015 Short Story Competition Now Open

An arts festival wants budding fiction writers across Merseyside and Halton to pick up their pens for the chance to win a cash prize. The 11th Annual Prescot Festival of Music & the Arts is offering £100 to the best short story on the theme ‘Treasure.’ Previous themes for the competition, now in its fourth…

Prescot Festival Come & Sing 2015

Sopranos, altos, tenors and basses from across the region are invited to ‘come and sing’ Karl Jenkins’s The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace at the 11th Annual Prescot Festival of Music & the Arts. Prescot Festival Chorus attracts around 100 singers every year, and there’s always room for a few more. Previous successes include Fauré’s Requiem,…

Christmas Concert Raises £635 for Prescot Charities

The Mayor of Prescot’s Charity Christmas Concert saw a packed parish church of over 200, and raised £635 for local charities with a festive music programme for all ages. Neston Brass Quintet entertained with their quirky arrangements of such Christmas classics as “Jingle Bells” and “Deck the Halls,” while the whole congregation stood up and…