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…

Recital Raises £270 for Church Roof

Last month’s music and poetry recital raised £270 towards urgent repair and restoration work on St Mary’s Jacobean roof. The 26 September programme, which commemorated 100 years since the outbreak of World War One, featured music by such organ luminaries as Bach, Vierne and Widor, with Parish Organist Tim Hall at the console. The poems…