Prescot Festival Celebrates 10th Year

Press release: A Merseyside arts festival has beaten the odds and will celebrate its tenth year this June. When the Prescot Festival of Music & the Arts was founded, in 2005, the average festival lasted just a few years before folding. But solid leadership and community support has ensured the historic Lancashire town’s 10-day annual…

Home Front Raises £400 for Festival

The ladies of the Home Front made a return visit to Prescot last week, raising over £400 for the 2014 Prescot Festival. Following a sell-out appearance in 2013, the duo came back with more songs and sketches from World War II. Over 80 people packed St Paul’s church hall to capacity for the show. A big…

Mersey Writing Competition Invites Contestants on a ‘Journey’

The 2014 Prescot Festival Short Story Competition is now open. Here’s our official press release: Creative writers from across the region are invited to submit fiction to the 2014 Prescot Festival Short Story Competition. A £100 prize goes to the winner of the best short story inspired by this year’s theme, ‘Journey’. Last year’s contest…

Sneak Peek at the 2014 Festival Programme

The full programme for the 10th Annual Prescot Festival of Music & the Arts will be announced imminently – but in the meantime, here’s a taster of what’s coming: Highlights  include songs from the shows, a choral spectacular, organ recital by Prof. Dr Ian Tracey, verse speaking festival, poetry evening, young instrumentalist competition,  jazz & dinner, acoustic & open mic…