Press Release: Prescot Festival Celebrates 100 Years of Britten

A Merseyside arts festival is marking the Benjamin Britten centenary with a performance of one of the composer’s most famous works later this year. The Wirral Symphony Orchestra will play Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes as part of the Prescot Festival in June, along with Elgar’s celebrated Cello Concerto (soloist Gethyn Jones) and Dvorak’s Symphony No. 8. The occasion is just…

2013 Prescot Festival Short Story Competition

Do you love words? Are you imaginative? Do you have the urge to put pen to paper? Entry to the Prescot Festival Short Story Competition 2013 is FREE and open to non-professional writers of ALL AGES living in Merseyside. To inspire your writing, this year’s theme is WAR AND PEACE. Read on for the rules:

Come & Sing: Fauré’s Requiem (Sat 22 June 2013)

Sopranos, altos, tenors and basses from across the North West are invited to join the Prescot Festival Chorus for a special performance of Fauré’s Requiem this June. Philip Arkwright (Liverpool Cathedral) will conduct, with Peter Kwater (St Bartholomew’s Church, Rainhill) at the organ. Confirmed soloists so far include Ruth Anderson. Singers pay £4 to participate (bring your…

Welcome to 2013

Happy New Year to all our friends and supporters! We’re already busy planning the Ninth Annual Prescot Festival of Music and the Arts, and details of this year’s programme will be officially announced in the coming weeks. While you’re waiting, have a look at our local listings for details of all upcoming arts, music, entertainment…

2013 Prescot Festival Sneak Preview This Christmas

Festival-goers can see a sneak preview of the 2013 Prescot Festival programme at the St Paul’s Christmas Tree Festival this weekend. A special Prescot Festival tree display will reveal exclusive details of arts, music and entertainment booked for next June’s 10-day event. The St Paul’s Christmas Tree Festival takes place from Friday 21st to Sunday…