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Short Story Winner Announced

The winner of the first ever Prescot Festival Short Story Competition was announced last month. We are delighted to award the £100 prize to Maureen McEvoy, of Haydock, for her story Last Train From Lime Street. The judges enjoyed the sense of setting, the well-drawn characters and the overall concept of the story, with its…

Thank You!

We’d like to offer dozens of individuals, organisations and businesses our gratitude for their contribution to an excellent Eighth Annual Prescot Festival of Music and the Arts. Thank-you to…

British Weather Can’t Keep a Good Festival Down

(Press Release) Neither the football nor the threat of rain kept music lovers from the Prescot Festival on Sunday night. Concertgoers packed into the Parish Church for the Diamond Jubilee-themed finale to 10 days of arts and music in the historic Lancashiretown. The 17th-century building reverberated to the sound of such patriotic hymns as Jerusalem…

Festival Diary: Day 10

Oh Happy Day, Amazing Grace and Down by the Riverside were among the gospel favourites resounding through the Parish Church last night. Tyndale Thomas (pictured) and the Liverpool Harmonic Gospel Choir sang with such exuberance that the audience could barely help but join in, whether by swaying, clapping or, at times, singing along. This energetic performance…

Festival Diary: Day 9

The catering team at St Paul’s Church outdid themselves last night with a delicious hot pot supper. Liverpool folk band The Travelling People provided the music for the barn dance, and the crowds loved it — despite their exhaustion by the end of the night. Today, JMU historian Rosemary Tyler takes us back in time…