Merry Christmas!

The Prescot Festival’s Christmas celebrations were a wonderful success, with almost £1,500 raised on 12 December for local causes. The Mayor of Prescot’s Charity Christmas Concert brought in a crowd of almost 500 and total funds of exactly £1,419.96, to be divided among specially chosen Prescot charities at the end of Cllr Pat Cook’s tenure…

Tim Hall Anniversary Concert Raises £400+

Parish Organist Tim Hall celebrated his 40th anniversary at the organ of St Mary’s, Prescot, on 27 September, raising £420 for parish funds. Parish Musicians in Concert attracted 80 arts lovers for an evening of vocal and instrumental music by composers ranging from Vivaldi and Mendelssohn to Lionel Bart (Oliver!) and Elton John. Tim was…

Press release: Prescot Festival Celebrates Record Turnout

A Merseyside arts festival saw the biggest turnout in its 14-year history last month. Over 1,700 people attended concerts and cultural events during the 15th Annual Prescot Festival of Music & the Arts, with a final-night audience of 325, an increase of 100 on last year. The finale saw festival favourites Maghull Wind Orchestra return…

Fairground, by Malcolm Terry

We are pleased to announce that the winner of the 2019 Prescot Festival Short Story Competition is Malcolm Terry, for ‘Fairground.’ The theme this year was ‘Magic, Myth & Mystery,’ and the judges felt this tale had all three and a wonderfully macabre atmosphere. It is published here for the first time and will also…

2019 Young Instrumentalists of Prescot

Three Knowsley schools took part in the 2019 Young Instrumentalists of Prescot. Evelyn Community Primary School hosted the event, which featured its own musicians, along with pupils from Our Lady Catholic Primary School and Cronton CE Primary School. Where for several years the event was a competition, with winners for each of the Key Stages…