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Christmas Concert Sees Record Turnout, Record Funds Raised

Last week’s Christmas Concert had the event’s biggest audience yet, with 420 people packed in to Prescot Parish Church. The occasion, organised annually by the Prescot Festival, raised £1,112.40 for the Mayor of Prescot’s Charity. Brassworks Quintet headlined the event, with St Mary & St Paul’s School Choir, Prescot Parish Church Choir, Knowsley Ladies’ Choir…

Christmas 2016 in Prescot

As has become an annual tradition, the key event of Prescot Festival’s own festive programme this year is the Mayor of Prescot’s Charity Christmas Concert. This jubilant evening of favourite holiday tunes and carols takes place on Thursday 8 December at 7pm in Prescot Parish Church. Tickets are just £5 on the door, and children are free (under 16, accompanied…

St Paul’s Church Celebrates 60th Anniversary

Prescot Festival sends its warmest wishes to St Paul’s Church, in the parish of Prescot, on the occasion of its 60th birthday this week. The celebrations begin on Friday with a home-cooked meal and entertainment, and continue on Sunday 16 November with a ‘Songs of Praise’ service commemorating six decades of the missional church. All…

Bach, Puccini & More on the Programme This Friday

Parish Musicians in Concert features music from an array of celebrated classical composers this Friday. Fauré, Puccini, Bach, Schubert and others are all lined up for the evening event, with a lineup of artists that includes Tim Hall on organ, Robert Howard on bassoon and piano, Laura Bonnett on flute and David Kernick singing tenor. About…

Short Story Winner: The Solution Is in the Pickle

We are proud to present for the first time online the winning entry in the 2016 Prescot Festival Short Story Competition. Entrants were asked to write up to 1,000 words of fiction inspired by the phrase ‘in a pickle,’ first recorded in William Shakespeare’s The Tempest. Maureen McEvoy of Haydock won £100 for her winning story….