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Festival Audience Tops 1,600 for First Time

For the first time in its 11-year history a Merseyside arts festival has attracted more than 1,600 visitors. The 12th Annual Prescot Festival of Music & the Arts showcased big bands, orchestras, choirs and acoustic singers to draw in the crowds between 17 and 26 June. Among this year’s highlights was a moving performance of…

2016 Short Story Competition Winner Announced

Over twenty keen local authors entered the 2016 Prescot Festival Short Story Competition, but there could only be one winner. Maureen McEvoy of Haydock scooped a £100 cheque for her tale ‘The Solution Is in the Pickle.’ As per this year’s theme, she took her inspiration from the phrase ‘in a pickle,’ a saying first…

Arts Festival Set for a Swinging Start

A big band pays tribute to Frank Sinatra, Glenn Miller and other legends of swing when the Prescot Festival opens this Friday (17 June). Crooner Chris James joins the 17-piece jazz orchestra Swingshift to celebrate the first night of the 10-day event, now in its 12th year. The festival continues on Saturday with ‘Prescot Remembers,’…

Prescot Brushes up Its Shakespeare as Festival Approaches

Prescot is coming alive with arts and culture as its 12th annual festival approaches. The 10-day Prescot Festival of Music & the Arts opens in mid-June, but before then there’s an array of other cultural events in the historic Lancashire town. Saturday 4 June (10am—3pm<>, Church Street) sees the annual Elizabethan Fayre return, with games,…