Winning Story: A Tragic Contrast, By Jim Finn

The Prescot Festival proudly presents the winning entry in the 2013 Short Story Competition. Entrants – more than two dozen – were asked to write around the theme of war and peace. Winner Jim Finn receives £100, and “A Tragic Contrast” has been published in the August 2013 edition of the Prescot Parish Church Magazine. Congratulations…

Thank You to Our Sponsors

Without the generosity of our sponsors, the Prescot Festival would cease to exist. Our heartfelt thanks goes out to the following businesses and community groups who provided finance and resources to support the 2013 Prescot Festival: Bosprint – complete print solutions (lithographic, digital & large format) Destiny Property – independent estate & letting agents based in Prescot…

Another Year, Another Fest

And so another 10 days disappear just as fast as they arrived. THANK YOU, audiences, performers, sponsors and volunteers – all who made the Ninth Annual Prescot Festival of Music & the Arts a success. We welcomed more than 1,300 people through the doors this year, for a programme whose consistently high quality exceeded our…

Day 10: Choral Evensong & Festival Finale

Where have 10 days gone? Saturday night’s audience left Brass & Buffet well-fed and well-entertained, after a concert by Prescot Festival newcomers Wirral Brass. The diverse programme featured tunes by Ron Goodwin, Arthur Sullivan (of Gilbert and Sullivan), Duke Ellington, Take That’s Robbie Williams, and Lennon and McCartney. Today marks the conclusion of our ninth…

Day 9: Prescot on Film, Brass & Buffet

There are no words to describe Edward Elgar’s Cello Concerto, but we’ll give it a go: Passionate, majestic, wistful, nostalgic, yearning, haunting, elegant, resplendent. All those qualities shone through in Gethyn Jones’s performance at the Prescot Festival last night. The Wirral Symphony Orchestra were on top form, too, with Benjamin Britten’s stormy Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes, an…