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2019 Prescot Festival Short Story Competition Now Open

Do you love to tell a good story? Are you imaginative? Do you have the urge to put pen to paper? Entry to the 2019 Prescot Festival Short Story Competition is FREE and open to non-professional writers of ALL AGES living in Merseyside and Halton. This year’s theme is MAGIC, MYTH & MYSTERY. The word…

Parr Band Helps Us Raise £545 for Festival

Thank-you to our guest artists Parr Band and to the volunteers and audience who made our 15 March fundraiser such a success. As well as tucking into a Cottom’s hot pot supper, guests at the ‘Best of Brass’ concert enjoyed an evening of music by composers as diverse as Antonio Vivaldi, George Gershwin and the…

Press release: Merseyside Arts Festival Promises Movies & Musicals

Show tunes are on the programme at this year’s Prescot Festival. Crosby-based Opera Viva will be ‘On Broadway’ at Whiston Town Hall on Saturday 29 June, promising an array of classic songs picked from among the great American musicals. Festival favourites Maghull Wind Orchestra are back in town on the following night for a rousing,…

Press Release: Arts Festival Announces Line-up for 15th Year

The Prescot Festival has announced a must-see line-up of arts, music, culture and entertainment for June 2019. The 10-day programme sees return visits from a few familiar faces, including the toe-tapping swing band Dr Jazz & the Cheshire Cats, the much-loved Liverpool historian Ken Pye and the celebrated Maghull Wind Orchestra, an all-age ensemble that…

2019 Prescot Festival Come & Sing: Vivaldi’s Gloria

SATB singers are invited to join the Prescot Festival Chorus for its annual ‘Come & Sing,’ once again conducted by James Luxton (Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral), with Peter Kwater (St Bartholomew’s Rainhill) at the organ. The last few years have since over 100 singers assemble each June to perform choral works ranging from established masterpieces such…