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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 Brings Cathedrals to Your Doorstep

A Merseyside arts festival is saving you a trip to Liverpool’s cathedrals by bringing the cathedrals to you. Both of the city’s majestic cathedrals will be represented at the Prescot Festival of Music & the Arts later this month. On Saturday 22 June, James Luxton, assistant director of music at the Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ…

Parish Fundraiser Showcases Choir Talent

Members of Prescot Parish Choir joined their organist for a musical fundraiser last month. September’s Parish Musicians in Concert, organised by the Prescot Festival, generated £365.05 towards St Mary’s church funds. The annual concert originated as a recital opportunity for organist Tim Hall but has evolved over the years to incorporate performances by other guest…

Press Release: Prescot Festival Celebrates Shakespeare

A Merseyside arts festival is asking budding writers to take inspiration from William Shakespeare, in the 400th year since the death of the great playwright. The Prescot Festival of Music & the Arts has chosen ‘in a pickle’ as the theme for its annual short story contest, now in its fifth year. The phrase was…

What’s on in Autumn 2015

Prescot’s historic parish church of Mary the Blessed Virgin will open its doors for Heritage Open Days this autumn. Dating mostly to 1610, but with some parts built as far back as the Anglo-Saxon era, the stunning church of St Mary’s is Knowsley’s only Grade I listed building. Learn more about its past and tour the…