Festival Season Almost upon Prescot

By on Friday, May 13, 2016

The month of June 2016 will be packed full of eveprescot_elizabethan_fayre_1nts celebrating Prescot’s unique history, heritage and culture.

It kicks off with the annual Elizabethan Fayre on Saturday 4 June. From 10am to 3pm, visitors have a chance to step back into Prescot’s illustrious past, with stalls, games, street entertainment and more fun for all ages.

A highlight of the day will be MATE Productions‘ ‘Pop Up Shakespeare,’ in which they present hilarious potted versions of the Bard’s Macbeth and Romeo & Juliet.

Coinciding with this will be the monthly Prescot Producers’ Market (9am-2pm) on Eccleston Street and Prescot Arts, Craft & Gift Fair (9am-4pm) in Prescot Shopping Centre. Browse and buy quality products from dozens of local, independent artisans and traders.

asyoulikeitfeatOn the evening of Saturday 4 June, MATE Productions are back with the premiere of their outdoor production of Shakespeare’s As You Like It, a tale of action, romance and comedy taking place in the woodlands of Prescot Parish Church and Vicarage.

They return on Sunday 5 June for a 2.30pm matinee and a 6.30pm evening performance of the play.

Book your tickets at www.mateproductions.co.uk.

2016_Prescot_Festival_posterThen, on Friday 17 June, the 12th Annual Prescot Festival of Music & the Arts opens with Swingshift Big Band and guest vocalist Chris James, in a tribute to Glenn Miller and Frank Sinatra, among others.

On Sunday 19 June, there’s a choice of Father’s Day treats, with Prescot Carnival taking place on Brown’s Field from 12 noon to 4pm, and a concert with Nigel Ogden, of BBC Radio 2’s The Organist Entertains, at 3pm at Prescot Parish Church.

Mozart’s choral Requiem, Songs from the Shows with BOST and a screening of Willy Russell’s Our Day Out also feature in the array of events during the 10-day programme, which closes with a Proms-style orchestral finale on Sunday 26 June.

For more information about the 2016 Prescot Festival, including how to buy tickets online or in person, visit www.prescotfestival.co.uk.

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