All posts tagged "arts"

  • Military Band in Prescot for 25 June Festival Concert

    One of the nation’s top military bands will appear at this year’s Prescot Festival. Organisers of the arts and music festival, now in its 13th year, have secured the Band of the Yorkshire Regiment as its musical...

    • Posted March 21, 2017
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  • Clock in for the 2017 Prescot Festival

    Festival planners in the historic Lancashire town of Prescot, Merseyside, have announced the line-up for their 13th year. Leyland Brass Band, Chilled Lemons Jazz Quartet, Phoenix Concert Orchestra and Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral Girl Choristers are among the...

    • Posted February 21, 2017
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  • Dame Judi Dench Throws Support behind Prescot Theatre

    Celebrated actress Dame Judi Dench has lent her support to Shakespeare North’s proposed theatre, in an open letter to Liverpool. The Oscar- and BAFTA-winning British thespian said she particularly supported the project because her husband, the late...

    • Posted January 3, 2017
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  • Prescot Actress Chosen for Everyman Theatre Company

    Prescot’s Emily Hughes has been chosen from hundreds of candidates to be part of the Liverpool Everyman’s new repertory company. The young actress, who hails from Eccleston Park, will act in four productions at the iconic Liverpool...

    • Posted December 13, 2016
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  • Shakespeare North Confirms Key Appointments in Prescot Theatre Bid

    The Prescot Playhouse is a step closer to construction, following the appointment of architects and engineers to work on the project. Shakespeare North plan to build an educational complex, with a 350-seat Elizabethan cockpit theatre (pictured) at its...

    • Posted November 11, 2016
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  • Competition Puts Prescot Talent in the Spotlight

    Two local stars in the making were crowned winners of Prescot’s Got Talent last Saturday (1 October). Sadie Wilson stunned the crowd with her cover version of Beyonce’s ‘Listen’ to scoop first prize in the under-16s category, while...

    • Posted October 7, 2016
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  • Double Bill of Shakespeare in Prescot This Summer

    As You Like It already proved a hit when it opened on 4 June, but it’s not the only Shakespeare play coming to Prescot this summer. Lovers of the Bard can return to the woodlands of Prescot Parish Church...

    • Posted June 30, 2016
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  • 2016 Prescot Festival Audience Tops 1,600

    The Prescot Festival of Music & the Arts has attracted a combined audience of over 1,600 for the first time since it was founded, in 2005. The 10-day event opened with a swing band and ended with...

    • Posted June 29, 2016
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  • Prescot Festival Opening Weekend Draws 600+

    Over 600 people came through the doors at the opening weekend of the Prescot Festival. Swingshift Big Band and vocalist Chris James launched the 2016 festival in style on Friday, with an evening concert paying tribute to...

    • Posted June 21, 2016
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  • Prescot 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...

    • Posted June 14, 2016
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