All posts tagged "Prescot Festival"

  • 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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  • Prescot Festival Short Story Winner Revealed

    A Haydock woman scooped £100 and had her writing published online in the 2016 Prescot Festival Short Story Competition. Maureen McEvoy wrote about the hapless Henry, who finds a novel solution to his marital misery. The short...

    • Posted August 10, 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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  • Prescot Brushes up Its Shakespeare as Festival Approaches

    Prescot is coming alive with arts and culture as its 12th annual festival approaches. The 10-day Prescot Festival of Music & the Arts opens in mid-June, but before then there’s an array of other cultural events in...

    • Posted June 1, 2016
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  • What’s on in Prescot: June 2016

    Events in & around Prescot, Whiston & Rainhill in June 2016 Saturday 4 June . 9am-2pm . Eccleston Street, Prescot PRESCOT PRODUCERS’ MARKET Saturday 4 June . 9am-4pm . Prescot Shopping Centre PRESCOT ARTS, CRAFT & GIFT FAIR...

    • Posted June 1, 2016
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  • Prescot Festival Gives Resounding ‘Yes!’ to Shakespeare North Theatre

    A Shakespearean theatre and education centre would transform culture and economy in Prescot, the director of the town’s annual arts festival says. “Having been bringing arts and music to our town for over a decade now, we...

    • Posted May 16, 2016
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  • Festival Season Almost upon Prescot

    The month of June 2016 will be packed full of events 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...

    • Posted May 13, 2016
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  • Late Actor Bill Moores to Feature in Prescot Festival Tribute

    The Prescot Festival of Music & the Arts pays tribute to a popular star of stage, screen and TV this year. Most people know that playwright Willy Russell was born in neighbouring Whiston, but his classic BBC...

    • Posted May 5, 2016
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