The Prescot Festival of Music and the Arts has announced Friday 20th to Sunday 29th June for its jam-packed 2008 programme.
Local musician Dr Robert Howard, Head of Music at Deyes High School in Maghull, founded the Festival in 2005 as a way for Prescot to contribute to Liverpool’s year as European Capital of Culture.
“We’re a hundred percent behind the Capital of Culture, and felt strongly that a town with such a rich history and heritage should be involved,” said Robert. “We’ve grown from being a weekend-long event in 2005 to 10 days in 2007 and 2008. It’s only been onward and upward.”
The 2008 Festival will be the busiest and most diverse yet, with concerts by Korean pianist Young-Choon Park, Liverpool-based folk singer-songwriter John Smith and Birkenhead Amateur Operatic Society, among others.
There will also be plenty of opportunities for locals to get in on the act, with a cabaret-style Prescot’s Got Talent night, art exhibitions, dance displays and more.
“As usual, we have a broad mix of local, regional, national and international artists,” Robert continued, “and all open to everyone at affordable prices. It’s going to be another top-quality programme.”
Other scheduled artists include Fairey Brass Band, St. Helens Sinfonietta and a massed choir from across the North West singing Vivaldi’s Gloria.
All the latest information is available at the official website, www.prescotfestival.co.uk.