10 years an arts buff

Foden's Brass Band will appear at the Prescot Arts Festival
Foden's Brass Band will appear at the Prescot Arts Festival
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Organisers of the Prescot Arts festival are promising their best ever line-up to celebrate its 10th anniversary.

The 10-day arts extravganza is still thriving where other festivals have faltered, thanks in no small part to strong leadership and exciting and ecclesctic line-ups.

Organist Professor Dr Ian Tracey, of Liverpool Cathedral, Dr Jazz & the Cheshire Cats, and the award-winning Foden’s Brass Band are all on the programme for the 2014 celebrations.

Songs from the Shows, the Young Instrumentalist of Prescot competition and the traditional Proms-style finale are a few regular features returning this year.

Several events, including exhibitions, will have a wartime theme to honour the centenary of the outbreak of World War 1.

Artistic director Dr Robert Howard said audiences came to the festival from far and wide.

“The festival has only ever grown, with audiences coming from ever further afield to experience an unrivalled mix of arts, music and culture.

“Our aim has always been to make quality music-making available to everyone.”

Tickets go on sale on May 1, and the festival runs from Friday, June 20 to Sunday, June 29.

Full details of this year’s lineup are available at www.prescotfestival.co.uk.