Britten spectacle

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THIS year’s Prescot Festival will mark the centenary since the death of composer Benjamin Britten (pictured).

The 10-day arts programme will include a performance of Britten’s Four Sea Interludes by the Wirral Symphony Orchestra.

Music-lovers will also be treated to a rendition of Elgar’s celebrated cello concerto with soloist Gethyn Jones.

The festival will also feature the Liverpool Harmonic Gospel Choir, the much-loved musical theatre company BOST, and the songsters and band of the Salvation Army.

Other highlights of the week include Young Instrumentalist of Prescot and the Prescot Festival Short Story Competition.

n The festival takes place between June 21 and 30. For more information, including the full programme, go to www.prescotfestival.co.uk