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Eccleston Street Improvements
Want to find out more about the Eccleston Street Improvements and view the proposals?
Drop in on Friday 20th July 2018 between 9.00am – 6.00pm at Prescot Heritage Hub, 55 Eccleston Street, Prescot Town Centre.
Are you the King or Queen of Knowsley’s Lost Castle?
Be part of this once in a lifetime opportunity celebrating the unique local history and heritage by helping to build Knowsley’s Lost Castle!
Knowsley we need YOU!
You will work as part of a creative team, with renowned French artist Olivier Grossetete, and you will help to create a huge cardboard castle that will amaze all of the people who come along to see it in its full splendour at Knowsley Safari. You will be remembered as someone who made this happen!
The extraordinary castle structure – made entirely of cardboard, tape and community spirit – will be created in workshops and then transported to Knowsley Safari where you will be part of the team building it up to its gigantic height! This is a cultural-first. The project is all about participation and is not possible without the support from the local community, so Knowsley, we need you!
From the 5th to 8th August 2018, we will be holding free workshops for people to come along and be part of an incredible team to re-construct Knowsley’s Castle. The inspiration for the design comes from Elsinore Castle of Shakespeare’s most famous plays, Hamlet, and will be constructed in Knowsley Safari. The workshops will take place at The Prescot School (Knowsley Park Lane, Prescot L34 3NB). There will be two workshops per day, (plus one evening session on Tuesday 7th).
Register your interest
If you would like to get involved with this incredible project and once in a lifetime opportunity to work with Olivier’s artistic team, reply to this email letting me know:
If you are a group or individual:
If group, name of group & number in the group:
Your age / min – max age of group:
Workshops* – Please specify which date and time you are interested in attending:
Sunday 5th August / (AM) 09:00 – 12:00 / (PM) 13:00 – 17:00
Monday 6th August / (AM) 09:00 – 12:00 / (PM) 13:00 – 17:00
Tuesday 7th August / (AM) 09:00 – 12:00 / (PM) 13:00 – 17:00 / 18:00 – 21:00
Wednesday 8th August / (AM) 09:00 – 12:00 / (PM) 13:00 – 17:00
*The minimum age to get involved with the project is age 8 – there is no maximum age! All those participating under the age of 16 must attend with a responsible adult, or adult per group
The cardboard will then be transported to the final construction site, Knowsley Safari, on Friday 10th August where the team will then erect the castle over the course of the day. The construction will be made purely of cardboard boxes and tape and you do not need to have any specific skills to be part of this exciting project – just enthusiasm and a passion to be part of a great team!
The project is all about participation and is not possible without the support from the local community. You will be working with a wide variety of people from across the borough under the direction of Olivier’s artistic team and will collectively create this impressive structure which will stand in Knowsley Safari until Sunday 12th August.
All of the team, along with the passing public, are then invited to trample on and demolish the incredible structure on Sunday 12th August. This project is extremely flexible – you do not need to be available for all workshops sessions but can just attend sessions as and when you are available during the dates.
For more information please email Rachael.Treacher@knowsley.gov.uk or call 0151 433 5618
Things you need to know!
- The minimum age to get involved with the project is age 8 – there is no maximum age!
- Participants under the age of 16 must attend with a responsible adult, or adult per group.
- The project is extremely flexible so just let us know when you are free and I will be in touch to confirm what sessions we would like you to be part of!
- A picnic for volunteers will be provided on the day of construction – your hard work will be rewarded!
Mayor of Prescot gives thanks for donations
The Mayor of Prescot, Cllr Dave Rigby would like to convey his thanks and appreciation for the kind donations he received from local businesses and community organisations for his raffle at Prescot Carnival which raised money for the Mayor of Prescot’s Charity.
Thanks and appreciation go to the following:
- POCO Coffee Shop – Prescot
- Station Coffee House – Prescot
- M Rays Coffee Shop – Prescot
- Knowsley Safari Park
- MATE Productions
- The Bard Micro Pub – Prescot
- Jessie & Co – Prescot
- Tesco Prescot Community Champion – Carol Reid-Evans
- Friends of Eaton Street Park – Prescot
- Viv Frodsham
All funds raised at the end of the Mayoral year are distributed to the Mayor’s nominated charities and local community organisations. Previous recipients include Willowbrook Hospice, Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation and Prescot Festival to name but a few.
If you wish to donate prizes towards future fundraising for the Mayor of Prescot’s Charity please get in touch with with us on 0151 426 3933 or email@example.com
Brass, Big Band & Broadway Tunes Draw Crowds at 2018 Prescot Festival
Brass, Big Band & Broadway Tunes Draw Crowds at 2018 Prescot Festival
The Prescot Festival is celebrating another successful year, with 1,600 through the doors for 10 days of arts and music.
To mark 100 years since the end of World War One, the festival aimed to secure 100 singers for a performance of Fauré’s celebrated Requiem—but over 120 performers from across the North West turned out for the occasion, making it the biggest ‘Come & Sing’ choir in the festival’s 13-year history.
Audiences were treated to an array of different genres and art forms, from poetry to painting, and from brass bands to big bands.
As well as Prescot debut acts such as Wingates Band, the programme saw the return of several festival favourites, including Swingshift Big Band, Haydock Male Voice Choir and Wirral-based musical theatre company BOST.
A blisteringly hot Sunday 24 June saw thousands in the town for the Prescot Carnival before the festival closed in the evening with a Proms-style finale featuring the Maghull Wind Orchestra, who turned 40 this year.
“Thank-you to everyone whose efforts made our fourteenth annual festival such a success,” said founder and artistic director Dr Robert Howard. “It’s only made possible because of the joyous and generous community spirit shown by our volunteers, performers, sponsors and audiences.”
The team are already busily preparing for next year’s festival, as well as events later this year, including a WWI remembrance concert on Friday 9 November, with special guests Parr Band.
Thank you letter from Willowbrook Hospice
Click the link to read the thank you letter from Willowbrook Hospice following a donation of £1000 given by Cllr Jennifer Chadwick – The Mayor of Prescot 2017/18.
Certificate of fundraising from Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation
The Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation received a donation of £1000 from the Mayor of Prescot for 2017/18 – Cllr Jennifer Chadwick.
Please find below the recognition certificate we have received.
Another Fabulous Prescot Carnival
Image courtesy of www.stevesamosaphotography.com
Sunday 24th June truly was a day for breaking records, in the six years since Prescot Carnival was re-established this years was by far the best attended. So much so that you would barely have known we were competing with a record breaking World Cup performance from the England football team.
A bit of shake up to the programme saw the introduction of death-defying 30 ft zip line, awesome climbing wall, Neos touch pad and cannon ball tent to the bottom field. Whilst the top field retained the ever popular array of inflatables, rodeo bull and bungie runner, new additions included 8 ft Zorbs and Zoo2U animal display.
All of the activities and attractions above were provided completely free of charge with the exception of the zip wire which was heavily subsidised by the Town Council with visitors paying around 30% of the normal cost.
Other attractions on the day included a wide variety of trader, community and information stalls, all of whom commented on the success of the event. In a new addition to the Carnival the Friends of KGV Brown’s Field and Carr Lane were on hand to provide tea and coffee and a beat the goalie stall. The proceeds from which will be reinvested in the park for the benefit of others in the future. The main arena saw performances from Knowsley Music & Performing Arts Service Street Band, who coincidently provided a cracking sound track to the Mayor’s Parade earlier on, the theme to Rocky always being a crowd pleaser. Other performances came from Prescot’s Got Talent Winner Charlotte Codack, Freshco Crew Breakdancing and Shine Gospel Choir.
One of the Town Council’s main aims is to help foster a sense of community within the Town. We hope by retaining the tradition of providing an annual Carnival that we in some way meet this goal. Prescot is one of the last town’s in the local area to retain this type of event, particularly on such a scale and perhaps the only one to offer so many free activities, we really hope by doing this we can provide everybody in the town with the opportunity to attend the event and enjoy a good family day out at the Prescot Carnival.
Letter of thanks to the Town Council
Mayor of Prescot’s Charity Raffle Winners
Please click the link to see the list of winners from the Mayor of Prescot’s Raffle at Prescot Carnival on Sunday.
DON’T MISS PRESCOT CARNIVAL – THIS SUNDAY 12.00PM – 4.00PM
12.00PM – 4.00PM
BROWNS FIELD, WOOD LANE
Come along for a fun day with lot’s of FREE activities to try.
Don’t forget to visit the Prescot Town Council stall for information on the Town Council, room hire, Love Prescot and to enter the Mayor of Prescot’s Charity Raffle. Some of the prizes on offer include:
Knowsley Safari Park – Family Entrance Ticket
M. Rays – full afternoon tea for two people
The Bard Micropub – £20 drinks voucher
MATE Productions – Treasure Island Family ticket
Poco Coffee Shop – Afternoon tea for three people
Station Coffee House – Afternoon tea for two people x 2 prizes
Tesco Prescot – biscuits, toys and various other items
Please note there will be no onsite parking.