Brand new acro dance school held at Urban Kingz Academy, Kemble Street.
Classes for beginners or advanced. Come learn to dance and acro in a fun safe environment.
Be part of a team friends for life and build confidence.
Limited spaces please contact Natalie Stanton or follow @urban_queenz_dancesquad on Instagram. Classes start from age 2 diddi divas and upwards.
Brand new acro dance school held at Urban Kingz Academy, Kemble Street.
The Mayor of Prescot needs your help in organising his Charity Dog Show.
There will be 5 categories with Best Fancy Dress and Best Trick but we need your suggestions for 3 more categories.
Tell Prescot Town Council your ideas by e-mail on email@example.com or telephone 0151 426 3933 or via their social media channels.
Use the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme at a participating establishment:
- to get a 50% discount on food or non-alcoholic drinks to eat or drink in (up to a maximum of £10 discount per diner)
- every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday between 3 and 31 August
- as many times as you like
You do not need a voucher to use this scheme and you can use it at the same time as other offers and discounts. There is no minimum spend.
You cannot claim discount on alcoholic drinks or service charges.
The discount will be automatically available to you at participating establishments. Establishments will then claim a reimbursement from the government for the discount they’ve given you.
All diners in a group of any size can use the discount.
Participating establishments within Prescot are as follows:-
- Beijing Chinese Restaurant, 79-81 Eccleston Street
- Ho’s Restaurant, 4 Warrington Road
- Pinion Bistro, 39 Eccleston Street
- Poco Bar and Cafe, 30 Eccleston Street
- The Oven Pizzeria & Bar, 10 Eccleston Street
- Subway, Cables Retail Park
- Knowsley Safari Park, Prescot Bypass
- McDonalds, Cables Retail Park
- The Watchmaker Wetherspoon, 60-62 Eccleston Street
- Tesco Cafe Prescot
To find a restaurant that’s registered for the scheme click the link below and enter your postcode
The Mayor of Prescot, Cllr Mark Burke, was recently invited to the open day of ‘Urban Kingz,’ the brand new Mixed Martial Arts Academy located on Kemble Street in Prescot and created by head coach Mick ‘Stano’ Stanton. The Academy will cater for both adults and children with classes specifically for ages 3-6, 6-10, 11-15 and 16+. There will also be women only classes. In fact all ages and abilities are welcome with all coaches fully qualified, DBS checked, First aiders and insured. They also have both male and female personal trainers available for private coaching. Mark said ‘this is a brilliant addition to the fitness facilities in Prescot. What a fantastic concept for everyone of all ages to benefit from and its clear that this open day has been a magnificent success. We cry out for things for our kids and this Academy will provide fitness, discipline and motivation for them. Mick’s passion and enthusiasm for this is unmistakable and shines through and the classes will offer our community the opportunity to learn a wide range of arts from wrestling, kickboxing, jujitsu/judo and boxing. I wish them every success.’
Mick said ‘I look forward to welcoming many new faces into our wonderful, state of the art, facility. The gym has been revamped and refurbished and we have taken a previously unused building and land and regenerated it to be an inclusive training and fitness facility to serve the local area. It has taken almost a year to get to this stage and I would like to thank all of those who have helped to bring this dream to reality. My team are here ready and waiting to help you. Urban Kingz MMA will also be proud to represent Prescot at various competitions within the UK and Europe in the near future. We believe we will have Champions come through our ranks to make Prescot proud.’
Sadly due to social distancing rules the Mayor was unable to take up Micks offer of some light sparring and grappling. However he has offered a return bout in the future when he can show Mick his signature ‘Mayors Move.’
Check out Urban Kingz MMA on facebook for more details on class times etc.
The Friends of Eaton Street Park have organised a Summer Holiday Programme. Government guidelines currently prevent the group from organising a mass gathering in the park so they have had to think ‘outside the box. Here’s what the group have planned:-
“We provide lunch and activities for 150-500 children each session and this initiative is INDEPENDENT of any other organisations though hopefully we may receive some support this time from the Big Help Project.
From Thursday 23rd July 2020 and then every Tuesday & Thursday during the summer holidays you can collect lunch and an activity pack from Prescot Town Hall (drive through on car park or front door for pedestrians) or Bryer Road Community Centre in Prescot (pedestrian only at front gate). You can collect from 10.30am until 1pm (or when we run out of supplies).
Packs will include everything needed for fun craft opportunities and things like making a bird feeder (including bird feed) and learning to grow edible food. Each week there is a different activity. Please bring a bag with you to take away your packs.
At the same time Prescot Town Council are running a School Uniform Recycle Scheme (you can drop off your uniforms 9.30am – 4.30pm Mon-Fri). You can ring Prescot Town Council on 0151 426 3933 and let them know your requirements and they will let you know when your order is ready enabling you to collect with your lunch.
We are grateful to Innovate Volunteering at Bryer Road Community Centre and Prescot Town Council for the use of the space to enable our initiative.
The Mayor of Prescot, Cllr Mark Burke was recently invited to the re-opening of The Sun Inn in Prescot. The Sun Inn had undertaken a mini refurb in the Mayors Parlour during the recent closure and the Mayor was delighted to be invited to re-open the pub by Richard and enjoyed a proper pint in good company whilst complying with the social distance measures in place. The pub also boasts an outdoor beer garden, why not pop in and enjoy some refreshments.
The Mayor of Prescot, Cllr Mark Burke, was invited to view the recently refurbished premises of Metalcrafts, which is a traditional Blacksmiths workshop on our doorstep just down the road from Prescot Town Hall. There have been various businesses in this historic building, based on St. Helens Road since 1799. Metalcrafts is a family business which has been in situ for over a quarter of a century and is operated by 4 brothers, Chris, Andy, Gary and Daniel. They are renowned for their ironcraft expertise and were chosen to present Sir Bradley Wiggins with a bespoke piece when he represented Prescot in the Tour of Britain. The Mayor had a go on the anvil and created a beautiful piece of scrollwork (or did he haha) Chris said “we appreciate Prescot Town Council and the Mayor supporting Prescot businesses during these difficult times” Mark added “its amazing to see real craftsmen plying their trade in the heart of Prescot. You sense the history of this building as soon as you enter it. This is old school sweat and tears workmanship before your very eyes. It’s utterly timeless.”
Visit Metalcrafts website for all your metalwork needs https://www.metalcrafts-ltd.co.uk/
As anticipation continues to build around the creation of The Shakespeare North Playhouse in Prescot, everyone now has a chance to play their part in its success by making a financial pledge to support the project.
Visitors to the website can simply click on a Donate button to make either a one off donation or sign up for a direct debit to contribute monthly.
All of the funds raised will go directly to the Playhouse to support its construction and ultimately help to contribute to the successful running of the venue when it opens to the public in 2022.
Although the vast majority of the funding needed to construct the playhouse has already been secured, this is an opportunity for individuals, families, theatre lovers or people connected to Prescot to get more involved and be part of the journey to complete the UK’s Shakespearean triangle with London and Stratford-upon-Avon.
The tale of a boy’s dreams underneath a magical night sky has won the 2020 Prescot Festival Short Story Competition.
Rita Simpson, from Huyton, received £100 and publication on prescotfestival.co.uk for the bittersweet fantasy ‘When You Wish upon a Star.’ The judging panel said the story’s charms captured their attention from beginning to end.
The contest was the only aspect of the local arts festival that was able to go ahead this year. It was the first time the festival had been cancelled since its inception, in 2005.
Music lovers online nevertheless enjoyed an array of archived video performances from some of the acts scheduled for the 16th festival, including Dr Jazz and the Cheshire Cats, Foden’s Band and Phoenix Concert Orchestra, the Liverpool-based ensemble that celebrates its 20th birthday this year.
Most of this year’s artists have expressed an interest in returning in 2021.
‘It’s a challenging time for the arts nationwide, but we’re determined not to let it get us down,’ said artistic director Dr Robert Howard, a composer, conductor and music teacher at St Edward’s College.
‘We’re looking at ways to reintroduce concerts and events on a small scale later in the year, and we’ve no doubt that the joy of live music-making will resume in Prescot and other communities.’
The Prescot Festival has been at the forefront of the renaissance of arts and music in the town over the past decade-and-a-half.
In medieval times Prescot was a centre of commerce and culture in Lancashire, and in the late 16th century it was the site of the first purpose-built theatre outside of London—a legacy celebrated by the Shakespeare North Playhouse, now under construction.
The festival has long aimed to commemorate the area’s rich Lancastrian heritage, of which Prescotians are especially proud. Its celebration of culture includes not only the 10-day annual festival, but a year-round programme of arts and music and a commitment to promoting other arts groups and initiatives in the area.
Find out more, and read this year’s winning short story, at prescotfestival.co.uk.