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Prescot Elizabethan Fayre is going to be a cracker of an event this weekend

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Prescot Elizabethan Fayre is going to be a cracker of an event this weekend

Prescot’s going to be buzzing this weekend with the return of its Elizabethan Fayre to celebrate the town’s amazing heritage.

And it’s certainly one worth commemorating!

In Elizabethan times Prescot was the only place in the country other than London to have a free-standing purpose-built theatre (which is why it’s great to see new theatre and cultural venue Shakespeare North Playhouse there now).

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And Cllr Tony Brennan says: “Prescot’s Elizabethan Fayre is a wonderful way to celebrate the unique history of the town and for everyone to get involved.

“The Prescot Cultural Consortium have created a programme of unique performances, activities, and crafts for everyone to enjoy.”

He adds: “The town centre’s also home to plenty of lovely shops, cafes, bars and restaurants, so visitors can spend the day experiencing everything the town has to offer.”

There’ll certainly be no shortage of things going on when the event takes place.

Prescot

You can expect theatre and dance performances, circus skills, craft workshops, music, heritage walks, artisan stalls and more.

And for a flavour of Tudor history, visitors can try their hand at candle making, there’ll be musical minstrels, archery, and soldier school … and there might even be an appearance from Queen Elizabeth I herself!

When is Prescot Elizabethan Fayre?

This Saturday, June 10, from 11am to 5pm.

Where is it?

Prescot Town Centre – head there and you can’t miss it.

Fancy getting involved?

You can help make the Prescot Bird with Arts Groupie: organisers want people to help create a new unique creature, the Prescot Bird, whose feathers will be composed of your memories, photographs, and stories about the local area.

Get Sketchy with Illustrator Gill Smith: have your portrait drawn as an Elizabethan.

Willow Weaving from Twig Twister: try your hand at this heritage craft and make a dragonfly or a crown.

Heritage Walking Tours of Prescot – here’s a chance to find out more about the town you maybe thought you knew.

Free Face Painting – what more can be said, it’s always loads of fun.

Performances

There’s literally entertainment around every corner.

Circus Jesters Steve ‘n’ Harry – aka Fools Rush In  –  will be treating folk to their circus act show and encouraging people to have-a-go.

The Waggle Bees will be buzzing around Prescot, and the Jan Williams Theatre School will be giving dance performances.

Liverpool Signing Choir will be entertaining the crowds, and Bring the Fire will open the Fayre with their spin on an Elizabethan fire act.

Altered Scale Theatre will be performing Captain Parrot and His Ship of Stories – a family show with interaction and games – and, children’s theatre company Petite Ullaloom will join in with The Dead Average Sonnets Society, and Imaginarium Theatre have planned a Fools and Fairies Parade.

Poppy the Bubble Fairy will be there, there’ll be craft workshops, and a ton of stalls selling everything from fruit liqueurs, jewellery, crystals, keepsakes, PJs and more.  You get the gist, it’ll be a fantastic day! 

You can get an easy-to-read guide to all the events happening at the Prescot Elizabethan Fayre here.

And for a full timetable of what’s on when, and in which streets, click here.

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