ROBERT Buller (cello) and Philip Kubilius (piano) kick off the new spring series of the Fylde Arts Midday Recital.
The pair are at Poulton Methodist Church on Friday and judging by their impressive CVs, should be worth catching.
Buller studied at the Royal Northern College of Music and since then has worked as a freelance musician, performing with many professional string quartets as well as playing with various orchestras and choral societies in the North West.
Kubilius studied with Colin Horsley at the Royal Manchester College of Music graduating with special merit in performance. He has given many solo and chamber music recitals, and performed in the Isle of Man and played for the Scottish Tours Organisation.
Friday’s programme includes works by Beethoven (Sonata in G minor Op 5 No 2) and Brahms (Sonata No 2 in F major Op 99).
The recital begins at 1pm and admission is £7 (£5 for Fylde Arts Members). Hot lunches priced £4 are available from the church from 11.30am.
n IF you’re interested in the history of the town you’re living in, you could do worse than heading to the visitor centre in Stanley Park.
In an effort to get more people through the doors, the Friends of Stanley Park group have decided to stage exhibitions throughout the next 12 months.
I popped in to see the first one at the weekend - 100 years of Blackpool Illuminations, complete with all sorts of photographs and artefacts - and it was well worth the visit.
It will be there for the next six weeks, with further exhibitions planned about the Winter Gardens, Blackpool’s Lost Buildings and The Loos and Arras Trenches at Watson Road Park.
The visitor centre in the park is open each weekend from 10am till 2pm, though until January 27 it’s open every day because of an ongoing consultation about a new children’s playground.