Sheaffer Sunday Matinee heralded a success from music afficianados

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Sheaffer are hitting all the right notes with music fans, following a successful first Sheaffer Sunday Matinee at St Johns Smith Square on September 24.


The Beloved Clara show, which was compiled by Lucy Parham, saw Tim McInnerny play German composer Robert Schumann alongside Olivier Award winner Dame Harriet Walter.


Writing instruments manfacturer Sheaffer provided gift bags for every attendee in the 160-strong crowd, which contained a uniquely engraved pen created specifically for the show.


The brand’s involvement in the show is a key part of The Creative Minds project which sees the iconic brand encourage young and old to explore their imaginations and create music, art or written work – with the starting point of a Sheaffer pen.


By embracing creative minds with the unique Sheaffer Sunday Matinees, which explore all corners of history, music, stage and letter writing, Sheaffer is encouraging viewers to put pen to paper with their own life stories.


And those life stories at St Johns Smith Square continue into the New Year, with four more Lucy Parham shows remaining for classical musical fans to enjoy.


The next Sheaffer Sunday Matinee October 29 explores the relationship of George Sand and Frederic Chopin via the medium of diary entries, letters and biographies with Patricia Hodge and Alex Jennings playing the renowned author and composer.


Nicola Shepherd, Marketing Director at Sheaffer said: “The first show was a roaring success and it was fantastic to see so many creative minds join us at St Johns Smith Square.


“Sheaffer are keen to continue to get involved with arts and culture projects to inspire Creative Minds young and old – be they artistic, musical, literary or sporting.”


The remaining show in the Sheaffer Sunday Matinee series are:


  • Sunday September 29 2017Nocturne – The Romantic Life of Frédéric Chopin
    • Featuring BAFTA Award winner Patricia Hodge and Olivier Award winner Alex Jenning, Nocturne tells the story of the tender, yet volatile relationship between Frédéric Chopin and the novelist George Sand
  • Sunday January 30 2018Rêverie – The Life and Loves of Claude Debussy
    • BAFTA Award winner Simon Russell Beale CBE plays Claude Debussy in a show exploring his complex emotional life through a personal and revealing journal.
  • Sunday March 4 2018Odyssey of Love – Liszt and His Women
    • Joanna David and Spooks star Robert Glenister explore focuses the two greatest romances of this tempestuous genius Franz Liszt.
  • Sunday April 15 2018 – Elégie – Rachmaninoff; A Heart in Exile
    • Olivier Award winner Henry Goodman chronicles Rachmaninoff’s exile from Russia and the enduring longing for his homeland, featuring his poignant solo piano music.


To find out more about Sheaffer and the Creative Minds project visit