Sheaffer has held its first Sheaffer Sunday Matinee, held at St Johns Smith Square on 24th September, as part of The Creative Minds project. The manufacturer provided gift bags for every attendee in the 160-strong crowd, which contained a uniquely engraved pen, created specifically for the show.
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.
The Creative Minds project which sees Sheaffer 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 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.
The next Sheaffer Sunday Matinee on 29th October will explore 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 shows in the Sheaffer Sunday Matinee series are:
- Sunday 29th October 2017 - Nocturne – 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 30th January 2018 - Rêverie – 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 4th March 2018 – Odyssey 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 15th April 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.