Parham returns with West

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RENOWNED pianist Lucy Parham makes a quick return to Sheffield on Saturday with her fourth and latest words and music composer portrait at a concert in aid of local charity Helen’s Trust, set up in memory of Helen Louise Lyon – more info at

Parham comes with no less a personage than The Wire actor Dominic West, a patron of the trust, also making fairly swift return to his home city after his raved-about performances as Iago in Shakespeare’s Othello at the Crucible last year.

On this occasion he will be getting himself into the complex psyche of Debussy, including his tangled love life, in the composer’s own words compiled in the form of a personal journal by Parham, who plays such pieces as Clair de lune, The Girl with the Flaxen Hair and L‘Isle Joyeuse.

West says: “Having the opportunity to perform back home in Sheffield is always a buzz for me.

“Lucy’s work is inspirational, and I’m honoured to be able to work alongside her, raising money for such a worthy charity as Helen’s Trust in the process.”

Reverie: The Life and Loves of Claude Debussy is at Upper Chapel, Norfolk Street at 7.30pm.