Off The Shelf Festival of Words 2019

8th October 2019

Off the Shelf is one of the largest and most accessible literary festivals in the UK. Every year they bring the biggest names in literature and the arts to Sheffield

Previous festivals have included appearances by Hilary Mantel, Levison Wood, Kate Adie, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, David Mitchell, Rose Tremain, Sarah Waters, Nick Hornby, Simon Armitage, Benjamin Zephaniah, Tony Robinson, Sandi Toksvig, John Pilger, the Hairy Bikers, Jamie Oliver, Owen Jones and Ian Rankin – to name just a few!

Since 1991,Off The Shelf have established themselves as one of the highlights of the cultural calendar in Sheffield, with the core mission to bring literature and the arts to all parts of the community.

The programme of events is curated jointly by the University of Sheffield and Sheffield Hallam University, the only UK literature festival to be run in this way.

Below is a list of key events taking place at both Sheffield Students' Union and The University of Sheffield during this years festival.

Click here to visit the full programme or here to purchase tickets.

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