Off The Shelf Festival of Words 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.
- Wednesday 9th October - Afternoons with the blinds drawn - Brett Anderson (Foundry)
- Sunday 13th October - Matt Abbott and Toria Garbutt (Foundry)
- Monday 14th October - Housing fit for purpose - Professor Fionn Stevenson (Studio)
- Tuesday 15th October - Tin Can Cook - Jack Monroe (Auditorium)
- Wednesday 16th October - The rise of the Ultra Runners - Adharanand Finn (Foundry)
- Thursday 17th October - The Madwoman of Serrano - Jethro Soutar (Studio)
- Thursday 17th October - A History of Working class cinema - Danny Leigh (Foundry)
- Saturday 19th October - Taking up space - Chelsea Kwakye (Foundry)
- Sunday 20th October - Britishness (Auditorium)
- Sunday 20th October - Two Trees, Make a Forest on Memory, Migration and Taiwan - Jessica J. Lee (Studio)
- Monday 21st October - Meet the Author - David Baddiel (Foundry)
- Monday 21st October - I carried a watermelon: Dirty Dancing and me - Katy Brand (Auditorium)
- Thursday 24th October - The Oral History of Joy Division - Jon Savage and Record, Play, Pause - Stephen Morris (Auditorium)
Click here to visit the full programme or here to purchase tickets.