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Off the Shelf Competition for Schools

Off the Shelf is running a competition for schools in conjunction with the Sheffield Star as part of their Reading Campaign.

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Michael Rosen Praises Literary Festivals

Michael Rosen talks about the importance of reading and literary festivals.

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Off the Shelf Competition for Schools

Off the Shelf is running a competition for schools in conjunction with the Sheffield Star as part of their Reading Campaign.

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Win tickets to Two Stories – Mark Haddon

To celebrate the centenary of the first publication of The Mark on the Wall by Virginia Woolf, Mark Haddon has written a new story, St Bride’s Bay.

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And Other Stories launches new Northern Book Prize

And Other Stories celebrates its arrival in Sheffield with the launch of a new book prize in partnership with New Writing North.

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Tagore and Freedom – a Sheffield celebration

This being the UK-India Year of Culture, it is fitting that this year's festival opens with an exciting programme celebrating Tagore’s rich and diverse legacy.

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Off the Shelf celebrates a new golden age of crime writing

I am delighted that we have been able to curate a crime theme for this year’s Off the Shelf Festival of Words.

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Off the Shelf film screenings

This year's festival has three broad thematic strands: crime, radicalism and India. To complement this, we will be screening films throughout the festival.

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Welcome to this year’s festival

We hope you enjoy our new curatorial approach covering themes such as radicalism, crime and India, and a new community focus starting with Somali culture.

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I Made This by Chris Bush

In 2016, Sheffield celebrated a Year of Making and the playwright Chris Bush was commissioned to write a poem about the city and making.

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