Welcome to Off the Shelf 2018

Join us for some of the best known names in literature, media and the arts as we showcase a wide range of fiction, politics, journalism, art, music, history, sport, science, poetry, theatre and more.

With over 130 events in venues around the city we can promise uplifting, funny, contemplative and entertaining experiences this Autumn.

Enjoy events programmed around three themed strands: Suffrage 100 curated by Dr. Julie Gottlieb, Frankenstein 200 curated by Professor Chris Wigginton and Circus 250 curated by Professor Vanessa Toulmin. Look out for inspirational panel debates, lively talks, visual art and a trip to the General Cemetery all designed to throw light on these fascinating and important landmark anniversaries.

We celebrate Sheffield as an internationally diverse city with festival partner Roma Futures who have programmed a series of Romani Readings and film to help us discover Roma language, culture and community. View the events here.

Off the Shelf is thrilled to collaborate with artist, writer and performance maker Tim Etchells of Sheffield’s Forced Entertainment on three days of readings, performances, projections, installations and discussions. Tim has curated Strong Language to celebrate the work of Piece of Paper Press and uses it as an opportunity to highlight other radical writing and independent publishing in the UK.

We look forward to you joining us at events over three weeks in October! See the full programme here.

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