Thank you to our 2019 Associate Partners

Thank you to our 2019 Associate Partners

We are delighted to announce our Associate Sponsors for the 2019 Off the Shelf literary festival

Sheffield City Region Hospitality

SCR Hospitality is the unified voice of the hospitality industry covering the Sheffield City Region. With circa 30 members ranging from independents to large hotel brands and budget through to boutique properties, SCR Hospitality is dedicated to supporting business and leisure tourism in the region and championing Sheffield’s animated character.

Twitter @HospitaityScr

The Moor

The Moor is delighted to support Off the Shelf in its 28th year, and is proud to be associated with one of the UK’s premier literary festivals.
The Moor has become a major shopping district in the city having been redeveloped after £120m of investment to date. 13.3 million people visit there every year now attracted by the shops including Next, Primark, GAP Outlet, Specsavers, New Look and JD Sports or to visit the restaurants and Light Cinema. Watch out for Off the Shelf information on the new digi screen situated above the new H&M due to open in the next few months.

Twitter @MoorSheffield

Sheffield Hallam University

The Sheffield Institute for Policy Studies is a virtual research institute based at Sheffield Hallam University which highlights the quality and breadth of the University’s policy related research. The Institute was launched in 2016 with an inaugural lecture from Polly Toynbee and runs regular events for policy makers and members of the public. Speakers in the past have included member of the House of Lords, Lord Kerslake and business owner and activist Gina Miller.

The Institute is a space for innovative, inter-disciplinary working and capacity building that extends its reach beyond the University to engage with a dynamic and expanding group of stakeholders. SIPS’ policy areas of expertise include: housing; the impact of welfare reform; labour markets; regeneration; the voluntary and community sector; social justice and human rights; criminal justice; migration; public health; and education. SIPS is also concerned with encouraging multi-disciplinary policy studies research across Sheffield Hallam University with attention focusing on key cross cutting issues such as resilience, austerity, migration, radicalisation, devolution, public sector transformation, and young people.

Twitter @SIPS_SHU

The Prokhorov Centre University of Sheffield

The Prokhorov Centre is the only research forum in the UK with an integrated focus on the intellectual and cultural histories of both Central and Eastern Europe.
The centre studies the various – and historically variable – cultural, religious, and political borders between the “East” and the “West”; the ideological bases for conflict and barriers to cooperation; and the bridges that have been built, and could be built, towards greater understanding and collaboration.

The Centre is supported by the Mikhail Prokhorov Foundation, a charitable organisation led by the prominent publisher, literary critic, and cultural historian Dr Irina Prokhorova. The Foundation is devoted to the development of new cultural institutions and initiatives in Russia as well the promotion of Russian culture in the global intellectual community.
The Prokhorov Centre organise national and international conferences, colloquia, workshops, exhibitions, and lectures. The latter include the Sheffield Annual Arts and Humanities Prokhorov Lectures, which are delivered by world-leading scholars and public intellectuals.

University of Sheffield Library

Voted joint No.1 for Library services in 2017 (Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey) the University of Sheffield Library serves students, staff members and visitors with services and resources to help you with learning, research and scholarship. The Library has a great team of dedicated, professional staff who are highly regarded in their fields of expertise.

The library is home to the Hines Papers. This collection comprises the papers of the author and screenwriter Barry Hines, and includes television, film and play scripts, programmes, reviews and cuttings, photographs, posters, drafts and proofs. There is also a collection of published books, both Barry Hines’ own works and material collected for research purposes.

Sheffield BID

Sheffield BID was launched in 2015 when businesses within Sheffield City Centre voted to invest collectively to improve the city centre environment.

Working together with local business and institutions, the BID helps to create a busier, cleaner, easier and safer destination for all. This is achieved through key initiatives such as Street Rangers, Clean Team, BID Buddies and a dedicated police sergeant, plus major footfall-driving events such as Sheffield Bricktropolis.

To support this year’s Off the Shelf, the BID will be running its popular Dine Sheffield campaign to coincide with the festival’s dates. This will help support both the local restaurant trade and the festival by encouraging visitors to enjoy a day or evening out – helping create a bustling and vibrant atmosphere.

Twitter @SheffieldBID

South Street Kitchen
19-20 South Street, Sheffield, S2 5QX

South Street Kitchen is an independent cafe based in Park Hill flats, right next to Sheffield’s train station and the city centre. It opened in March 2018, with the goal of creating a laid-back and sustainable café for the local community and beyond. Serving speciality coffee, a great selection of northern craft beers and wines and Middle Eastern inspired food, their kitchen is open for breakfast, lunch, Friday evenings, and Saturday brunch.

South Street Kitchen is serious about environmental sustainability and strives to provide an affordable and enjoyable experience which doesn’t cost the earth.

This is the second year as Associate Partner and will be hosting a poetry workshop event.

Twitter @southstktchn

True North

We are delighted to announce that True North Brew Co. will be one of this years sponsors. True North Brew Co. is an independent group of bars and pubs who operate in Sheffield city centre and have provided the perfect night out for over twenty-five years. This is the second time they have sponsored Off The Shelf and a proud to offer ticket holders discount in their venues.

Ticket holders can receive 20% off food at The York, Riverside Kelham, Forum Kitchen + Bar, Common Room and The Old House, all a short distance from an Off The Shelf host venue. Each venue is unique and offers a range of food to suit every diet. The Common Room is famous for its dirty fries and vegan friendly ‘mock’ chicken and the The Old House is where to get famous True North pies and sample a huge range of gin and expertly crafted cocktails.

Twitter @TrueNorthBrewCo


Alumno Group is bringing forward proposals for the third phase at Park Hill to be called Béton House. Béton House is thrilled to be sponsors for this year’s Off the Shelf Festival.
The new student neighbourhood within the iconic Park Hill above Sheffield train station will open in September 2020 and comprises 74 unique townhouse style units to accommodate 356 new student residents, alongside fantastic amenity space as well as commercial space benefitting residents and the local community. You will be able to find out more about Béton House when the pop up “Park Hill Shop” opens at 26 Pinstone Street early Autumn. Béton House wishes all involved in “Off the Shelf” a very successful festival.

Twitter @AlumnoGroup / @betonhouseph

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