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Good news - tickets for all Off the Shelf events are now on sale.  Please see individual events for information.

All tickets from SIV tickets except for events at the Crucible which can only be purchased at Sheffield Theatres Box Office.

Call the Off the Shelf office on 0114 273 4400 with any queries.

02
NOV

Lesley-Ann Jones at Off the Shelf

Lesley-Ann Jones spoke to Off the Shelf about her new book on her idol, the late David Bowie. Click here for a short video interview.

02
NOV

Shakespeare 400

We held a day of events to celebrate 400 years of William Shakespeare, including lectures, workshops and pop-up performances from students from Sheffield Hallam University.Click here for a video.

01
NOV

Howard Middleton at Off the Shelf

Baker extraordinaire Howard Middleton treated Off the Shelf to a Gluten-free demonstration recently. Here's a short video interview with Howard.

28
OCT

New Responses to the Brontës

By Pete DoddWhen singer songwriter Nat Johnson was commissioned to create music in celebration of the Brontë sisters, the result was an elegant musical triptych titled The Liberty System.The intricately delicate and haunting songs – contemplating Anne the gardner, Emily the diver and Charlotte the levitato...

27
OCT

Nicholas Crane at Off the Shelf

We spoke to presenter and writer Nicholas Crane about his new book, The Making of the British Landscape. Click here for a video interview.

27
OCT

BLOG: Taking part in the Novel Slam

By Anna CaigOff The Shelf 2016 has been an embarrassment of riches for the literature lovers of Sheffield. I have enjoyed every moment, from Withnail and I director Bruce Robinson talking about his new book on Jack The Ripper, to searching for the truth behind the ‘green man’ with Nina Lyons, to hearing Mel...

26
OCT

George Monbiot and Ewan McLennan join forces

Singer Ewan McLennan and writer George Monbiot have collaborated to produce some stunning songs, which were heard by an Off the Shelf audience.Click here for a video interview and a taster of one of the songs.

14
OCT

Trisha Cooper on hosting It’s All About Fiction – Readers’ Afternoon

Five exquisite writers, each one a delightful surprise.Two first-time novelists, three experienced writers, all with common threads.The Fiction afternoon is a well-loved fixture in the Off The Shelf calendar.  It's also called a Readers' Afternoon.  You can see why.Brilliant, cohesive programming brough...

14
OCT

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall at Off the Shelf

Chef, TV presenter and campaigner Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall returned to Off the Shelf this week to talk about his new book as well as his long-running battle to cut the amount of food we waste as a country every year.Talking to BBC Radio Sheffield presenter Paulette Edwards, Hugh explained the inspiration behind his ...

14
OCT

Kid Acne at Off the Shelf

We welcomed street artist and musician Kid Acne to Off the Shelf, to talk about his work, his use of phrases and slogans and his love of Sheffield, where he has lived for a number of years. Kid Acne also produced the official logo for this year's festival.You can see a video interview with Kind Acne here.