Off the Shelf

Off the Shelf at Festival of the Mind

Working with our partner Off the Shelf Festival of Words to celebrate its 25th anniversary in the city, we're proud to present seven taster events to get you in the mood.

Thursday 15 September
Foraged in Sheffield with Patrick Harding
Where to find edible mushrooms and wild plants in the city.

Friday 16 September
Remembering Amy Johnson with Ann Beedham
Illustrated talk about the pioneering aviator and her Sheffield links.

Monday 19 September
Edward Carpenter with Suzanne Bingham
A talk about the Victorian socialist who fought for Sheffield workers’ rights and inspired Gandhi.

Tuesday 20 September
The Empathy Problem with Gavin Extence
The award-winning author talks about his latest novel and how Sheffield has shaped his writing.

Wednesday 21 September
Out of the Ordinary with Sally Goldsmith
Sally sings songs and reads poems inspired by the words of Sheffield people.

Thursday 22 September
Sheffield’s Brewing Heritage with John Dowd
Charting the dramatic history of Sheffield’s brewing industry from 1750 onwards.

Friday 23 September
The Heart of It with Seni Seneviratne
Poetry and song to change hearts and minds.