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 SeptemberForaged in Sheffield with Patrick HardingWhere to find edible mushrooms and wild plants in the city.

Friday 16 SeptemberRemembering Amy Johnson with Ann BeedhamIllustrated talk about the pioneering aviator and her Sheffield links.

Monday 19 SeptemberEdward Carpenter with Suzanne BinghamA talk about the Victorian socialist who fought for Sheffield workers’ rights and inspired Gandhi.

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

Wednesday 21 SeptemberOut of the Ordinary with Sally GoldsmithSally sings songs and reads poems inspired by the words of Sheffield people.

Thursday 22 SeptemberSheffield’s Brewing Heritage with John DowdCharting the dramatic history of Sheffield’s brewing industry from 1750 onwards.

Friday 23 SeptemberThe Heart of It with Seni SeneviratnePoetry and song to change hearts and minds.