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The Sheffield culture guide written by in-the-know locals

Off the Shelf

Fri. 14 October 2022 — Sun. 30 October 2022

Autumn in Sheffield is pretty much synonymous with literary delights, as Off the Shelf Festival of Words hosts a programme packed with talks and readings from world renowned authors and poets, famous folk off the telly, and a few knowledgable locals.

Each year, the festival absorbs audiences in topics ranging from pop music to politics, fine art to feminism.

Come back soon for details on the 2022 Off the Shelf lineup and our top picks from the programme this October.

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Fri. 30 September 2022 — Sat. 8 October 2022

Sheffield's festival of film and music. Expect a truly unique mix of performance, live film scores, screenings, exhibitions, and music industry activity.

Sheffield Food Festival

Thu. 2 June 2022 — Sun. 5 June 2022

Peace Gardens

Four (hopefully) sunny days of food, food and more food.

Desiree Reynolds

The writer – and DJ, journalist and mentor – talks to Annalisa Toccara about being inspired by ordinariness, making space for change, and curating the Black Women Write Now strand at Off the Shelf Festival 2020.

Ruby Robinson

A South Yorks poet, whose candid, vulnerable and vigilant work will leave you open-mouthed.