Everyday Sexism with Laura Bates

Weds 7 May at 7.30pm
The Auditorium, University of Sheffield Students Union, Western Bank, S10

Tickets £7/£5 (booking fee applies for telephone and on line bookings)

Everyday Sexism is the project that has inspired a worldwide movement. This is a manifesto for change and a ground breaking anecdotal examination of sexism in modern day society.  Laura Bates will talk about the book and the project.

In collaboration with the University of Sheffield Student’s Union 

Welcome to Off the Shelf Festival of Words

Sheffield's Off the Shelf Festival of Words is 23 this year!

The festival has grown into one of the UK’s most popular and exciting events attracting some of the best known names in literature and the media.  The festival offers a wide range of events for audiences of all ages including readings, workshops, storytelling, exhibitions, talks, walks, poetry, competitions and more. 

Guests last year included Roddy Doyle, Kate Adie, Pam Ayres, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, Paul Morley, Simon Armitage, Jackie Kay, Lucy Worsley, Chuck Palahniuk, Walter Mosley, Jung Chang, Sally Gardner, Dan Snow, Steve Peters to name just a few.

You can download a pdf brochure here.

We do hope that you were able to enjoy an Off the Shelf event this year.  

“By far and away one of the best festivals in the UK” Clara Wormersley Random House

“One of the most pleasant and enjoyable festivals I have attended – and I’ve been to one or two.”  Sir Michael Parkinson

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Rhyme and Reason

Rhyme and Reason will provide bookstalls at festival events.  If you are unable to attend an event in person, Rhyme and Reason can organised signed copies for you.  Tel. 0114 266 1950 or e-mail