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Free tickets for Off the Shelf Festival of Words

28 September 2018

Off the Shelf is one of the largest and most accessible literary festivals in the UK. Every year they bring the biggest names in literature and the arts to Sheffield.

Working with Tickets for Good's Ticket Bank programme, Off the Shelf are offering tickets to young people aged 16-25, especially young women, and LBGTQ groups and students to attend for free.

One of the themes of this year's festival is the 100 year anniversary of (partial) suffrage, with 2018 marking 100 years since votes for (some) women were first allowed in the UK. There are lots of events in the festival exploring feminist themes and talks from some amazing and inspiring women, including Helen Pankhurst and Gina Miller. 

To request free tickets, email rachel@ticketsforgood.co.uk to arrange. 

Charities and Community groups who work with young women and LBGTQ groups are also able to access the tickets via Ticket Bank website.


Here is the list of events we have tickets for - click on the link to get more info :


Aerialist - Rebecca Truman -  Sat 6th Oct, 3pm
Suffrage Afterlives: What Happened After the Vote Was Won? - Tues 9 Oct, 6pm
Rise – Gina Miller - Tues 9 Oct, 7pm
The Women’s Pit Camp – Flis Callow and Caroline Poland - Wed 10 Oct, 7pm
The Story of the Suffrage Movement in Ireland – Louise Ryan - Thurs 11 Oct, 6pm
Death in Ten Minutes Kitty Marion – Dr Fern Riddell - Fri 12 Oct, 7pm
Can We All Be Feminists? – Soofiya Andry and Selina Thompson - Fri 12 Oct, 8.3pm
Sunny Side Up – Susan Calman - Sat 13 Oct, 2pm
Christabel Pankhurst: A Biography – Professor June Purvis - Sun 14 Oct, 11sam
Hearts and Minds – Jane Robinson - Sun 14 Oct, 3pm
Suffragettes on Film – Dr Adity Singh - Sun 14 Oct, 5pm
Deeds not Words – Helen Pankhurst - Sun 14 Oct, 7pm
Desert Island Reads – Jamie Campbell - Mon 15 Oct, 7pm
To Throw Away Unopened – Viv Albertine - Thurs 18 Oct, 7.30pm
Eat Up! – Ruby Tandoh - Fri 19 Oct, 7pm
Bloody Brilliant Women – Cathy Newman - Sat 20 Oct, 2pm
What Would Boudicca Do? – E Foley and B Coates - Mon 22 Oct, 7.30pm