TELEGRAPH COMPETITION: Win tickets for Sheffield’s Off the Shelf literary festival

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Readers of the Sheffield Telegraph are being offered the chance to win free tickets for the Off The Shelf book festival.

Four pairs of tickets are on offer for a talk by writer, broadcaster and campaigner Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, who is speaking about his new book The River Cottage A-Z next Wednesday, October 12.

Meanwhile, the Telegraph has two pairs of tickets for a talk on Thursday, October 20, by Nicholas Crane, presenter of the BBC series Coast, who has just published his latest work The Making of the British Landscape.

And there are three pairs of tickets for Professor Vanessa Toulmin’s talk on Thursday, October 27, based on the book Blackpool Pleasure Beach: More Than Just an Amusement Park.

This year Off The Shelf is marking its 25th anniversary. The festival, one of the country’s biggest literary events, runs until October 29 in venues ranging from the Crucible theatre to local libraries.

All of the talks included in the Telegraph’s competition are taking place in the Pennine Theatre at Sheffield Hallam University’s Owen Building, except for Prof Toulmin’s event, which is in the Auditorium at Sheffield University’s Students’ Union on Western Bank.

To be in with a chance of winning, simply answer the following question:

How many years has Off The Shelf been held for?

Email your answer – and your chosen event – to barbara.craythorn@jpress.co.uk or post to The Sheffield Telegraph, York Street, Sheffield, S1 1PU.

Closing date for the Fearnley-Whittingstall tickets is Monday, October 10.

Closing date for Crane and Toulmin is Thursday, October 13.

JP rules apply.