Each year we work closely with Sheffield’s largest annual celebration of reading and writing, Off the Shelf Festival of Words. As well as bespoke commissions each year, we are tasked with running a celebratory closing event marking the end of the festival.

For the last four years we’ve hosted the largest poetry slam in Yorkshire. We follow traditional slam rules with two rounds and upto 3 minutes per round for each poet. The event is judged by three random members of the audience. These events often feature comedians and live music alongside poetry to try and reach new audiences to poetry. Previous headliners have included Hollie Mcnish and Mark Grist and have been held at a range of locations across the city including The Shakespeare, Queens Social Club and Theatre Deli.