Brian Blessed and Henry Blofeld at Off the Shelf festival

Brian Blessed is at Off The Shelf - Festival of Words. Photo by Paul Marc Mitchell.
Brian Blessed is at Off The Shelf - Festival of Words. Photo by Paul Marc Mitchell.

Actor and explorer Brian Blessed, cricket presenter Henry Blofeld, politician Harriet Harman and TV star Robert Webb are among the big names lined up for this year’s Off the Shelf - Festival of Words.

A range of speakers will talk about their books and careers in various venues across Sheffield, from October 7 to November 3.

For more details, visit www.offtheshelf.org.uk