Public Speaking/Events See The Yorkshire Shepherdess Live 

Dear all.  
 
Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, my immediate schedule of events has been postponed and we’re working hard to find replacement dates where possible.  
 
For further information please contact the venues and event ticket outlets, who will be able to help with your queries.  
 
Thanks so much to everyone for your patience in this challenging time.  
 
Stay safe and see you all soon. 
 
Amanda 
 

  PUBLIC SPEAKING 

Expect straight-talking first hand stories from The Yorkshire Shepherdess, as Amanda talks about her journey from townie teenage Goth to hill shepherdess and mother of 9. The talk is packed with amusing anecdotes, colourful characters and inspiring stories from her two decades spent farming at Ravenseat, all delivered with Amanda’s trademark energy, humour and charm. 
 
Uplifting, inspiring and overwhelmingly positive, perfect for anyone interested in the countryside and rural living. Sessions can include readings from her books, a slideshow, Q&As and an opportunity to really get to know The Yorkshire Shepherdess. 
 

UPCOMING CALENDER OF EVENTS IN 2020  Dear all.  Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, my immediate schedule of events has been postponed and we’re working hard to find replacement dates where possible.  For further information please contact the venues and event ticket outlets, who will be able to help with your queries.  Thanks so much to everyone for your patience in this challenging time.  Stay safe and see you all soon.  Amanda 

OFFICIAL SPRING 2020 THEATRE TOUR 

DATE 
VENUE 
TICKETS 
Thursday 13th February 
Yarm - Princess Alexander Auditorium - SOLD OUT 
Sunday 23rd February 
Shrewsbury - Theatre Severn Evening - SOLD OUT 
Shrewsbury - Matinee 1.00pm - SOLD OUT 
Tuesday 3rd March 
Falmouth - Princess Pavilion 
Wednesday 4th March 
Exeter - Corn Exchange - SOLD OUT 
Sunday 8th March 
Chesterfield - Pomegranate Theatre - SOLD OUT 
Tuesday 10th March 
Barrow - The Forum - SOLD OUT 
Wednesday 11th March 
Loughborough - Town Hall 
Thursday 12th March 
Loughborough - Town Hall - SOLD OUT 
Sunday 15th March 
Monmouth - Savoy Theatre Evening 
Monmouth - Savoy Theatre Matinee - 3.00pm 
Tuesday 24th March 
Milton Keynes - The Stables - Evening - SOLD OUT 
Milton Keynes - The Stables Matinee - 3.00pm 
Thursday 26th March 
Worcester - Huntingdon Hall Evening - SOLD OUT 
Worcester - Huntingdon Hall Matinee - 3.00pm 
Sunday 29th March 
Scarborough - Spa Theatre Evening - SOLD OUT 
Scarborough - Spa Theatre Matinee - 2.00pm 
Tuesday 31st March 
Lancaster - Grand Theatre - SOLD OUT 

OFFICIAL AUTUMN 2020 THEATRE TOUR 

DATE 
VENUE 
TICKETS 
Thursday 1st October 
Warrington - Parr Hall 
Sunday 4th October 
Middlesborough - Town Hall 
Sunday 11th October 
New Brighton - Floral Pavilion 
Tuesday 13th October 
Peterborough - The Cresset 
Wednesday 14th October 
Ipswich - Corn Exchange 
Friday 23rd October 
Doncaster- The Cast Forum 
Friday 30th October 
Buxton - Opera House 
Saturday 31st October 
Southport - Theatre 

AMANDA'S COMPLETE SCHEDULE OF SPEAKING EVENTS THROUGHOUT 2020  Please contact venues directly to obtain tickets 

DATE 
VENUE 
TICKETS 
Friday 10th Jan 
Abergele - Royal Welsh Show Fundraiser - Kinmel Manor 
Details to follow 
Weds 29th January 
Bourne - The Len Pick Trust - Corn Exchange 
Thursday 13th Feb 
Yarm - Princess Alexander Auditorium - SOLD OUT 
Sunday 23rd Feb 
Shrewsbury - Theatre Severn Evening - SOLD OUT 
Shrewsbury - Matinee - 1.00pm - SOLD OUT 
Mon 2nd March 
Crediton - Crediton Community Bookshop, Sandford Orchards 
Tues 3rd March 
Falmouth - Princess Pavilion 
Weds 4th March 
Exeter - Corn Exchange SOLD OUT (See Crediton 2nd March) 
Thurs 5th March 
Leeds - Leeds Literature Festival 
Sat 7th March 
Criccieth Memorial Hall, Criccieth 
Sunday 8th March 
Chesterfield - Pomegranate Theatre - SOLD OUT 
Tues 10th March 
Barrow - The Forum - SOLD OUT 
Weds 11th March 
Loughborough - Town Hall 
Thurs 12th March 
Loughborough - Town Hall - SOLD OUT 
Sun 15th March 
Monmouth - Savoy Theatre Evening 
Monmouth - Savoy Theatre Matinee 3.00pm 
Weds 18th March 
Oswestry - Booka Bookshop 
Thurs 19th March 
Chester - W H Smith - from 12.30pm 
The Wirral - Thornton Hall Hotel and Spa (Lingham's Bookshop) - 7.30pm 
Friday 20th March 
Huddersfield - Literature Festival (additional due to popular demand!) 
Details to follow 
Sat 21st March 
Northallerton - Waterstones 
Sun 22nd March 
York - York Literature Festival, St Peter’s School 
Huddersfield - Literature Festival - SOLD OUT 
Tues 24th March 
Milton Keynes - The Stables Evening - SOLD OUT 
Milton Keynes - The Stables Matinee - 3.00pm 
Thurs 26th March 
Worcester - Huntingdon Hall Evening - SOLD OUT 
Worcester - Huntingdon Hall Matinee - 3.00pm 
Sat 28th March 
Lichfield - Literature Festival 
Sun 29th March 
Scarborough - Spa Theatre Evening - SOLD OUT 
Scarborough - Spa Theatre Matinee - 2.00pm 
Tues 31st March 
Lancaster - Waterstones, Corn Market - 4.00pm-5.00pm Book signing 
Lancaster - Grand Theatre Evening - SOLD OUT 
Thurs 2nd April 
Norwich - Waterstones, Castle Street 
Sunday 10th May 
Boswell - Book Festival 
Details to follow 
Thursday 14th May 
Stafford - Katharine House Hospice - County Showground 
Friday 15th May 
Wimborne - Wimborne Literary Festival - The Allendale Centre 
Sunday 24th May 
Filey - Filey Book Festival - The Evron Centre 
Details to follow 
Friday 5th June 
South Shields - The Write Festival - The Word 
Friday 12th June 
Glusburn - Glusburn Institute 
Sunday 21st June 
Saffron Walden - Saffron Hall 
Details to follow 
Saturday 25th July 
Bingley - Bingley Show 
Details to follow 
Thursday 1st Oct 
Warrington - Parr Hall 
Friday 2nd Oct 
Westbury - Festival 
Details to follow 
Sunday 4th Oct 
Middlesborough - Town Hall 
Weds 7th Oct 
Stamford - Stamford Boys School (Stamford Rotary) 
Details to follow 
Sunday 11th Oct 
New Brighton - Floral Pavilion 
Tuesday 13th Oct 
Peterborough - The Cresset 
Weds 14th Oct 
Ipswich - Corn Exchange 
Friday 23rd Oct 
Doncaster- The CastForum 
Friday 30th Oct 
Buxton - Opera House 
Saturday 31st Oct 
Southport - Southport Theatre 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

TESTIMONIALS  

Below are just a few examples. See more by clicking here 
Amanda presented the story of her life to a capacity audience of five hundred people at Otley in March. 
Amanda talked for over an hour, regaling the audience with tales of her life from her upbringing in Huddersfield back in the 1970s to running a 2,000-acre sheep hill farm at Ravenseat above Keld at the head of Swaledale. Full of humour, but with also some moments of poignancy, the audience lapped up the tales that Amanda recounted. 
 
Some of the comments on the Otley Town Facebook page afterwards were as follows: 
This was a very entertaining evening and was well presented by Amanda on her life as a shepherdess and also how her young happy family join in as little helpers – Joan Mangeolles 
Really enjoyed this – so interesting and she is wonderful – Pat Jackson 
Fantastic evening. What a hardworking fantastic woman – Claire Dabill 
Really enjoyed her talk and photos. Amanda is amazing – Sue Stewart 
What a great lady she is, brilliant, nice couple – Marguerite Enoch 
Very enjoyable night. She is an amazing lady – David Ive 
Amanda presented at the Harrogate International Literature Festivals 
It was such a pleasure to have Amanda Owen at the Raworths Harrogate Literature Festival. She was aspirational yet approachable with a very natural presence on stage that held the audience captivated. Amanda conducted herself with warmth, humour and professionalism throughout her time with us. The pictures she shared of life of the farm added a lovely visual dimension to her event and the feedback we received afterwards showed the audience loved her open and engaging style and found her stories an inspiration. 
Natalie Dalkiran, Literature Festivals Co-ordinator 
Harrogate International Festivals 
'An Evening with Amanda Owen' at The Rotary Club of Thorne in South Yorkshire 
The Rotary Club of Thorne in South Yorkshire held a fund raising event in October 2017 entitled 'An Evening with Amanda Owen'. Over 140 people came to listen to 'The Yorkshire Shepherdess' in our local village hall. She captivated and enthralled her audience with snippets of her life in Huddersfield as a young girl with a clear vision of what she wanted to become.  
 
As time progressed she met her future husband Clive in the beautiful and isolated farm of Ravenseat in the North Yorkshire. There she has lived with husband Clive (Colin, ask Julia Bradbury about that) and brought up nine children in what seems an idyllic setting. A slide show of photographs taken in and around the farm by the family gave us fabulous views and insights of life in Ravenseat. She is renowned authoress, inspired by the books written by Alf White (James Herriot) of 'All Creatures Great and Small'. 
 
The whole audience felt as if they were part of Amanda’s family and went home with big smiles on their faces. 
David Parker, Secretary 
The Rotary Club of Thorne 
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