Public Speaking/Events See The Yorkshire Shepherdess Live 

Dear all 
 
Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, a number of my immediate events have been postponed to later dates. Please find the up-to-date list here on my website, however for further and more detailed information please contact the venues and event ticket outlets directly and they will be able to help you with your queries. 
 
Any additional changes that occur to the schedule of events listed will be communicated as soon as possible. 
 
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 

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 
Saturday 24th October 
Worcester - Huntingdon Hall - afternoon & evening 
Details to follow 
Friday 30th October 
Buxton - Opera House 
Saturday 31st October 
Southport - Theatre 
Saturday 7th November 
Lancaster - Grand Theatre 
Sunday 8th November 
Scarborough - Spa Theatre - afternoon & evening 
Tuesday 10th November 
Milton Keynes - The Stables - afternoon & evening 

AMANDA'S COMPLETE SCHEDULE OF SPEAKING EVENTS THROUGHOUT 2020 (Including the above Theatre Tour)  Please contact venues or event organisers directly to obtain tickets 

DATE 
VENUE 
TICKETS 
Friday 12th June 
Glusburn - Glusburn Institute 
Sunday 2nd Aug 
Settle - Settle Stories Festival 
Details to follow 
Friday 18th Sept 
Huddersfield - St Thomas’ Church, Bradley 
Contact venue 
Saturday 19th Sept 
Appledore - Appledore Festival 
Details to follow 
Sunday 20th Sept 
Holmfirth - Huddersfield Literature Festival 
SOLD OUT 
Tuesday 22nd Sept 
South Shields - Write Festival - The Word 
Details to follow 
Friday 25th Sept 
Wakefield - Yorkshire Variety Children’s Charity (afternoon) 
Details to follow 
Friday 25th Sept 
Swainby - Swainby Village Hall (evening) 
Saturday 26th Sept 
Scarborough - Derwent Valley Bridge Library 
SOLD OUT 
Sunday 27th Sept 
Marsden - Huddersfield Literature Festival 
SOLD OUT 
Tuesday 29th Sept 
Clitheroe - Hurst Green Village Hall 
Contact venue 
Wedsd 30th Sept 
Scarborough - Townswomen’s Guilds 
Contact T's Guilds 
Thursday 1st Oct 
Warrington - Parr Hall 
Friday 2nd Oct 
Westbury, Wiltshire - Westbury Festival 
Details to follow 
Sunday 4th Oct 
Middlesborough - Town Hall 
Tuesday 6th Oct 
Derby - Derby WI 
Contact directly 
Weds 7th Oct 
Stamford - Stamford Boys School (Stamford Rotary) 
Details to follow 
Saturday 10th Oct 
Dumfries House, Scotland - Boswell Book Festival 
Sunday 11th Oct 
New Brighton - Floral Pavilion 
Tuesday 13th Oct 
Peterborough - The Cresset Tour 
Weds 14th Oct 
Ipswich - Corn Exchange 
Thursday 22nd Oct 
Dorset - Dorset WI 
Contact directly 
Friday 23rd Oct 
Doncaster- The Cast Forum 
Saturday 24th Oct 
Worcester - Huntingdon Hall 
Details to follow 
Tuesday 27th Oct 
Ely - Ely WI 
Contact directly 
Friday 30th Oct 
Buxton - Opera House 
Saturday 31st Oct 
Southport - Southport Theatre 
Monday 2nd Nov 
Hertford - U3A 
Contact directly 
Saturday 7th Nov 
Lancaster - Grand `Theatre - matinee & evening 
Sunday 8th Nov 
Scarborough - Spa Theatre - matinee & evening 
Tuesday 10th Nov 
Milton Keynes - The Stables - matinee & evening 
Thursday 12th Nov 
Harrogate - Friends of Harrogate Hospice 
Details to follow 
Friday 13th Nov 
Todmorden - Todmorden Book Festival 
Thursday 19th Nov 
Nottingham - Notts Rural Support Network 
Contact directly 
Friday 20th Nov 
Stafford - RABI Staffordshire 
Contact directly 
Tuesday 24th Nov 
Barnard Castle - The Witham 
Details to follow 
Sunday 6th Dec 
Saffron Walden - Saffron Hall 
Details to follow 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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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