Public Speaking/Events See The Yorkshire Shepherdess Live 

Amanda occasionally ditches the wellies and puts down her pen to present talks, evening events, book signings and media appearances. 
To book Amanda for an upcoming event, book signing or media appearance please click HERE 


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 2019  "Adventures of The Yorkshire Shepherdess" - an evening with Amanda Owen  See list of dates and venues below - please contact venues directly to obtain tickets 

Tuesday 4th June 
Bristol - Redgrave Theatre 
Tuesday 18th June 
Lincoln - New Theatre Royal 
Monday 24th June 
Northampton - Royal & Derngate 
Wednesday 26th June 
Scunthorpe - Plowright Theatre 
Friday 28th June 
Ilkley - Kings Hall 
Wednesday 3rd July 
Cheltenham - Pittville Pump Room 
Thursday 4th July 
Basingstoke - Haymarket Theatre 
Monday 15th July 
Sale - Waterside Theatre 
Sunday 21st July 
Bury St Edmunds - The Apex 
Monday 22nd July 
London - The Tabernacle 

FURTHER OPPORTUNITIES TO SEE AMANDA IN 2019  Here's a list of additional dates and venues - please contact venues directly to obtain tickets 

Thursday 4th April 
NFU Mutual - Ganstead Golf Club, Hull 
Private event 
Tuesday 30th April 
Hexham - Hexham Book Festival 
4th/5th May 
Barnsley - Cannon Hall Farm 
Monday 3rd June 
Whitchurch - Fundraising Event 
Private event 
Saturday 8th June 
Pocklington - Pocklington Arts Centre 
Monday 10th June 
Chorley - Ebb & Flo Bookshop Book Signing 
Monday 10th June 
Cockermouth - Hundith Hill Hotel 
Weds 12th June 
Chorleywood - Chorleywood Bookshop 
Friday 14th June 
Darlington - Waterstones, Cornmill Centre 
Sunday 16th June 
Melrose - Borders Festival 
Weds 19th June 
Nottingham - Waterstones, Bridlesmith Gate  
Thursday 20th June 
York - Waterstones, Coney Street 
Sunday 7th July 
Huddersfield - St Philips Church 
Private event 
Wedsday 10th July 
Harrogate - The Great Yorkshire Show 
Sunday 14th July 
Great Eccleston - Agricultural Show 
Tuesday 16th July 
Wrea Green - Plackitt & Booth Literary Lunch 
Weds 24th July 
Barnard Castle - The Witham Community Arts Centre 
Friday 26th July 
Banchory - Banchory Show 
Thurs 15th & Fri 16th Aug 
Castle Howard - BBC Countryfile Live 
Saturday 24th Aug 
Barnsley - Cannon Hall Farm Food Festival 
Wednesday 4th Sept 
Ripon - Ripon Festival (with White Rose Books) 
Wednesday 11th Sept 
Longridge - The Palace 
Thursday 19th Sept 
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Wednesday 25th Sept 
Devizes - Dauntsey’s School - Mercers’ Lectures 
Thursday 26th Sept 
Weston-super-Mare - Bristol W.I. 
Private event 
Monday 30th Sept 
Harrogate - Photographic Society, Ashville College 
Saturday 5th Oct 
Carlisle - Borderlines Festival 
Sunday 6th October 
Durham - Durham Book Festival 
Details to follow 
Wednesday 9th Oct 
Skipton - Lothersdale Agricultural Society 
Private event 
Monday 14th Oct 
Jersey - Ladies Literary Society 
Private event 
Wednesday 16th October 
Pontefract - Rotary 
Private event 
Sunday 20th October 
Sheffield - Off The Shelf Literary Festival 
Details to follow 
Monday 4th November 
Yeovil - Book Festival 
Thursday 7th November 
Malton - The Milton Rooms 
Friday 8th November 
Malton - The Milton Rooms 
Saturday 9th November 
Cumbria - Kerry Hill Flock Book Society AGM Dinner 
Private event 
Tuesday 12th November 
Huddersfield - St Philips Church 
Private event 
Weds 20th November 
Bath - Bath & West Showground 
Friday 22nd November 
Selby - Selby Town Hall 
Tuesday 26th November 
Barnard Castle - The Witham Community Arts Centre 
Sunday 9th December 
Ripon Cathedral - Macmillan Christmas Carol Concert 


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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