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 2020  Following the succesful UK theatre tour in June/July 2019 here are the details of Amanda's 2020 appearances. Please contact the venues directly to obtain tickets. 

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

FURTHER OPPORTUNITIES TO SEE AMANDA IN 2019/2020  Here's a list of additional dates and venues - please contact venues directly to obtain tickets 

Monday 30th Sept 
Harrogate - Photographic Society 
Friday 4th October 
Newton Stewart - Wigtown Book Festival 
Saturday 5th Oct 
Carlisle - Borderlines Festival 
Sunday 6th October 
Durham - Durham Book Festival 
Weds 9th Oct 
Private event 
Private event 
Monday 14th Oct 
Jersey - Ladies Literary Society 
Private event 
Weds 16th Oct 
Pontefract - Rotary 
Private event 
Sunday 20th Oct 
Sheffield - Off The Shelf Literary Festival 
Monday 4th Nov 
Yeovil - Book Festival 
Thursday 7th Nov 
Ryedale Special Families charity evening 
Friday 8th Nov 
Ryedale Special Families charity evening 
Saturday 9th Nov 
Cumbria - Kerry Hill Flock Book Society AGM 
Private event 
Tuesday 12th Nov 
Huddersfield - St Philips Church 
Private event 
Weds 20th Nov 
Bath - Bath & West Showground 
Friday 22nd Nov 
Selby - Selby Town Hall 
Tuesday 26th Nov 
Barnard Castle - Witham Community Arts Centre 
Thursday 5th Dec 
Leeds - Pudsey Civic Hall - Wheatfields Hospice 
Monday 9th Dec 
Ripon Cathedral - Macmillan Christmas Carol Concert 
Friday 10th Jan 
Abergele - Royal Welsh Show Fundraiser - Kinmel Manor 
Details to follow 
Tuesday 14th Jan 
York - Corporate Event 
Private event 
Weds 29th January 
Bourne - The Len Pick Trust - Corn Exchange 
Thursday 6th Feb 
Harrogate - Corporate Event 
Private event 
Weds 26th Feb 
Wetherby - Men's Forum 
Private event 
Saturday 7th Mar 
Garndolbenmaen - Tyddyn Mawr Tea Room 
Monday 16th Mar 
Dorking - Surrey W.I. 
Private event 
Sunday 22nd March 
York - York Literature Festival, St Peter’s School 
Details to follow 
Saturday 28th March 
Lichfield - Literature Festival 
Details to follow 
Wednesday 1st Apr 
Skegness - Lincoln North W.I
Private event 
Sunday 10th May 
Boswell - Book Festival 
Details to follow 
Thursday 14th May 
Stafford - Katharine House Hospice - County Showground 
Sunday 24th May 
Filey - Filey Book Festival - The Evron Centre 
Details to follow 
Friday 5th June 
South Shields - The Write Festival - The Word 
Details to follow 
Friday 12th June 
Glusburn - Glusburn Institute 
Details to follow 
Sunday 21st June 
Saffron Walden - Saffron Hall 
Details to follow 
Tues 6th October 
Derbyshire W.I. 
Private event 
Tues 20th October 
Hampshire W.I. 
Private event 
Thurs 22nd Oct 
Dorset W.I
Private event 
Mon 2nd November 
Hertford - U3A Event 
Private event 
Fri 20th November 
Private event 


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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