Public Speaking, Theatre Tour & Business Events The Yorkshire Shepherdess Live & Inspirational! 

 

  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. 
 

Back On The Road Again! 

In September '21 Amanda kicked off her postponed Theatre Tour with sold out appearances throughout the UK, including Guildford, Lancaster, Doncaster, Port Talbot, Leeds, Buxton, Newcastle, Milton Keynes, Blackpool, Hull, Ipswich, Worcester, Peterborough & Birmingham. 

Inspiring Business Owners! 

Amanda visited Driffield Business Club in January '22 and gave an inspirational talk to local business owners "Achieving your goals by hook or by crook!" 

UPCOMING CALENDER OF EVENTS IN 2022 

Watch this space for further dates throughout 2022. 

OFFICIAL THEATRE TOUR EVENTS IN 2022 

DATE 
TIME 
VENUE 
TICKETS 
2022 
 
 
 
1st March 
7.30pm 
Crawley, The Hawth 
8th May 
7.30pm 
Norwich Theatre Royal 

OTHER SCHEDULED SPEAKING EVENTS IN 2022 

DATE 
VENUE 
TICKETS 
1st March 
Crawley, The Hawth 
4th March 
Beer, Food & Beverages Industry Conference, Manchester 
Private Event 
9th March 
Stamford Rotary 
Private Event 
16th March 
Overgate Hospice Fundraiser, Elland 
17th March 
RABI (Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institute), Staffordshire County Showground 
Private Event 
19th March 
Cumbria Rotary 
Private Event 
20th March 
York Literature Festival, St Peter's School 
23rd March 
Lincoln North WI 
Private Event 
25th March 
The Galtres Centre, Easingwold 
8th May 
Norwich Theatre Royal 
13th May 
Boswell Book Festival 
18th May 
RHS Rosemoor, Torrington 
20th May 
Glusburn Arts Centre 
22nd May 
Filey Festival 
Details to follow 
4th June 
Bath & West Show 
Details to follow 
15th June 
Scarborough Townswomens Guild, Scarborough Spa 
Private Event 
24th June 
RABI (Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institute) Netley Hall, Shropshire 
Private Event 
6th August 
Tenbury Agricultural Show 
4th September 
Wragby Show 
15th September 
Isabel Hospice Fundraiser, Welwyn Garden City 
Details to follow 
25th October 
Ely WI 
Private Event 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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 
 
 

SORRY, RAVENSEAT IS CLOSED TO VISITORS UNTIL MID-MAY 

We will be busy lambing for the next few weeks so would ask visitors not to come into the farmyard. Please watch the website for notification on when we are open again. 
 
Thank you for your understanding.  
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