Public Speaking/Events See The Yorkshire Shepherdess Live 



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. 


Hi everyone, I hope you’re all keeping safe and well. 
As you can imagine, I'm really disappointed to have to reschedule my tour again. As the fight against Covid continues, we didn’t want to put any of the public or the theatre staff at risk and some venues are still shut, others are being used as vaccination centres and box offices remain closed, so there’s no real viable option other than to reschedule the tour to later on in the year from September onwards. 
I can’t tell you how much I’m looking forward to seeing you all then and as always, I really appreciate all of your kindness, support and understanding. 
Amanda x 


14th September 
Guildford G Live 
18th September 
Lancaster Grand Theatre + Matinee 
Lancaster Grand Theatre 
19th September 
Wrexham William Aston Hall 
23rd September 
Doncaster The Cast 
30th September 
Port Talbot The Princess Royal Theatre 
8th October 
Leeds Town Hall 
10th October 
King's Lynn Corn Exchange (Matinee Show) 
11th October 
Ipswich Corn Exchange 
12th October 
Buxton Opera House 
24th October 
Middlesborough Town Hall 
26th October 
New Brighton Floral Pavilion 
27th October 
Worcester Huntingdon Hall + Matinee 
Worcester Huntingdon Hall 
31st October 
Scarborough Spa Theatre + Matinee 
Scarborough Spa Theatre 
2nd November 
Stockport Plaza 
4th November 
Newcastle Tyne Theatre 
7th November 
Warrington Parr Hall 
11th November 
Milton Keynes The Stables + Matinee 
Milton Keynes The Stables 
16th November 
Hull City Hall 
19th November 
Blackpool Grand Theatre 
26th November 
Kendal Leisure Centre 
29th November 
Peterborough The Cresset 
30th November 
Birmingham Town Hall 
1st March 
Crawley The Hawth 


23rd March 
Hampshire WI 
Private event 
25th March 
41 Club 
Private event 
6th June 
RHS Rosemoor 
Details to follow 
12th June 
Boswell Book Festival (online event) 
Details to follow 
15th July 
Lichfield Literature Festival - Evening Show 
Details to follow 
16th July 
Lichfield Literature Festival - Morning Show 
Details to follow 
22nd July 
Chiddingstone Literary Fringe, Kent 
Details to follow 
28th - 30th August 
5 On the Farm festival 
5th September 
Wragby Show 
Details to follow 
24th September 
Write Festival 
Details to follow 
25th September 
Pat Almond Memorial Lecture 
Details to follow 
1st October 
Westbury Festival 
Details to follow 
2nd October 
Wimborne Literary Festival 
Details to follow 
5th October 
Derby WI 
Private event 
6th October 
Overgate Hospice 
Private event 
17th October 
Saffron Hall 
18th October 
Surrey WI 
Private event 
20th October 
Society of Dairy Technology 
Private event 
21st October 
Dorset WI 
Private event 
22nd October 
Tenbury Agricultural Society 
Private event 
5th November 
Sheffield Ladies Luncheon 
Private event 
13th November 
Anglian Turkey Association 
Private event 
4th December 
Lockington Village Hall 
Details to follow 
5th December 
Huddersfield Lit Fest, Holmfirth 
Details to follow 
12th December 
Huddersfield Lit Fest, Marsden 
Details to follow 


Join The Farming Community Network (FCN) and the NFU and kick off 2021 with a bang with this upcoming online Q&A event with Amanda. 
Taking place on 16 February 2021 (7:00pm - 8:15pm), this exciting online event will give audience members an opportunity to ask questions, some of which will be answered live during the event. 
This is a fantastic way of fighting those lockdown blues and provides a unique opportunity to hear from Amanda in a relaxed environment. This event is all about staying positive, keeping calm and carrying on – helping us to tackle 2021 with an optimistic outlook. 
And it’s all for a good cause – because money raised from ticket sales will go towards FCN, a national charity with volunteers throughout England and Wales, which supports farmers and farming families during difficult times. 
· Tickets can be purchased here: 
· Find out more about FCN here: 
If you know someone who is struggling or going through a difficult time, FCN can be contacted on 03000 111 999 or FCN’s support is free, confidential and non-judgemental. 


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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