Adventures of the Yorkshire Shepherdess

Adventures of the Yorkshire Shepherdess

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In this frank, funny and informative new show, Yorkshire Shepherdess Amanda Owen shares heart-warming tales and honest anecdotes from her remarkable farming family life in North Yorkshire.

Stand-up poet Kate Fox will be the compere for the evening.

It's a life that has almost gone in today's modern world, one ruled by animals and the four seasons.

We’ll hear how Amanda grew up in Huddersfield, but was inspired by James Herriot’s books to leave her town life behind and head to the countryside. After working as a freelance dairy milker and alpaca shearer, she eventually settled down as a shepherdess at Ravenseat, one of the highest and most remote places in England, where she’s raised a flock of 1000 sheep and a family of nine children with husband Clive.

Accompanied by some of Amanda's wonderful photography, we’ll experience the highs and lows of the farming year, which in 2018 included the extremes of the 'Beast from the East' and one of the hottest summers on record.

We’ll hear how Amanda juggles life as a shepherdess, home renovator and mother to nine children, with life as a best-selling author and being taken to the nation’s hearts with the Channel 5 hit series ‘Our Yorkshire Farm’.

Funny, charming and filled with unforgettable characters, ‘Adventures of the Yorkshire Shepherdess' will delight anyone who has dreamt of a new life in the country.

Visit the Yorkshire Shepherdess website

Compere – Kate Fox
Kate is a headline act in her own right who has also supported acts such as Linton Kwesi Johnson, Hollie McNish, John Cooper Clarke and John Hegley. She has also performed her poetry on BBC1 and BBC2, as well as numerous radio shows.

Presented by Nigel McIntyre in association with Wolfsong Media.

Starts: 7.30pm
Tickets: £16*
Venue: The Apex, Bury St Edmunds
*Includes £1 booking fee

This event is promoted by The Apex