Nigel McIntyre in association with Wolfsong Media presents

Adventures of the Yorkshire Shepherdess

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Photo credit: Ian Forsyth

EVENT INFORMATION

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. 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 9 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. Ravenseat is a tenant farm and may not stay in the family, so when Amanda saw a nearby farmhouse up for sale, she knew it was her chance to create roots for the next generation. The old house needed a lot of renovation and money was tight, but with her usual resourcefulness Amanda set about the work herself, with some help from the family, a visiting plumber and a travelling monk. It's fair to say things did not go according to plan.

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.

Stand-up poet, Kate Fox, will be the evening's compere. She 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 performed her poetry on BBC1 and BBC2 as well as numerous radio shows.

RUNNING TIMES

Approx. 90 mins, plus interval.

MEDIA

#AdventuresOfTheYorkshireShepherdess

@AmandaOwen8

@WatersideArts

www.yorkshireshepherdess.com

  1. July 15, 2019, 7:30 p.m. → Book Now

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