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POSTPONED SOLD OUT Amanda Owen: the Yorkshire Shepherdess (HLF 2020)

March 22 @ 14:00 - 15:00

£7 - £10

This event has been postponed:

In light of the increasing threat of the Coronavirus outbreak, it is with great sadness that we announce that this year’s Huddersfield Literature Festival is cancelled.

Although we were able to run several successful pre-Festival events, we feel that we have to take this global pandemic seriously for the sake of our authors, performers, audiences, Festival team and volunteers.

We will be making announcements about one or two events that we feel can potentially be rescheduled in the Autumn in due course. Ticket holders for other paid-for events will be issued with refunds as soon as possible. We would ask audiences to bear with us as we manage this process.

As you can imagine, the Festival team are devastated to be in this position after all our hard work and planning, especially as we hoped to be able to support authors, performers, booksellers and suppliers again through our events this year.

On behalf of myself and the Festival team, I’d like to thank you for your understanding at this difficult time and to send our hope that you will stay safe.


Michelle Hodgson
Festival Director


From teenage Goth in Huddersfield to rural sheep farmer…

Star of the C5 series, Our Yorkshire Farm, Amanda Owen grew up in Huddersfield but was inspired by the James Herriot books to find work as a shepherdess, cow milker and alpaca shearer. Today, she runs a 2,000-acre sheep farm at Ravenseat in the Yorkshire Dales, along with her husband Clive and nine children.

A Sunday Times bestselling author, Amanda has entertained readers with her trademark Yorkshire grit and humour in The Yorkshire Shepherdess and A Year in the Life of the Yorkshire Shepherdess. Her latest book, Adventures of the Yorkshire Shepherdess, is an uplifting and inspiring update on life on the farm, from facing the brutal winter of 2018 to renovating an old farmhouse as a new family home.

Voted ‘Yorkshirewoman of the Year’ by The Dalesman magazine, Amanda has also appeared on ITV’s Countrywise and The Dales, and in Ben Fogle’s New Lives in the Wild.

Amanda will be interviewed by BBC Radio York presenter Jeremy Buxton at this fun and entertaining event for Mothers’ Day.

No age restrictions (Under 16s should be accompanied by an adult).


March 22
14:00 - 15:00
£7 - £10


Friends of Marsden Library and Huddersfield Literature Festival


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