James Rebanks

The Shepherd’s Life   £12 and £6 under 18
Wednesday 28 June 2017 at 7.30pm (doors open 7.00pm)
Town Hall, Market Place, Ashbourne DE6 1ES



McMurtry & Harding Ashbourne


This event is sponsored by McMurtry and Harding Veterinary Practice.


Some people’s lives are entirely their own creations. James Rebanks’ is not. The first son of a shepherd, who was the first son of a shepherd himself, he and his family have lived and worked in and around the Lake District for generations. Their way of life is ordered by the seasons and the work they demand, and has been for hundreds of years; sending the sheep to the fells in the summer and making the hay; the autumn fairs where the flocks are replenished; the gruelling toil of winter when the sheep must be kept alive, and the light-headedness that comes with spring, as the lambs are born and the sheep get ready to return to the fells.

There are many people in the Peak District who will recognise and understand what James Rebanks does for a living. Many others will have read his best selling book The Shepherd’s Life. This is a unique opportunity to meet and listen to James, who has travelled the world talking about his book and life. Whether you come from a farming community or are an armchair farmer you will not want to miss this.