Event 4

Sunday 5th November 2023 | 4.00pm

Event 4 | Helen Rebanks | The Farmer’s Wife


Helen Rebanks – The Farmer’s Wife – My Life in Days

With rare honesty, Helen Rebanks, shares her daily life – the joy, the wonder and the grind. Weaving past and present, she takes us from her Grandma’s farmhouse table, on a journey of self-discovery and into the Lake District home she now shares with her husband, James, their four children and a plethora of animals including a flock of Herdwick sheep and a herd of Belted Galloway cattle. The Farmer’s Wife is a story about labour and delight in keeping house and raising a family and described by Raynor Winn as “quite an achievement to portray the quiet power behind the choices we make for our children”. An exquisite love-letter to goodness and wisdom.

In conversation with James Rebanks

When: Sunday 5th November 2023 @ 4.00 pm
Where: Electric Palace
Sponsored by: Emma Farqhuarson Interior Design


Helen Rebanks and her family work as a tight knit team. Their farming innovations have made their farm globally important: they advise internationally and regularly host events to share their expertise and encourage others to arm in nature-friendly way.  This is Helen’s debut.

James Rebanks is an English sheep farmer and author, from Matterdale in Cumbria. His first book, the autobiography The Shepherd’s Life, was published in 2015 and he published English Pastoral in 2020. He also published The Illustrated Herdwick Shepherd in 2015 and The Shepherd’s View: Modern Photographs from an Ancient Landscape in 2016.


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