English Pastoral: Giving Our Ancient Landscapes a Future

Sat 26 Sep

Saturday, 26 September 2020

4.30pm - 5.30pm

In Conversation | Online Only

English Pastoral: Giving Our Ancient Landscapes a Future

Join James Rebanks as he discusses his efforts to restore the rural life that is fast vanishing across the UK.

This event has finished, but you can watch it again online at any time until Sunday, 11 October 2020.

Price: FREE
English Pastoral


Rural landscapes around the world have been brought close to collapse, and the age-old rhythms of work, weather, and wild things are being lost.

James Rebanks, bestselling author of The Shepherd's Life, was taught how to work the land the old way, to have love and pride in the landscape he inherited. His experiences from the Lake District fells is one of hope. As we face up to the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic, he argues we can help salvage the life that is vanishing and leave a legacy for the future.

James Rebanks is a farmer based in the Lake District, where his family has lived and worked for over 600 years. His No 1 bestselling debut, The Shepherd's Life, won the Lake District Book of the Year, was shortlisted for the Wainwright and Ondaatje prizes, and has been translated into 16 languages. A passionate activist in protecting the UK rural landscape, he regularly features in the media.

A copy of James Rebanks' book English Pastoral can be purchased as part of a book and ticket offer for this event. Alternatively, copies will be available for purchase via a link on the virtual event page on the day of the event.

Date & time

Saturday, 26 September 2020
4.30pm - 5.30pm


Online Only


Online: FREE

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