Hannah Jackson Call Me Red
An uplifting memoir about how to create your own success with an opportunistic mind-set and boundless energy for busting stereotypes, by the much-loved Red Shepherdess, Hannah Jackson. Growing up in the Wirral, Hannah hadn’t stepped foot on a farm until she was 20 years old. But she had always loved animals (‘If you can find the time to give an animal your focus, care and attention, you might be surprised at the level of understanding you can find’). On a visit to the Lake District she witnessed the moment a mother gave birth to her lamb – a lightbulb moment happened in her heart – and she never looked back. In Call Me Red, she tells the story of how she broke the stereotypes of her Liverpudlian ‘townie’ childhood, faced up to life’s challenges head-on and followed her dreams with hard graft to become a shepherd, nurturing her own flock of sheep on an idyllic Cumbrian farm. She gives a unique insight into farming life and the values it has taught her – from connection, communication and community, to leadership, patience and resilience. Through endearing stories of her beloved animals, loyal sheepdogs and of working her land to exhilarating adventures (Orca conservation in Canada to SAS: Who Dares Wins), Hannah’s story not only captures the essence of farming life as told by a fresh new voice, but reveals a mind-set and optimism that proves that no matter what your background, we can all succeed. Behind the beautiful landscape, talented sheepdogs, impressive success story and eye-catching red hair is someone who works incredibly hard to survive and thrive in farming today. Hannah’s simple and universal wisdom, practical advice and words of encouragement inspire us to search for our own goals and focus on what’s really important in life.
Friday 15th October 10.00 am
Dorford Centre, Bridport Road
Tickets will be on sale from 26th August.