EVENT 25/05: A Nature Walk with Michael Malay (Henleaze)

Regular price £5.50

To mark the final weekend of Walkfest 2024, we're delighted to welcome Michael Malay to lead a slow walk around Badock's Wood. 

In Michael's words:

"The composer Pauline Oliveros once gave the following instruction to some of her students: 'Walk so silently that the bottoms of your feet become ears.' What would it feel like to walk so silently, and so slowly, that our whole bodies become 'ears', tuned to the unfolding world around us. In this event, we will explore this question by participating in a slow walk in nearby Badock's Wood.

Saturday 25th May 2024

Meet at Max Minerva's, 47 Henleaze Road, BS9 4JU
We'll then leave the shop and walk to Badock's Wood.

Meet at 14:00. Finish in Badock's Wood at 16:30

£5.50 ticket only
£12.50 ticket with hardback book
£1 Pay What You Can
(Please only choose the PWYC tickets if you need to, they are limited and intended for those who really need them.)

Space is limited with only 15 places available.

50p from each ticket goes to Caring In Bristol

You don't need to bring your ticket with you, we will have a list of names on the door. 


Late Light brings the refreshing perspective of someone who goes from seeing England as a foreign place to someone who deeply studies its secret wonders. An astonishing read.

Late Light is a book about falling in love with vanishing things and the story of Michael Malay's own journey: an Indonesian Australian making a home for himself in England and finding strange parallels between his life and the lives of the animals he examines. Mixing natural history with memoir, this book explores the mystery of our animal neighbours, in all their richness and variety.

It is about the wonder these animals inspired in our ancestors, the hope they inspire in us, and the joy they might still hold for our children. Late Light is about migration, belonging and extinction. Through the close examination of four particular 'unloved' animals - eels, moths, crickets and mussels - Michael Malay tells the story of the economic, political and cultural events that have shaped the modern landscape of Britain.

For readers of Robert Macfarlane, Raynor Winn and Helen Macdonald, Late Light is a rich blend of memoir, natural history, nature writing, and a meditation on being and belonging, from a vibrant new voice


Michael Malay is a writer and teacher based in Bristol. He was raised in Jakarta, Indonesia, before moving to Australia with his family at the age of ten. His writing has been published in various journals, including The Clearing and The Willowherb Review. His first book Late Light is about migration, extinction and un-charismatic creatures.