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Thu, 23 May


The Small City Bookshop

Wild Service : Bristol Book Launch & Local 'In Action'

Join Wild Service author Maria Fernandez Garcia in conversation with Michael Malay on Wild Service, plus Conham Bathing campaigners on the importance of taking local action.

Wild Service : Bristol Book Launch & Local 'In Action'
Wild Service : Bristol Book Launch & Local 'In Action'

Time & Location

23 May 2024, 18:45 – 20:30

The Small City Bookshop, 201 Church Rd, Redfield, Bristol BS5 9HL, UK

About the event

Join us for the Bristol launch of Wild Service with Maria Fernandez Garcia, Michael Malay and Conham Bathing campaigners, for a wide-ranging discussion on what Wild Service means, the big issues and the local action.

‘Seeks to undo the damage of exclusionary ownership through the transformative power of belonging’ Guy Shrubsole

‘A reckoning with our past and a vision for a new ecological future’ Amy-Jane Beer  

In May 2022, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences released a paper that measured fourteen European countries on three factors: biodiversity, wellbeing, and nature connectedness. Britain came last in every single category. The findings are clear. We are suffering, and nature is too. Enter ‘Wild Service’ – a visionary concept crafted by the pioneers of the Right to Roam campaign, which argues that humanity’s loss and nature’s need are two sides of the same story. Blending science, nature writing and indigenous philosophy, this groundbreaking book calls for mass reconnection to the land and a commitment to its restoration. In Wild Service we meet Britain’s new nature defenders: an anarchic cast of guerilla guardians who neither own the places they protect, nor the permission to restore them. Still, they’re doing it anyway. This book is a celebration of their spirit and a call for you to join. So, whether you live in the countryside or the city, want to protect your local river or save our native flora, this is your invitation to rediscover the power in participation – the sacred in your service.

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