Tom Bailey in collaboration with Jez riley French


*Fully booked, please call the Box Office for a place on the waiting list*

What would we hear if, on one night, we could enter into a museum of sounds – the sounds that have resonated through the site of Leigh Woods across its history? The echoes of a fire crackling through an ancient camp, or tidal rhythms above a tropical sea bed, three million years ago? Perhaps the sound of the Earth slowly turning, or the groaning of oak trees upon an arctic tundra?

Following a year-long residency with the National Trust, artists Tom Bailey and Jez riley French invite audiences to go with them on a re-exploration of a beloved Bristol landscape, wandering with field recordings in the dark.

Nightwalk 2014, commissioned by Trust New Art Bristol and MAYK as part of Mayfest for the National Trust Leigh Woods.

*Meeting point: North Rd, Leigh Woods, Bristol, BS8 3PZ

Leigh Woods is a short walk over the Clifton Suspension Bridge. This is a guided walk for a small group. Please be aware that this is an outdoor event at night time and we advise you to wear appropriate clothing. Further details will be sent directly to audience members on booking.

Please note Nightwalk is also on Friday 16 May – Sunday 18 May.


Tom is a Bristol based performance artist and theatre director who explores themes of environment and evolution. Jez riley French is an internationally renowned field recorded and sound artist. Together they share a process of investigation into natural history, field recording and perception.






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Leigh Woods
Start Date
May 21, 2014
End Date
May 25, 2014
Running Time
60 mins
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