Thursday, 18 June 2015

Sheffield Psychogeography Action

Dear friends and colleagues
As promised, Sheffield Psychogeography Action will be back on the streets for a communal wander as our June event.
We'll be meeting 6pm Monday 22nd June in The Winter Gardens (if you haven't been before I'm short with pink hair so hopefully easy to spot). We'll be off on a metaphysical treasure hunt, one of my favourite games which I was reminded of during the Emotional Geographies conference last week in Edinburgh
I hope to see you soon, please don't hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions or comments.

Friday, 5 June 2015

June 2015 First Sunday

Hi everyone
Its First Sunday This Sunday and so its time for a derive. Apologies for late confirmation of location. We'll start 2pm Sunday June 7th outside the Royal Exchange Theatre in St Anne's Square and see where we end up....

Friday, 1 May 2015

May 2015 First Sunday

It's betaine,  international workers day and Jane's walk weekend so lots to inspire us for our First Sunday derive. Plus I have aquired some delicious old maps. We will be starting 12 noon Sunday 3rd May at John Ryland Library Deansgate.  Please note the slightly earlier opening time as we don't want to get boring. It would be fabulous if you could join us.

Thursday, 2 April 2015

April First Sunday

First Sunday this Sunday! Hooray! Massive apologies for my tardy announcement, but we are of course meeting on Sunday regardless of other events happening. Expect wanderings around rebirth, April foolishness, springliness and perhaps the odd easter egg. We'll be meeting 2pm Piccadilly Gardens, Sunday 5th April, near the memorial tree, and ideas of where may be open when we finish would be welcome. Cant wait to see everyone who wants to come out and play. More details if you need them from

Wednesday, 4 March 2015

About The LRM

The LRM (Loiterers Resistance Movement) is a Manchester based collective of artists and activists interested in psychogeography, public space and the hidden stories of the city.

We can’t agree on what psychogeography means but we all like plants growing out of the side of buildings, looking at things from new angles, radical history, drinking tea and getting lost; having fun and feeling like a tourist in your home town. Gentrification, advertising and blandness make us sad. We believe there is magick in the mancunian rain.

Our city is wonderful and made for more than shopping. We want to reclaim it for play and revolutionary fun….

The LRM embark on psychogeographical drifts to decode the palimpsest of the streets, uncover hidden histories and discover the extraordinary in the mundane. We aim to nurture an awareness of everday space, (re)engaging with and (re)enchanting the city.

On the first Sunday of every month we go for a wander of some sort and we also organise occasional festivals, exhibitions, shows, spectacles, silliness and other random shenanigans. Please come and join us; everyone is welcome.

Please accept our apologies for the rather shabby nature of the blog at the moment; I am in the process of making it lovelier but I keep getting distracted, I'd so much rather be on the street than staring at a screen. I promise it will be sorted soon.

In the meantime if you fancy a blether or a beer or just want to find out about what loitering can do for you please get in touch:

Twitter @thelrm
Facebook group the loiterers resistance movement

We hope to see you playing out with us soon xx

Thursday, 26 February 2015

March First Sunday

Hello everyone, its First March, First Sunday this Sunday and we'll be meeting at 2pm in the Cornerhouse, Oxford Road (will be downstairs somewhere but out on the street by 2.15) This will not be a nostalgia fest but an algorithmic walk which I haven't quite figured out yet! Be lovely to see you.

Also, I'm working in Sheffield at the moment and am really excited about this:

I am delighted to invite you to come out and play with Sheffield Psychogeography Action.

We aim to create a place for wanderers of all kinds - psychogeographers, walking artists, loiterers, moochers, DIY cartographers, radical map makers, mythogeographers, deep topographers, critical geographers, mobile methodologists, urban ramblers, writers, thinkers, agitators, situationists, creative mischief makers, and anyone curious about exploring Sheffield.

We will be organising regular walks, seminars and other shenanigans, and will hopefully stumble upon a more creative name as we do so. All are very welcome to join, as a new collective we hope our course will be plotted by everyone who wishes to embark on this journey with us.

Our first gathering will be on Wednesday 4th March at The Rutland Arms, Brown Street There will be a short introductory talk and then we will be off for an algorithmic walk around Sheffield. We will also be developing a web presence, but want to get out on the streets first.

Please forward this to anyone you know who may be interested and do get in touch for more information or to share any questions, comments or ideas. Please contact SPA via Morag Rose at tweet @thelrm or come and find me in the TRP post grad students office.

Friday, 30 January 2015

February 2015 First Sunday

First Sunday, This Sunday and so its time for our monthly dérive. We're up for a treat as we have a guest curator, the prolific loiterer, purveyor of fantastical worlds and a true poet of the mancunian streets. my dear friend mr Dale Meakin  This means I have no idea what we will be doing, or where we will end up, but I have faith it will be marvellous but I should warn you there will probably also be swearing and sarcasm. The only instructions I have been given to pass on are that we will meet in Manchester City Art Gallery café at 2pm on Sunday 1st February, and we will be exploring by 2.15. All welcome, and it would be wonderful to see you there. If you are new to The LRM my hair is usually easy to spot. You are welcome to email for more information.