Friday, 8 August 2014

Library walk update

Hello dear loiterers

A quick reminder... if anyone wants to speak at the public inquiry into the stopping up order for Libray Walk in October you MUST submit a statement of intent to the Planning Inspectorate by next Tuesday, 12th August. I'm doing a post office run for guaranteed special delivery on Monday morning so if you want me to print out and send I need them by Sunday. Please let me know if you need more information about what to write, it does not have to be long and the Friends of Library Walk are here to support you (email savelibrarywalk@gmail.com tel 07974929589)

I've been spending far too many hours out of the sunshine learning about rights of way, public realm and crime figures but its worth it, we're getting a really strong argument together and a great deal of support. More voices are always welcome, its a chance to speak up for our civic heritage, for beauty, imagination, public space and freedom and to challenge scare mongering and dodgy consultations.

For a small ginnel sir richard considers an accident Library Walk is generating a great deal of noise! Thanks for all your support so far, and if you are on twitter please follow #savelibrarywalk

with love

Morag

Friday, 1 August 2014

august first sunday

Hello dear loiterers, August brings another time shift: our first sunday derive will actually be on wednesday 6th august meeting 6pm at the thirsty scholar on oxford road. Martin the mod is serving free ital curry 5-8 for ska night (first come, first served) so we will set of at 6.30 prompt to allow for those that want tea first. Hope to see you there!

Thursday, 3 July 2014

Julys First Sunday

Hello everyone and merry July

Its First Sunday this Sunday and as previously mentioned our dérive has time shifted away into the week as I'll be be in a field somewhere listening to music and various others are drifting elsewhere too so it's time for one of our occasional week day wanders. We'll meet on Tuesday 8th July 6pm at the Sandbar on Grovesnor Street and go for an evening stroll. I hope to see you there
love Morag x

ps last month we played with game peices reclaimed from car manufacturing,. and it was a great pleasure to reclaim something to celebrate the pedestrian from the automobile. Massive thanks to John for his aquisitive powers. Like many compadres he has many interesting projects, and although its not psychogeographic if you like music I heartily recommend his website here: http://www.thejacketsamericanajukebox.co.uk/

pps if anyone wants to adopt a first sunday and create your own derive you would be very welcome, please get in touch with me for details of how

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Angels and demons


You may recall Steve Millington and I facilitated a walking tour of Angel Meadow as part of Manchester Histories Festival. The event was a great success, with very positive feedback and I am delighted to let you know that we are repeating the tour on 22nd June 2014. Places are once again limited and more details can be found here:

http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-demons-and-other-histories-of-angel-meadow-tickets-11735712833?aff=es2

Friday, 30 May 2014

hello

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 magic in the mancunian rain.

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

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:

Email loiter@hepzombie.co.uk
Twitter @thelrm
Facebook group the loiterers resistance movement

We hope to see you playing out with us soon xx

Thursday, 29 May 2014

June 2014 First Sunday: transformation

First Sunday Ahoy!

After last months rather discombobulating encounters i've got something a bit special planned for this month, an algorithmic dérive directed by a brand new game featuring peices made from cars. As we wander we'll celebrate the power of pedestrianism and our right to play on the streets....

We'll be gathering in the cafe at Manchester City Art Gallery Mosley Street, 2pm this Sunday 1st June. Everyone is welcome, if you are new just look for the pink hair and tiara. We'll set out for our wander by 2.15 so please try and be prompt, the nature of the game means I can't be sure where we will end up

Love
Morag x

Thursday, 8 May 2014

more adwick greenery

I'm organising another Ardwick Green histories tour on May 20th due to the overwhelming popularity of previous expeditions, its not especially psychogeographical but it does explore a fascinating area which is often overlooked. It's free but places need to be booked here: http://www.gmcvo.org.uk/ardwick-green-histories-tour