Friday, 2 January 2015

First First Sunday of the year

Dear friends and comrades in Loitering

It's the first First Sunday of a new year and we will be celebrating in our customary style with a communal derive. Please join us welcome in 2015 and banish the cobwebs from our imaginations. We will be playing one of our favourite games, The Metaphysical Treasure Hunt, so please be prepared for a ludic experience on the streets. There will also be the annual quest for the saddest abandoned Christmas tree. We will be meeting 2pm Sunday 4th January  in The Castle Pub on Oldham Street, and will be out and about by 2.15 so please try to be punctual as the nature of the game means I don't know where we are going..... There's going to be some interesting times ahead for The LRM and I'd like to thank everyone for their support so far, and wish you a wonderful 2015. For more information please don't hesitate to contact The LRM by email loiter@hepzombie.co.uk or via the hotline 07974929589.  You can also tweet us @thelrm

My very best wishes

Morag x

Saturday, 13 December 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

Friday, 5 December 2014

December 2014 First Sunday

Hi everyone,
Its First Sunday this Sunday - wooohoooh - and we will be meeting 3pm in the café at The People's History Museum (NOTE 3PM slightly later than usual). We'll be thinking about the past, present and future as we near Yuletide so expect some fun and games. We'll be out on the streets by 3.10 and I guess we will wander till 5ish so we can enjoy the changing quality of light. And yes, there will probably be some ranting about consumerism too....
Hope to see you soon
M xx

Thursday, 30 October 2014

November 2014 First Sunday

Hello comrades in Loitering
It's first Sunday, this Sunday, and we will be returning to the site of many significant moments in Loitering history. We've had some lovely trips to Pomona but ridiculously its five years (!) since we last made it a First Sunday destination. Please join us at St Peters Metrolink Station at 1.45, Sunday 2nd November, where we'll get the first tram after 2pm and get off at Cornbrook if anyone wants to meet us there. Please remember to wear sensible shoes and be prepared for me to talk about the mekons.
See you soon I hope
Morag x

Thursday, 2 October 2014

October 2014 First Sunday

It smells lime Autumn, a time for transformation, conkers and dazzling colours. Change is coming soon to the lrm, but first we will drift around a landscape strangely absent from our previous wanders. Meet 2pmatthe Media City metrolink stop for a Salford Quays derive. Please try and be on time, we can only promise to be in sight ofthe tram stop for 20mins or so and then who  knows where we will be? All welcome, and as ever playing out on the streets is free. Hope to see you soon.

Friday, 5 September 2014

September News

Hello everyone

First Sunday This Sunday and its going to be a rather more focused walk than the last couple of evening strolls... more details later but we'll be wandering around the senses, inspiration and hidden treasure.... meet 2pm Sunday September 7th outside Deansgate Station by the giant bicycle.

There's also a couple of other things coming up of interest.

Gothic Manchester Festival is back and even better than last time, it offers another chance for the monstrous tour concocted with the marvellous Bon Holloway http://www.hssr.mmu.ac.uk/gothicmmu/gothic-manchester-festival-2014/monstrous-manchester-tour/

11 September is time for another Ardwick Green Heritage Celebration, it includes a histories walk of (possibly) the worlds first suburb and features dolphins, anarchists, fizzy pop and scandal.... Probably your last chance to join in as I'm leaving my job today. Details here http://www.gmcvo.org.uk/ardwick-green-and-st-thomas-centre-heritage-open-day
 (theres also a fab creative writing workshop with Michelle Green plus free cake, wine and talks)

All events are free, everyone is welcome. Just turn up on Sunday, but you need to book for Monstrous Manchester and Ardwick Green.

Hope to see you on the streets soon!

love and rage
Morag x

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