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:

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, 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 http://rutlandarmspeople.co.uk/w/doku.php?id=find 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 mltrose1@sheffield.ac.uk 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 loiter@hepzombie.co.uk for more information.

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 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:

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