Tuesday, 26 January 2010

things to do this week

on thursday i'll be going to see thishttp://www.librarytheatre.com/whatson/whatson_details.php/7/2010/1220/no-wonder%3Cbr%3E/ which is directed by a friend of the lrm, be ace if anyone else fancies it

manchester cathedral visitor centre is currently displaying a couple of interesting bits of paper relating to everyones favourite elizabethan alchemist mr john dee; its a small display but great to see him in polite company and it inspired a trip to the cathedral to have a close look at the misericords

and at piccadilly station you can view plans for the redevelopment of mayfield and the area around our dearly beloved star and garter

i'm also finalising plans for some special collaborations... details of new adventures for the lrm coming soon.... xx

Thursday, 7 January 2010

Capture the flag Manchester

Capture the Flag - possibly the greatest street game in the world - is coming to Manchester. The (dis)organisers have been in touch asking if the LRM are interested in playing and I daresay it will appeal to many of you

all the info is only on facebook at the moment so apologies if you are wise enough not to have succumbed but more information is promised soon


to everyone who joined us on the first first sunday of the decade, an outstanding turnout expecially considering the (sorry to mention it) weather. My world has shrunk a slittle since then and I cant wait to get back out when the earth under my feet feels more substantial... i am getting a little cross that people confuse 'disabled' with 'spoilsport'... i do hope everyone is keeping warm and safe and enjoying exploring new dimensions and perspectives weather brings us... xx

Urban earth twitter day Saturday

A message from URBAN EARTH

Just a few hours now until it is Saturday in the Pacific and URBAN TWEET DAY begins. We've got a Tweet Day Tracker on the Ning.. all we need now is lots of people to tweet about their urban experiences on Saturday including #utday in each tweet. If you know anyone with an interest in things urban.. please pass on this message!

Very best,

Twitter name: urbanearth

The LRM are on twitter - name (surprise) thelrm although (confusingly) our twitters about The Bench project can be found at spaceplace09

If you havent come across Urban Earth yet they are awesome. I've taken this directly from their website http://www.urbanearth.co.uk/ Information about their visit to Manchester is here http://www.urbanearth.co.uk/manchester/

URBAN EARTH is a project to (re)present our habitat by walking across some of Earth's biggest urban areas.

Central to URBAN EARTH is (re)presenting cities to show what they are really like for the people who live there - a direct challenge to the media that distort the reality of the places in which most of us now live.

The people who come on URBAN EARTH walks capture whatever interests them - places of play, dogs, sounds of fear, pavement rubbings - but contextualised by a route that reveals levels of spatial inequality and deprivation. Each walk includes taking thousands of unbiased photographs that are used to create the URBAN EARTH films. Presenting a rare insight into our increasingly urban lives the films give an alternative take on urban life.

A short documentary about the project will be launched in the next few weeks by SUSO. To follow the adventure visit the URBAN EARTH blog. If you want to collaborate with URBAN EARTH by doing a walk join our Ning. Anyone can join an URBAN EARTH walk...

“In 2008, the world reaches an invisible but momentous milestone: For the first time in history, more than half its human population, 3.3 billion people, will be living in urban areas. By 2030, this is expected to swell to almost 5 billion. Many of the new urbanites will be poor. Their future, the future of cities in developing countries, the future of humanity itself, all depend very much on decisions made now in preparation for this growth.” STATE OF THE WORLD POPULATION REPORT 2007