Thursday, 15 December 2011

January's shenanigans

howdy folks
i've had a few enquiries from loiterers who have noticed januarys first sunday is, well, the first of january and so to clarify for all sorts of reasons our first sunday is shifting.

to make up for and inconvenience we have not one but two top notch events for your delight. The first ever LRM scavenger hunt will be happening on January 8th and on thursday january 26th we have a real treat. In conjunction with our friends at manchester modernist society and with a little help from steve millington at mmu we have arranged a screening of Bata-ville we are not afraid of the future.

The film night is free but tickets HAVE TO BE BOOKED IN ADVANCE to make sure there is enough room for everyone.

The link to do so is here and I have to say i am very, very excited about this happening; i've been planning it for ages (well, since i fell in love with a beautiful but delapidated building in east tilbury and discovered it was part of one mans utopian vision to shoe the world)

More details of both events soon, i hope this clears up any confusion
love and tinsel
morag xx

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

womens design group walk tomorrow

This week I am really pleased to be setting off on another expedition with Manchester Women's Design Group on a very sociable Night Walk Wednesday December 14th 6.30pm, meet in Picadilly Gardens, by Queen Victoria's Statue in between Lever Street and Oldham Street. The walk will last no longer than an hour and will finish at Albert Square around 7.30pm so we can get a hot drink to warm us up!...

We are going on a short walk around Manchester City Centre to identify places which women might not feel comfortable, and also places where they do feel comfortable. We are doing this at Night to highlight the difference between daytime uses of the city and the night time. We want to look at lighting, buildings' uses and the street design. During the walk we will add our thoughts on to a map, this will help develop ideas for how to make Manchester a more gender friendly city.

Friday, 2 December 2011

December Activity

It's the always inspiring Anarchist Bookfair Saturday 3rd December (TOMORROW) at a new venue - The People's History Museum. Loads of good stuff going on

Here's what we'll be up to: 4pm meet inside the main entrance to PHM "change life! change society! these precepts mean nothing without the production of an appropriate space" lefebvre A stroll around spinningfields looking at issues around power..., surveillance, public/private space and the construction of the neo-liberal city. How is the city designed to control and limit is and how can we resist this through" the revolution of every day life."?

Sunday is of course Decembers First Sunday; it's going to be one of our more random and whimsical game playing expeditions so don't come expecting Facts. We'll be meeting 2pm at The Britons Protection, Great Bridegewater Street and we'll be setting off by 2.20 (given the nature of this derive i have no idea where we'll end up)

Everyone is welcome to join us

glittery love
Morag xx