Saturday, 14 May 2016

Loitering at Manchester Histories Festival

Manchester Histories Festival is nearly here and I am thrilled to be involved again.

First Sunday in June coincided with the festival so we will be going for a walk which explores the histories of walking in Manchester. Details are here:
Unfortunatly tickets have to be limited for logistical reasons, I hope you can understand. However First Sunday is for everyone so there will be a concurrent derive – details to be announced soon (and of course all LRM walks are free).

I’m also facilitating a couple of other wanders for the festival. Theres something in the water! Is the latest in an ongoing of explorations of how water has shaped Manchester and is a collaboration with Steve Millington. Details here:

More about the other projects soon, I just wanted to make sure Loiterers knew about those with a psychogeographical angle before they filled up as Histories Festival events are always very popular.

The full programme is online here:

With loitering love

Morag x

Monday, 9 May 2016

Women Walking Manchester: My Phd Research, please help

Hello everyone, I am currently in the middle of my PhD research and would love to find more participants. Your help would be much appreciated

Creative Walking and Women in Manchester: Seeking Participants
I am a PhD student at The University of Sheffield. My current research is exploring walking and women’s feelings, thoughts and experiences of public space and the urban environment in Manchester. I am conducting one-to-one walking interviews in Manchester city centre with women who live, work and/or study in the city. The pace, direction and subject of the interviews are set by the participants. My definition of walking includes sticks, wheels and any other mobility aids and all women over 18 are welcome.
Interviews are scheduled to take place between 14th April – 30th June. If possible I would like to start in Piccadilly Gardens some time between 12noon-2pm but the time and location can be flexible according to your needs and interests. If you would prefer to sit down and chat that can also be arranged. Interviews last between 45-60 minutes and the direction they take is up to you. There will be group walks using creative methods later in the year. (There is no obligation to take part in the second stage but all participants will be welcome to do so). This research has been approved by the ethics committee at The University of Sheffield.
For more information or to arrange an interview please email or call me on 07974929589
THANKS so much to those who have already walked and talked with me,  it has been very inspiring and interesting and every conversation is much appreciated. Please also do pass this on to anyone else who may be interested
I hope to walk and talk with you soon
Best wishes