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Sunday 11th November walk

The walk on Sunday 11 will start 3pm at the Engels statue outside Home, still waiting for detailed instructions from our comrades at STEP in NYC but they tell me it will be a search for Utopia...

We'll be back to our self-guided, self-paced random wanderings here after the performance tour (photos of that online soon). As ever, all events free and everyone welcome. I'm still collecting socks and sanitary items to pass on, will be taking them sometime next week. I know a few people forgot last time but any donations are much appreciated. I feel the We Shall Overcome ethos of solidarity and mutual aid; a raised fist and a helping hand and a celebration of culture, really matter. Psychogeograhy is many things, but surely above all it must be political, engaged and active to be worthwhile.

Hope to see you on the streets soon

Cheers
Morag

3pm Sunday 28th October

As you can see from the poster this is a collaboration both with STEP (Saunter, Trek, Escort, Parade) and We Shall Overcome. 

The walk on 28th October will be one of our occasional, irregular, performance tours focusing on Manchester, myths and identity. There will be a simultaneous walk in New York where items from our archive are on display: https://queensmuseum.org/events/saunter-trek-escort-parade-s-t-e-p

All welcome, please bring socks and/or sanitary items to pass onto those who need them

We Shall Overcome On The Streets: Walking With STEP

October First Sunday: A Transatlantic Special

Octobers First Sunday is a collaboration with STEP (Saunter, Trek, Escort, Parade) in NYC. Items from The LRM archive are part of their exhibition in Queens NYC and this is the first of three walks together across the ocean. This script was sent to us by Moira Williams, one of STEPs curators

Put a sock on it!

For our Sunday October 7th derive let us be guided by the markers and monuments throughout our city(s). Our guides also include our collective playfulness, feelings and instincts to reshape and re-contextualize Manchester's and NYC's markers and monuments. Options for re- contextualizing and reshaping markers and monuments are broad, varied and depend upon what everyone brings with them. From objects in our bags, found objects to embodied movement we will consider how markers and monuments shape our everyday histories while at the same time how markers and monuments erase history.

Additionally, October is National Sock Day! For each re-contextualized marker and monument in Manchester we in NYC will donate socks to The Booth Centre Manchester group of your choice. We are also asking people to bring a pair of socks for use to pass on as part of We Shall Overcome* So let's put a sock on erased histories together!

Following our walk we will head to a nearby pub to share a drink and talk about our walk together.

Date: Sunday 7 October

NYC walk departs 11:00 AM
Manchester walk departs  3:00PM 


Location: NYC Central Park General William Tecumseh Sherman Statue between Grand Army Plaza and 5th Ave.The NRW trains will get you to 5th Ave and the General William Tecumseh Sherman Statue. 
Location: The Lincoln Statue, Lincoln Square Manchester

Walk Length NYC: approximately 3 hours, 10:00AM – 1:00PM
Walk Length Manchester: approximately 2 hours, 3:00PM – 5:00PM (then an hour or so sharing stories)
Walk Level: EASY – mostly on sidewalks and paved pathways. Wheels, walkers and sticks welcome!
Please wear comfortable shoes and clothing, any props you wish and a desire to shift history!

 

*We Shall Overcome is a raised fist and a helping hand, there will be a special LRM event on 28th October, more details soon: https://weshallovercomeweekend.com/

september first sunday

hello everyone

apologies for late updates, its hard to access this site from my phone and i've been travelling a lot this month. I've had a request that we explore platt fields park area, and specifically the nico ditch, as beloved by generations of psychogeographers. Therefore tomorrow we will meet on Wilmslow Road, outside the shell of Hardy's Well. Meet us there at 2pm. In October we will be walking across the world with colleagues for STEP, more details soon: https://www.facebook.com/events/204570883750620/

love and golden apples

Morag

August First Sunday

First Sunday tomorrow, even though its Thursday.... join The LRM for a wander starting 6pm outside central library.... #psychogeography

August First Sunday

hello dear friends and loiterers

due to a wibble in time August's First Sunday is shifting to Thursday evening - 9th August - details tbc and with apologies for the lack of blog communication. you can also get info from twitter @thelrm facebook the loiterers resistance movement and email mlrose@thelrm.org

cheers

Morag x

July First Sunday

 I;ve had a few problems with accessing the blog so hope this isnt too late to reach anyone who relies on seeing invitations here. It was posted on facebook and twitter and this seems like a good time to remind you of other ways to contact me if the website is down or blog needs updating....

email  mlrose@thelrm.org 
twitter @thelrm
facebook group the loiterers resistance movement

Why yes, it's First Sunday this Sunday and it's taken me a little bit by surprise. If you fancy joining us for a wander along The Irk (probably) we'll be meeting under the giant map in Victoria Station at 2pm Sunday July 1st. All welcome for some free flowing psychogeography

take care and we hope to see you on the streets soon

M x

June First Sunday and Other Shennangans

Dear friends, comrades, lovers and loiterers
 
June First Sunday has managed to take me by surprise….
 
Lots of folk have been thinking about walking outside the city centre and so we’ll be gathering this Sunday, June 3rd, outside Trafford Bar Metrolink at 2pm for a 2.15 start (if you don’t fancy the tram the 250 and various other buses pass it by). We will be wandering down Seymour Grove and then partially retracing a route into Chorlton documented by MAP (details of their adventures are here: http://www.twentythree.plus.com/MAP/chorlton.html   ), All are very welcome to join us, and please feel free to get in touch if you have any questions or comments.
 
There’s a couple of other items of interest too:
 
Ten years ago we were part of a team who created TRIP (Territories Imagined: International Perspectives) a psychogeographical conference that had resonances I don’t think any of us imaged.  According to my barely legible notes the others on the organising committee were Bon Holloway Robert Douglas Dickinson Alan Smith Anna Powell マーク レイニー Alex J Bridger Caroline Auty Geoff Bunn and Jim Aulich (cant tag the last 3; please do so if you can). A very many great folk came along, helped out, shared papers, art and wanders*. There was an accompanying festival too – Get Lost! – and I’ll upload a programme for that into the shared files.
 
TRIP was very far from perfect but there were many minor epiphanies, magical connections and interesting paths formed amongst the chaos. Ever since I, and I know others, have been asked when there will be another and despite murmurs TRIP2 never materialised. I’m ambivalent about this but generally relieved, not least because of the danger of reifying a thing that should be fluid (and the epic amount of work involved). However, it does feel worthy of some collective something and so an invitation to anyone and everyone involved in TRIP, or just curious about what (we think) really happened.
 
Meet at 7pm on 21st June in Manchester, at The Britons Protection for a walk and a talk and a see what happens. No structure and no fuss but another contribution to an ongoing conversation with no great promise but all maps unwritten (if you aren’t in town but want to join in let me know and I’ll think of something technological to link us up)
 
Finally the call for papers for Beyond The Pedestrian, a free event at The University of Liverpool, is now live. See the post below for details. General booking will be available soon
It would be wonderful to see you on the streets
 
Love and golden apples