Menu

THE LRM

The Loiterers Resistance Movement

Update today:

 

So sorry everyone. My partner has tested positive for COVID-19 this morning so of course I am going to isolate. (He's doing OK and being taken care of. I'm testing negative and also feel OK).
If anyone happens to be near Victoria and can pass the message onto any Loiterers near the map please do
I will share some prompts at 2pm if anyone wants to.follow them, I will have a WhatsApp group too if anyone wants to join
Apologies for the late notice, and see you soon
Love Morag

July 2022 First Sunday

Hello everyone
It’s First Sunday, This Sunday and so time for a wander together….
All welcome to Join The LRM for some creative, convivial walking. Find us at 2pm Sunday 3rd July under the tiled map in Victoria station Manchester. We will collectively decide the direction and pace of our walk together and will finish around 4pm with a drink and chat.

If you would prefer to join us online rather than on the streets please email 
mlrose@thelrm.org tweet @thelrm or whatsapp 07974929589 and I can add you to this months WhatsApp group chat. Please also don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or need more information.
Take care and I hope we can cross paths soon
With love and golden apples
Morag x

PS huge thanks 
to everyone who came out to play at Drinkwater Park last month for a most extraordinary First Sunday. It was splendid to see folk. We’re always up for experiments and day trips, if there is somewhere you think The LRM should explore or you have an idea for a wander please do get in touch.

Timetable of activities for Saturday June 4th

Hello everyone

Saturday June 4th 12.30-4.30
Drinkwater Park, Rainsough Brow, Prestwish M25 9XW

A Day Out at Drinkies with Walk The Plank and The LRM

Here's the timetable for performances - you are invited to drift across the park creating your own trail - for access details and other information please see the post below this one. Don;t forget to bring your own food and drink as their is no catering onsite (we have got portaloos). It would be brilliant to see you there

TIME

Clearing 1

Clearing 2

In gap near lake

Quiet in the woods

Near the tree

Music stage

12noon cycle procession arrives and set up

12.30pm

Climate Change Myth Buster

Bolton Bury and Rochdale Canal

Salford Rocks
Keri

Illustrations
Jane Samuels

The green man speaks
Sean Fitton

Grain Electric

1.15pm

Playful group walk
Rik Fisher

Veg tombola

The Collector
Walk The Plank

Soundtrail
Markus Hetheier

Something in the water!
Morag Rose

Ben Williams

2pm

Climate Change Myth Buster

Bolton Bury and Rochdale Canal

Salford Rocks
Keri

Illustrations
Jane Samuels

The green man speaks
Sean Fitton

Becky Langan

2.45pm

Playful group walk
Rik Fisher

Veg tombola

The Collector
Walk The Plank

Soundtrail
Markus Hetheier

Something in the water!
Morag Rose

Chloe Lawrence

3.30pm

Climate Change Myth Buster

Bolton Bury and Rochdale Canal

Salford Rocks
Keri

Illustrations
Jane Samuels

The green man speaks
Sean Fitton

Grain Electric

4.00pm

Playful group walk
Rik Fisher

Veg tombola

The Collector
Walk The Plank

Soundtrail
Markus Hetheier

Something in the water!
Morag Rose

Becky Langan / Chloe Lawrence

4.30pm event end

Details of Performers

The Emperor’s New Tent music stage (and information / sharing notices / temporary community notice board)

Grain Electric  (Stuart Warburton and Jamie Fildes) at 12.30 and 3.30

Bury Met Musicians
1.15  Ben Williams https://www.facebook.com/BenPWilliamsGuitar
2.00pm Becky Langan https://www.beckylangan.com/
2.45pm Chloe Lawrence https://www.facebook.com/chlolrnce
4.00pm Becky Langan / Chloe Lawrence

Clearing 1

Climate Change Myth Buster at 12.30, 2.00pm and 3.30pm

An interactive performance installation engaging in conversation around climate change, debunking some myths along the way

Civil de-isolating exercise (or playful group walk) at 1.15, 2.45 and 4.00pm

You are invited to take part in a participatory group walk in Drinkwater Park to play on the site/remains of the Irwell house (also known as the Isolation hospital). This WON’T be a history lesson, but a chance to walk/play using prompts (being as involved as you feel comfortable). P.S. Don’t be scared by the strange title, it’s just a reference that will be explained on the walk.


Walks created/facilitated by Rik Fisher. Rik is a Berlin based artist who (among other things) explores the potentials of walk/play approaches as a way to connect, question and more. Instagram: @rik.fisher

Clearing 2

The veg show 1.15, 2.45 and 4.00pm

Come and try your luck at the Veg Tombola and win fruit and veg prizes as well as take part in other veg related games

 Manchester Bolton and Bury Canal Society  at 12.30, 2.00pm and 3.30pm

Running near to the Irwell and Drinkwater Park, find out more about the ambition to restore this great canal to water and greenspace connecting Salford to its neighbours since 1791 http://www.mbbcs.org.uk

Gap near the lake

Salford Rocks  at 12.30, 2.00pm and 3.30pm   

Paint pebbles and rocks with local resident Keri

The Collector 1.15, 2.45 and 4.00pm

A large magpie puppet that likes to collect shiny things

Quiet In the woods

Flora and fauna illustrations at 12.30, 2.00pm and 3.30pm

Contribute to this collective piece of art work inspired by Drinkwater Park with Jane Samuels

https://www.jane-samuels.com

Soundtrail 1.15, 2.45 and 4.00pm

Explore the Irwell trail through sound, draw a soundmap and reflect on your sonic experience.

Sound artist and facilitator: Markus Hetheier @markushtheier @industriesmcr

Near the tree

The Green Man speaks at 12.30, 2.00pm and 3.30pm

Storytelling based around a semi-fictional 20th century local couple who live through the changes of the century and the changes brought to the park. The story is interspersed with tunes, songs, and poems about the park's flora and fauna
Sean Fitton

There's something in water! at 1.15, 2.45 and 4.00pm

An exploration of the myths, monsters and magic in our rivers and canals

Morag Rose is a walking artist, activist and educator and founder of The LRM (Loiterers Resistance Movement)

For more information please see the post below or contact The LRM: @thelrm on twitter email morangopop@gmail.com or text/whatsapp 07974929589

June 2022 First Sunday: extra special and not just cos it isnt on a Sunday

June 2022: A Different First Sunday (and not just because its on a Saturday instead)

 Dear friends, lovers and loiterers

I am delighted to share an invitation to join The LRM and our friends at Walk The Plank for a “Day Out at Drinkies”. This is part of Walk The Plank’s Irwell Weekender and promises to be an extraordinary First Sunday (and not just because it’s on a Saturday)

Find us between 12.30-4.30 on Saturday 4th June at
Drinkwater Park, Rainsough Brow, Prestwich, M25 9XW

Experience different performances, activities and sensory delights as you explore the woodland, meadows, river and ruins. We will be joined by artists and performers who will share songs, stories, games, wanders and more as you drift across the park (edited to add the full timetable is in the post above)

As ever with The LRM the event is free and everyone is welcome. There's also a free shuttle bus from Salford but you must book a ticket for that (details below)

Access: 
Activities and performances will take place in a number of areas which have existing path access but some may be muddy depending on the weather. The site is step-free and includes some uneven ground, grassy areas and some gravel paths. We will bring a small amount of additional seating. If you have any questions about access do please get in touch: Ben.Turner@walktheplank.co.uk

Please note:
Parking is limited, arrive by foot or bike or our free bus if you can.
Bring along something to eat or drink as there are no food options on site.
Temporary toilet facilities will be available
This event is taking place outdoors, so please dress appropriately.
You do not need a ticket and all events are free but you MUST book a seat on the minibus if you need one

Shuttle Bus
We are offering a shuttle bus from outside Salford Museum and Art Gallery on the Crescent and back again.
11.30am leaving the Crescent 1.30pm returning
2.30pm leaving the Crescent 4.30pm returning
Please get in touch with ben.turner@walktheplank.co.uk to reserve your place.

If you have any questions, comments or just fancy a chat as ever please feel free to contact me: mlrose@thelrm.org twitter @thelrm or text/sms 07974929589

with love and golden apples
Morag xx

PS watch this space for updates, and huge thanks to Walk The Plank and everyone who is making these wonderful shenanigans happen. And no, its nowt to do with the jubilee.

May 2022 First Sunday

May Day May Day

It’s First Sunday, This Sunday and time for a wander….

Join us 2pm at the Lincoln statue in Lincoln Square Manchester on Sunday May 1st. The direction and pace will be determined by the collective following some resonant prompts…. I don’t know where we will end up but after a couple of hours or so we will gather to swap stories.

There will also be a WhatsApp group chat for those who want to join in but can’t be with us on the street. To join the WhatsApp groups or to share any questions, comments or ideas for future adventures in time and space please email mlrose@thelrm.org tweet @thelrm or text/whatsapp 07974929589

Apologies for the disruption last month but please be assured I want to make The LRM as safe and accessible as possible and needed to look after myself when I was sick. I’m still catching up with messages so thank you for your patience.

Take care and I hope to walk with you soon

Love and Golden Apples

Morag

UPDATE: NO LOITERING TODAY, sorry

I am so sorry to do this, especially at short notice, but I have to cancel the loiter tonight as I feel unwell. I've never done this before and dont do it lightly, please accept my apologies. Are there any loiterers near Lincoln Square that could check at 6pm if anyone is there please? Thanks for understanding

First Sunday April 2022 update...

Good morning everyone

A quick reminder that it’s a time travelling First Sunday this month…

Join us at 6pm on Wednesday 6th April at Lincoln Square, Manchester, or online via WhatsApp. All are welcome to wander with us, our direction will be determined by the collective

If you do fancy a derive today I suggest a return to an old favourite. Start where you are. Walk in the direction you know less well or – if it is all too familiar at least try to break a habit by using the other side of the road, walking more slowly or focusing on sound or smell. Find a coin or token or online equivalent and toss when you reach a corner, crossroads or junction. Heads left, tails right if there’s just one choice, otherwise flip again and two heads forward, two tails back, head then tails stand still for a bit and feel the flow, tails then heads follow your heart.  

To join the whatsapp group for Wednesday, or for any questions, comments or ideas for future adventures in time and space please email mlrose@thelrm.org tweet @thelrm or text / whatsapp 07974929589

With love and golden apples

Morag xxx

April 2022 First Sunday: It's on Wednesday

Dear loiterers

Its First Sunday, This Sunday and so time for some communal wanderings. Apologies this notification is a bit later than normal; I always try to share derive details on a Thursday. However time has been playing strange tricks recently….. It’s perhaps fitting then that, due to various circumstances not all in our control, we shall be temporarily shifting from to one of our occasional not-on-a-Sunday First Sunday.

Join us at 6pm on Wednesday 6th April at Lincoln Square, Manchester, or online via WhatsApp. I’ll share the prompts Sunday morning for those who just can’t wait. All are welcome to wander with us, our direction will be determined by everyone who walks with us.

To join the whatsapp group, or for any questions, comments or ideas for future adventures in time and space please email mlrose@thelrm.org tweet @thelrm or text / whatsapp 07974929589

With love and golden apples

Morag xxx

March 2022 First Sunday

 Dear friends and loiterers

I hope you are safe and finding some joy in the first Spring flowers. It’s First Sunday, this Sunday and time for some more #psychogeography. After last month’s extraordinary tour of Mayfield – thanks again to Dan and all who joined us – we will be back on ground level. The live whatsapp chat will be back as well for those who can’t join us on the streets but want to walk with us digitally.

The prompt for this month is simple and you are invited to make of it whatever you wish.

Let your wander be guided by your whims, instinct, spidey sense, intuition, heart, head, fancy or whatever you want to call your inner compass. As you wander look for the future, listen to the past and feel for international connections.

We will be meeting in Manchester at 2pm on Sunday 6th March outside the Star and Garter on Fairfield Street. Please try to be prompt as I don’t know which way we will be headed; as ever pace and direction will be determined by participants. I’ve chosen this location as several people wanted to explore the area, do let me know if you have a place you would like to loiter in over the coming months.

To join the whatsapp group for this walk – all welcome wherever you are and however you move, inside or out – please send your number to me by noon on Sunday. Don’t forget to include your name and international code if you are outside the UK. The twitter hashtag will be #Loiter @thelrm

For more information, or if you have any questions or comments please feel free to get in touch, by email mlrose@thelrm.org twitter @thelrm or text/whatsapp 07974929589. There is also our facebook group “the loiterers resistance movement”

Take care, and I hope to see you soon on the streets or a screen

with love and golden apples

Morag

Call for papers RGS-IGB conference 2022

Hello everyone

I appreciate this may not be relevant to many loiterers, but if you are interested in academic conferences you would be very welcome to submit an abstract. Please do get in touch if you have any questions

Call for papers


Walking Well? Stepping Through and Beyond The Pandemic

RGS-IGB Conference 30 August - 2 September 2022 Newcastle UK / online

Session Conveners: Dee Heddon (University of Glasgow) and Morag Rose (University of Liverpool)

This proposed interdisciplinary session seeks to pay close attention to how the Covid-19 pandemic changed walking habits in the UK and beyond. Lockdowns and other measures restricted mobilities in many ways, including at the everyday pedestrian level.  Emerging evidence suggests newfound appreciations of the affordances and joy in walking for some alongside serious tensions, contradictions and deepening inequalities in who walks where, when and how. Indicative suggestions for papers include, but are not limited to

  • How local or national legislation and prohibitions shaped walking during the pandemic
  • Walking alone and / or with friends, family, neighbours or in other groups
  • Barriers to walking and how they were impacted by the pandemic. These could include: structural inequalities, health, disability, caring responsibilities, experiences of harassment, fear, environmental and other factors
  • Community led initiatives such as window art trails and treasure hunts which emerged in response to the pandemic
  • Embodied and intersectional experiences of walking during Covid-19
  • Creative walking, exploration and walking art during Covid-19
  • How walking specific neighbourhoods, streets or other locations was transformed
  • Initiatives to encourage walking for physical health or mental well-being during the pandemic
  • Remote, distant, digital or online walking initiatives
  • The introduction of new / temporary pedestrian active travel infrastructure or obstacles
  • Walking as part of a work, volunteering or caring role
  • How walking could help build sustainability or aid recovery and resilience

We are inviting papers of approximately 15 minutes in length so there will be plenty of time for discussion. We welcome suggestions for alternative formats of presentation of a similar duration. Please let us know whether you plan to attend in person or would prefer to present virtually / online. At the moment we are planning a hybrid format but this will depend on participant’s preferences. We are committed to making our session as accessible as possible so please let us know if there is anything we can do to support your participation. Our definition of walking aims to be inclusive of all bodies and includes assistive technology such as wheelchairs, mobility scooters, sticks and orthotics. 

Please send an abstract of around 150 words to mlrose@liverpool.ac.uk by 5pm Tuesday 15th March including your organisational affiliation if you have one and your preference of in person or online participation.

View older posts »