The Loiterers Resistance Movement

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May 2023 First Sunday

First Sunday This Sunday so time for a convivial wander. We're back exploring the city and as ever the direction and pace will be set by whoever joins us. Free, all welcome and absolutely nothing to do with the coronation weekend.
Please find me 2pm Sunday 7th May 2pm at the corner of Shude…

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future wanders

Hello everyone
Thanks to all who came on the Whalley Range wander on First Sunday. The conversations were so rich, listening to comments and emails I think we will probably alternate monthly between the city centre and further afield for a while so hopefully we can accomodate everyones interest…

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April 2023 First Sunday

 Dear friends in loitering


I hope you are enjoying Spring. It’s First Sunday, This Sunday and so time to wander together.

Folk have been asking to explore outside the city centre and there was a suggestion for different loiterers to facilitate walks where they live, and so I thought I…

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First Sunday March 2023

Dear friends,

It’s First Sunday This Sunday and so time for a loiter. Join us 2pm this Sunday, 5th March, outside the entrance to MOSI (Museum of Science and Industry) on Liverpool Road. Taking inspiration from the worlds of science and magic we will wander together and speak to the streets. It…

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Victory for Our Irwell and the Ralli Quays towpath Campaign

Campaigners have won access to the River Irwell at Ralli Quays in Salford. Working together as “Our Irwell” they have successfully overturned plans to divert the public right of way through a hotel lobby.

Developers Legal and General have amended their plans and they now include the guarantee…

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February 2023 A Glossop Adventure

Dear friends and fellow loiterers

February's First Sunday is a bit different as we are venturing outside Greater Manchester for the first time. Please join me for the final iteration* of the People's Tour of Glossop on Sunday February 5th

More details and free tickets here. https://www…

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January 2023 Wander Details

Dear friends and comrades in loitering

The First First Sunday wander of 2023 will take place this Sunday, 8th January (yes, I know that’s an interesting definition of “First Sunday” but sometimes time-slips).

Join me at 2pm, Piccadilly Gardens, near the metal memorial tree. We can excava…

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January 2023

Dear friends in loitering
I hope you are having a wonderful yuletide break, whatever it means to you.
Our First First Sunday of 2023 will be on Sunday 8th, not 1st January, more details to follow soon. If anyone has a yen for any particular meeting place or wander please do let me know.

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December 2022 First Sunday

It’s First Sunday this Sunday and so time again for an extraordinary stroll….

Meet The LRM under the tiled map at Victoria Station, Manchester, 2pm this Sunday 4th December. We shall wander at will for about 2 hours and then have a convivial beverage somewhere agreeable. 

As ever the directio…

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November 2022 First Sunday and Glossop News

It’s First Sunday, This Sunday and time for some post Hallowe’en tricks or treats. We’ll be focusing on finding the magical in the mundane from ghosts under the pavement to spirits in the air…..

Join us 2pm this Sunday 6th November in St Anne’s Square outside The Royal Exchange Theatre (a…

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Ralli Quays Update

 Hi everyone

There has been some important progress regarding Ralli Quays and I am using this blog to share information as we do not have a dedicated webpage. For more information please email tweet @thelrm or text/whatsapp 07974929589

People who wrote to the DFT to object t…

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October 2022 First Sunday

Hooray! Its First Sunday this Sunday and so time for a communal wander.

We will be exploring some of our favourite subjects: rivers, regeneration and play in our city. However the plan for this month is slightly different to most loiters because we know the end point…

We will meet 2pm on Oct…

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First Sunday September and Ralli Quays update

First Sunday this Sunday and we are meeting for a wander 2pm outside Salford Central station

There is also a public meeting for anyone interested in the Ralli Quays towpath campaign. This is Wednesday 7th September 6.30 at 53two
Here's some press coverage of the camp…

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Save Access to Our River Irwell: Important Update

Hi everyone,
A bit more info about the fight to stop enclosure of the Irwell towpath which you may have heard about (TL;DR - we dont think it's right to steal a right of way and divert it through a hotel. We need more public access and active travel cos green and blue space is good for all of us)

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August 2022 First Sunday

Dear friends and loiterers

It’s First Sunday, this Sunday and I am really looking forward to wandering together again. There has been some talk of revisiting Angel Meadow to explore changes since our last visit so let’s meet on the corner of Angel Street and Style Street at 2pm on Sunday 7th

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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 m…

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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…

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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 infor…

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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 prom…

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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…

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