Friday, 3 July 2015

July First Sunday

Hello everyone

I hope you are enjoying the sunshine, as mentioned before July has played a time-shifting trip on us. First Sunday has been temporarily displaced to Sunday 12th July, details to be confirmed. My apologies for any disappointment or inconvenience but I hope to see you soon. In the meantime this looks ace: Manchester’s Improving Daily

Also, from 2007 here are some instructions for a DIY derive, because wandering is for life, not just for First Sundays.

1 Stop what you're doing and tap your heels together. Spin around if you feel like it. (the LRM accept no liability for any accidents that may occur due to over zealous spinning so please take care).

2 Head off in whichever direction takes your fancy and wander at will until you want to stop.

3 As you traverse, aim to discover something new and marvellous and look for something you have never seen, felt or listened to before (we bet there will be something).

4 Repeat as desired at intervals through out the day or don't. If you think this is pointless you may be right. But we think it will be fun and we can create something beautiful from it.

6 If you do have an adventure please send us a few notes, observations, random words or pictures.

Take care and see you on the streets soon

Morag x

Thursday, 2 July 2015

Hi everyone FIRST SUNDAY THIS SUNDAY but with massive apologies its going to time-shift to a slightly later date, more details and a DIY derive for those who simply must wander this week will be posted tomorrow x

Thursday, 18 June 2015

Sheffield Psychogeography Action

Dear friends and colleagues
As promised, Sheffield Psychogeography Action will be back on the streets for a communal wander as our June event.
We'll be meeting 6pm Monday 22nd June in The Winter Gardens (if you haven't been before I'm short with pink hair so hopefully easy to spot). We'll be off on a metaphysical treasure hunt, one of my favourite games which I was reminded of during the Emotional Geographies conference last week in Edinburgh
I hope to see you soon, please don't hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions or comments.

Friday, 5 June 2015

June 2015 First Sunday

Hi everyone
Its First Sunday This Sunday and so its time for a derive. Apologies for late confirmation of location. We'll start 2pm Sunday June 7th outside the Royal Exchange Theatre in St Anne's Square and see where we end up....

Friday, 1 May 2015

May 2015 First Sunday

It's betaine,  international workers day and Jane's walk weekend so lots to inspire us for our First Sunday derive. Plus I have aquired some delicious old maps. We will be starting 12 noon Sunday 3rd May at John Ryland Library Deansgate.  Please note the slightly earlier opening time as we don't want to get boring. It would be fabulous if you could join us.

Thursday, 2 April 2015

April First Sunday

First Sunday this Sunday! Hooray! Massive apologies for my tardy announcement, but we are of course meeting on Sunday regardless of other events happening. Expect wanderings around rebirth, April foolishness, springliness and perhaps the odd easter egg. We'll be meeting 2pm Piccadilly Gardens, Sunday 5th April, near the memorial tree, and ideas of where may be open when we finish would be welcome. Cant wait to see everyone who wants to come out and play. More details if you need them from

Wednesday, 4 March 2015

About The LRM

The LRM (Loiterers Resistance Movement) is a Manchester based collective of artists and activists interested in psychogeography, public space and the hidden stories of the city.

We can’t agree on what psychogeography means but we all like plants growing out of the side of buildings, looking at things from new angles, radical history, drinking tea and getting lost; having fun and feeling like a tourist in your home town. Gentrification, advertising and blandness make us sad. We believe there is magick in the mancunian rain.

Our city is wonderful and made for more than shopping. We want to reclaim it for play and revolutionary fun….

The LRM embark on psychogeographical drifts to decode the palimpsest of the streets, uncover hidden histories and discover the extraordinary in the mundane. We aim to nurture an awareness of everday space, (re)engaging with and (re)enchanting the city.

On the first Sunday of every month we go for a wander of some sort and we also organise occasional festivals, exhibitions, shows, spectacles, silliness and other random shenanigans. Please come and join us; everyone is welcome.

Please accept our apologies for the rather shabby nature of the blog at the moment; I am in the process of making it lovelier but I keep getting distracted, I'd so much rather be on the street than staring at a screen. I promise it will be sorted soon.

In the meantime if you fancy a blether or a beer or just want to find out about what loitering can do for you please get in touch:

Twitter @thelrm
Facebook group the loiterers resistance movement

We hope to see you playing out with us soon xx