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Novembers First Sunday and PSPO Update / Call for Help

First Sunday This Sunday.... and we will be with lots of other creative wanderers at Walkings New Movement in Plymouth. So instead we will meet for a mid week night time derive.....
 
Join us 7pm Wednesday November 6th in Cutting Room Square Ancoats. Please try and be prompt as we will be moving on by 7.10 and I can't share a route because I don't know where we will be going..... As ever our walk will be free and open to all. For more information please see twitter @thelrm or email mlrose@thelrm.org
 
At the heart of The LRM is the belief the streets belong to everyone and we want to make Manchester a more interesting, equal and compassionate place. Although we are not party political, and know there are a lot of huge issues that need tackling, we also pay close attention to the everyday and so I’ve been actively involved in campaigns against Public Space Protection Orders.
 
The proposals for a Central Manchester PSPO are going to the Equality and Scrutiny Committee on 7th November. Many people believe this is an inhumane and ineffective piece of legislation that will criminalise homeless people. More details on why we want to stop this can be found via the Greater Manchester Law Centre https://www.gmlaw.org.uk/2019/09/27/we-need-you-take-a-stand-against-the-pspo-on-10th-october/and GMHA (Greater Manchester Housing Action) http://www.gmhousingaction.com/including my views here http://www.gmhousingaction.com/the-pspo-who-is-manchester-for/
We are asking you to please take a stand. These are the simple but effective actions you can take that we really believe can make a difference.
 
1) Email members of the scrutiny committee and / or your local councillors to tell them you oppose the PSPO. Here is a list of the committee members: https://democracy.manchester.gov.uk/mgCommitteeDetails.aspx?ID=149 Please use your own words. It doesn’t have to be a long email but please try to give at least one reason why you think the PSPO is a bad idea. There is lots of information on the GMHA and Law Centre websites you can use, or have a look at the letter below.
 
2) If you are part of an organisation, community or faith group or suchlike please sign this open letter https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Enh8FFu8QNc7RfqpY6F3KfkYyBN3ceeUI4Vk40MgPdQ/edit to show your opposition to the plans by Saturday 2nd as we will be publishing it on Sunday 3rd
 
3) If possible please come to the Scrutiny Committee meeting 2-4pm on Thursday November 7th in Manchester Town Hall. It would be helpful if you could email Rachel McKeon who is the officer responsible for the meeting just so we are in a big enough room. Details are here: https://democracy.manchester.gov.uk/mgCommitteeDetails.aspx?ID=149
 
There is an excellent chance we can stop this happening, please do help if you can
I hope to see you on the streets soon, with love and golden apples
Morag Rose xx

Octobers First Sunday

Hello friends and fellow loiterers

As promised here are details of Octobers First Sunday, actually happening on the Second Sunday because, well, we like to make things up as we go along....

We will be meeting 11am outside Fred Aldous on Stephenson Square for a performative, participartory wander and wonder. Its part of the Social Surfaces Festival and is as ever free and open to all. For information about the rest of the weekend, including walks, talks and films see 

http://socialsurfaces.co.uk/
 
The website is not usually the best way to find out about The LRM events, please see twitter @thelrm, the loiterers resistance movement group on facebook or email mlrose@thelrm.org to find out more
 
See you on the streets
 
Love
Morag x
 

September First Sunday and Other Adventures....

Good morning loiterers
Its First Sunday this Sunday and so we will be wandering together in central Mcr, meeting 2pm in Piccadilly Gardens on Sunday 1st September.
in the meantime a few other points of hopeful interest:
  1. This Friday in London The three Doctors (Phil Smith Jo Norcup and I) present Jelly Babies, Bad Wolf and the Junkyard inside Me: The Geographies of Doctor Who. It's part of the RGS-IGB conference, please dm if you want more details
     
  2. I'll be at the Fourth World Congress of Psychogeography in Huddersfield on Friday 6th September, more details here www.4wcop.org Its not clear from the programme but I will be performing with music and sharing a new project for the first (and probably only) time
     
  3. Octobers First Sunday will actually be on the Second Sunday of the month, because something special is being planned. Watch this space for more...
As ever feel free to get in touch via twitter @thelrm facebook or email mlrose@thelrm.org.uk
 
I hope to see you on the streets soon, until then be fantastic xx

Augusts First Sunday

First Sunday This Sunday and a return to "normal" service
after last months walk in a park.
Heeding calls to explore Cheetham Hill Road and its environment we'll be meeting Sunday 4th August 2pm outside The Park Inn (early loiterers can admire our old friend The Irk; we wont be in the hotel). As ever everyone is welcome and its free because the streets should belong to everyone. The wander will be directed by whoever turns up and after a couple of hours we will stop and have a convivial chat.
 
If you need any more information or have questions, comments or psychogeographical musings please feel free to get in touch before via our facebook group, email mlrose@thelrm.org or twitter @thelrm 

Hope to see you on the streets soon
Love and Golden Apples
Morag x

July 2019 First Sunday, a Walk in a Park

First Sunday This Sunday and as suggested we are going somewhere different....
Lets explore Heaton Park. We'll catch the first tram after 2pm from St Peters Square tram stop (it should be 14.11 if things are on time). It arrives at Heaton Park 23ish minutes later - so if you want to meet us at the Heaton Park metrolink please get there for 2.30. The unexpected element public transport always brings means it might be tricky to find us if you aren't at the tram stop on time so please try to be punctual
Please bring whatever tools you feel you need to investigate the environment and remember everyone who joins us helps direct the day. As ever our #psychogeography is free and open to all, if you have any access issues or want a chat first feel fee to get in touch. You can leave a cooment here, tweet @thelrm email mlrose@thelrm.org or call the hotline 079 749 29589 Be wonderful to have you wandering with us love and golden apples Morag x

July First Sunday and King Street Festival

 First Sunday This Sunday and we're starting in a rather peculiar way...

I'll be on the histories soapbox at the Kings St Festival at 2pm Sunday 2nd June (I think the stage is by Tast) where I'll be talking about Manchester psychogeographies, fights for access and public space plus some other interesting stuff about our city streets. Will probably also challenge the claim this is Manchester's most iconic and historic street.... Loiterers are encouraged to come along, listen and heckle as you wish. Our wander itself will start around 2.30. We'll be playing a new variation on one of our favourite games which will enable us to explore this familiar street and perhaps uncover some of its secrets. All our welcome to join us, as ever our events are free and open to all. The walk pace and direction will be set by participants and afterwards we will gather to share stories in a convivial setting.
For more information please feel free to get in touch, on twitter @thelrm our facebook group "the loiterers resistance movement" or email mlrose@thelrm.org
I hope to see you on the street soon.... love and golden apples
 
Morag Rose
PS as you can see still having a few web issues, apologies this is a hard to read, please email mlrose@thelrm.org to be kept up to date

May First Sunday

First Sunday This Sunday and so time for a wander..... thinking about (amongst other things) temporality and transit lets meet at Piccadilly Station again, 2pm at the Fairfield St exit on Sunday 5th May. All welcome and free to join us xx

today

Hi everyone

Aprils derive is today, 11th April, meeting 6pm at the Fairfield St entrance to Piccadilly Station. Apologies for the late notice, as explained I cant always access this site. To keep up to date please check @thelrm or facebook the loiterers resistance movement or email mlrose@thelrm.org 

April First Sunday

Hello everyone

Aprils First Sunday is going to be slightly postponed, I will update you as soon as possible, i cant always access this blog so if you want to check whats happening this month (or any month) please tweet @thelrm email mlrose@thelrm.org or post to the facebook group "the loiterers resistance movement" as I can see those more often. Thanks as ever for your support and interest

Oh and also: please object to the pspo plans for Manchester

March First Sunday

First Sunday this Sunday and so time for a wander.... I've had a few requests for one of our occasional weeknight loiters as a some folk struggle with Sundays. There's also been several suggestions to explore places we haven't been to before and so the two combine to create March's event.

We will be venturing into the Arndale Centre chasm although as ever we will not be shopping (and depending on the spirit of the derive we may not stay under cover for long).

Please join us 6pm, Wednesday 6th March outside The Hidden Corner in the Arndale Centre (upper level near escalators to the food court: it isnt that well hidden).

if you are missing your fix today, or want to join at a distance, here's how you can join in at a time and place that suits your desire and needs:

Let your wander be guided by instinct and sense: follow your heart and your gut. If you do get stuck at a crossroads or junction stop for a while, observe, absorb and then move on – or if you are still unsure follow a non-human animal.

As was walk ponder one or both of these:

Look for boundaries and borders. Who is being kept out or in?

Follow food: smells, litter, signs. How do we consume the city and how does it consume us?

Please remember to take care and show respect both to yourself and others. Rest when you need to, stop when you wish. Please don’t spend any money for the duration of your derive

I would love it if you shared your adventures and any fieldnotes in some way – on our facebook group “the loiterers resistance movement” twitter (@thelrm) as a comment on the website www.thelrm.org or you can email mlrose@thelrm.org or text/ whatsapp 07974929589

I wish you wonderful wanders. Please also do take note of those contact details, on occasion access to this site is limited but I am always happy to get questions, comments or ideas via any of the above.

with love and golden apples

Morag x

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