The Loiterers Resistance Movement

Welcome to The LRM


The LRM (Loiterers Resistance Movement) is a Manchester based collective of artists, activists and urban wanderers  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. The streets belong to everyone and we want to reclaim them 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 everyday space, (re)engaging with, (re)mapping 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. These range from giant cake maps to games of  CCTV Bingo. Information on forthcoming events is here. We were founded in 2006 by Morag Rose and 2016 we celebrated 10 years of creative mischief with Loitering With Intent: The Art and Politics of Walking at The Peoples History Museum. 


Please walk with us, everyone is welcome. Our events are free and open to all: these are our streets and they are yours too. During the Covid-19 pandemic we are walking together alone, connecting via technology wherever you are, whether you want to wander inside or out.  


This website is currently being refreshed (September 2020) so please excuse the gaps in content. If you are looking for resources on disabled people and access to walking art they will be added soon, in the meantime please do get in touch for a preview.


You can contact us at



Twitter @thelrm

Whatsapp / text 07974929589

Facebook group the loiterers resistance movement


We hope to see you playing out with us soon xx


Get Involved

We welcome anyone interested in wandering with us to get in touch. If you have any access needs we will do our best to meet them, please let us know how we can help. If you an idea for a walk or an invitation or a question or just fancy a bit of a chat feel free to email tweet @thelrm or join the facebook group "the loiterers resistance movement". Be good to see you on the street or in cyberspace.