The Loiterers Resistance Movement

October 2023 First Sunday Slight Detour - its on a Wednesday

Dear friends, lovers and loiterers

It’s First Sunday, this Sunday, and so time for another wonderful wander together… except not quite.

Occasionally we do indulge in a little time slippage, and a few folk have been asking for an evening derive or a weeknight drift and so we will be meeting on Wednesday 4th October 6pm outside The Britons Protection on Great Bridgwater Street.

I hope you can join us for a deviation from our usual practice because we never want to become too predictable. This also avoids the issue of the Tory invasion during their conference and the reappearance of the deeply horrible ring of steel. Loiterers I have spoken to have been split between wanting to be involved with protests or provocations “inspired” by their presence, and those who want to keep as far away from them as possible. First Sunday will be back on First Sunday in November
As ever our explorations are free and open to anyone who wants to join us. The direction and pace of the walk will be guided by the collective, and we will stop for a drink and chat after around 2 hours. 

If you have any access needs, questions or comments please do not hesitate to get in touch. We can also arrange remote participation if you can not be with us in person. Please contact The LRM via email or x/twitter @thelrm or whatsapp/text 07974929589. You can also comment on the facebook group

May our paths cross soon, in the meantime take care 
Love and golden apples
Morag xx

PS news about Our Irwell soon, please keep Thursday November 9th free if you can 


September 2023 First Sunday

Dear friends

It’s First Sunday again this Sunday and we will be exploring the new landscape around The Factory / Aviva Studios. Meet us at the entrance on Water Street  M3 4JQ at 2pm this Sunday, 3rd September

Our wander will be guided collectively so I’m quite sure where we end up. Expect some convivial, critically engaged and curious conversations. As ever all welcome and free for all because these streets belong to everyone.

If you have any questions, comments or ideas for future please don’t hesitate to get in touch: email tweet @thelrm or see our facebook group “the loiterers resistance movement”

Some other things you might find interesting…

Peaks and Beyond Right to Roam Group are having a public meeting Wednesday 6th September at the Working Class Movement Library – open to anyone interested in getting involved with their campaign

Nothing About Us Without Us: Disabled Peoples Activism Past, Present and Future is on at the People’s History Museum until 16th October and not far from our meeting point on Sunday. Highly recommended 

I hope to see you on the streets soon

Love and golden apples

Morag x

August 2023 First Sunday

Dear friends, lovers and loiterers

August greetings to all. It’s First Sunday again this Sunday and The LRM are continuing to visit spots suggested by each other. Last month we explored Debdale Park and a consensus emerged that this time folk wanted to return to Cheetham Hill. It’s long been a favourite environment for loiterers but its been a while since we visited together….

Let’s meet on the border, near Scotland. Find me outside the Park Inn by Radisson Manchester City Centre hotel on Cheetham Hill Road. Nearest train/tram station is Victoria and its on the 135 and 41 bus routes (amongst others). I’ll be there 2pm this Sunday 6th August.

Staying true to our psychogeographical routes we will drift together paying close attention to where, why and what we are. Our wander will be directed by some creative prompts and the desires of those who attend. As ever our rules are simple: take care of each other, yourself and our environment and don’t be an arse. Please be prompt as we don’t plan the route in advance so can’t promise where we will be. After around two hours we will find somewhere to rest, refresh ourselves and share travellers’ tales.

If you have any questions, comments or ideas for future walks please do get in touch. Email tweet @thelrm or text/ whatsapp 07974929589. Please also let me know if there is anything we can do to enable access. If you would like to join remotely (via whatsapp or twitter) and we can try to find a way to make that happen.

I hope to see you on the streets soon

With love and golden apples

Morag xx

WalkCreate Creative Walking event in Liverpool July 27th

I hope this invitation is of interest to you. If you can not attend but would like to talk about how creative walking might be useful to your work, or you would like a copy of the WalkBook please don't hesitate to contact me as I would love to share with you. Please note this is NOT an LRM event but like many of us my different roles have a symbiotic relationship

Living Streets, The University of Liverpool and our WalkCreate partners invite you to a special walkshop to celebrate The Walkbook: Recipes for Walking and Wellbeing.

The WalkCreate project is using creativity and the arts to bring people together through walking. Join us in Liverpool for an engaging event exploring the power of walking to unite communities.

By attending this short day you will come away with tools to support you in:

How to work with local artists and community partners to lead creative walks

How to use creative ways of walking to work with our communities

All participants will receive a free copy of The Walkbook: Recipes for Walking and Wellbeing

All welcome to join us, whether you are part of an organisation or not. This includes Living Streets, universities, statutory bodies, community organisations and individuals whatever your role - staff, volunteer, artist, activist, researcher, new or experienced in these methods or just curious about what creative walking is.

Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

If you have any specific access requirements please get in touch and we will do our best to help. There is a small budget available to enable participation

We have limited places for this event so please book your free ticket here:

About the organisers

WalkCreate has emerged from the AHRC funded project Walking Publics/Walking Arts: Walking, Wellbeing and Community During Covid-19. For more information please see here: Find out more about the project here:

Living Streets is the UK charity for every day walking:

For more information please contact Morag Rose


July 2023 First Sunday

Dear friends, lovers and loiterers

It’s First Sunday, this Sunday and time for a bit of convivial, critical, creative walking.

I’m delighted we are continuing to wander outside the city centre and have been invited by Matthew and others to explore Debdale Park and its environment in Gorton.

Join us at 2pm on Sunday 2nd July by the Macdonalds on Wall Way (no, we will not be going inside but its an easy landmark and its always interesting to start somewhere challenging).

You can get there by buses 201, 202, 203, 205 from stop EO on Piccadilly, or from Rusholme, Fallowfield, Withington, Didsbury, the Heatons and Reddish, take the 42A bus, get off at the old Bull’s Head in Reddish and then continue down Gorton Road for 10 minutes until you get to the Hyde Road junction. If you fancy walking or cycling Debdale Park is on the Floop, after it crosses Hyde Road.

As ever our direction and pace will be set by the group, so I don’t quite know where we will be roam, but I have been promised a visit to a ruined Georgian gentleman’s residence, whose private grounds now make-up most of the land the park occupies. After around 2 hours we will retire for a drink and to share stories.

All welcome to join us, and as ever LRM events are free because the streets belong to everyone.

If you have any questions, comments or thoughts for future First Sundays please get in touch, email tweet @thelrm or text/whatsapp 07974929589.

With love and golden apples

Morag xx

PS if you would like to join us virtually please get in touch and we will share across space with you

June 2023 First Sunday

It’s First Sunday, this Sunday and as promised the next few wanders will be at locations requested by loiterers. A return to Media City, Salford Quays and its surrounding environment has been suggested so we will be meeting on Sunday 4th June, 2pm, outside The Imperial War Museum North.

There’s also a festival in the area you might want to explore before (or after) joining with us - (I’ll be talking about Our Irwell and other things during a session on Saturday).

We will be skirting around the edges of the event but the direction of our drift will be decided collectively using a game piece we have never played before….. I don’t know where this will take us so please try and be punctual for this one. When we’ve had enough we will find somewhere to rest and share a beverage and blether.

As ever First Sundays are free and open to all, please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions, comments or ideas for future adventures. Email tweet @thelrm or text/whatsapp 07974929589

With love and golden apples


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 Shudehill and Thornily Brow Manchester. It would be splendid to walk with you

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 interests in our explorations
Lots of people have suggested starting points or themes during those conversations - if you want to make this happen as a First Sunday please do get in touch as I would love others to faciliate some of our drifts
I am excited to see where we will wander and wonder next....
with love and golden apples
Morag xx
PS if anyone is going to the Kinder 91 event tomorrow please come and say hi, I'm delighted to be invited to contribute some thoughts on why we need to fight for an urban right to roam and to protect and extend access for all. Info here:

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 would extend an invitation to Whalley Range which has been my home for the last 24 years.

Please join me 2pm Sunday April 2nd at the main gates to Alexandra Park – on Alexandra Road South near the junction of Yarburgh Street. If you are coming by bus you can get the 85 from Piccadilly Gardens, Oxford Road or Chorlton.

This will NOT be a tour, the direction and pace will be determined my all those who attend (and possibly some giant dice or friendly ducks). When we are tired will finish somewhere for a convivial drink and story swap.

As ever our events are free and open to all. If you would like more information, or have any questions, please do get in touch: email twitter @thelrm facebook “the loiterers resistance movement” or text/whatsapp 079 749 29589. If there is anything you need to enable you to join us please ask we will do our best to help.

If you have any ideas for future walks please do also get in touch. I would also love to hear from anybody interested in the future of #OurIrwell and what we can do next to improve access to the river.

Other things you might like:

This is a good read on why loitering, parks and why public space matters:

I’m organising an event on an urban right to roam in Liverpool and online on Wednesday May 24th: more details soon

Here’s a link to me playing some songs I love and talking about The LRM and other stuff as a guest on ALL FM: 28th March 2023 Programme - Interview Dr Morag Rose of Loiterers Resistance Movement by Vintage FM - Don & Mike | Mixcloud

I hope to see you on the streets or in a park soon

With love and golden apples


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’s also officially Spring so I am sure there will be some natural wonders to observe as well.

If you have any questions, or particular access requirements, please don’t hesitate to contact me. We can also facilitate remote participation if you would like to join us online. Please email tweet @thelrm or call / text 07974929589

As ever this event is free and open to anyone who wants to join in. LRM walks last around 2 hours with the pace and direction set collectively, afterwards those who wish are welcome to stay for a drink. and chat.

April’s derive will be more suburban in feel, and then after that I am hoping some of the fabulous ideas folk have mentioned will manifest. We don’t really have rules here except take care of each other and our environment and don’t be an arse. And remember we are interested in creative walking and psychogeography (whatever that means these days) rather than tourist trails and conventional narratives. Please do share your starting points and wander ideas, I am delighted at the prospect of new communal paths…..

With love and golden apples


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