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March 4th 2018 First Sunday Shennanigans

Hello dear loiterers

With apologies for the late notice of March’s First Sunday derive…

Of course we won’t let something as dull as the weather deter us from a communal derive, although mutable as we are we may change shape…. We will be gathering at 3PM tomorrow (note slightly unusual time) at…

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First Sunday This Sunday

Blimey! Its that special time again... Its First Sunday this Sunday and wanderers of all flavours are welcome to assemble 2pm February 4th Cutting Room Square, Ancoats for a convivial, creative walk. Come + experience The LRM way

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CFP: RGS-IGB 2018 Desire Lines, Dawdles and Drifts: Walking Together as Research Tool

Call for participation at the RGS-IGB 2018 Conference, Cardiff, 28th-31st August 2018
Desire Lines, Dawdles and Drifts: Walking Together As Research Tool
Sponsored by Participatory Geographies Research Group (PyGyRg)
There is a growing body of geographical research that use…

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First First Sunday of 2018

Dear friends and fellow loiterers
Its First Sunday, This Sunday and the start of another year of First Sunday explorations. Everyone is welcome to join us for a wander as we use creative walking and psychogeography to connect with Manchester in new and interesting ways. 

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December Derive 2017

Dear friends and fellow wanderers

apologies for the late notice but its first sunday tomorrow. we will be meeting 2pm outside Manchester Museum, Oxford Road, for a wintery wander and all our welcome to join us

thanks for another year of inspiring explorations xx

November Derive

Remember, remember the fifth of November.... its a First Sunday this year and we'll be almost following the semi fictional footsteps of Guy Fawkes by exploring Salford Quays. We'll aim to get to Harbour City Tram Stop at 2pm (will wait till about 2.15 before we move on because public transport!). If…

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October wanders

Friday the 13th derive... please meet us tomorrow 6pm outside urbis / the football museum for a wander. All welcome, and as always the walk will be a free, autonomous and self determined drift, provocing new ways to feel the city. Hope to see you there. will be back to actual First Sunday in Novembe…

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October 2017 First Sunday

First Sunday, This Sunday and we want to show solidarity with the wonderful WE SHALL OVERCOME 2017 and the many interesting and useful ways folk are engaging with the Tory Party Conference in Manchester this weekend (please feel free to share events in the comments). We know lots of Loiterers are in…

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September events


September brings a bumper crop of psychogeographical shenanigans.

For First Sunday, This Sunday we’ll be embarking on one of our occasional twilight wanders. Meet us at the Engels statue in Tony Wilson Place at 7pm on Sunday 4th September (and yes that probably is the most absurd soundi…

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Augusts First Sunday

First Sunday, This Sunday and because its a year since Loitering With Intent (!) we will be retracing our footsteps to see what has changed*

Meet us 2pm outside People's History Museum Sunday 6th August. I wholeheartedly suggest getting there earlier for a look round, we will be off by 2.10. Al…

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July First Sunday and a Musical Treat

Its First Sunday, this Sunday and we’ve listened to calls to get out of the city so this month we are embarking on a psychogeographical adventure in Stockport.

We’ll start in Mersey Square at 2pm, Sunday 2nd July, and aim to be off deriving by 2.15. I’m going to get the most magic of all Manc…

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June 2017 First Sunday

Dear friends and fellow loiterers

Apologies for late notice about this months loiter. It seems to be more important than ever to celebrate creative wandering and the poetry of the streets but I’ve been a little lost about where to go. I trust we will find a way together so please join me for a de…

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May First Sunday

First Sunday This Sunday and its May so everything is springing…. We’re meeting 2pm on Sunday 7th May outside the main entrance to Piccadilly Train Station for our traditional derive. (Station Approach with the shops on it NOT Fairfield Street). For more details please feel free to get in touch

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April First Sunday

FIRST SUNDAY THIS SUNDAY so its time for our monthly communal derive. We'll start 2pm at the memorial tree in Piccadilly Gardens and, in a first for us, the wander is inspired by last months wander.
We will be guided by an improved playing card method as it was so interesting the first tim…

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March 1st Sunday and a Call for Conference Papers

Dear friends and fellow wanderers

Spring is finally Springing and we will be meeting for our March derive this Sunday, 5th March, starting 2pm at the Albert Memorial, Albert Square Manchester. All welcome for a free communal wander with friendly folk interested in exploring our city with a critic…

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February 2017 First Sunday

Its First Sunday, This Sunday and time for our regular communal derive. This month we will start at 2pm 5th February outside Manchester Craft and Design Centre, Oak street.

We will be embarking on a deep psychogeographical study of space so please bring a pen, pencil or some other writing imple…

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2017 First Sunday

Hi everyone, heartfelt thanks to everyone who supported The LRM in 2016 in so many ways, especially during Loitering With Intent. The best, of course, is still to come and I can see some marvellous adventures on the horizon....

It’s time for the first First Sunday of 2017, and in typical contra…

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January 2017 First Sunday & surveys for friends

Hi everyone, quick reminder First Sunday will actually be on Second Sunday in January, ie on the 8th. Details soon. In the meantime some friends of The LRM have surveys you may wish to contribute to (both posted before, but deadlines now looming):

Mayfield Imaginarium Forumhttps://architectureunk…

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A Sunday Treat: The LoneLady Treasure Hunt recap

This has been a truly remarkable year for Loitering and one of my personal highlights was the thrill of collaborating with the wonderful LoneLady on The Psychogeographical Sat Nav. You can hear The Street is Your Playground (LRM Mix) A Psychogeographical Sat Nav by LoneLady featuring The LRM on Soun…

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December 1st Sunday

First Sunday for December is Sunday 4th and we will be meeting outside The Crown and Kettle on Oldham Road at 2pm for a classic old school derive

January 1st is first Sunday of 2017 but we will postpone a week so folk can get there

All welcome and it would be wonderful to see as many folk as p…

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