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Loitering With Intent – events programme

Loitering With Intent – events programme

Walk, play, wander and wonder with The Loiterers Resistance Movement

27 July 2016

23 July - 14 October 2016, Loitering With Intent. The Art and Politics of Walking in Manchester and Beyond @ People's History Museum. Image © Rachel Ravey

The LRMWe are delighted to be working with The LRM (Loiterers Resistance Movement), who have brought a unique new exhibition to the museum’s Community Gallery.

Running until Friday 14 October, Loitering With Intent. The Art and Politics of Walking in Manchester and Beyond brings together artists, activists and loiterers from Manchester and beyond who share The LRM’s interest in psychogeography, public space and uncovering the secret stories of the city.

Join an exciting programme of events to accompany the exhibition; walk, play, wander and wonder with The LRM, as they takeArts Council England their theory on to the streets where it belongs…

October events:

Thurs 13 October
The Art and Politics of Walking: Show & Tell
Go behind the scenes of the Loitering With Intent exhibition and hear about how walking can be art and politics.  You will also get exclusive access to zines, maps and artists’ books.
Suitable for adults and young people
Booking required for the talk via Eventbrite
In order to keep our events programme affordable to everyone, please make a donation.  Suggested donation £3
Show & Tell: 3.00pm – 6.00pm
Talk: 6.00pm – 7.00pm

Sun 9 October
Invisible Cities – Literary Psychogeographies at Play
A brief exploration of literary psychogeography followed by a dérive, during which, participants will apply techniques described in order to disrupt and reinvent the city of their imagination.
Suitable for adults and young people
Booking required via Eventbrite
In order to keep our events programme affordable to everyone, please make a donation.  Suggested donation £3
1.00pm – 4.00pm

Sat 8 October
We Shall Overcome on the Streets Part Two
A collaborative musical tour between The LRM (Loiterers Resistance Movement) and PHM Songwriter in Residence Quiet Loner.  The tour explores radical history, the blurring of public and private space, community action and much more.
Suitable for all ages
Booking required via Eventbrite
Free but please bring a donation for a local organisation (tinned or non perishable food, socks or sanitary items) – more details of what is needed will be sent to participants nearer the time
12.00pm – 2.00pm

Fri 7 October
Mapping Electro Magnetic Manchester
Hear the hidden sounds of the city!  Learn how to solder a few simple connections to make your own electromagnetic device.  Afterwards you will take your constructions out to explore the hidden sound environments around the PHM.
Suitable for adults and young people
Please bring a sound recorder or similar and headphones
Booking required via Eventbrite
In order to keep our events programme affordable to everyone, please make a donation.  Suggested donation £5
2.00pm – 5.00pm

Wed 5 October
Get Lost in Liminal Space
A performative walk exploring thresholds, boundaries and in between places across the city.
Suitable for adults
Booking required via Eventbrite
In order to keep our events programme affordable to everyone, please make a donation.  Suggested donation £3
2.00pm – 4.00pm

Sun 2 October
First Sunday Dérive with The LRM (Loiterers Resistance Movement)
On the first Sunday of every month The LRM go for a wander.  Join them for a game that will change how you experience the city.  Enjoy a walk guided by instructions designed to exercise your imagination and uncover secrets on the street.
Family friendly event, suitable for all ages
No booking required, just turn up to the Community Gallery at PHM
In order to keep our events programme affordable to everyone, please make a donation.  Suggested donation £3
2.00pm – 4.00pm

Sat 1 October
The Right to Roam in The City / An Urban Safari
A conversation with campaigners for public footpaths, followed by an urban safari exploring some of the local places they have fought for.
Suitable for all ages
Booking required via Eventbrite
In order to keep our events programme affordable to everyone, please make a donation.  Suggested donation £3
10.00am – 11.00pm: Talk in Loitering With Intent exhibition
11.00am – 1.00pm: Walk in city centre

September events:

Wed 28 September
Walking on Film: Meet the filmmakers
A cinema screening and a chance to meet the filmmakers of three films showing in the Loitering With Intent exhibition; Alone Together, the Social Life of Benches (Esther Johnson, 2015), Manchester Blind Spots (Urban (Co)laboratory, 2008), and Black Walks (Dominique Baron-Bonarjee, ongoing).
Suitable for all ages
Booking required via Eventbrite
In order to keep our events programme affordable to everyone, please make a donation.  Suggested donation £3
3.00pm – 5.00pm

Sun 25 September
Shared Energies: From Syracuse to Here
A walk making connections with Moira Williams, an artist based in Syracuse New York.  Follow maps of each others’ cities to find shared histories, synchronicities and friendships.
Family Friendly activity, suitable for all ages
Booking required via Eventbrite
In order to keep our events programme affordable to everyone, please make a donation.  Suggested donation £3
2.00pm – 4.00pm

Sat 24 September
Democracy Outside
Whose streets?  Our streets!  Come and play politics in a piece of street theatre that invites you to have your say on some big issues.
Family Friendly activity, suitable for over 12s to adults
No booking required, just turn up
The location will be revealed the week before via Twitter, Facebook and signs in the Community Gallery
In order to keep our events programme affordable to everyone, please make a donation.  Suggested donation £3
12.30pm – 1.30pm

Sat 17 September
Shadow Play: Liberation and Exhilaration in the Mancunian Night
Where now for the secret, the contemplative, the quiet and subterranean in our cities?  The question may no longer be what spaces we wish to engage with, but when are they?  Join Professor Nick Dunn on one of his nocturnal expeditions.
Suitable for adults
Booking required via Eventbrite
Please note: the starting point will be sent to you when you book your ticket.  The walk will last approximately two hours and we will finish in a pub to continue our discussions
In order to keep our events programme affordable to everyone, please make a donation.  Suggested donation £3
7.30pm – 9.30pm

Thurs 15 September
Wandering Around The Toilet
A walking tour exploring the impact of toilets on the city and an installation that provokes thought around the toilet.  A BSL sign language interpreter will accompany the walk.
Suitable for all ages
Booking required via Eventbrite for the walk
No booking required to see the installation – just pop into the Loitering With Intent exhibition
In order to keep our events programme affordable to everyone, please make a donation.  Suggested donation £3
Walk: 1.00pm – 3.00pm
Installation: 10.00am – 5.00pm

Sun 11 September
We Shall Overcome on the Streets Part One
A collaborative musical tour between The LRM (Loiterers Resistance Movement) and PHM Songwriter in Residence Quiet Loner.  The tour explores radical history, the blurring of public and private space, community action and much more.
Suitable for all ages
Booking required via Eventbrite
Free but please bring a donation for a local organisation (tinned or non perishable food, socks or sanitary items) – more details of what is needed will be sent to participants nearer the time
2.00pm – 4.00pm

Sun 4 September
First Sunday Dérive with The LRM (Loiterers Resistance Movement)
On the first Sunday of every month The LRM go for a wander.  Join them for a game that will change how you experience the city.  Enjoy a walk guided by instructions designed to exercise your imagination and uncover secrets on the street.
Family friendly event, suitable for all ages
No booking required, just turn up to the Community Gallery at PHM
In order to keep our events programme affordable to everyone, please make a donation.  Suggested donation £3
2.00pm – 4.00pm

August events:

Sat 27 August
Walking, Touching, Lying: A Walk With Mythogeographer Phil Smith
Mythogeographer Phil Smith will lead an exploration of the wounds, scars, infections, clues and symbols in the texture of the city’s surfaces.  The walk will explore different viewpoint levels, how the surface can ripple and trip, and in what particular gutters to look for dust from Mars.
Suitable for adults
Booking required via Eventbrite
In order to keep our events programme affordable to everyone, please make a donation.  Suggested donation £3
2.00pm – 4.00pm
The walk will start at Station Approach Piccadilly in central Manchester, more details will be sent to participants before the event

Thurs 18 August
Manchester Modernist Heroines walk
This walk celebrates the achievements of ten inspirational women who shaped the 20th century.  From artists to aviatrixes, campaigners and designers.  Their achievements, and complexities, are largely overlooked by the history books.  In the absence of official monuments we will follow the traces they left behind and uncover their legacies.
Suitable for adults
Booking required via Eventbrite
In order to keep our events programme affordable to everyone, please make a donation.  Suggested donation £3
2.00pm – 4.00pm
Please meet in the Community Gallery at PHM.  The walk finishes outside the Bridgewater Hall

Sun 14 August
What is Psychogeography? Introductory talk and gallery tour
This talk and gallery tour of Loitering With Intent will explore what psychogeography is and how wandering can be an artistic or political act.  It maps walks from Paris 1968 to contemporary Manchester with deviations to discuss poets, punks, mystics and everyone who fought for our right to roam.
Suitable for adults and young people
Booking required via Eventbrite
In order to keep our events programme affordable to everyone, please make a donation.  Suggested donation £3
2.00pm – 4.00pm

Sat 13 August
Spatial Machines: walking with GPS
We increasingly rely on technology to know where we are.  Creating locative information relies on a massive infrastructure of satellites and ground based reference stations.  How do these infrastructures see the world?  What wider influence do they have on us?  This workshop explores GPS infrastructure by walking with technology.
Please note participants need to bring an android phone or GPS enabled tablet
Suitable for adults and young people
Booking required via Eventbrite
In order to keep our events programme affordable to everyone, please make a donation.  Suggested donation £3
12.00pm – 4.00pm
Walk starts and finishes in the Community Gallery at PHM

Sun 7 August
First Sunday Dérive with The LRM (Loiterers Resistance Movement)
On the first Sunday of every month The LRM go for a wander.  Join them for a game that will change how you experience the city.  Enjoy a walk guided by instructions designed to exercise your imagination and uncover secrets on the street.
Family friendly event, suitable for all ages
No booking required, just turn up to the Community Gallery at PHM
In order to keep our events programme affordable to everyone, please make a donation.  Suggested donation £3
2.00pm – 4.00pm

Sat 6 August
Manchester’s LGBT Centre: we were born in the 80s
This walking tour will tell the story of how Manchester became the first place to build an entirely publicly funded, purpose designed centre for the gay community, just as Thatcher’s government were enacting Section 28.
Suitable for adults and young people
Booking required via Eventbrite
In order to keep our events programme affordable to everyone, please make a donation.  Suggested donation £3
2.00pm – 4.00pm
Please meet in the Community Gallery at PHM. The walk finishes at The LGBT Centre on Sidney Street (just off Oxford Road)