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The Right to Roam in The City

The Right to Roam in The City

An Urban Safari

1 October 2016

1 October 2016, The Right to Roam in the City. Image © Aidan O'Rourke

Time 10:00 - 13:00

Duration 3 hours

Cost 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 centreThe LRM

Join veteran footpath campaigners Don Lee (The Open Spaces Society) and Gloria Gaffney (Pedestrians Association) and learn about the fight for the right to roam in the city.

An informal conversation will introduce their campaigning work, and why they feel it is important, with plenty of time for questions and discussions.  Don and Gloria will share their extensive knowledge and experience of preserving rights of way, and current work to register footpaths before the definitive maps are closed in 2026.  They will also discuss inspirational struggles of the past such as The Kinder Trespass and why we should remember them.

Following the discussion, join an urban safari through alleyways, ginnels and backwaters of the city.  Several of these have been subject to controversial closure bids by landlords and/or Manchester City Council.  These have been resisted in court or through planning inquiries.  Expect some forthright views on the important issues around public access.Arts Council England

Part of the Loitering With Intent events programme.

Suitable for all ages

  • Treat yourself to 15% off in The Left Bank cafe bar and 10% off in the museum shop when you attend an event at the People’s History Museum
  • Book a City Centre Trail for your group and explore Manchester’s hidden history

Booking Requirements:

  • Please note event attendees must arrive at least ten minutes before the start time of the event, otherwise their booked space will be given to someone on the reserve list
  • Please contact the museum as soon as possible if you wish to cancel your reservation so your place can be given to another visitor
  • Please note all donations are non refundable
  • For further information please contact the museum on 0161 838 9190 or email events@phm.org.uk