Thursday, March 29, 2007

fools day derive 


"April 1st: This is the day upon which we are reminded of what we are on the other three-hundred and sixty-four." — Mark Twain

calling all flaneurs, pranksters, urban explorers, poets, dreamers, situationists, magicians, scientists and the just plain curious or bored in the city....

please join us for some psychogeographic fun and games on yet another celebration of tactical frivolity, the wonders of mancunia and the world turned upside down.

we will be meeting 12 noon* at the monument to vimto (adjacent to UMIST building on altrincham street). this is the most splendidly silly statue we could think of in town - as opposed to those which are just plain silly

hope to see you there, we'll be off on an adventure by about 12.15 so if you're late or lost or want a natter about our plans please call the magic number
there was some confusion over who we were last time we met - new folk are always very very welcome, its usually easy to spot us, if in doubt i'm short with bright pink hair and a tiara so don't be shy

please bring an open mind, a sense of fun and clothing appropriate to the weather. be ready for a wonderful game...

love and daffodils

morag xx

*thus cunningly avoiding jokes played on us... except those the universe see's fit to throw our way of course


Tuesday, March 20, 2007

i am a noticeboard. notice me. 

a couple of friends are organising some good stuff this week and i wanted to spread the word....

alex boredinthecity has called a derive to celebrate the vernal equinox. Meet 6.30 at the basement this wednesday 21 march for some fantastic esoteric witchery

details of the themes has materialised as ever on the map message board and boredinthecity (eyes left for the links)

PLUS some special musical thrills...

the very ace redlands palamino co are playing a special FREE gig at the bowling green pub, grafton street (off oxford road by the MRI) this saturday 24
march. expect some whiskey flavoured shenanigans afterwards

this is meant to be a music blog innit? hmmmm. anyhow hope you can make it, spring is sprunging and it feels like time for fun


Saturday, March 03, 2007


psychogeogrpahy NOW (well, this sunday) 

Morning all!

It’s first Sunday this weekend and thus time for more psychogeographical adventures.

We’ll be meeting 2pm Sunday 4th March downstairs in the cornerhouse on Oxford Road

Everyone is welcome, whether you’re a loiterer, urban explorer, materialist, expert, fabulous creature, dreamer, flaneur, poet, history buff, situationist, mischief maker etc etc…… or if you just fancy an afternoon stroll in convivial company

According to my diary it will be the 75th anniversary of the London Suffragettes walking single file through Knightsbridge smashing all windows they passed to protest against government inaction. Inspiring stuff and I’ve just been reading this fascinating report
http://www.notbored.org/suffragettes.html linking their struggle to the development of our dearly
beloved modern panoptican.

On the same day in 1912 the winner of a competition to design Canberra was announced
http://www.idealcity.org.au/competition-1.html and I for one would love to have heard how the judges ruled if an entrant ‘suggested grandeur’ and ‘symbolised a national capital’

Its also the 125th anniversary of the birth of Joseph Spivak, anarchist and antimilitarist who worked with Emma Goldman and Alexander Berkman and co-founded the Libertarian Book Club in New York in 1927.

Mmmmm. Hammers. Cameras. Architectural feuds. Anarchy. Books. And the daffodils are out! I’m
putting my faith in the derive being as wonderful and delightfully surprising as ever.

I really hope to see you Sunday, if you’re running late or get lost or just want a natter about the direction you’d like us to head in please email me to get the magic number to

Love and freedom

Morag x

PS You might also be interested in this: Animal Rights Tour of Manchester.
Saturday 10th March 12 noon Meet at the Basement Contact 07809293370


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