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Joy Diversion 6 - exploring, mapping & meandering in Manchester & Salford

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Federation House

Federation Street

Manchester

M4 2AH

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Join us for another day of exploring, mapping and meandering in Central Manchester and Salford. Starting with maps of Manchester and Salford from 150 years ago, we'll propose expeditions to uncharted territories or revisiting previously explored places, strange meanderings and any other diversions that people fancy.

Often viewed as a functional place of work, retail and leisure, our city centre bounded by Trinity Way, Great Ancoats Street and the Mancunian Way is imbued with history, iniquity, celebration and endeavour. Whether you're new to the city or you're a life-long local, let us go out and find what’s out there, discover the forgotten spaces, create stories and map our city.

Adventurers will be split into parties and encouraged to map, photograph, document and bring back their findings to share with everyone.

You will need:

  • Yourself
  • Comfortable walking shoes or what ever you need to get around
  • Weather appropriate clothing (it's Spring - bring your waterproofs just in case!)
  • A phone: with a camera would be advantageous
  • We recommend bringing some lunch, but there's plenty of places around the city to grab something.


The event is open to all, although minors need to be accompanied.

If you would like to help out on the day, let us know.

Schedule:

11.00 Doors, meet, explore maps and propse expeditions

12.00(ish) Expeditions start!

3.00 Return to base & sharing of findings

4.00 Close

Refreshments

There will be tea & coffee at basecamp,, but we recommend you bring water & food with you.There is a co-op supermarket just round the corner, or a number of small, local cafes and restaurants nearby.

Getting here

Federation is located in the centre of Manchester, on the corner of Balloon Street and Federation Street. It’s about a minute walk from Shudehill tram and bus station, and few minutes from Victoria tram and train station. Putting the address into your phone or satnav should get you here with no problems.

Parking

Federation has no parking itself, but there are a number of carparks in the immediate area, such as the Manchester Arndale or Printworks NCP.

Accessibility

There is one step from the pavement to the entrance to the building. The door staff will be able to bring out a ramp for you if required. The rest of the building is an accessible venue with a lift to all floors.

Any other questions?

Drop me an email on sam[at]opendatamanchester[.]org[.]uk


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