Past Meetup

Joy Diversion III

This Meetup is past

25 people went

The Federation

Federation Street, Federation House · M4 2AH

How to find us

Entrance on the corner of Balloon St/Federation St.

Location image of event venue


Calling all ramblers, explorers and meanderers. Surveyors, cartographers and inquisitors - people who look up to the rooftops and down into the culverts. Join us for an afternoon of exploring, mapping and wandering in Central Manchester and Salford.

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. Let us go out and find what’s out there, discover the forgotten spaces, create stories and map our city.

Starting with maps of the city from over 150 years ago, we will propose expeditions to uncharted territories, revisits to previously explored places, strange meanderings and any other diversions that people fancy.

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

Here's a taster of what happened on the last Joy Diversion:

You will need:


Comfortable walking shoes or what ever you need to get around

Weather appropriate clothing (hopefully sun cream rather than waterproofs!)
A phone: with a camera would be advantageous

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.