Joy Diversion Online

Joy Diversion

Even though we can’t meet up we can still go on our own little Joy Diversions!

(What is Joy Diersion?)

Here’s how it will work:

  • Take a photo of something of interest.
  • This could be something you see whilst out on your daily exercise, or it could be something you can share from the comfort of your own home.
  • If you’ve been on a Joy Diversion before, then you’ll know that teams usually have a mascot in the form of a plastic toy animal. These are optional but extra points if you manage to feature one.
  • Tweet the image with a little bit of information or history.
  • If you can’t find any information or history, then it’s a good opportunity to ask.
  • Remember to tag @opendatamcr and use the #JoyDiversion hashtag.

Then, on 25th April (when the next Joy Diversion was schduled), we’ll collate and share online.

See an example

Please be mindful that what you share is suitable for everyone, and be aware of others’ privacy. Ideally, no humans should be present in the image.

Try to stick to public spaces only and be mindful of others’ privacy. Oh, and please stick to your safe 2m minimum distance.

Any questions, drop us an email.

What is Joy Diversion?

Joy Diversion is family-friendly day of exploring, mapping and meandering run by Open Data Manchester CIC.

Participants are invited to explore maps of Manchester and Salford from 150 years ago, and propose expeditions to uncharted territories or revisit 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 are split into parties and encouraged to map, photograph, document and bring back their findings to share with everyone.

Joy Diversion is free, family-friendly, and everybody is welcome.

Read a blog about a previous session.