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Right to the Streets Joy Diversion walk of Trafford

August 30, 2023 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm BST

Diversion sign, with 'Joy' added to it, so it reads 'Joy Diversion'

Joy Diversion is a family-friendly day of exploring, mapping and meandering being run by ODM as part of Right to the Streets.

Starting by exploring maps of the area from 100-plus years ago, we’ll propose expeditions to uncharted territories, taking strange routes or any other diversions that people fancy. Adventurers are split into parties and encouraged to map, photograph, document and bring back their findings to share with everyone.

Bound by rivers and canals, north Trafford is an area that sees tens-of-thousands of people arrive to visit its two international sporting venues, but it’s also place with a strong sense of community, a rich history and cultural significance.

Whether you’re new to the area or you’re a life-long local, let us go out and find what’s out here, discover forgotten spaces, create stories and map our city.

You will need:

· Yourself

· Comfortable walking shoes or what ever you need to get around

· Weather0appropriate clothing (we suggest bringing your waterproofs just in case!)

· A phone with a camera would be advantageous

· We recommend bringing some lunch, but there’s plenty of places to grab something

Joy Diversion is free, family-friendly and everybody is welcome. For more information on what to expect, read this short blog from a previous session.


11am – Doors, meet, explore maps and propose expeditions

11.30am (ish) – Expeditions start!

2pm – Return to base and share findings

3pm – Finish


Tea and coffee will be provided, but we recommend bringing lunch with you. Alternatively, there are local cafes or shops where you will be able to pick something up.

Getting here

This session will start from BlueSci, Old Trafford Wellbeing Centre, M16 0LN. Click here to find the location on the map.

Any other questions?

Please contact sam@opendatamanchester.org.uk

Register on Evenbrite here.


August 30, 2023
11:00 am - 3:00 pm BST
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Old Trafford Wellbeing Centre
Greater Manchester, M16 0LN United Kingdom
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