York Liberal Jewish Community

21st September 2019 On 21st September a meeting was held with the York Liberal Jewish Community exploring the histories and future of the Castle and Eye of York, with a focus on Clifford’s Tower and the significance and interpretation of the 1190 massacre of York’s Jewish community. The meeting was held following the York Liberal … Read moreYork Liberal Jewish Community

Gathering Place: What’s next for the Castle and Eye of York/shire public spaces?

Gathering Place: What’s next for the Castle and Eye of York/shire public spaces? Over the summer we’ve been doing many different events talking about different aspects of what might make brilliant public open spaces in the Castle and Eye of York/shire. On Saturday (2-4pm) in the Drawing Out The Brief open analysis session we’ll be … Read moreGathering Place: What’s next for the Castle and Eye of York/shire public spaces?

York Dance Space and iMOVE: The individual, the collective and public spaces

Helen Graham York Dance Space worked with young people under the age of 25 to create iMOVE performed on 29th September 2019. iMOVE is one of three art works commissioned by York Mediale in collaboration with the Council. The art commissions are a response, in part, to how many people throughout the My Castle Gateway … Read moreYork Dance Space and iMOVE: The individual, the collective and public spaces

The History of the Green Howards South African War Memorial

By David J Nicholson, Green Howards On the 25th May 1904 in the presence of the Lord Mayor of York, the Sheriff and the Corporation, Major General Sir Leslie Rundle unveiled the obelisk, which was erected in the memory of members of the Princess of Wales’s Own Yorkshire Regiment (Green Howards) who lost their lives … Read moreThe History of the Green Howards South African War Memorial

Friends of Rowntree Park:  Ideas and advice on things to consider in develop public spaces

Cath Mortimer joined us for the ‘Look at your City: Gathering Playfully’ walk and helped us look hard at some of the really practical issues facing public spaces. Where is the park? Sometimes children and families only see the swings areas as the park, whereas good to see play as happening everywhere. Events: Make it … Read moreFriends of Rowntree Park:  Ideas and advice on things to consider in develop public spaces

Look at Your City: Gathering Playfully

On 25th August a group of us spent a very warm Sunday morning exploring play in Castle Gateway through the lens of Rowntree Park. We were very lucky to also be joined by Cath Mortimer, a member of the Friends of Rowntree Park and our conversation was greatly aided by a prior conversation with those … Read moreLook at Your City: Gathering Playfully

Gathering Accessibly: Inspiration and very practical prompts for the Castle Gateway project

There is now an EU award – the Access City Award – that highlights cities that are building accessibility into the heart of their work and their new developments. To develop the conversations on access for the Castle Gateway project, this blog pulls out some inspiring and practical ideas from just two (of the nine) … Read moreGathering Accessibly: Inspiration and very practical prompts for the Castle Gateway project

Gathering Green: Look at Your City walk

13th July 2019 As part of the summer Gathering Place discussions, we’ve planned five Look at Your City walks. The walks use what we can see already in York as a resource for thinking creatively about the new public spaces in the Castle and Eye of York. Ten of use explore Parliament Stree, St Helen’s … Read moreGathering Green: Look at Your City walk

York Castle Museum and its Vision and Ambitions – Reyahn King, York Museum Trust Chief Executive

At the heart of the Castle Gateway area is York Castle Musuem, based in two the most important buildings of the area, the Debtor’s Prision and the Female Prision, nestled in the only remains of the Norman Castle walls and housing outstanding collections exploring the everyday life of the last two centuries. Chief Executive Reyahn … Read moreYork Castle Museum and its Vision and Ambitions – Reyahn King, York Museum Trust Chief Executive