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

Pre-Application Discussions: St George’s Field Multi-Storey Car Park, Castle Mills Apartment and Castle Mills Bridge

On 1st and 5th June My Castle Gateway ran two events focused specifically on the applications for St George’s Field Multi-storey car park, Castle Mills Apartments and the new bridge over the Foss. Below is a report which links together specific feedback from these June events and the earlier events exploring the applications in March. … Read morePre-Application Discussions: St George’s Field Multi-Storey Car Park, Castle Mills Apartment and Castle Mills Bridge

Not just one thing after another: From what happen, to big heritage ideas to questions for the Gathering Place discussions

History is not just a list of facts. History is interpretation, debate and discussion. But the list of ‘facts’ for the Castle and Eye of York is pretty impressive, shocking and important. In this series of three blogs – published to launch in the Gathering Place summer programme – we look at the potted histories … Read moreNot just one thing after another: From what happen, to big heritage ideas to questions for the Gathering Place discussions

The Castle and Eye of York: Key questions the area’s past poses for its future

This final blog to launch the Gathering Place summer programme builds on the history of the Castle and Eye of York and the area’s big heritage ideas to clarify the questions the past poses for building a really good open public brief for the area. This blog is based on work developed in collaboration with … Read moreThe Castle and Eye of York: Key questions the area’s past poses for its future

The Castle and Eye of York: Big Heritage Ideas

You’ve read about the pretty incredible things that happened in the Castle Gateway area, here are the big heritage ideas to take forward into our discussions about what the area means and what makes it matter. Read the final blog in this series to explore what questions this raised for the Gathering Place discussions about … Read moreThe Castle and Eye of York: Big Heritage Ideas

The Castle and Eye of York: A very quick account of 2000 years of change

Whether it is Romans, Vikings, Normans, the Dissolution of the Monasteries, 19th century judicial authority and political resistance or the rise of the car, tourism and shopping in the 20th Century, the Castle Gateway area opens up ‘little bit of everything of York’s archaeology and urban history’, as John Oxley, York’s City Archaeologist, puts it. … Read moreThe Castle and Eye of York: A very quick account of 2000 years of change

Play Out: How can we make a new public space that’s brilliant for families and for play?

Playing Out / Gathering Place How can we make a new public space that’s brilliant for families and for play? We’re visiting different parks and play areas around York talking to parents and children about their favourite places for play and using this to shape the development of the new public space in the Castle … Read morePlay Out: How can we make a new public space that’s brilliant for families and for play?