York Dance Space: Reflections on iMOVE and ideas for the Open Brief

6th March 2020 Initial call The project recruited from 16 different schools through an open call. The initial call was for a performance in the car park – that was the draw. The city centre? The young people involved felt that the city centre was not a place for them. The places they do go … Read more York Dance Space: Reflections on iMOVE and ideas for the Open Brief

Theatre/Music/Dance: Refining the draft Open Brief

There is a huge interest in seeing the new public spaces in Castle Gateway as hosting theatre, music, outdoor cinema, dance and every other art form imaginable. On reflection, we’ve been a bit concerned that this aspect of the draft Open Brief is currently less well developed than it could be. To fix this, we’ve … Read more Theatre/Music/Dance: Refining the draft Open Brief

Red Tower: Testing the draft Open Brief

3rd and 10th February 2020 We returned to Red Tower to share the draft Open Brief for the new public spaces in the Castle Gateway area. This followed sessions in summer to generate ideas for the new public spaces. Every Monday the Red Tower hosts a Pay-as-you-feel lunch, you can pick up a bag of … Read more Red Tower: Testing the draft Open Brief

Castle Gateway: Pasts and Futures Event, 7th December 2019

7th December 10am-4pm On 7th December we delved into the histories of the Castle and Eye of York as part of developing the conversation about the area’s future. The draft Open Brief for the new Castle Gateway public spaces was published shortly before the event and was open for discussion all day. The Open Brief … Read more Castle Gateway: Pasts and Futures Event, 7th December 2019

A Speakers‘ Corner for the Eye of York

Tillman Jacobi It is a good occasion to revive true public debate in times of many global concerns and uncertainties, or controversial political, economical and social developments. This kind of debate becomes most real and catching, when it is delivered in person – not online. London’s Speakers‘ Corner has, for centuries, been a mighty institution … Read more A Speakers‘ Corner for the Eye of York

York Against the War: 15th March 2003 demonstration and the Eye of York

On 15th March 2003 York Against the War organised a demonstration that began in the Eye of York and marched to outside the Minister, where a rally was held. In assembling the demonstration in the Eye of York, York Against the War was part of a tradition that included The March Against Yorkshire Slavery – … Read more York Against the War: 15th March 2003 demonstration and the Eye of York

My Castle Gateway: Pasts and Futures

Hilton Tower Restaurant 7th December 2019, Drop In 11am-12noon, The Green Howards and the South African War Memorial, York Army Museum 12noon-5pm, Various events from Hilton Tower Restaurant Read the full programme Join us on 7th December to delve into the histories of the Castle and Eye of York and to join the conversation about … Read more My Castle Gateway: Pasts and Futures

York Liberal Jewish Commmunity: Contextualising 1190 and wording for the Open Brief

10am-12noon, 23rd October 2019, Fairfax Room, Yorkshire Museum There were two strands to this discussion. The first was focused on contextualising 1190 within the wider and longer story of Jewish life in York. The second was to reflect on the proposed language for the draft Castle and Eye of York Open Brief. Contextualising 1190 within … Read more York Liberal Jewish Commmunity: Contextualising 1190 and wording for the Open Brief

York Liberal Jewish Community: Exploring the Castle and Eye of York Public Spaces

12.30-2.30, 18th October 2019 The main focus of the discussion was the implication for the new public spaces that will be created when the Castle Car Park is removed. There will be another meeting on 25th October 10-12noon that will focus on how to contextualise 1190 within wider and longer histories of the Jewish community … Read more York Liberal Jewish Community: Exploring the Castle and Eye of York Public Spaces

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 more York Liberal Jewish Community