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

The Eye of York and the St George’s Day Parades

We caught up with John Ives who is one of the coordinators of the annual St George’s Day procession – who shares some of its history, the parade route today and what this might mean for the future of the Eye of York as part of the Castle Gateway project. The York Scout and Guide … Read more The Eye of York and the St George’s Day Parades

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 more The 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 more Friends 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 more Look 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 more Gathering 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 more Gathering 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 more York 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 more Pre-Application Discussions: St George’s Field Multi-Storey Car Park, Castle Mills Apartment and Castle Mills Bridge