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

Alternative Visions – the Castle Mills Plaza by Chris Donegani

Chris Donegani lives on Piccadilly and was a regular participant in the workshops we ran to look at the reshaping of public realm along Piccadilly earlier this year. Having been part of the various conversations and given a lot of consideration to the various issues involved, Chris has some concerns over the submitted proposal for … Read more Alternative Visions – the Castle Mills Plaza by Chris Donegani

Design of the new Castle Mills bridge over the River Foss

One of the most exciting and talked about aspects of the Castle Gateway masterplan is the way it will open up new routes and spaces, and change the way we move around the city. The new bridge over the Foss is central to this transformation. It will form part of a cycle and pedestrian route … Read more Design of the new Castle Mills bridge over the River Foss

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

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?