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
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
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
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
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?
Hudson Board Room, West Offices 1st July 2019, 6-7.30pm Book your place As part of our regular catch up sessions – and in advance of the launch weekend for the My Castle Gateway summer programme – join the Project Lead Andy Kerr to explore the recent developments in the Castle Gateway project. Andy will be … Read moreCastle Gateway Project Catch Up
A place to gather: for events, to protest, to spend time A gathering of layers of history: making sense of castles, elections, prisons, courts and protests A gathering of ideas: of what we want the area to be like in the future Gathering Place is a strand of the My Castle Gateway project. Through a … Read moreGathering Place: Clifford’s Tower and the Eye of York Area
Gathering Place: Castle and the Eye of York Area Launch Weekend with My Castle Gateway – 6th and 7th July Walks and Workshop Meet outside the Castle Museum entrance Saturday 10am [Book Your Place] / Saturday 11.30am [Book Your Place] / Saturday 1pm Accessible walk, flat access only and pace set by group [Book Your … Read moreGathering Place Launch Weekend: Castle and the Eye of York Area
In the first week in June My Castle Gateway are running two events to look at the final designs of the new multi-storey car park on St. George’s Field and the new apartments on Castle Mills before they get submitted to planning. It’s always good to look back as we look forward so here is … Read moreHow we got to the multi-storey car park in St George’s Field?
St George’s Field Car Park, Castle Mills Apartments and new bridge over the River Foss Saturday 1 June Drop-in 11am-2pm / Guided walks at 11:30am and 1pm Spark : York, Piccadilly Wednesday 5 June Drop-in 3pm-7pm / Guided walks at 4pm and 6pm Friends Meeting House, Friargate At the heart of the Castle Gateway proposals … Read moreCastle Gateway Pre-application exhibition