New Visuality – creative young people’s ideas for a future Clifford’s Tower

My Castle Gateway has always been keen to work with neighbours of the development area, so we got into conversation with Greg McGee of According To McGee on Tower Street. Greg had been working with a group of young people, taking an irreverent look at the city’s heritage and posing alternative futures. We suggested they … Read moreNew Visuality – creative young people’s ideas for a future Clifford’s Tower

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

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?

Gathering Place: Clifford’s Tower and the Eye of York Area

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 Launch Weekend: Castle 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