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

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

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

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 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

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

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 On The Move – Cycling for Wider Mobility

Group ride with York Cycle Campaign – 23rd September 2019 Background One of the cornerstones of the My Future York approach to public engagement has been “Look at your City” events where we’ve walked or cycled around parts of the city to reflect on how they work, and how we might learn lessons which can … Read more

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