My Castle Gateway: Pasts and Futures

Hilton Tower Restaurant 12noon-5pm, 7th December 2019, Drop In Join us on 7th December to delve into the histories of the Castle and Eye of York and to join the conversation about the area’s future. The draft Open Brief for the new Castle Gateway public spaces will soon be live and open for discussion. The … Read moreMy 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 moreYork 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 moreYork 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 moreYork 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 moreGathering Place: What’s next for the Castle and Eye of York/shire public spaces?

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 moreGathering On The Move – Cycling for Wider Mobility

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 moreYork Dance Space and iMOVE: The individual, the collective and public spaces

Gathering on the Move – a Look at Your City walk on 7th Sept 2019

If you missed the Gathering on the Move Look at Your City walk, here’s a brief blog to recount the highlights. We gathered and started from Tea Room Square in front of the station – a place with *lots* of movement. Various things immediately came up for comment:- Signage is confusing, with a mass of … Read moreGathering on the Move – a Look at Your City walk on 7th Sept 2019

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 moreThe History of the Green Howards South African War Memorial