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

Alternative Visions – a reshaped Piccadilly 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 put down on paper some proposals which illustrated … Read moreAlternative Visions – a reshaped Piccadilly by Chris Donegani

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

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

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

York Castle Museum and its Vision and Ambitions – Reyahn King, York Museum Trust Chief Executive

At the heart of the Castle Gateway area is York Castle Musuem, based in two the most important buildings of the area, the Debtor’s Prision and the Female Prision, nestled in the only remains of the Norman Castle walls and housing outstanding collections exploring the everyday life of the last two centuries. Chief Executive Reyahn … Read moreYork Castle Museum and its Vision and Ambitions – Reyahn King, York Museum Trust Chief Executive

Pre-Application Discussions: St George’s Field Multi-Storey Car Park, Castle Mills Apartment and Castle Mills Bridge

On 1st and 5th June My Castle Gateway ran two events focused specifically on the applications for St George’s Field Multi-storey car park, Castle Mills Apartments and the new bridge over the Foss. Below is a report which links together specific feedback from these June events and the earlier events exploring the applications in March. … Read morePre-Application Discussions: St George’s Field Multi-Storey Car Park, Castle Mills Apartment and Castle Mills Bridge

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