Theatre/Music/Dance: Refining the draft Open Brief

There is a huge interest in seeing the new public spaces in Castle Gateway as hosting theatre, music, outdoor cinema, dance and every other art form imaginable. On reflection, we’ve been a bit concerned that this aspect of the draft Open Brief is currently less well developed than it could be. To fix this, we’ve … Read more Theatre/Music/Dance: Refining the draft Open Brief

Music in the open air

There’s something special about outdoor music performances. Whatever your taste – Womad, Glastonbury, Carolina Country Music or Jazz New Orleans, there’s something for everyone. Some people though, like their music on a much more intimate, less ear drum bursting level and are not looking for big names or mind altering substances. Some of my best … Read more Music in the open air

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 Red Tower: Testing the draft Open Brief

The Open Brief Walks – 26th Jan / 2nd Feb 2020

Having got the Open Brief to a draft version which we had discussed at length with the council and with members of the Advisory Group, it was time to take it for a walk around the Castle Gateway area with members of the public – some of whom had been involved with previous events but … Read more The Open Brief Walks – 26th Jan / 2nd Feb 2020

Alternative Visions – a provocative take on the Castle Car Park

Chris Donegani has been to a lot of our events, and he joined us for one of our recent Debating the Open Brief walks. His response to this was an alternative proposal for the Castle car park, suggesting a different way to provide some of the key elements in the draft Open Brief, while responding … Read more Alternative Visions – a provocative take on the Castle Car Park

Alternative Visions – the Castle Mills Plaza 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 has some concerns over the submitted proposal for … Read more Alternative Visions – the Castle Mills Plaza by Chris Donegani

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 My Castle Gateway: Pasts and Futures

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 York 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 more Alternative 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 more Gathering On The Move – Cycling for Wider Mobility