Culture Sub Categories
Museum Gardens plays host to a group of people whose aim it is to garner and spread knowledge.
Beneath street level, next to the toilets of all places, stands a paean to both the rich history of Bettys in York, and also the bravery of British and overseas soldiers in the second World War.
Hidden among the undergrowth, alongside the winding paths of Museum Gardens, a small, hexagonal, cone-roofed building stands.
It is often-quoted that York is the city where the pubs are bars, bars are gates and the gates are streets, but how many of us who walk these streets every have actually stopped and wondered why they have such strange-sounding and often inexplicable place names?
The stone was integral to the survival of York residents during the time that the plague ripped through the region in the 17th century. Infected city residents left money at the stone to pay for food grown by residents of the Clifton area.
There are many independent coffee shops in York, and sometimes it’s difficult to choose which one to visit. The decision can be affected by various factors; geography, finances, taste. Sometimes, however, you fancy something a bit different.
Today, Obscure York will take a look at the different ways we can view the city.
Where did surfing begin? Not too far from here it turns out.
Typically, when asked where you can get the best view of York, people will rather unimaginatively suggest the Yorkshire Wheel…
Today’s obscurity looks at one of our city’s under sung heroes of music.
Today’s 30 Days of Obscure York takes a look at the roof in the railway station.
To commemorate the sinking of The Titanic, York Theatre Royal are hosting a musical and they are calling members of the public to get involved.
Behind Clifton Bingo, there is a very mysterious and unique graffiti project. Nobody seems to know where it came from, who the artist is, or who commissions the pieces.
Our hint at obscurity today lies within the Sensory Gardens on Peasholme Green.
Many of us pass this building on a daily basis, and, despite it being a completely different colour to the brick surrounding it, it tends to be ignored as ‘just another old building in York’.
We take a glimpse at the world of Ancient manuscripts and records that lie within today’s “Obscure” element of our city.