StreetLife York

Exploring the fascinating history and vibrant future of Coney Street, one of York’s most familiar thoroughfares.

About the project

Find out more about the StreetLife York project and what we aim to do during April-June 2022.


Discover fascinating insights into the past, present and future of Coney Street from the StreetLife research team.


**Coming soon!** Explore Coney Street with our interactive map, showing trails and points of interest.

Events and Activities

HOT METAL: Exhibition Launch

(6:00pm - 9:00pm)
City Screen Picturehouse

Celebrate the launch of ‘HOT METAL’: an exhibition on the social history of newspapers and printing on Coney Street. The event will include an introduction by curator Dr Kathy Davies (Historian, StreetLife) and recollections from former staff and associates of the Evening Press and Herald Printers.

Two Poems on Coney Street

(10:00am - 5:00pm)
29-31 Coney Street

Watch two poems, written for Coney Street, and first performed on Coney Street, being printed on our historic press -- on Coney Street!

Medieval Word Craft:

A FREE Creative Writing Workshop
(10:00am to 12:30pm)
Yorkshire Museum / Museum Gardens

In association with StreetLife

Join us at the StreetLife Hub!

Join us at the StreetLife Hub at 29-31 Coney Street, where you'll find exhibitions, art and the StreetLife printing press. The Hub is staffed and someone will be available to show you around.

We are open 10:00 - 17:00 every day except Wednesday (closed) and Sunday (10:00 - 16:00).