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 project and our plans during January to July 2023.


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


Explore Coney Street with our interactive map, showing trails and points of interest.

Events and Activities

Tattoo: The body as archive

(07:00pm - 8:00pm)
29-31 Coney Street

Our panel of experts discuss the world of complex and unexpected imagery that people throughout history have used to inscribe their identities on their bodies. This is a Festival of Ideas 2023 event.

Jewish York Walking Tour

(2:00pm - 4:00pm)
29-31 Coney Street

This walking tour of York will transport you back in time, allowing you to discover the stories of Jewish people who have called this city their home. This is a Festival of Ideas 2023 event.

Power and Print: The King’s printer in York

(7:00pm - 8:00pm)
29-31 Coney Street

Dave Harper, US-UK Fulbright Scholar at the University of York, discusses how the relocation of the King’s Printer to York in 1642 invites us to consider anew the relationship of print and power. This is a Festival of Ideas 2023 event.

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 Tuesday (10:00 - 19:00) Wednesday (closed) and Sunday (10:00 - 16:00).