StreetLife: Celebrating the history and future of Coney Street

Friday 24th June 2022, 10am - 6pm 29-31 Coney Street
An elevated view down Coney Street, which is busy with shoppers.


Join us on 24 June to explore the past and future of York’s historic Coney Street.

From historic coaching inns to the legendary Willow nightclub, from a busy waterfront to a popular Turkish baths, and from coffee-house habitués and newspaper workers to suffragettes and street singers, Coney Street has seen it all. An exciting project led by researchers at the University of York aims to bring the history and creative spirit of Coney Street to the fore and shape a new and vibrant future for the familiar thoroughfare.

Join the StreetLife project team to explore the heritage of Coney Street, a pop-up printing press, museum and gallery, and live and digital musical performances reflecting on and inspired by the street. You will have the chance to peer into the street’s hidden corners, to enjoy its forgotten but essential relationship with the river that winds through York’s city centre, and to find out more about the communities - past and present - who live, work and play on the street.

Booking information

Drop In throughout the day.  This event is free to attend.


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