Now we are 2! York Alternative History will celebrate its second birthday with a new challenge. What does it mean for the average person in York to be surrounded by history? Should we take the idea that heritage tourism is necessarily the best thing to promote about where we live? Who makes the decisions, on whose behalf, on what evidence base and to what purpose?
Changes are being made to the face of the city with bewildering speed. The opportunity to influence the outcome of these changes seems beyond the control of the average citizen. The impact of the decisions made and the principles on which these are based can influence your everyday life in ways you might not realize – not least the availability and quality of homes and jobs.
Join us at King’s Manor at 6 pm on Wednesday, 22 January 2014. Martin Bashforth will give a quick tour of what YAH has achieved so far. Helen Graham will introduce the ‘Living with History’ project. This will be your chance to influence the direction the project takes.