Tickets: FREE (Bookable & non-ticketed events)
Along the Coventry Canal Activities stop at Hawkesbury Junction (Sutton Stop) CV6 6DF; Bridge 4, Stoney Stanton Road CV6 5DR and Coventry Canal Basin CV1 4LY. See event listings for location details.
Until Sun 12 Sep 2021

Small Bells Ring - Complete Programme

Wed 28 Jul 2021 to Sun 12 Sep 2021
Along the Coventry Canal
Activities stop at Hawkesbury Junction (Sutton Stop) CV6 6DF; Bridge 4, Stoney Stanton Road CV6 5DR and Coventry Canal Basin CV1 4LY. See event listings for location details.
FREE (Bookable & non-ticketed events)
 

Small Bells Ring invites you to hop aboard the RV Furor Scribendi, a floating library crammed full of short stories.

Small Bells Ring is a Studio Morison project, co-commissioned with Super Slow Way in collaboration with Coventry Libraries & Lancashire Libraries supported by Canal & River Trust, BBC CWR  & Coventry City Council.

View full details about the Floating Library sessions (no booking necessary) along with free bookable walks to the boat, family reading slots and canal trips as detailed below.

Floating Library - Free to attend, no booking necessary

This fully-functioning narrow boat (and the UK’s largest collection of short stories) will be mooring at three locations along the Coventry Canal on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 28 July to 3 September. Free to attend, no booking necessary.

Thursdays 12-5pm at Bridge 4, Stoney Stanton Road

Jul: 29 Aug: 5, 12, 19, 26 Sep: 2

The floating library will make its way to Bridge 4, Stoney Stanton Road, Foleshill (CV6 5DR) Running every Thursday from 12–5pm from 29 July–2 September. In partnership with Coventry City Council’s Libraries and Information Service.

Whilst on the boat you can register for a library membership, or you can also register at your Canal and River Trust Visitor Centre.

Pull up a chair and enjoy a short story on the canal side, covid safety precautions will be in place. You don’t just have to spend a moment with these stories either, as books can be borrowed for an hour, a day, or all week.

Fridays 2-5pm at Coventry Canal Basin

Jul: 30 Aug: 6, 13, 20, 27 Sep: 3

You’re in for a surprise at the Coventry Canal Basin (CV1 4LY), as the RV Furor Scribendi moors up in the day for some impromptu readings alongside Ludic Room’s Roam and Dwell activity (finishes 27 Aug), each Friday 2-5pm from 30 July – 3 September.

 

Bookable activity as part of Small Bells Ring

Thursday Library Walks

Foleshill Library, CV6 5BG

Jul: 29 Aug: 5, 12, 19, 26, Sep: 2

Fancy a stroll from Foleshill Library (Broad St, Coventry CV6 5BG) to the Small Bells Ring boat moored between Stoney Stanton and Foleshill Road. Library walks will be taking place at 2pm every Thursday from 29 July to 2 September, available to book online for free. Meet at Foleshill Library. 

Saturday Salon – Family Sessions

Coventry Canal Basin, CV1 4LY

Jul: 31 Aug: 7, 14, 21, 28 Sep: 4, 11

The RV Furor Scribendi will be open all day from 10am – 4pm with wonderful short story sessions for families, online booking available for 10am and 11am sessions, from 31 July – 11 September, free tickets available online.

Sunday Salon – A Sunday Cruise

Coventry Canal Basin, CV1 4LY

Aug: 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Sep: 5, 12

Enjoy a Sunday cruise along the Coventry Canal with short stories and a cup of tea, bookable in 2 groups of upto 6 people. We will alight at Coventry Canal Basin CV1 4LY at 11am arriving at Hawkesbury Junction at 2pm. For concessions and access please speak to [email protected]. Running from 1 August – 12 September. Public ticket bookings will be made available later in the summer. 

Small Bells Ring - Coventry Library Walks

Fancy a stroll from Foleshill Library to the Small Bells Ring boat moored between Stoney Stanton and Foleshill Road?

Library walks will be taking place at 2pm every Thursday from 29 July to 2 September, available to book online for free.

Sunday Salon - Sunday Boat Trip

Enjoy a Sunday cruise along the Coventry Canal with short stories and a cup of tea, bookable in 2 groups of up to 6 people. We will alight at Coventry Canal Basin CV1 4LY at 11am arriving at Hawkesbury Junction at 2pm.