Co-created with the community of Hyndburn, the programme and the boat (The RV Furor Scribendi) have been shaped during a process of engagement, working with librarians, library users and the communities who live and work alongside the library and canal. The aesthetic of Small Bells Ring is about attention to detail, the value of local natural materials and vernacular, employing local craftspeople, the intertwining of usefulness and beauty, the understanding of the effect that fine craftsmanship has upon the experience of a space.
The library collection has been curated by the artists, librarians and community members, with steer and advice from the academic community, to ensure it is credible, wide ranging and relevant. It isthe largest collection of short stories in the UK.
After a summer at Coventry City of Culture Small Bells Ring will return in the spring with a series of writers and readers residencies and workshops. We’ll be sharing more information in the New Year.