Coventry City of Culture 2021

Our collaboration with the city of culture has led to a series of superb creative engagements on the Coventry Canal this summer.

Imagineer led Daimler Powerhouse Architect Nicol Thomas Image by Andy Moore Imagineer led Daimler Powerhouse Architect Nicol Thomas Image by Andy Moore

Our Community Roots team has prepared the towpath and local people for some great projects, already sparking a huge increase in visitor footfall.  

A narrowboat on a canal

Small Bells Ring

A beautiful story-telling vessel designed by Studio Morison, commissioned by Super Slow Way and the City of Culture. This amazing floating short-story library will inspire hundreds of young people in Coventry as artists and writers collaborate with local communities.

CastAway by Highly Sprung


A wonderful aerial show about crucial environmental issues devised by Highly Sprung featuring a unique, fully gyroscopic flying machine; the performance is part of a year-long collaboration with the Trust.

Inside Imagineer's Daimler Powerhouse

Daimler Factory

Coventry’s iconic Daimler factory has been transformed into a cultural powerhouse focused on outdoor arts and cultural happenings right next to the canal. We’re delighted that so many people will be attracted to the Coventry Canal through these amazing collaborations.

Random String: The Canal Network(ed)

A programme devised and led by Ludic Rooms will present outdoor and online performances, workshops, installation and experiments to help people explore water and waterways.


Last date edited: 22 July 2021