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Dry Dock 'N' Roll @ Tooley's Boatyard, Banbury

We're proud to be teaming up with Tooley's Boatyard - the UK's oldest working inland boatyard - to be putting on a series of extraordinary gigs in this most unique of venues.  Visit our Events page for more info and to buy tickets! 

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Banbury Canal Festival Oct 1st & 2nd

Come and find us outside historic Toolley's Boatyard in Banbury this weekend.  A great chance to get on board, enjoy the sunshine and have a drink.  ​

Our bar favourites- local Hook Norton beers and fruit-infused sprits.  Hope to see you here!

Coventry Connectors Video

It's been an honour and a privilege to be part of Coventry City of Culture.  Here's a video Richard made about the Community Connectors which shows some of what we've been up to in Coventry.  Enjoy! 

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Push tug Lion (1943)
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Lion contains a Bolinder Munktell 1054 engine, which she uses to push The Village Butty around.

Hi again everyone! After a busy time with Coventry City of Culture, we headed straight to Fire in the Mountain festival to run a stage there (not with the boats, unfortunately, no canals) and have been having a small break from social media while making plans for The Future. Our priority at the moment is getting the wonderful push tug Lion all ship shape. Engine Heracles (a Bolinder Munktell 1054) is a dream come true but needs a bit of tinkering with before we can set off reliably on our Never-ending-Tour-of-Everywhere! We also need to finish off the Butty refurb with some exterior painting and re-build the stage on the roof. To keep us busy in the Midlands while we finish off the refurbishment stage, we're teaming up with some artists over the Summer and will be joining their events - details of those to follow soon. Everywhere we go, we will be updating this page, along with Twitter, Instagram & Facebook @thevillagebutty  Thanks for your patience, hope to see you soon XX

We are open!

Currently moored in Coventry Canal Basin CV1 4LY.  Check out our Events page and come and see us.

4 Mar 2022

Yeeeeeaaaahhh! We made it!

Thanks so much to everyone who supported our Crowdfunder.
Yeeeeeaaaahhh!  We made it!

2 Mar 2022

Close, but no cigar!

48hrs to go and less than £200 needed to reach our dream floor. Apollo the Village Butty puppy is chewing a...
Close, but no cigar!

1 Mar 2022

The Village Butty lions

TIME'S RUNNING OUT! Last chances to donate! Thanks so much to everyone who has donated so far...
The Village Butty lions

26 Feb 2022

Coventry Canal Basin in May

The Village Butty has been selected by Coventry UK City of Culture 2021 to put live music in...
Coventry Canal Basin in May

25 Feb 2022

Antique boat light fittings

Just had a great meeting with and they brought them along...
Antique boat light fittings
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