Venue guide: The Big Comfy Bookshop, Coventry
Opened in 2014 as a part of Coventry’s creative quarter Fargo Village on Far Gosford Street, The Big Comfy is an independent bookshop that regularly plays host to intimate acoustic and folk gigs.
On the first and third Friday of every month they host the “Big Comfy Folk Club” showcasing the best of up and coming and local talent that’s on to offer in a special up close and personal setting. Acts that have played at the venue before include Nizlopi, Ed Prosek, and Keith James.
Tickets are usually around £5 or £25 for an annual membership that allows entrance to gigs for only £2 (email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information). Tickets are available from the shop or online here. The venue is licensed and there’s a range of snacks and beverages that are available. There’s also food and drink available in cafes and stands that are in the area of the Fargo Village. The shop is on a ground floor level and there are no stairs to access it. There is some seating available inside the shop in the form of chairs and sofas.
Details of upcoming gigs at The Big Comfy and at Fargo Village can be found here.
Getting to The Big Comfy
From The North (M6). Leave at junction 3 and head towards Coventry on the A444. After approximately 4 miles, at the end of the A444 turn right onto A428 which leads onto Sky Blue Way (A4600). At the end of Sky Blue Way take the first exit off the roundabout then left again onto Far Gosford Street. Fargo Village is based approx 330 metres on the right hand side.
From The South (A4114): Just before the Coventry Ring Road, turn right from the roundabout onto Gulson Road. Turn left onto Vecqueray Street then right onto Far Gosfrod Street. Fargo Village is approx 300 metres on the right hand side.
There is a car park next door to Fargo Village behind Domino’s Pizza where there’s room for 18 cars pay and display. There’s also a large free car park a 5-minute walk away on the left of Paynes Lane.
By public transport
The number 8 and 13 buses stop on Far Gosford Street. The venue is a seven-minute walk from Coventry train station. For more information on public transport in the West Midlands, please visit networkwestmidlands.com.
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