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Opportunity for Mass Cycling Gathering in Edinburgh - Bicycle Bell Ringing

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  • Started 2 years ago by tarmac jockey
  • Latest reply from spytfyre

  1. tarmac jockey
    Member

    Festival Square in Edinburgh would be an ideal spot for a mass of cyclists to turn out for 08.00 on the morning of the 27 July 2012. (All ringing their bells for 3 minutes - that could get some attention)

    The Event:
    Friday 27 July 2012 will be no ordinary morning. At 8am on the first day of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, 'Work No.1197: All the bells in a country rung as quickly and as loudly as possible for three minutes' by Turner Prize-winning artist and musician Martin Creed, will be performed throughout the UK.

    The nation is invited to ring thousands of bells at the same time, whether schools bells, church bells, town hall bells, bicycle bells or door bells.

    To make this performance happen, the All the Bells team invites bell ringers and those interested in ringing bells to sign up and get involved in the performance, alongside thousands of people across the country. By ringing any kind of bell – hand bell, church bell, bicycle bell, door bell – you will be part of the performance and involved in welcoming the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games to the UK.

    To sign up to ring a bell, go to AllTheBells.com

    Everyone who signs up to take part in the project will receive an exclusive Martin Creed ringtone available from March 2012.

    http://www.allthebells.com/home/
    http://festival.london2012.com/events/9000961496

    Posted 2 years ago #
  2. tarmac jockey
    Member

    Given the excellent turn out at the POP rally on Saturday this is another opportunity for cyclists to gather in the city centre in numbers. The bells will ring for three minutes.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  3. Stepdoh
    Member

    Jeez, people gonna have sore thumbs after three mins of dinging.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  4. lionfish
    Member

    sounds crazy :D let's do it!

    Posted 1 year ago #
  5. crowriver
    Member

    Sounds a bit like Mauricio Kagel's 'Eine Brise', an action for 111 cyclists.

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    Posted 1 year ago #
  6. Zenfrozt
    Member

    sounds like a laugh :D

    Posted 1 year ago #
  7. DaveC
    Member

    Aye I have calendered it as a reminder. See you ALL there!

    Posted 1 year ago #
  8. Uberuce
    Member

    I wonder if the Innocent Tunnel might be better, but I'm yet to see whether multiple bells sound ace or rubbish there.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  9. tarmac jockey
    Member

    Great wee movie Crowriver. What a clear and distinct sound from the bike bells.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  10. minimoth
    Member

    I'll be there!

    Posted 1 year ago #
  11. cc
    Member

    Hmm, I'm torn between a love of mass cycling and of silly arty things on the one hand, and a strong distaste for the London Olympics on the other - I agree with Charles Stross on the Olympics.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  12. tarmac jockey
    Member

    Another reminder of this opportunity for a mass cycling gathering.
    Please join us at 08:12 on 27th July to experience millions of bells ringing out across the country in order to mark this historical moment and to celebrate the beginning of the London 2012 Olympic Games.
    Ring your bell for three minutes and head back about your business. Easy!

    Posted 1 year ago #
  13. kaputnik
    Member

    I can make that and still be at work on time.

    So I will be there and ring my bell for a few minutes - in protest at the ridiculous amount of money being wasted on the Olympics, the commercialisation of it by companies with no other interest than filling as many people as possible full of fat and sugar and the downright shoddy and undemocratic way that the organisers have treated and ridden over anyone or anything that has come in their way. If anyone else is swithering about their distaste for the Olympics, feel free to also join the bah-humbug corner :)

    Posted 1 year ago #
  14. tarmac jockey
    Member

    Latest update:
    With one week to go the opening of the London 2012 Olympic Games, millions of people across the UK are preparing to join in a day of celebrations on Friday the 27 July.

    The day will commence with bells ringing across the UK at 8.12am for 3 minutes as quickly and loudly as possible as part of the London 2012 Festival commission 'All The Bells' by Turner Prize winning artist Martin Creed.

    Thousands of people have already registered and the performance has captured the imagination of organisations including The Royal Navy and the Royal Fleet Auxiliary, The British Army, The RAF, the National Trust, The Ancient and Honourable Guild of Town Criers, the National Theatre, the Church of England, the Arts Council and Creative Scotland, the Foreign & Commonwealth Office, The National Football Museum, The Sports Heritage Network, Discovering Places, The Churches Conservation Trust, the Mayor of London, the Archbishop of Westminster, Dame Evelyn Glennie, Open Morris, The British Federation of Youth Marching Band Organisations, The Girl Guides Association, The Royal British Legion, the Women’s Institute and many more.

    The event will be broadcast by the BBC to a potential live audience of over 10 million people across the UK on TV, radio and online - including BBC Breakfast, BBC Radio 2 Chris Evans Breakfast Show and BBC local radio stations.

    Anyone can take part by ringing any kind of bell for three minutes - from experienced change ringing experts of tower bells to enthusiastic children with hand bells, bicycle bells and doorbells.

    London 2012 has announced that from today subscribers to the latest update of the free official London 2012 Join In App will be able to tap or shake their phone like a hand bell to release the Martin Creed bell sequence. This will allow users to join in with the event whether they are on the way to work or at home. Information about how to get the latest update of the Join In App is available at http://www.london2012.com/mobileapps. To get involved in ‘All The Bells’ all individuals, communities and organisations are encouraged to register at http://www.allthebells.com and register their interest in taking part on the day, register their own bell-ringing event for others to join, and even download the Martin Creed ringtone for free.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  15. spytfyre
    Member

    OK I will try to make it - can't promise though

    Posted 1 year ago #

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