Fun With Bells

Fun With Bells

Fun with bells is a monthly podcast for bell ringers

Five Fun Years: Our Story
February 08, 202400:00:48

Five Fun Years: Our Story

🔔 Fresh from the FWB Podcast team: a new episode celebrating our 5th anniversary, featuring poetry, past clips and role reversal with no wooden characters 😉  Listen@ https://i.mtr.cool/qkofilefsg   Watch@ https://i.mtr.cool/zxvaegzxwj   #FunWithBells #funwithbells #bellringing #BellRinging #podcast

Our Podcast’s Fifth Year Anniversary
February 08, 202400:35:57

Our Podcast’s Fifth Year Anniversary

Join us as we celebrate the fifth anniversary of 'Fun With Bells', a podcast dedicated to the world of bell ringing. This special episode features a compilation of memorable interview clips from previous episodes and discussions about the history and community of bell ringing. Cathy Booth and Emily Roderick share behind-th...

David Smith: A Bell Ringing Tutor’s Uplifting Global Perspective
January 11, 202400:35:20

David Smith: A Bell Ringing Tutor’s Uplifting Global Perspective

In this video, Cathy Booth interviews David Smith, an experienced bell-ringing ART (Association of Ringing Teachers) tutor who instructs courses in Australia, North America, Canada, and the UK. David discusses the structure and content of the ART's module courses, their benefits, and areas for improvement. He shares anecdo...

15 tips to improve your striking
October 22, 202300:42:42

15 tips to improve your striking

In this episode, you’ll get three for the price of one as a panel of the country’s top strikers discuss their top tips. And no, it’s not football we’re talking about, but bell ringing! Colin Newman, Lesley Boyle and Stephanie Warboys join podcast host Cathy Booth at the Association of Ringing Teachers conference to chat ab...

Ringing differently in Devon
October 17, 202300:35:21

Ringing differently in Devon

They do things differently in Devon, so Cathy Booth discovers in this interview with Devon call change ringer Ryan Trout. Not only do they have a distinctive cream tea, Devon also has its very own unique style of bell ringing. With a great sense of regional pride, Ryan fills Cathy in about this fast and furious ringing sty...

From Beginner to Bell Ringer: Some Useful Tips
April 05, 202300:09:36

From Beginner to Bell Ringer: Some Useful Tips

People who are new to learning to ring church bells and experienced teachers of this ancient skillset give us an appreciation of what is involved in learning to ring church bells and some tips for how to progress.

Ode to the ninth bell | A bell ringing poem for World poetry day
March 21, 202200:01:50

Ode to the ninth bell | A bell ringing poem for World poetry day

As a bell ringer, Tim Keyes wrote an ode to each of the 10 bells in his tower. This is the poem for the 9th bell. Tim also published a book containing all the odes as one of the multitudes of fundraising efforts to support the restoration of the Ledbury bells. You can hear more about the inventive ways that they got the wh...

Unconscious bias | An example from the world of bell ringing
March 01, 202200:02:58

Unconscious bias | An example from the world of bell ringing

This is a 3 minute excerpt from the Fun with Bells podcast - a podcast for bell ringers. The episode that it comes from is called 'Let's fix Ringing's 'leaky pipeline''.

Fixing Ringing's 'leaking pipeline' | A bell ringing conversation with unconscious bias examples
February 12, 202200:15:16

Fixing Ringing's 'leaking pipeline' | A bell ringing conversation with unconscious bias examples

Podcasat host, Cathy Booth meets with three frank and formidable female bell ringers who provide unconscious bias examples that help to explain that although women make up about half of all bell ringers, they are greatly underrepresented in positions of responsibility and peal ringing, and conducting. Elva Ainsworth, Julia...

Calling all young ringers - YCRA special | A Bell ringing conversation
February 12, 202200:14:35

Calling all young ringers - YCRA special | A Bell ringing conversation

Show host of the 'Fun with Bells' podcast about bell ringing, Cathy Booth meets three young bell ringers in this conversation, all founder members of the YCRA - the Young Change Ringers Association. Josephine, Emily and Matt share the aims behind the new association, discuss the support that enables young bell ringers to b...