ART helps novice ringers to create a new band
Fun with BellsMarch 10, 202200:27:3618.99 MB

ART helps novice ringers to create a new band

In this inspiring show, podcast host Cathy Booth meets Tim Sunter and hears about his amazing seven-year ringing journey from learner to teacher and Association of Ringing Teachers committee member.

Who could have imagined that a thought-proving tweet in the middle of a field could have such a domino effect, propelling Tim on a path to both individual fulfilment and a new way to reach out to his local community? But such is the power of bell ringing.

Tim shares the deep satisfaction that ringing can bring, both from the sense of achievement of learning to ring and bringing a tower back to life to introducing local schoolchildren to the joy of bells and encouraging the local community to celebrate its heritage.

Tim’s enthusiasm is clearly infectious and no doubt this podcast will set off yet another exciting chain of events and ringing adventures for him, and possibly for you.

Jen and Tim Sunter after receiving their LtR Level 2 certificates taken at Handsworth Tower
Graduates of BSoBR after ringing their first quarter together in 2019 – just before lockdown

Top 5 takeaways

  • Check out the wide range of online ringing courses at
  • Why not get involved in Heritage Open Days to both recruit new ringers and engage with the wider community
  • Thinking of ways to get your local schoolchildren interested in ringing? Dust off your set of handbells and get in touch with your local school and suggest they make music with them
  • Why stop at learning to ring? Why not learn to teach bell ringing and share your hobby with others
  • Close to Birmingham? Take a look at what’s on offer at the Birmingham School of Bell Ringing

Sponsor: This podcast is sponsored by the Association of Ringing Teachers (ART).  To find out more about learning to ring, learning to teach or other resources to support your ringing go to

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