Hear from those who write, blog and vlog about bells
Fun with BellsDecember 10, 202001:06:0445.44 MB

Hear from those who write, blog and vlog about bells

What do ringers do when they are not ringing? Well, judging by this latest episode they write, film, podcast and blog about it!

Podcast host Cathy Booth chats to no fewer than six leading lights in the ringing community who are all doing their bit to share and support the hobby they are all so passionate about.

From Mancroft to Minecraft and from the Ringing World to the virtual world, this bumper podcast can’t fail to inspire. Ringers are a resilient bunch and many have taken the challenge of Covid-19 to learn something new or put their long dreamt-about projects into action. There’s now more need to communicate than ever before.

As 2020 is obviously the year to try something new, why not check out some of these fascinating blogs, YouTube channels, podcasts and publications? Or better still, create one of your own! Think big and aim high - I bet Cathy can’t wait to interview the world's first bell ringing TikTok influencer ...

Top 5 Takeaways

  • If there’s not a video of your tower up on YouTube pop one up as soon as you can.
  • You may already have had a go at Ringing Room and Zoom, but why not explore other virtual tools like Virtual Belfry, Handbell Stadium, Minecraft and Discord?
  • If you’re not already a subscriber, check out the Ringing World. You can just buy a single issue just to see what it’s like.
  • Why not make a recording of all the towers that you ring at and create your own audio diary of your outings?
  • Ringing is a social activity – use all the channels available to keep in touch with your band during the pandemic, and to attract new recruits when it’s safe to get back in the tower.

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 bellringing.org.

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