How the Wensleydale Ringers recruited 20 ringers in 2 months!
Here is the step-by-step guide to how they recruited 20 new ringers in 2 months and how you might do it too!
Emily Roderick is an artist, arts producer and the research assistant for the Fun with Bells podcast.
|Having grown up in a ringing family, Emily was taught to ring by her father at St Michael’s in Warwickshire alongside her middle sister whilst in secondary school. Staying part of the local band until it was her turn to go to university, ringing took a back seat until after graduating. Coming back to ringing slowly in London via a selection of churches in North and East London, Emily has been combining her studies from art school with her love of ringing.
Receiving an Arts Council England ‘Developing Your Creative Practice’ grant in late 2022, Emily has been working on a new body of work focussing on bell ringing as performance.
Alongside her artistic practice and work on the podcast, Emily works as an Assistant Producer at Shape Arts, a disability-led arts organisation.
This entry was written in February 2023.
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