Kate Flavell Writes:
The BBC has really taken ringing on board for its Music Day this year – Thursday 15 June. All the information needed to join in is in the article (2 pages) and flyer (one page). Please pass this to all your towers and ask them to print, display and join in! Another great opportunity to get some publicity for ringing – do urge your towers to let your local media know how they are joining in with this international event.
With all good wishes,
Public Relations Officer
Central Council of Church Bell Ringers
The Flyer reads:
Bellringers in the UK and around the world are being invited to
take part in the third annual BBC Music Day on Thursday 15th
June, with the theme this year being “the power of music”.
The sound of bells, with their power to bring communities and
generations together, was a feature of last year’s BBC Music Day,
with many ringers taking part.
This year, BBC Music Day will be even larger and BBC would like to
build on last year’s success by inviting tower and handbell ringers
from the UK and around the world to showcase this king of
performing arts by ringing at 7pm their local time.
You could ring only for a few minutes or for much longer. The
BBC will select performances to include in their coverage and in a
special programme which is being considered for BBC Radio 4 on
Music Day itself.
How to take part :-
- Agree with your venue, plan your band, what you will ring and any special event or dedication associated with your performance. If possible, arrange permission from your band and venue in case the BBC ask you to video or record your ringing on the day.
- Email the BBC Music Day team at BBCMusicDay@bbc.co.uk as soon as possible to let them know you’ll be taking part with the subject heading “RINGING EVENT – and include in your email :-
o A contact email and mobile phone number
o Who will be ringing and what will be rung
o Details of any event, story or dedication associated with your performance, which will be of interest to the BBC’s audience.
- Ring, starting at 7pm local time on Thursday 15th June.
The BBC may invite you to submit a video or audio clip of your ringing on the day. If so, they will contact you using the email or phone number you have provided.