Simultaneous, nationwide bell-ringing to celebrate the first day of London 2012. Friday 27 July 2012 will be no ordinary morning.
At 8:12am on the first day of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, 'Work No.1197: All the bells in a country rung as quickly and as loudly as possible for three minutes', a London 2012 Festival commission by Turner Prize-winning artist and musician Martin Creed, will be performed throughout the UK by you.
The nation is invited to ring thousands of bells at the same time, whether schools bells, church bells, town hall bells, bicycle bells or door bells.
To make this performance happen, the All the Bells team invites bell ringers and those interested in ringing bells to sign up and get involved in the performance, alongside thousands of people across the country. Even Big Ben will be joining in, chiming over forty times in three minutes.
By ringing any kind of bell – hand bell, church bell, bicycle bell, door bell – you will be part of the performance and involved in welcoming the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games to the UK.
The BigScreens@LiveSites will be showing BBC Breakfast where they will feature this innovative commission, plus the team will reveal the latest preparations for the Olympics, as the final day of the torch relay begins and millions around the world look ahead to tonight’s opening ceremony. So grab your bell and come join us at your local Big Screen for a truly bell-ringing experience.
To sign up to be a part of it go to the All the Bells website.