Update on ART Events and Coronavirus/COVID-19


Given the recent UK Government Advice, ART is postponing all scheduled courses and workshops with immediate effect.

We are not accepting new registrations for all events.  Those who have already registered for places are being contacted by the Event Organiser.

Delegates will be offered the choice of a refund or a voucher which they can use to transfer to a re-arranged course/workshop later in the year.

For more information, please contact the local organiser of the course you were hoping to attend, or the ART Events team (events@bellringing.org) who will be able to help.

In the meantime, please keep well and look after those around you.  

Lesley Belcher
Chair, Association of Ringing Teachers

Ringer reading a teaching book

A full day workshop for all those who want to make a difference - Tower Captains, aspiring Tower Captains, ringing teachers or Tower or Guild officials. Covers stakeholder management, leading the team, good practice and performance. Some theory and lots of discussion.

Workshop objectives

A full day workshop that will develop your awareness of:

  • Public relations - with the local community, within the parish and wider.
  • Building a successful band - teamwork & goals
  • Practical aspects of running a tower
  • Good practice - safeguarding & H&S
  • Performing


Four theory sessions, each followed by extended group discussions and feedback.

Workshop content

  • Stakeholders - Church and community; who, what and how; expectations of new and existing ringers.
  • Leading the Team - Leadership, motivation, roles and delegation, team building, goals, planning & communication.
  • Good Practice - Tower Captain responsibilities, risk management, maintenance, insurance, money & safeguarding.
  • Performance - Purpose, performance vs practice, reward.


Tower Captains, aspiring Tower Captains, Trainers, Tower or Guild officials, and anybody else who might be interested.