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

A bell chamber with ropes and wheels

A full day workshop combining both theory and practical sessions. It provides an opportunity to learn more about the bells and their fittings, what basic maintenance they need, and when and how minor repairs can be carried out.

Programme

Workshop objectives

A full day workshop that provides an opportunity to learn more about the bells and their fittings, what basic maintenance they need, and when and how minor repairs can be carried out.

All of the simulator workshops use a mix of theory, with demonstrations and opportunities for practical experience.

Workshop content

  • Health and Safety considerations in the tower.
  • Risk identification and management.
  • Different parts of a bell and associated fittings.
  • What can go wrong with bells or fittings.
  • Different types of bell installations.
  • When to call in the experts.
  • Construction of a maintenance schedule.

You will take away from the workshop a bell maintenance schedule for your tower and quite a few handouts.

Delegates

Suitable for anyone who is interested in practical bell maintenance. Need to be agile enough to move easily among the bells - you need to own a boiler suit or overall!