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Bells will toll to ‘ring in’ the Olympics
Residents of all ages are being invited to help Otley Courthouse participate in a national ‘ringing in’ of the London 2012 Olympics.
The arts centre wants volunteers to bring a bell of any kind and assemble in its courtyard at 8am on July 27, in readiness for Turner Prize-winning artist Martin Creed’s work.
The performance will see a multitude of church, bicycle, town hall, school and door bells across the country all rung at 8.12am to mark the start of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympics Games.
An Otley Courthouse organiser said: “This is a great chance for everyone to have a bit of fun and feel part of the Olympics, even if they can’t get down to London.
“Anyone is welcome to come along and take part. Participants are just asked to bring a bell, if they have one, although a selection of bells will be provided for anyone without, and to arrive at 8am so that everyone is in position in good time.
“Hand bells, bicycle bells, sleigh bells, cow bells, last orders bells, doorbells – any kind of bell is welcome. The event is free and the Courthouse will be serving complimentary bucks fizz, orange juice and croissants to everyone who takes part.”