ART (Association of Ringing Teachers) Conference 2022

Please find below a message advertising the ART Conference on 7-8 May 2022 – very local to us! Also note that the invite is for all: ART supporters and sceptics alike:

Dear Fellow Ringers,

In May 2022, the Association of Ringing Teachers will be holding their annual conference in your part of the country and I’m writing to let you know of our plans.

It is being held on Saturday 7th May at the Erdington Academy in Birmingham. Transport links are excellent as the Academy can be found within 1 mile off junction 6 of the M6. The conference is later in the year than usual in order to minimise the risk the event has to be cancelled due to a winter Covid-19 surge. In a break with tradition, the conference will be separate from the AGM, which will be held online on Saturday 5 March.

The second day of the conference weekend, the 8th, will be hosted by the Stewardship and Management Workgroup of the CCCBR. Through the leadership of Alison Hodge, this workgroup offer advice and guidance on matters including insurance, tower management, risk assessment, church law, health and safety, etc. 

I thought it was important to emphasis the conference is open to anyone irrespective of ART Membership or even if they are an ART supporter or sceptic.  We aren’t talking about ART, we’re talking about ringing – sharing what other people are doing and talking about topical events. People are welcome to attend both or just one of the days.  

We are currently finalising the content and will send further details closer to the date.

If you need any further information, please let me know.

Kind regards

Annie Hall