Articles By Arthur Reeves

eBells

Are you under-25 and interested in handbell ringing?  If so, eBells can upgrade your online ringing experience but at £97 per pair they may be too expensive for you.

The Guild may be in a position to support you by subsidising this cost if this is something of interest to you. If you are under 25, interested in handbells and think eBells could help, email us before Friday 5 February 2021. No promises, but the Guild will help where possible.

Online training session 28 October 2020: ‘Shake my hand and I’ll show you the ropes’ – a biography of George Pipe

On Wednesday 28 October at 7pm, John Loveless will be joining us to share his research on George Pipe, detailed in his new biography. The Pipe family have a long and close connection to Birmingham which remains strong today. George himself was a fascinating man.

If you’d like to join us, but haven’t yet received the Zoom login details, please email the Ringing Master.


Future dates…

Wednesday 28 October at 7pm. John Loveless: ‘Shake my hand and I’ll show you the ropes’ – a biography of George Pipe

Wednesday 4 November at 7pm. Dave Bassford and Ann White: Safeguarding in our towers

Wednesday 11 November at 7pm. Alan Regin: Ringing Remembers

Wednesday 18 November at 7pm. Lesley Belcher and David Sparling: Association of Ringing Teachers: their approach to a return to ringing

Wednesday 25 November at 7pm. Gareth Davies: Bellringing and elections in the West Midlands

Wednesday 2 December at 7pm. David Pipe: Exploring Treble Bob Minor

Wednesday 9 December at 7pm. Haley Barnet and Mark Bell: The Secrets of the 12 Bell Contest

Online training session 21 October 2020: Birmingham composers and their entertaining rivalry

On Wednesday 21 October at 7pm, Richard Pullin will be joining us to discuss some of the more notable characters from Birmingham’s ringing history.

If you’d like to join us, but haven’t yet received the Zoom login details, please email the Ringing Master.


Future dates…

Wednesday 21 October at 7pm. Richard Pullin: Birmingham composers and their entertaining rivalry

Wednesday 28 October at 7pm. John Loveless: ‘Shake my hand and I’ll show you the ropes’ – a biography of George Pipe

Wednesday 4 November at 7pm. Dave Bassford and Ann White: Safeguarding in our towers

Wednesday 11 November at 7pm. Alan Regin: Ringing Remembers

Wednesday 18 November at 7pm. Lesley Belcher and David Sparling: Association of Ringing Teachers: their approach to a return to ringing

Wednesday 25 November at 7pm. Gareth Davies: Bellringing and elections in the West Midlands

Wednesday 2 December at 7pm. David Pipe: Exploring Treble Bob Minor

Wednesday 9 December at 7pm. Haley Barnet and Mark Bell: The Secrets of the 12 Bell Contest

Online training session: Devon Call Changes

On Wednesday 14 October at 7pm, Jon Bint will be joining us to discuss and explore the art behind Devon Call Changes. Please join us for what will be a fascinating insight into this unique and wonderful approach to bellringing

If you’d like to join us, but haven’t yet received the Zoom login details, please email the Ringing Master.


Future dates…

Wednesday 14 October at 7pm. Jon Bint: Devon Call Changes

Wednesday 21 October at 7pm. Richard Pullin: Birmingham composers and their entertaining rivalry

Wednesday 28 October at 7pm. John Loveless: ‘Shake my hand and I’ll show you the ropes’ – a biography of George Pipe

Wednesday 4 November at 7pm. Dave Bassford and Ann White: Safeguarding in our towers

Wednesday 11 November at 7pm. Alan Regin: Ringing Remembers

Wednesday 18 November at 7pm. Lesley Belcher and David Sparling: Association of Ringing Teachers: their approach to a return to ringing

Wednesday 25 November at 7pm. Gareth Davies: Bellringing and elections in the West Midlands

Online training session: John Anderson Part 2

On Wednesday 7 October 2020 at 7pm, back by popular demand, join John Anderson who will be sharing more memories about his life in Birmingham.

Part 2 will focus on John’s experiences on the Central Council, the augmentation at St Martin’s, his time leading the Guild, experiences of the 12 bell – as well as, I’m sure, much more.

If you’d like to join us, but haven’t yet received the Zoom login details, please email the Ringing Master.


Future dates…

Wednesday 7 October at 7pm. In Conversation with John Anderson (Part 2)

Wednesday 14 October at 7pm. Jon Bint: Devon Call Changes

Wednesday 21 October at 7pm. Richard Pullin: Birmingham composers and their entertaining rivalry

Wednesday 28 October at 7pm. John Loveless: ‘Shake my hand and I’ll show you the ropes’ – a biography of George Pipe

Online training sessions: September 2020

Wednesday evening online sessions are back – Wednesdays at 7pm on Zoom!

Alistair Cherry kicks off the new term with a presentation titled exploring Cyclic Surprise Maximus.

We will trial a slightly different way to attend this talk. If you’d like to attend, please complete this form. It’ll take only a few seconds and we will email the Zoom link on Tuesday evening. 

This way, we can advertise more widely safe in the knowledge that we won’t exceed capacity. Guild members will always have priority for attendance. 

The advertised schedule throughout September is available here.