Learning The Ropes Festival 2022

The Association of Ringing Teachers and the Mancroft Ringing Discovery Centre have developed an exciting programme of events and Master Classes for the day aimed at new ringers who have achieved at least Level 2 and are working towards Level 3 or have already achieved it. Come and experience the bells of Norwich with dedicated tutors.

In addition to the schedule programme of sessions, there is the opportunity to go on a photographer’s walking tour of the City, try out handbells, ring on a mini ring (or maybe two) and learn to splice ropes.

At lunchtime, Will Bosworth, Editor of the Ringing World, will be launching their new Blue Book, perfect for new ringers starting out in method ringing.

Cost is £25 for the whole day, or £15 for a half day, although we do encourage everyone to come for the whole day of course! There’s so much to see and do.

Guests, friends and family are all welcome too and we suggest a donation to the MRDC if they wish to take part in any of the non-bookable events.

Here is a summary of the programme –


Call Change Master Class (10:00 – 12:00 & 14:00 – 16:00)
Run by Clare McArdle from the Birmingham School of bellringing and an ART Tutor
2 sessions, 6 places available at each

Ringing Up and Down in Peal (10:00 – 12:00 & 14:00 – 16:00) 
Run by Graham Nabb, of the Kineton Ringing centre and former Chairman of ART
2 sessions, 6 places available at each

Listen to Your Striking for That Special Event(10:00 -12:00)
Run by Nikki Thomas of the Mancroft Ringing Discovery Centre and Ruth Suggett, with a Special Occasion to ring for in the afternoon!
6 places available

Ring Something Heavy (12:30)
Run by ART Tutor Lesley Boyle on the historic bells of St Peter Mancroft
6 places available

How To Practise Solo (14:00)
Run by Simon Rudd of St Peter Mancroft.Discover what technology has to offer at the purpose-built Mancroft Ringing Discovery Centre
8 places available