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When last I wrote, I was just about to set off for the Learning the Ropes Festival of Ringing hosted by the Norwich ringers. We were all a little bit nervous – would people enjoy it, had we pitched the workshops at the right level, and what would it say about ART teaching?

A note to myself in future – have faith – because it was great! There were one or two things that we could improve on, but everyone learnt something and enjoyed being part of such an inspiring event.

So what next?

» Read Chairman's Chatter


LtR Masterclass

Max Pike just didn't know what to think when he and his brother Alfie received an invite to attend the LtR Masterclass. Max shares his experiences & thanks...

2020 ART Awards

Nominations for the 2020 ART Awards are now open so time to get your nominations in. Applications close on December 31 2019.

» ART Award winners - where are they now?

» Apply for an ART Award

ART Conference 2020

ART’s exciting agenda this year includes a great line up of speakers on the Saturday and an invitation to develop a recruitment and retention plan on the Sunday. Join us at Hilton, Derbyshire on 14/15 March 2020

» Conference details

Doing things differently


Striking Competition

Want to encourage good striking from the start? Then why not try a rounds striking competition?

» More from Mike


Ringing - it's got to be fun

Don't know what to do with your Branch practices? Here's some ideas from the W&P

» Martin explains


Novice 12-bell ringing

From six to twelve bells in one giant leap. Some great benefits and a surprisingly nice sound!

» Nikki and Mary tell all


LtR Festival of Ringing

"So that was the Learning the Ropes Festival 2019. One amazing day and with no long-drop toilets in sight. Every learner I spoke to said they hoped it would happen again next year. So here’s to it becoming a regular fixture in the festival calendar. How about a weekend – with camping – and a beer tent …"

» The full festival experience

What's new in ART?

Module 2C top-up course

If you’ve already attended a M2F, ART is now offering a half-day top-up to M2C. This takes the principles you’ve already learned about teaching foundation skills and extends them into method ringing.

Module 2 mentor assessment

A reminder that as of January 1st 2020, the assessment process for Module 2F and 2C mentors will be changing so that mentors seeking accreditation will need to be assessed by an ART Assessor.

SmART Ringer upgrade

We are going to be shutting SmART Ringer down from Friday 15th November until Monday 18th November to transfer the SmART Ringer’s underlying database onto a much faster server.

Out and about


Activating Darlington

There are three churches with bells in Darlington, only one of which has a regular Sunday service band. To put this right, we plan to establish a teaching hub based at the lovely light 6 at Holy Trinity. But first things first – more teachers are needed. There are several ART accredited teachers/mentors in the area, but if ringing is to become sustainable in the longer term, there need to be more.

» Staffing up a teaching hub

Managing a mixed ability band

The Northallerton band of ringers has a mixture both of age and ability. Some tips on how to keep everyone happy and developing at their own speed.

» It's not a magic formula ...

Sponsored Bob Doubles Challenge

Seven Lytchett ringers take part in a sponsored Plain Bob Doubles challenge to raise funds for the bell restoration and also to experience ringing Plain Bob Doubles which they were unable to get in their own towers.

» Debbie Phipps explains

Education & Technology

Forget things quickly

Arthur Reeves explains the science behind learning and memory formation and then gives lots of tips about how to learn methods more effectively.

Dodge Matching Game

So you want to get your circle of work knowledge to really slick, so that you always know which dodge to do next? Try this game from Beth Johnson.

Simulator Resources

Have a look at our simulator resources available to ringers everywhere. If you interested in how to teach with a simulator there's a session for you at the conference.

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