Broch folk needed to ring bells for Olympics!

BROCH folk have been asked to take part in a national work by Turner Prize-winning artist and musician Martin Creed as part of the London 2012 Olympics.

He is inviting everyone in the UK to take part is his called Work No. 1197.

The aim is to get all bells in the country rung as quickly and as loudly as possible for three minutes at 08:12 on Friday July 27, 2012 to celebrate the first day of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Martin Creed has said: “It’s by people and for people. On the morning of the opening of the Games it’s a massive signal that something is happening.”

Anyone can take part by ringing any kind of bell for three minutes - from enthusiastic children with hand bells, bicycle bells and doorbells to experienced change ringing experts of tower bells. To get involved all individuals, communities and organisations are encouraged to register at

All The Bells will be broadcast by the BBC to a potential live audience of over 10 million people across the UK on TV, radio and online - including BBC Breakfast, BBC Radio 2 Chris Evans Breakfast Show and BBC local radio stations.

Everyone who signs up to the once in a lifetime event, will be able to download an exclusive Martin Creed ringtone, Work No. 1372. The Official London 2012 Join In App incorporates a line of Martin’s composition as a shake and play feature.