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Ringing World National Youth Contest

Posted: 03 Dec 2017 11:14 AM PST

The eighth Ringing World National Youth Contest for the Whitechapel Trophy will take place on Saturday, 7th July 2018 in London, hosted by the Southwark Cathedral Society of Bellringers.

Heats will be held in the morning, on easy going rings of 8 in central London or easily accessible by public transport. The top 2 teams from each heat will go through to the final on the Royal Jubilee Bells at St James Garlickhythe in the afternoon. The competition is open to bands comprising ringers aged under 19 on 31st August 2018. Bands may choose to ring Major, Triples or Call Changes on eight bells.

The contest rules and safeguarding guidelines are available on the contest website.

In addition to the contest, there will be the opportunity to ring at other towers in London, handbell ringing workshops and other activities! Details of the day will be published in due course.

For logistical reasons, entry is limited to 24 teams and therefore only one entry per group can be accepted (with “group” defined as young ringers from the same area who practice together). If we do receive an entry in excess of 24 teams, the previous year’s winners of the method ringing and call change categories will receive automatic entry, and the remaining teams will be drawn out of a hat. Any team not given a place this year will be given automatic entry the following year.

The closing date for entries and receipt of the entry fee of £50 per team, is 12 noon on Friday 9 February 2018. If you would like to enter a team in the contest please send an e-mail to rwnyc@ringingworld.co.uk as soon as possible to request an entry form. For any further information do please contact us or have a look at the website!

We look forward seeing you in London on 7 July!

Linda Garton

RWNYC Organiser

Lambton County hemp industry turned to ash eight decades ago - Sarnia Observer

Posted: 03 Dec 2017 07:40 AM PST


Sarnia Observer

Lambton County hemp industry turned to ash eight decades ago
Sarnia Observer
Both are forms of the cannabis plant but the hemp Fraleigh was growing on a few acres of farmland contained little of the psychoactive chemical that set the government's alarm bells ringing. “You have to smoke a bail of it to get any kind of a lift off ...

Historic Wilmington church gets award-winning restoration - StarNewsOnline.com

Posted: 03 Dec 2017 07:25 AM PST


StarNewsOnline.com

Historic Wilmington church gets award-winning restoration
StarNewsOnline.com
“We thought that we could paint and power wash it, but we felt like we needed an engineer,” junior church warden Bernardine Fulton said. Today the work is done, and in October Andrew Consulting Engineers won an award for excellence in preservation ...

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Holiday Walking Tours: a way to spend Christmas at the Kelley House Museum - Mendocino Beacon

Posted: 03 Dec 2017 06:06 AM PST


Holiday Walking Tours: a way to spend Christmas at the Kelley House Museum
Mendocino Beacon
Entertain your guests and family this holiday season by taking a walking tour of historic Mendocino. Learn about early settlers, architecture, movie history and local lore. The two-hour walks begin at 11 a.m. Saturdays and Sundays, with extra holiday ...

Crow River Singers, Litchfield Area Male Chorus will perform two concerts — together - Crow River Media

Posted: 03 Dec 2017 05:12 AM PST


Crow River Media

Crow River Singers, Litchfield Area Male Chorus will perform two concerts — together
Crow River Media
10, at Peace Lutheran Church, 400 Franklin St. S.W., Hutchinson. Each concert will feature a mix of secular and religious seasonal favorites with each chorus performing individually as well as together. Crow River Singers will entertain with “Once in ...

Tree of Memories a tradition of remembrance for those who died - Fairfield Daily Republic

Posted: 03 Dec 2017 12:15 AM PST


Fairfield Daily Republic

Tree of Memories a tradition of remembrance for those who died
Fairfield Daily Republic
“The butterfly reminds us of power and changes,” Pribble said. The Fellowship of the Ringers from the Community Presbyterian Church in Vacaville joined the event this year. They played “Ding Dong,” with a set of bells. The bells were not just for music ...

Visit Bruges for a winter wonderland | Andy West | Opinion | Malay ... - Malay Mail Online

Posted: 02 Dec 2017 03:23 PM PST


Malay Mail Online

Visit Bruges for a winter wonderland | Andy West | Opinion | Malay ...
Malay Mail Online
DECEMBER 3 — If you are planning a winter vacation to Europe and haven't yet decided upon a destination — or if you just need a tip for the future — you won't find a more festive place to visit than Bruges. Ok, it might not be the most obvious ...

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Shipston welcomes new rector - Cotswold Journal

Posted: 02 Dec 2017 01:45 PM PST


Cotswold Journal

Shipston welcomes new rector
Cotswold Journal
A QUARTER peal of bells rang out over Shipston-on-Stour to welcome its new Rector, reverend Sarah Edmonds. She was installed as Rector of the Shipston Benefice, the churches of St. Edmund's with Tidmington, All Saints and St. James the Great at a ...

Joyful Bell Ringers to Perform at Woodbine Library Branch Dec. 9 ... - Cape May County Herald

Posted: 02 Dec 2017 09:09 AM PST


Joyful Bell Ringers to Perform at Woodbine Library Branch Dec. 9 ...
Cape May County Herald
The Cape May County Library “Ring in the Holiday Season” performed by the Joyful Bell Ringers of 1st Presbyterian Church will be at the Woodbine Branch on Dec. 9 from.

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Appeal for bells to ring out to mark war's end - Lynn News

Posted: 02 Dec 2017 05:45 AM PST


Lynn News

Appeal for bells to ring out to mark war's end
Lynn News
Ringing Out for Peace is part of Battle's Over, day-long, unique commemoration of the end of the first world war taking place throughout the UK, and at scores of locations overseas, including Australia, Canada, Denmark, Somaliland, the US and Germany ...

Squawking parrot rescued by Sperryville couple - Rappahannock News

Posted: 02 Dec 2017 05:27 AM PST


Rappahannock News

Squawking parrot rescued by Sperryville couple
Rappahannock News
“It went way up in the bell tower, so we called the church caretaker . . . and said, 'We know this sounds crazy, but there is a parrot in your bell tower.' And when she figured out that we weren't completely insane she came and let us in. It was after ...

Bulletin Christmas Events Guide 2017 - Martinsville Bulletin

Posted: 02 Dec 2017 03:34 AM PST


Martinsville Bulletin

Bulletin Christmas Events Guide 2017
Martinsville Bulletin
Stone Memorial Christian Church's choir, drama team and Carillon Bell Ringers will present the dramatic choral presentation “The Heart of Christmas” at 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 10. Roanoke Symphony Orchestra and Chorus Holiday Pops. The Roanoke Symphony ...

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Lugar Parish Church celebrates 150th anniversary - Cumnock Chronicle

Posted: 02 Dec 2017 03:02 AM PST


Cumnock Chronicle

Lugar Parish Church celebrates 150th anniversary
Cumnock Chronicle
As part of the anniversary celebrations, a service was held at Lugar Parish Church when The Very Reverend Dr Morrison preached a sermon to the congregation. The church has recently undergone significant restoration with a new roof and refurbished bell ...

3rd Ross Brownies ring out for remembrance - The Ross Gazette (press release) (blog)

Posted: 02 Dec 2017 01:45 AM PST


The Ross Gazette (press release) (blog)

3rd Ross Brownies ring out for remembrance
The Ross Gazette (press release) (blog)
As part of their time looking at Remembrance, 3rd Ross Brownies visited St Mary's Church. They were lucky enough to be allowed into the tower to have a go at ringing the church bells. They even had a go at the heaviest bell which weighs one tonne ...

The story behind the bells at St. Paul's Episcopal Church - Nooga.com

Posted: 01 Dec 2017 09:00 PM PST


Nooga.com

The story behind the bells at St. Paul's Episcopal Church
Nooga.com
The 12:04 p.m. ring we hear is to note the beginning of the church's Eucharist ceremony. He also said that there are some patriotic songs in the mix with other hymns. After our conversation, Reas also sent over a document about the history of the bells ...

Annual Christmas concert at Auburn United Methodist Church ... - Lewiston Sun Journal

Posted: 01 Dec 2017 04:59 PM PST


Annual Christmas concert at Auburn United Methodist Church ...
Lewiston Sun Journal
AUBURN — The annual Christmas concert at the Auburn United Methodist Church will be held on Saturday, Dec. 9, at the church, 439 Park Ave. ​There will be an afternoon concert at 2 p.m. and an evening concert at 7 p.m. Both Christmas concerts will ...

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Historic NYC Clocktower Saved on Appeal - Courthouse News Service

Posted: 01 Dec 2017 03:14 PM PST


Courthouse News Service

Historic NYC Clocktower Saved on Appeal
Courthouse News Service
The 5,000-pound bell hanging at the top of the building above a spiral staircase has struck the hours in Lower Manhattan for more than 100 years, but it is one of the last remaining clocks in the world that must be wound by hand every week to do so ...

Chorale Introduces Family-Friendly Holiday Concert - CapeNews.net

Posted: 01 Dec 2017 09:44 AM PST


CapeNews.net

Chorale Introduces Family-Friendly Holiday Concert
CapeNews.net
The concert will have a bell theme and will be very upbeat, Mr. Yankee said, with lots of percussion and even some hand bells. Songs such has “Carol of the Bells,” “Ring, Little Bells,” and “Ding Dong! Merrily on High,” will all be featured. The ...

Ken Peal Researches Historic Bells In Falmouth - CapeNews.net

Posted: 01 Dec 2017 07:35 AM PST


CapeNews.net

Ken Peal Researches Historic Bells In Falmouth
CapeNews.net
Many of the Falmouth bells were cast between 1820 and 1900, a period when there were many new churches being formed. “A bell was a really important thing to them,” so it would oftentimes be one of the first financial investments of the churches, Mr ...

Planet Princeton Weekend Picks, Dec. 1-3 - Planet Princeton

Posted: 01 Dec 2017 06:20 AM PST


Planet Princeton

Planet Princeton Weekend Picks, Dec. 1-3
Planet Princeton
Carillon Concert at Princeton University – Holiday music will be performed on the carillon. Considered the largest musical instrument in the world, a carillon consists of a series of at least 23 tuned bells, played from a keyboard that allows ...

Faith briefs, Dec. 1 | Bemidji Pioneer - Bemidji Pioneer

Posted: 01 Dec 2017 05:21 AM PST


Bemidji Pioneer

Faith briefs, Dec. 1 | Bemidji Pioneer
Bemidji Pioneer
BEMIDJI—The Bemidji Area Full Gospel Businessmen's Fellowship America will meet at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 2, at Lueken's Village Foods' meeting room,1171 Paul Bunyan Drive NW. Ethan Stinar will be the guest speaker. Born and raised in the Bagley ...

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Granite State Chorus, Bell Ringers Choir in concert - Foster's Daily Democrat

Posted: 01 Dec 2017 05:06 AM PST


Foster's Daily Democrat

Granite State Chorus, Bell Ringers Choir in concert
Foster's Daily Democrat
FARMINGTON/ROCHESTER — Celebrate the sounds of Christmas as Granite State Choral Society with Daniel Roihl, music director, joins with the Granite State Ringers Bell Choir with Joan Fossum, director, to bring the joy of Christmas to life with lively ...

Helping ring in the Christmas spirit at LOTO - Lakenewsonline.com

Posted: 01 Dec 2017 04:14 AM PST


Lakenewsonline.com

Helping ring in the Christmas spirit at LOTO
Lakenewsonline.com
“I come at 8 o'clock in the morning and stay until 11 o'clock. It's great,” Johnston says on a brisk Thursday morning while wearing a ball cap, sunglasses and a red apron. “This - it just don't get any better than this.” The former steelworker from ...

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Stroudsmoor to light up the mountain with annual holiday celebration - Pocono Record

Posted: 01 Dec 2017 04:08 AM PST


Pocono Record

Stroudsmoor to light up the mountain with annual holiday celebration
Pocono Record
Lighting festivities will then commence, with students of Faith United Methodist Church presenting the Live Nativity. Caroling will come courtesy of the ESU Musical Theatre Organization — under the direction of Dr. Margaret J. Ball professor of ...

Lockport happenings: Nov. 30, 2017 - Apalachicola Times

Posted: 01 Dec 2017 03:19 AM PST


Lockport happenings: Nov. 30, 2017
Apalachicola Times
10 – Joyous Sounds Concert – church, 2 p.m.; Dec. 11 – Advent Mission, 6 p.m. until 7:30 p.m.; Dec. 12 – KC and Auxiliary, 7 p.m.; Dec. 13 – Dominican Laity, 7 p.m.; Dec. 14 – Pastoral Council, 6 p.m.; Dec. 16 – Santa's Breakfast, 8 a.m.,11:30 a.m. at ...

Christmas under one roof: 4 reasons to visit Liverpool's majestic cathedral - Your Move

Posted: 01 Dec 2017 02:56 AM PST


Your Move

Christmas under one roof: 4 reasons to visit Liverpool's majestic cathedral
Your Move
... very top of the 101m high Vestey Tower where you'll find the world's highest and heaviest peal of bells including the massive Great George bourdon bell which, at 15 tonnes, outweighs even the mighty Big Ben. The Tower Experience also includes a ...

Biz: Developer envisions downtown condos with modern flair - Triangle Business Journal

Posted: 01 Dec 2017 02:24 AM PST


Triangle Business Journal

Biz: Developer envisions downtown condos with modern flair
Triangle Business Journal
One of the driving forces behind the Contemporary Art Museum is bringing a modernist touch to a new condominium project in Raleigh's Warehouse District – and he's not planning to stop there. Frank Thompson and partner Lee Norris are developing The ...

Pembroke bell ringers' Air Ambulance support, to the tune of £200 - Western Telegraph

Posted: 30 Nov 2017 11:25 PM PST


Western Telegraph

Pembroke bell ringers' Air Ambulance support, to the tune of £200
Western Telegraph
PEMBROKE bell ringers have boosted air ambulance funds to the tune of £200. Last summer St Mary's Church Handbell Ringers performed on a regular basis outside the town hall in Pembroke. Local shoppers and holidaymakers enjoyed these performances and ...

Bells of the ball - handbell ensemble got its start in Summerville - Journalscene.com

Posted: 30 Nov 2017 11:07 PM PST


Journalscene.com

Bells of the ball - handbell ensemble got its start in Summerville
Journalscene.com
R: When you hold annual auditions in January, what's involved and how do you choose someone? B: To audition, fill out the application on our website and come to our audition at 3:30 p.m. on Jan. 7 at Summerville Baptist Church. The audition involves ...

'A Classical Christmas' - The Daily Times

Posted: 30 Nov 2017 09:10 PM PST


The Daily Times

'A Classical Christmas'
The Daily Times
The 2 p.m. concert, under the direction of Erik R. Waugh, conductor, will feature a program of Christmas favorites, including “Carol of the Bells,” “Ding Dong Merrily on High” and an arrangement titled “Carols of the Night,” which contains “Silent ...

This Scrooge goes huge on Xmas joy - Metro Newspaper UK

Posted: 30 Nov 2017 04:53 PM PST


Metro Newspaper UK

This Scrooge goes huge on Xmas joy
Metro Newspaper UK
IF you enter Matthew Warchus's joyful production of Dickens' deathless classic with even a sliver of bah humbug in your soul, be advised this show is coming after you. Christmas carols — check. Fake snow — check. A zip-wire turkey — don't ask. And ...

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Our Lady of Chartres: Cathedral extraordinaire - Coast Reporter

Posted: 30 Nov 2017 09:39 AM PST


Coast Reporter

Our Lady of Chartres: Cathedral extraordinaire
Coast Reporter
... including its beloved church. Only the towers, Royal Portal and stained glass remnants remained. But working together using volunteer labour and ambitious fundraising, the townsfolk and lords rebuilt their place of worship in an unbelievable 30 ...

This is why you can't hear the quarter chimes from Conwy's church tower clock - Daily Post North Wales

Posted: 30 Nov 2017 08:21 AM PST


Daily Post North Wales

This is why you can't hear the quarter chimes from Conwy's church tower clock
Daily Post North Wales
If you live in Conwy and rely on the chimes of the town's clock for the time, then you may want to take note. That's because the quarter chimes of the St Mary & All Saints Church tower clock have stopped working. But the bells on the 160-year-old clock ...

Festive cheer in the air at lights switch-on and fair - Morpeth Herald

Posted: 30 Nov 2017 08:08 AM PST


Morpeth Herald

Festive cheer in the air at lights switch-on and fair
Morpeth Herald
And there was plenty to see and purchase inside Morpeth Town Hall, the location for the Mistletoe Fair that was held on the same day. The stalls in the Corn Exchange and Ballroom included a range of cards and gift ideas, mulled wine and mince pies and ...

Shawnee Choral Society to present concert of 'Christmas Favorites' at White Concert Hall - Topeka Capital Journal

Posted: 30 Nov 2017 07:46 AM PST


Topeka Capital Journal

Shawnee Choral Society to present concert of 'Christmas Favorites' at White Concert Hall
Topeka Capital Journal
Songs included in the first half of the program will include “Carol of the Bells”; “Of the Father's Love Begotten”; “Infant Holy, Infant Lowly”; “Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming”; “Ave Maria”; and “O Come, All Ye Faithful.” The second half of the concert ...

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What it means for Landour to see its historic Ghantaghar return - DailyO

Posted: 30 Nov 2017 07:40 AM PST


DailyO

What it means for Landour to see its historic Ghantaghar return
DailyO
landour-1_113017083346.jpg For many years, thus, the Clock Tower Bazaar in Mussoorie had no clock tower in it. It wore an empty look (Credit: Jaskiran Chopra). The first clock tower of the hill station was built at St George's College in Mussoorie. JB ...

No appeal planned after night-time chimes at St Peter's Church in Sandwich silenced - Kent Online

Posted: 30 Nov 2017 03:02 AM PST


No appeal planned after night-time chimes at St Peter's Church in Sandwich silenced
Kent Online
“Sandwich Town Council will continue to support in any way it can.” A spokesman for CCT said: "The CCT supports and respects local traditions, and has no intention or desire to change the long established tradition of the chiming clock at St Peter's ...

Hometown Christmas starts Friday in Stuart - Martinsville Bulletin

Posted: 29 Nov 2017 08:10 PM PST


Hometown Christmas starts Friday in Stuart
Martinsville Bulletin
Vendors will include a local goat-cheese producer, FFA fruit sales, handmade crafts and Deb's Cider. Of interest, Adcock said, is Feathers for Pleasure, a vendor who sets up at Renaissance Festivals across many states. Feathers for Pleasure sells ...

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Theatre review: A Christmas Carol at the Old Vic, SE1 | Times2 | The ... - The Times

Posted: 29 Nov 2017 04:07 PM PST


The Times

Theatre review: A Christmas Carol at the Old Vic, SE1 | Times2 | The ...
The Times
It is quite possible that Rhys Ifans was born to play Scrooge. He is not, as we know from some of his past interviews, always a ray of sunshine. We meet hi.

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A Christmas Carol review at Old Vic, London – 'incredibly atmospheric' - The Stage

Posted: 29 Nov 2017 03:53 PM PST


The Stage

A Christmas Carol review at Old Vic, London – 'incredibly atmospheric'
The Stage
Matthew Warchus' staging of Charles Dickens' never-more-timely morality tale brings the magic of a carol service to the West End. Staged in the round and lit by a cloud of lanterns, it's an incredibly atmospheric production that makes superb use of the ...

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Tradition rings true on Washburn campus - Washburn Review

Posted: 29 Nov 2017 01:24 PM PST


Washburn Review

Tradition rings true on Washburn campus
Washburn Review
The Kuehne Bell Tower was built in 1971 and was funded by Fred and Julia Kuehne. Arthur L. Johnson, the university architect at the time, designed the tower at the request of the president, John Henderson. The bells were recycled from Thomas gymnasium ...

Chorale Concert Will Include Family-Friendly Holiday Event - CapeNews.net

Posted: 29 Nov 2017 11:06 AM PST


Chorale Concert Will Include Family-Friendly Holiday Event
CapeNews.net
In this concert Mr. Maxwell will perform on marimba, glockenspiel, sleigh bells, drums and more. Following intermission, a bell theme will govern the remainder of the program, beginning with Cape Youth Chorale, echoed by the full chorale and the ...

Out and about in Malpas and beyond - Whitchurch Herald

Posted: 29 Nov 2017 09:12 AM PST


Whitchurch Herald

Out and about in Malpas and beyond
Whitchurch Herald
There is a 9.30am Parish Communion at St John's Church, Threapwood and an 11am Communion at Holy Trinity. On Friday December 8 at 7.30pm there is a Concert for Chester Aid to The Homeless by (CATH) Malpas Ladies Choir with Soloists from Abbeygate ...

Residents pack into Blockley Church to celebrate return of refurbished bells - Cotswold Journal

Posted: 29 Nov 2017 02:04 AM PST


Cotswold Journal

Residents pack into Blockley Church to celebrate return of refurbished bells
Cotswold Journal
RESIDENTS of Blockley and neighbouring villages packed the parish church to celebrate the return of its refurbished bells and the addition of two new ones. The event marked the culmination of an 18 month project costing £140,000. Nearly two hundred ...

Church closing after 151 years - Jacksonville Journal Courier

Posted: 29 Nov 2017 01:39 AM PST


Jacksonville Journal Courier

Church closing after 151 years
Jacksonville Journal Courier
“We used to ring the bell every Sunday before church services, but we stopped doing that about a year ago because of safety issues in the bell tower,” said Gloria Haley of Jacksonville, a Brooklyn UMC member since 1964. Haley's father, Garnett “G.W ...

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