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Posted on Tuesday 24th July

Work No. 1197: All the bells in a country rung as quickly and as loudly as possible for three minutes - an event by Turner Prize-winning artist and musician Martin Creed as a London 2012 Festival commission.

Everyone across the country is invited to take part at 08:12 on 27 July 2012, thousands of people across the UK will join together to ring in Day One of the Games.

In Westminster, Big Ben will join in the event, chiming 40 times in 3 minutes - the first time since the funeral of King George VI in 1952 that the Great Bell has rung outside its regular schedule. Big Ben will be rung by hand, rather than automatically as with its hourly chimes.

Anyone can take part by ringing any bell, just visit www.allthebells.com to find out how to take part or create your own event and invite your colleagues, friends and family to join in.

Join in at 08:12 on 27 July to experience millions of bells ringing out across the country in order to mark this historical moment and to celebrate the beginning of the 2012 Olympics.

It is hoped that this All The Bells event will set a world record for the largest number of bells to be rung simultaneously.

Further Reading

A Guide to the Olympic Games and London 2012

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A Guide to the Olympic Games and London 2012

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The Greatest show on earth has arrived. The year 2012 sees the Olympic Games coming to the UK for the third time in their history. They have been seven years in the making and it will be many years before their sporting and cultural inheritance fades.

This book celebrates Britain’s achievement in winning the XXX Olympiad by presenting a concise but thorough chronicle of the Games from Ancient Greece to London 2012.… Read more...


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