Creed and his committed campanologists
By The Art Newspaper. From In The Frame
Published online: 17 July 2012
Will the bells really ring out on 27 July? Martin Creed's Work No. 1197. All the bells in a country rung as quickly and as loudly as possible for three minutes entails millions of people pealing their bells across the UK to mark the start of the London Olympics. And what about people who incorporate campanology into their everyday lives? "Town crying is part of Britain's heritage and we will bring colour to the 'happening'," says David Peters of the Ancient and Honourable Guild of Town Criers. Alan Regin, the steeple keeper at Christ Church Spitalfields in east London, declares with gusto: "This is not the usual type of ringing that we normally do, but at Christ Church Spitalfields, we say 'why not?!'"
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