The Montpellier Chapter to Host Olympic Bell Ringing Celebreation

The Montpellier Chapter to Host Olympic Bell Ringing Celebreation
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The Montpellier Chapter Hotel, in Cheltenham, will be taking part in a nationwide bell ringing celebration on Friday July 27 to kick-start the beginning of the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

The Montpellier Chapter Hotel, in Cheltenham, will be taking part in a nationwide bell ringing celebration on Friday July 27 to kick-start the beginning of the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

The hotel will be playing host to a group of 20 cyclists from The Cyclists Touring Club, who at 08:12am will be ringing their cycle bells as part of The Olympic Festival’s All The Bells scheme.

The celebration invites people from across the UK to ring their bells of all shapes and sizes as fast as they can for three minutes in hope of creating a unique musical experience that will welcome the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games to the UK.

General Manager Barry Watson, from The Montpellier Chapter, said: “To be the host nation for the Olympics will be a once in a lifetime occurrence for most of us. It is a very special occasion and we are delighted to be getting involved in the All The Bells scheme that is part of The Olympic Festival. We are really looking forward to welcoming The Cyclists Touring Club to join us in this event. If there are any other cyclists who would like to come and ring their bells with us at 8.12am, they would be more than welcome.”

The event, “Work No.1197: All the bells in a country rung as quickly and as loudly as possible for three minutes” has been created by Turner Prize-winning artist and musician Martin Creed, to deliver an unforgettable performance produced by anyone and everyone who would like to take part.

The performance has been commissioned by the London 2012 Festival to create both an individual and communal experience across the UK as thousands of people participate in this unique event.

The All The Bells team encourage everyone to take part in the performance and ring their bells, whether they are church bells, hand bells, bicycle bells or doorbells. Martin Creed said: “I think this event, in order to work, needs a lot of people to do it, so it totally relies on people to make it happen. It’s a lot to ask of a lot of people, but I think in this case, on the morning of the opening of the Olympics, that it’s a massive signal that something big is happening and is worth getting involved in.”

After the bell-ringing event, members of The Cyclist Touring Club will enjoy a special Olympic celebration breakfast at the hotel.

Work No.1197 is supported by Discovering Places, the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad campaign to inspire the UK to discover their local historic, built and natural environment. For more information visit http://www.allthebells.com/

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The Montpellier Chapter is delighted to be involved in this exciting occasion, and invite members of the press to join them and the nation in celebrating the start of the Olympic Games in this groundbreaking event.

For more information Annabel Rayer Silver Ball PR Tel 07776 136775 Email: