27 Jul 2012
At 08:12 this morning staff arriving for work at County Hall at Chelmsford were greeted by the sound of bells as the All Saints Maldon Hand bell Ringers joined the nation in celebrating the opening day of the London 2012 Olympic Games. The piece entitled, ‘Work No. 1197: All the Bells in a Country rung as quickly and as loudly as possible for three minutes’ by Turner Prize-winning artist and musician Martin Creed, was performed throughout the UK, to celebrate the first day of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games welcoming the 205 nations to the UK.
Afterwards members of the public who had enjoyed the demonstration were encouraged to stay and take part in a bell-ringing workshop. Matt Ewings who joined in the workshop commented on how much he had enjoyed the bell ringing, “It was an amazing experience to be part of All the Bells, joining thousands of others across the country at the start of the Olympics. I am really looking forward to London 2012 Olympics and especially the mountain bike events at Hadleigh Farm.”
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