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  • MON
    Easter Monday
  • TUE
    12 bell Practice at Croydon Minster

    Tuesday Apr 3
    8 pm - 9:30 pm

    All welcome.

  • SAT

    'ART' Listening Skills Workshop

    Saturday Apr 7
    (All Day)

    Leader:      Ruth Suggett  (Bardwell, Suffolk)

    Saturday 7 April 2018                 09.30am to 17.00      

    Location:  St Mary, Church Road, Barnes, Surrey, SW13 9HL

    Workshop objectives

    A full day workshop that will help you:

    • Develop listening skills
    • Develop rhythm
    • Rely less on looking
    • Leading to better striking


    A short theory session and three practical sessions:

    • Simulator and listening
    • Listen and strike
    • Rhythm development
    • Various exercises on simulators, tower bells and in the classroom

    Course content

    Practical 1 - You will develop your listening skills using various exercises on a simulator and in a classroom situation.

    Practical 2 - You will perform exercises on tower bells to improve your listening skills whilst ringing. Includes the identification of uneven ringing, and how to correct inaccuracies.

    Practical 3 - You will use familiar exercises in a repetitive manner, in order to develop your feeling of the rhythm and to improve your performance over the course of the session.


    Designed for any ringer who would like to improve their striking.


    Places limited to 12 students and 8 helpers. Cost £10 for Students, Helpers free.   There is a local cost of £5 for refreshments and a light lunch, all payable on the day.  

    Please apply to Paul Flavell for a place on this course.  Applications will be accepted on first come first served basis.



  • MON

    Monday Apr 9
    10:30 am - 3:30 pm

    Thanks to Robin for arranging this month's towers and pub. As it will be after Easter and the weather should be better, we are travelling a bit further out than normal.

    1st. Tower, from 10-30A.M. till noon, is St.Mary's, London Road/Handcross Road. 
    Balcombe,Haywards Heath, RH17 6PX. A ring of 8, 9cwt Tenor. 

    Lunch is booked at 'The Crown' East Street, Turners Hill, RH10 4PT

    2nd. Tower, from 2-00 till 3-30 P.M., is St.Nicholas, Church Road, Worth, RH10 7RT
    A ring of 6, 9 3/4cwt Tenor.

    The May meeting will be late again as we have a Bank Holiday on the first Monday

  • MON
    Advanced 6 bell practice ('DFP')

    Monday Apr 9
    7:30 pm - 9 pm

    This month's practice is at Horley.

    The core methods rung by the group are: Cambridge, London, Norwich, Bourne, and Carlisle Surprise Minor; and Plain Bob, Little Bob, Double Oxford, and St Clements Minor.

    This month we will be focusing on touches of Cambridge and Norwich Surprise Minor, and plain courses of Carlisle Surprise Minor.

    We will also be splicing the Plain Minor core methods.

  • WED
    Regular surprise minor practice

    Wednesday Apr 11
    1 pm - 3 pm

    Epsom Common

    Surprise minor practice 1-3pm Epsom Common

    Contact Jane Marsters 020 8942 0886 for more details.

  • SAT
    Southern District Surprise Major Practice

    Saturday Apr 14
    10:30 am - 12:30 pm

    2nd Saturday of the month Southern District Surprise Major practice at Bletchingley. Methods rung: Standard 8 and spliced, plus Cambridge Royal if we have enough - we normally do. All welcome. Depending on the weather (neighbours' windows may be open) the practice may be held on the simulator. Organised by Noel Gibbin (

  • MON
    Wandering Bobs

    Monday Apr 16
    10:30 am - 12 pm

    At Ashtead

  • FRI
    Northern District Surprise Major Practice

    Friday Apr 20
    7:30 pm - 9 pm

    These practices are for those that would like to extend their Surprise Major repertoire. The practices range from Cambridge through the standard 8 and beyond. 
    Who are they for?  Anyone who can already ring Surprise Major, or Surprise Minor and would like to extend this to Major, or aspiring Surprise ringers who are competent at Kent or Double Norwich and know the line for Cambridge.
    Organised by Shirely McGill (
    Normally held at Charshalton.  Changes to schedule announced on the Yahoo email groups.


  • SAT
    ND open practice for all

    Saturday Apr 21
    10:30 am - 12:30 pm

    Held at Beddington

  • MON
    Advanced 6 bell practice (PH minor methods)

    Monday Apr 23
    7:45 pm - 9:15 pm

    Thames Ditton

    A regular 4th Monday practice at Thames Ditton 7.45-9.15pm.

    Contact Jane Marsters 020 8942 0886 for more details.



  • WED
    8 bell practice alternating East Molesey, Epsom Common

    Wednesday Apr 25
    1 pm - 3 pm

    4th Wednesdays of the month 8bell practice 1-3pm alternating East Molesey, Epsom Common

    2018 dates:

    Epsom Common: 24/1,21/3, 23/5, 25/7, 26/9, 28/11:

    East Molesey: 28/2, 25/4, 27/6, 22/, 24/10

    Contact Jane Marsters 020 8942 0886 for more details.

  • SAT
    Allcomers practice

    Saturday Apr 28
    6 pm - 8 pm

    To be held at Newdigate

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