Friday 30th September
Important things first... a trip to The Bridge in Topsham. This is an excellent pub with a good range of real ales. A proper introduction to the ECG culture...!
Wednesday 28th September
Handbell Ringing, 1230-1400, Room 171 Harrison Building
Sunday 2nd October
Service ringing, 8.45-9.30, St. David's Church
Activities Fair, 11.00-4.00, Devonshire House on Streatham campus
And its not all proper ringing! At the Fair you will be able to find us due to our demonstration bell as pictured below
If you want to have a go and haven't done so yet, we can teach you whenever you want! If you are already a bell ringer then we want to know about you and see you. Please see our practice page to find out when and where we ring, or come and find us at the Activities Fair. Complete beginners are always welcome to start or join us at any time throughout the year.
If you need a little persuading to join us, then read on...
The main idea of change-ringing is to produce a steady rhythm of bells, one after another in what is called a 'row'. We can change the order of the bells to give different rows, either by swapping the order of the bells two at at time, or by ringing a 'method' to swap bells over every time they are rung. Hence the term 'change ringing'. We strive for good striking, so that we produce a merry sound, pleasant to listen to. If you would like to know more about methods mechanical and other technical details, please visit our bell ringing page.
On occasion, we take our skills to other towers and ring there. Events taking place every year include the Annual Dinner, and a joint outing with the University of Bristol Society (UBSCR) which is usually in Somerset . We also have a summer tour, where we go slightly farther afield and we have also had a joint outing with Cardiff Students Bellringing Society. We also organise socials such as visiting The Bridge pub in Topsham, going for curry nights together and have a Christmas meal and a pancake party. We also have a beach BBQ in the summer term. For more information on the social aspect of our society, please visit our past happenings page.
If you want a good evening out at least once a week, a chance to get out of Exeter, a chance to meet some new people and a be a part of a very bizarre activity, please contact any of our committee members and we will point you in the right direction.
OK, so not a brilliant map, but it might help.