Football fans among you will recognise the Norwich City colours on these beautifully painted nails by Norfolk ringer Katie Wright. But this has got nothing to do with football – it’s just a nod to the very first Learning the Ropes Festival of Ringing held in Norwich in August. Mancroft Ringing Discovery CentreManager Nikki Thomas and Tower Talk Editor Ruth Suggett got together to plan a day of ringing and learning in the city centre, showcasing not just the brand new Ringing Centre but also the historic towers in and around this ‘home of the peal’. A full day’s programme of master-classes and workshops, aimed at ringers at the Foundation Skills level was offered and students came from far and wide. Beverley McAlister from Birmingham describes the day in the October edition of Tower Talk. The feedback from the day was immensely positive and we hope this will be the first of many!