Author Archives: Alan Bentley

M2F at Lytchett Matravers, 2 June

By on 20-Jun-2018 - Lytchett Matravers hosted another M2F course with a full house of 12 attendees coming from Hampshire, Wiltshire and Dorset.  This time we had Gill Hughes tutoring a very busy programme from 9.30 until 5.00 pm, with a good mixture of theory and practical applications.  Subjects covered included foundation skills, and development, building a band, teaching […] Read more

Module 2F course to be held in Dorset, 30th September.

By on 28-Jul-2017 - On the 30th September, Lytchett Matravers Church will be hosting an ART Module 2 F course – a day course designed for anyone who is working with a band at an early level, ringing rounds to plain hunt. The course will be tutored by Paul Lewis and includes a mixture of practical and theory sessions […] Read more

Module 1 (Teaching Bell Handling) course to be held in Dorset, 7th October

By on 28-Jul-2017 - On the 7th October, Lytchett Minster tower will be hosting a M1 course in teaching bell handling.  The course will be tutored by Gill Hughes and delegates are invited to arrive by 9.15am for a prompt 9.30am start. The course fee is £20 payable to ART, with a £5 local contribution for lunch and refreshments […] Read more

M2F Course, Hillfarrance, 25 March. Tutor – Les Boyce

By on 30-Mar-2017 -   Despite being located in the Somerset hinterland all 12 attendees (teachers, mentors and the one observer) all managed to arrive before the appointed start time at Holy Cross church, to be welcomed with hot beverages and home made pastries, a very fine welcome particularly for those of us who had been travelling up to […] Read more

First After School Club Level 1 Graduates at Wimborne Minster

By on 08-Dec-2016 - We are very pleased to report that Ellana and Elle have become the first new ringers at Wimborne Minster’s After School Club to achieve Level 1, Learning the Ropes (LtR).  They are students at the Allenbourn Middle School, Wimborne, and together with fellow students Jess and Max (also making progress with LtR)  rang for the […] Read more

Lytchett Matravers Module 1 Course – Tutored by Pip Penney

By on 28-Nov-2016 - Despite having no heating in the church (ground floor ring) due to contractors not completing the new system in time the participants did not appear to be unduly affected during the practical sessions by the reduced temperature and all entered into the spirit of the occasion with a great deal of enthusiasm. The hot, home […] Read more