Ding Dong. If you weren’t up already, you probably are now. At 8.12am this morning the whole of the UK joined forces and gave their bells a jingle for 3 whole minutes. The event marked the first official day of the Olympics and Big Ben rang out over London to echo the bells that were being rung as loudly and quickly as possible.
The idea behind it was by Martin Creed. As a musician and artist he hoped that this spectacle would create a piece of musical art for called Work No 1197. Instead it turned out to be a comical act with a bit too much enthusiasm from Jeremy Hunt on ITV News. Watch the video here -
Twitter responded to this by creating a hashtag #allthebells. The tweets related to this showed all the people that rang their bells around the UK and where. The overall response was “loved
#allthebells this morning. I opened my back door and heard a little ding a ling from somewhere. Made me smile…”
The slogan behind it was “Any Bell. Anyone. Anywhere.” If you missed out or was still asleep, then visit the official website to find out more at http://www.allthebells.com. There will also be other free events around London for the London 2012 Festival so you can get in the sporting spirit.