Ringing In The Year

Date: 17 Jan 2009 - 00:01
End Date: 17 Jan 2009 - 22:00
Event details: Saturday, 17 January, the first Saturday of Lent Term, marks the beginning of the University's 800th Anniversary Celebrations. Churches in central Cambridge, including the University Church Great St Mary's, will all ring their bells in celebration of the anniversary year.

A new work has been especially composed for the occasion by Clare College alumnus Phil Earis, and will be performed by the bell-ringers starting at 7:15 p.m.

Local churches, college chapels and alumni groups worldwide are invited to participate. Encourage your local bell-ringing community to get involved and help celebrate this landmark occasion. Register via the website: www.800.cam.ac.uk/events/26/

Additionally, there will be a light show projected onto Senate House and Old Schools from 17 January to 19 January. The light show, produced by world-renowned light artist Ross Ashton, will trace 800 years of Cambridge's history.

Bells have been used by centuries, for both religious and secular occasions. They have been used to tell time, celebrate weddings, warn of fire or attack, call people to worship, signal curfew, and signify victory over adversary.

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