Tumultuous applause and whistles! Well, this was the first time ever!
At the annual celebration evening in Leek, we rang a selection of 12 bell tunes to a very appreciative audience.
Ours was just one of the many performances by talented musicians, actors, humorists and poets who came together from Biddulph, Cheadle, Alton and Leek to share the range of performance arts that are alive and well in the Staffordshire Moorlands.
The Alton Handbell Ringers (AHR) are very fortunate to be supported by Cheadle Arts Forum which is a branch of Staffordshire Moorlands District Arts Forum.
Art Development Grants are available for members of the arts forums and over the last few years we have benefited by receiving grants to help with the following projects.
1.Travelling expenses for the team to attend the Annual Rally of the Handbell RIngers of Great Britain in York where we rang and attended workshops.
2.Buying new music stands.
3.Setting up our own website.
4.Recording our own CD.
All of us in the AHR team are very appreciative of the support that encourages us to play and share our music in the Staffordshire Moorlands.
Wendy Walters, AHR Musical Director