How is bell ringing portrayed in the media? Here are some examples that might help with your recruitment initiatives.
In the lead up to the 2012 Olympics bells and bell ringing were identified as something quintessentially English and used extensively as part of the run up to the event including Bradley Wiggins striking the opening bell as part of the opening ceremony. Articles included one on learning to ring in the Telegraph whilst The Sunday Times reports on a bell ringing cacophony for the Olympics.
Other positive news stories have looked at bell ringing from a fitness perspective.
More sombre events highlight the part that bells play in national identity. A recent example is the reporting of church bells ringing out across Charelston earlier this year.
Local newspapers are useful for both publicity and awareness. Open days are reported at Marsworth (Bucks), Tilton (Peterborough) and Derby . Whilst ringing for local events and causes can generate good publicity such as in Derby or fundraising as at Hartlepool.
If you know of any more examples then please let us know!