We hold practices in the vestry at All Saints Parish Church, Old Main Street, West Yorkshire, BD16 2RH. The vestry can be found by entering the church through the porch door (at the side of the church shown in the picture) then across the nave to the the door opposite.
We perform for events upon request to the booking secretary but first please read the booking information below.
We enjoy performing at events in exchange for a fee/donation to our handbell fund (see below). We do need quite a bit of space (10 by 12 feet) for ourselves and the tables on which we place foam padding (used to protect the bells) and the music stands. We can ring with fewer ringers, and hence less space is needed, but even so there are times when we might not be able to get a band together for the date you suggest. We also need reasonably easy car access to deliver our equipment (the bells are quite heavy). We can provide the tables if necessary.
We prefer indoors but will consider outside events; this is not ideal as when the wind blows and the rain comes down our music blows away along with the sound!
The diary page lists our current engagements. Our busiest time is at Christmas so enquire early. To make an initial enquiry please email Anne and (if you are clear about what you require) a copy of the booking form. We look forward to hearing from you.
For businesses we make a charge of £40 per performance (plus travelling expenses for long distances). For voluntary or charitable groups a guideline donation around £30 is suggested (plus travel expenses for long distances).