Ring All Bells at 8:12 AM, London Time on July 27 to Mark Opening of Summer Olympics

Besides scaring cats and dogs and waking up late risers, I wonder how loud the noise generated by people simutaneously ringing bells to mark opening of the 2012 Summer Olympics will be.

All are invited to ding dong any type of bell at 8:12 AM (London Time) on July 27.

This crowdsourced happening is the brainchild of Martin Creed who explains his vision below.

Find details on Work No 1197 as it is labeled on All the Bells site.

All the Bells is one of the myriad projects and cultural events offered during London Festival 2012 (June 21-September 9)

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