Shetland Arts took part in All the Bells, a UK-wide project celebrating the first day of the London 2012 Olympic Games, as the UK’s most northerly participant.
At 8:12am on the 27 July 2012, the aptly named Belle Spence, alongside 40 others of all ages, rang a bell for three minutes as quickly and as loudly as possible on Skaw beach in Unst, Shetland’s most northerly Isle, heralding the beginning of the Olympic Games across the UK.
Work No. 1197: All the bells in a country rung as quickly and as loudly as possible for three minutes, aka All the Bells, is a project created by Turner Prize-winning artist and musician Martin Creed. All the Bells was commissioned by the London 2012 Festival to welcome the beginning of the Olympic Games. Shetland Arts was delighted to facilitate the UK’s most northerly involvement in this extraordinary mass creation of a performance art piece.