Churches in Brighton and Hove heralded the start of the Olympic and Paralympic Games with a peal of bells this morning.
The bells rang out at All Saints, in The Drive, Hove, St Andrew’s Church in Waterloo Street, Hove, and the Church of the Good Shepherd in Dyke Road, Brighton.
The Fabrica art gallery – formerly the Holy Trinity Church – in Duke Street, Brighton, also joined in.
They were part of a mass bell ringing across Britain as part of the London 2012 Festival which is running alongside the Games.
The bell ringing was entitled “Work No. 1197: All the bells in a country rung as quickly and as loudly as possible for three minutes”.
It was devised by the Turner Prize-winning artist and musician Martin Creed to be performed by thousands of people across the country.