Everything from church bells, to bicycle bells, to Big Ben, which chimed 40 times in three minutes. 

“Bells are the loudest acoustic instrument – that’s why they’re used in churches,” said performance mastermind Martin Creed to BBC Breakfast of the idea that he dreamed up. 

The three-minute nationwide performance was started by a canon salute by HMS Belfast and was an attempt to break the world record for the largest number of bells being rung at the same time.

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