The 22nd International Handbell Symposium
4th – 8th August 2026
The Sage International Conference Centre
NewcastleGateshead Quays

HRGB will be hosting the 22nd International Handbell Symposium in 2026.  On behalf of HRGB, a venue finding group has been hard at work seeking bids from a number of venues and comparing their responses.  This process has looked at each venue in terms of their facilities, accessibility, support and particularly, value for money.

After a long and thorough process a selection decision has been made and a contract signed.

The event planning team will be chaired by Martin Winter.  If you would like to be involved in the planning and or delivery of the symposium your help would be greatly appreciated.  Please contact Martin to chat through how you can help. 

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