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Moor Hall Farmhouse 
Bettws-y-crwyn, Newcastle on Clun
Shropshire, SY7 8PH 
01547 510664


Sorry to be writing to you again so soon, but felt I should share this news with you. I can hardly believe that I have been short listed for the West Midlands Tourism Awards 2020 and although I don't expect to get any further, what an honour it is to up against non other than The Royal Shakespeare Company!

So what is this award all about I hear you ask. Well basically there are 15 categories with 43 finalists from across the West Midlands region. The winner from each of these categories will be announced in February at the University of Birmingham's Great Hall.

The category that I entered was 'Experience of the Year' and this is a little of how I felt it contributed to local people and businesses.

'Bobby's small enterprise benefits the local community in many ways: it provides business for many local B and B's, students use pubs and restaurants for evening meals, local services provide lunches and the local taxi service picks up students from airports and stations. The business also needs to employ a gardener and a cleaner.'


Finalists revealed for inaugural West Midlands Tourism Awards
  • 43 finalists from across the region shortlisted for tourism gongs in 15 categories
  • West Midlands' tourism successes to be celebrated on 26 February 2020 at University of Birmingham's Great Hall
Supported by the West Midlands Growth Company, which aims to attract visitors and events to the region, the awards will celebrate the venues that have helped to bring a record 131 million visitors to the area in 2018 - a 2.6% increase on the previous year. The West Midlands' tourism industry is now worth £12.6 billion, a rise of 6.7%. The sector supports more than 135,000 jobs.
Roger Mendonca, Chief Operating Officer of the West Midlands Growth Company, said:
"The West Midlands Tourism Awards will shine a spotlight on the venues that have helped make this unique region a destination of choice for national and international visitors, with tourist numbers, spend and hotel occupancy at an all-time high.
"We received a high standard of entry for our awards from more than 75 tourism businesses, and congratulate those venues who have got the nod from industry experts following a very competitive shortlisting process.
"We look forward to recognising the stars of our tourism scene in February and encourage companies to get in touch with us to find out how they can raise their profile by supporting the event."
The West Midlands is gearing up to welcome more visitors in 2020, with the International Dance Festival Birmingham; Ozzy Osbourne's farewell gig in Solihull; and Wolverhampton Wanderers' Europa League campaign among the events set to attract domestic and overseas guests to the region.
For more information about the West Midlands Tourism Awards, including how to buy tickets and find out about sponsorship opportunities, visit http://westmidlandstourismawards.com/
Linocut on paper and fabric
21st March 2020 - £75

One last thing before signing off. I have one 'NEW' course on my website which may be of interest to one or two of you. I'll mention it again in the New Year, but seeing how quickly these courses go you may wish to book right away.

This workshop will aim to provide you with the skills to enable you to cut your own linocut design and print it onto paper, card or fabric. We will be exploring technique and pattern making in this workshop to arrive at a personalised design, but if you have an image or two that you might like to work from then please do bring them. They should be 10 x15 cm. You will receive lots of practical, personalised support as the class size is limited to just 7 participants.

Further details on my WEBSITE


I only have a few spaces left on the short courses. All other courses are now operating waiting lists, so do book if you were after a place on:

Ruth Kirkby ~ 24 April
Matthew Harris ~ 12/13/14 June
Jane Beaney ~ 16/17 June
Alice Fox ~ 26/27/28 August

Details of these can be found on my WEBSITE along with details of on-going courses.

So let me finally wish you all things creative and a very, very happy Christmas and New Year. 

Very warm wishes

The view up our lane

01547 510664
Bobby Britnell, Moor Hall Farmhouse, Bettws-y-crwyn, Newcastle on Clun, Shropshire, SY7 8PH United Kingdom
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