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Bedruthan’s the place for culture

Bedruthan Hotel & Spa has just been dubbed a Cultural Ambassador for Cornwall.

We’ve been working with the folk from Cornwall 365 on an Arts Council and Visit England project to map some of Kernow’s lesser-known cultural events, places, activities and attractions.

Last week, we hosted a get-together here at the hotel for culture and tourism businesses in the area.

Here are some pictures of us creating the Newquay and surrounding area map, along with Atlantic Diving, Trevorrick Farm Holiday Cottages, Padstow, Cornwall, Trenance Cottages, Coastal Valley Camp & Crafts, Pirate’s Quest Newquay, Flamingo Marketing, Swamp Circus, Newquay Marine Group, Newquay Beach Care.

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Charlie Gray, of Cornwall 365, said: “Thank you Bedruthan for giving us your time and knowledge. I thought the venue and food were a real treat and the tour of the Create Art Gallery, homewares and gift shop, and the new outdoor spa gardens was inspiring.

“It was really encouraging to see how a large hotel embraced our project and sent so many key, front of house staff to the session. They are a great example of a tourism-rooted business, crossing over and working with the creative sector. We would also like to thank everyone else involved including all the previous mapping days we have so far delievered. Watch this space for the maps as Keith Sparrow works his magic!

All the businesses around the table made useful contributions. Annabelle from Newquay Sea Safaris and Laura Guy of Newquay Marine Group shared their ecological and environmental knowledge, and highlighted to us the importance of including marine culture on our map.

This is one of several sessions that Cornwall 365 are staging across Cornwall along with Manda Brookman from CoaST – the Sustainable Tourism network. Artist and illustrator Keith Sparrow captures each session, then creates a map that we can share with our guests.