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Virtual Art Hotel Opening Video Call Out, Art B&B CIC

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Ever wanted to officially open a venue?

Now you can!

ART B&B, a new artist designed hotel and mini-arts centre in Blackpool UK, is inviting anyone to submit a video, up to 30 seconds, for its virtual launch on the 17th July 2020.

Cut a ribbon, blow a vuvuzela, perform an astonishing contemporary dance move, or smash a bottle of Irn-Bru! Anything goes, as long as you say:

 ‘I xxxxxxx, Officially Declare ART B&B, Open!’

Basically, we’ve democratised celebrity.

Just send us your video to the Art B&B pages, via message, on Facebook (ArtBB.Org)  or Instagram (artbandb) or email a YouTube link to

We will curate* all of the films to our channels and broadcast as part of our virtual opening night and you will be glorified.

We would love to have you launch our venue.

Multiple thanks,

The Art B&B Team

A Creative Community Business supported by:

Arts Council England; Power to Change; Tudor Trust; Coastal Communities Fund; Key Fund; Unlimited; LeftCoast.

*Terms and Conditions By submitting a video you give us the right to edit and distribute the video on the Art B&B social media profiles but we will not share your details with anybody else.

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