Celebrating Benjamin Britten with a Tourism VAT reduction
Ann Ceresa is the owner of Britten House. In this blog she writes about the unique history of her business and how she would invest a VAT reduction to celebrate that history for the benefit of her local community.
Britten House is a Grade II listed Victorian townhouse in a prime position on Lowestoft seafront. The composer Benjamin Britten was born here on 22nd November 1913 and was his family home for the first 21 years of his life. He wrote operas including Peter Grimes was made a freeman of Lowestoft and received a life peerage before he died in 1976. He is famous world-wide and his works are performed daily throughout the world, later he went on to develop the Aldeburgh festival at Snape Maltings.
In November 2013 a pop up museum event was held at Britten House to celebrate the Britten Centenary visitors attended from around the world. Tourism businesses may not be enormous but they all add to the variety and diversity which makes Great Britain – Great.
Following a Tourism VAT reduction Britten House would invest in a free public event in Lowestoft to attract greater number of visitors as an additional local offering. We would also invest in Britten House to ensure we can continue to provide highest quality hospitality to our guests.
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