Wednesday, 18 December 2013

The Greatest Gig Of All

Ted Coney's Family Portraits has now closed for the winter and I look back over the year and contemplate all the free advertising I've managed to make use of, for my pop-up gallery.
I've had five stories in the local newspapers and have been on the radio twice. I put up displays in the largest building in Ely (the Cathedral) and the smallest (Prickwillow phone box). I had a day, demonstrating painting in our local art shop and drove around the Maltings roundabout in my 1931 Morris Minor, raising money for charity.
However, what could have been my best advertising gig of all time, was sadly, a missed opportunity.
For three nights I have been driven around Ely in an illuminated carriage waiving to enthusiastic crowds and dozens of awestruck children. The clue is in that last phrase. I was playing Father Christmas, infact I WAS Father Christmas, so couldn't reveal my true identity.
Anyway, as Santa would say - A Happy Christmas to all and to all a good night!' 

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