Friday the 8th of February 5 a.m and it just dawned on me what an opportunity and day this would be, not only for me but also for eight other P.A's heading to Manchester for an opportunity of a lifetime. I had the chance to get up in front of an audience at one of the biggest public art events held in the UK and Northern Ireland today.

It's All About Art is run and sponsored by the Society for All Artists and offers everyone the opportunity to have tuition in group workshops and demonstrations with some of the UK's leading professional artists, as well as the chance to stock up on top quality art materials at great prices.

I do not know of any other art event that offers as much as the S.A.A , and the benefits of being a member are like no other art Society in the UK today.

Being given the opportunity to be on the public stage in this type of venue is priceless and to be able to go up in front of hundreds of visiting guests and artists alike to showcase your art, techniques and knowledge is just superb.

From the moment I arrived at Event City, Manchester at 8:30 a.m the days events were an amazing experience and a dream come true for me. I have wanted for many years to teach and share my art at an event like this and it has now become a reality. I was greated by Richard Hope-Hawkins and Elizabeth Moore at the all new introducing PA stand. I recieved a lovely warm welcome and introduction to the days itinerary. We were all shown our own stand area  where we could set up for the visitors to come and view our work and to talk to us about art and our artworks, and I spent the day chatting  and making new contacts.

The whole day of events went like clockwork thanks to Elizabeth Moore who was in charge of all aspects of the introducing PA stand. It was a beehive of activity from start to finish and was so well organized and managed by all the SAA Management and professional artists.  Truly it was an honor to be part of this superb event. The public response was phenomenal and it proved to be such a benefit to these great events;  what a great addition.

A great big Thank you very much to everyone at the SAA for making this great event possible!

Paul Beattie
PA Wrexham

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