Art in Action
30 Jun 2009
Art in Action, a four day festival of fine art andmaster-craftsmanship in the grounds of WaterperryHouse, Oxfordshire, UK from the 16th -19th July 2009.
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Art in Action, a four day festival of fine art and master-craftsmanship, will take place in the grounds of Waterperry House, Oxfordshire, UK from the 16th -19th July 2009.
The first Art in Action was in 1977, featuring around 50 artists. Since then it has grown significantly. This year approximately 400 artists, designers, craftsmen, teachers, performers and musicians will be demonstrating, teaching, entertaining and engaging with an enthusiastic crowd of around 25,000.
Visitors can learn or buy from artists and craftsmen, who recreate their studios in one of the many Art in Action marquees. They can learn new creative skills at practical classes organised for children and adults. There is also the Craft Market where more than 100 designer-makers sell quality goods.
In addition, Art in Action offers fine music, performing artists, storytelling for children and lectures are on offer. You can also take a guided tour of the beautiful Waterperry gardens and the exquisite frescoes on the walls of Waterperry House that were completed in 2006 – a 10-year project. There are a wide range of refreshments: cream teas from the Pear Tree Restaurant, a good selection of wines, champagne and Pimm’s served on the lawn in front of the house and numerous organic and artisan food stalls throughout the site.
Art in Action is truly a celebration of creativity as well as a great day out for families and art lovers. People come year after year ñ often, they say, as much for the atmosphere as for the works on show.
Venue: Art in Action
Waterperry House, Near Wheatley
OXFORD OX33 1JZ
Family and season tickets available
Car parking free Party rates for pre-booked minibuses and a limited number of coaches by arrangement ñ contact the office (020 7381 3192) in advance.
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