By: Stephen Prendergast

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The end of an era
September 6, 2016


Dear Friends, Art in Action 2016 was a huge success. We were blessed with great weather and 28,364 people attended the…

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40 Years Exhibition
July 12, 2016

This year, our fortieth and final year, assistant organiser Rachel May has put together an exhibition of photography, marketingĀ and programmes from…

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Art in Action 2015
A Day in the Life…
June 23, 2016

A Day in the Life… Dear Friends, One day in the life of the organiser. Tuesday 14th June. Leave Waterperry Estate…

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Practical classes at this year’s Festival
May 10, 2016

With over 3,000 places and 40 crafts to choose from this year, we are sure you will be able to tap…

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then and now 1
2016: Our Final Show
April 28, 2016

Dear Fellow Artists, Visitors, VolunteersĀ and Supporters, I write to you with a heavy heart, and knowing that I will never satisfy…

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Bernard Saunders Tribute
Guardian of Waterperry
March 24, 2016

Sylvia Vetta meets Bernard Saunders, the founder of Art in Action and steward of Waterperry House and gardens, near Oxford. Approximately…

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Art in Action 2015
2015 Guest Speaker Satish Kumar : Truth, Goodness and Beauty.
October 15, 2015

We were delighted to host Satish Kumar at our 2015 event. A former monk and long-term peace and environment activist, Satish…

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Meet our Organiser Simon Buchanan.
June 26, 2015

Simon Buchanan cuts a boyish figure considering the responsibilities he takes on. Recently appointed the steward of the Waterperry Estate as…

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What do you mean by Embroidery? I’ll show you…
May 18, 2015

The Diana Springall Collection. As craftsmen we are aware that the fine art world regards crafts as lower in artistic importance;…

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How Art in Action began
April 17, 2015

For four days each summer hundreds of artists and crafters come to Waterperry Gardens to work in full view of the…

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One tree among many
One Tree Among Many
March 26, 2015

The trees at Waterperry frame Art in Action, providing avenues, shade, and most of all keeping the wind down.The peaceful atmosphere…

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Watch: Guest Lecturer Andrew Marr 2014
March 17, 2015

Watch guest lecturer Andrew Marr speaking at Art in Action 2014. For a political journalist he has a good knowledge of…

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The most ambitious example of fresco painting in Britain
February 26, 2015

In Waterperry House, visitors can see a project undertaken by artists and architects who are students of the School of Economic…

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10 reasons why Art in Action is amazing value for money
February 26, 2015

Art in Action is a charity staffed by hundreds of volunteers. The price of entry to Art in Action is kept…

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Auction: glass poppy for Royal British Legion
February 23, 2015

The centenary commemorations of the First World War evoke poignant memories for many of us in the UK and Europe; grandfathers…

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