Boat Building Academy projects at the Art in Action show, Oxfordshire

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This year’s Art in Action show at Waterperry, near Wheatley in Oxfordshire, takes place from the 15th to 18th July.

If you’re in the area, it might well be worth dropping by, for this year the woodworking section of this exhibition of art and craftsmanship includes exhibits from the Boat Building Academy folks at Lyme.

I’m rather tickled by the organisers’ description of the BBA as a ‘young very hands-on academy in Dorset‘. I wonder if they’ve noticed how many more mature as well as young students find themselves at home at the Academy each year?

I’m afraid that they didn’t include any detail about the boat in the photo above – perhaps someone can fill us in please? As always, I’m at

Peter Worlock – see the comments below – knows the show well and says he cannot recommend it highly enough. Sounds good to me…

PS – I’m sorry about by long silence and the delays in posting some stories recently – we’re just coming to the end of ten days during which we’ve had a intermittent and very slow  Internet connection.

3 thoughts on “Boat Building Academy projects at the Art in Action show, Oxfordshire”

  1. Hi Gav, I think you may have mis-read the dates for Art in Action – runs 15-18 July! I usually visit, can't recommend it highly enough, but this year I'll be in France, hoping to do some boating on Lake Annecy.

  2. Hi Gav,

    The boat pictured is Charlie Hussey's 15' carvel Maine coast Peapod based on a Joel White design, built at the Boat Building Academy and photographed at Beale Park 2008 by Simon Case.

    To view Charlie Hussey's website see:

    To view the photographic diary showing the building of this boat visit:

    Details of the Class of September 2009 Launch coming soon.

    Many thanks!!


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