It is with reluctance that we return to the subject matter of the INF elections for President, which was so catastrophically managed last November. The mis-management was beyond words to… Continue reading
Casual Naturism Project
When the weather allows, many of us enjoy wild naturism in lots places around the UK. In recent months, the discussion in H&E Naturist suggests that for… Continue reading
Or perhaps that should read, what is naturism? Over two issues of H&E Naturist, starting in March 2017, Rayner Otter has given us the benefit of his and his Fräulein’s… Continue reading
Growing Up in a Naked House
There are times when I wish that I grew up as part of a naturist family, who knows how my life would… Continue reading
We are posting this on behalf of George Davis, and is of particular interest to our friends from the United States, as he compares San Francisco with London and… Continue reading
We have the pleasure of publishing our Annual Report for 2017. As always, we would welcome your comments about anything we are doing, or not doing or how we can… Continue reading
WINNER 2015: Sunset on the Adriatic Sea by Dr Janos Bejusz
Just a brief message to remind you all that the photo competition for 2017 is now open for entries.… Continue reading
Win a Holiday!
Following last month’s brief announcement, we are launching Photo Competition 2017 on the 1 May. It will stay open until 22 September, so plenty of… Continue reading
Just a heads-up to everyone that our biennial photo competition will be launched next month and accepting entries for the summer. This will be our third competition and… Continue reading
The following has been posted on the BN Members Forum:
It is with great sadness to inform you that Michael Farrar died on the 5th February 2017.
Michael Farrar was… Continue reading
In my last post on the subject of the INF World Congress in New Zealand, I did say that the story had run its course until the special Congress in… Continue reading
Feminism & Naturism
Came across a two-part article from 2012 by CP Reece again recently that looked at feminism and the part it can play in the naturist cause. Or… Continue reading
Media: UK Television, Channel 4
Broadcast: 14 Feb 2017
Running Time: 60 minutes.
Screen Grab: The Great British Skinny Dip (c) Channel 4
I should come ‘clean’ straight away and… Continue reading
INF again; a little while back we published an open letter to Sieglinde Ivo and as a matter of course, we sent a hardcopy with translations in French and German… Continue reading
Media: Book, Fiction
Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz
Published by Orion Books
First Published: 2016
If you remember, I learned about this whodunnit by Anthony Horowitz via… Continue reading
A new document from INF has come our way, suggesting Sieglinde Ivo and Jean Peters are desperately trying to hold onto power.
Twelve national federations, including British Naturism, have produced… Continue reading
Correction: Police College
It is strange how memory can be so fickle.
Last November I referred to our success in getting the Police College to include training in the CPS… Continue reading
We apologise to everyone who is tired of this issue, but we feel that it is important for the future of international naturism.
We have written an open letter… Continue reading
The latest document released by the INF following the World Congress last year has made available. Somewhat in the reverse order of the stuff published previously, INF has now released… Continue reading
Further to our earlier post today, we missed another document, which we feel is important. This one is from the scrutineers in New Zealand.
You will have seen from our earlier post that a ‘civil war’ has broken out among INF leaders over the disputed election which ousted Sieglinde Ivo as President. They have… Continue reading
In the Voices section of The Independent in 2014, an article by Andrew Welch was published, which passed us by at the time, but has popped up more recently on… Continue reading
Known for her acerbic wit on The Weakest Link, last October Anne Robinson looked at Britain’s Secrets, including interviewing a naturist couple – Mike and Wendy –… Continue reading
Park Authority says No.
Last month I mentioned a council in Tasmania that was prepared to hear a proposal by the Tasmanian Nudist Group to create a clothes optional beach… Continue reading
Don’t Hold The Front Page
What would you do on your last day? The Guardian reported (17/09/2016) that the former Ukip leader Nigel Farage marked the end of his tenure… Continue reading
In August 2016, fellow activist John Paine visited Amsterdam for a bodypainting event held in the Museumplein. A repeat of a similar event held last year, this year’s event has… Continue reading
Nudism is Spreading
Following the success of The Bunyadi restaurant in London, according to The Independent (04/08/2016), Seb Lyall, its founder is now looking at a similar pop-up venue in… Continue reading
The International Naturist Federation (INF) has published an open letter to all member organisations and naturists about the naturist campsite, La Grande Cosse. The English translation is sadly, not the… Continue reading
Just a word or two of appreciation for H&E Naturist, the UK’s independent naturist magazine that has been in continueous publication for more than 100 years. Without them NAG would… Continue reading
Following the recent bans on French coastal resorts of the Burkini, as too Islamic, fellow campaigner Duncan Heenan was moved to defend the right of muslim women to wear the… Continue reading
‘Here Comes The Sun’
At the time of writing the hottest day of the year so far is just behind us. Even so, local and regional news outlets up and… Continue reading
We have featured New York-based artist Andy Golub previously on this website and as some of you might know, we have tried to help Andy to create just such a… Continue reading
A Message from Gypsy Taub.
Dear Body Freedom lovers,
You are all invited to our very first Nude Summer of Love Parade in honor of Jerry Garcia. August 1st is… Continue reading
Summer of Nudism
Television and naturism have had an uneasy alliance in the past (just think of Channel 5s Naked Jungle), but that has not put off Channel 4, is… Continue reading
One of the more popular sections of the now defunct NUFF website were the reviews provided by Tim Forcer. Tim can now be found writing book reviews for H&E Naturist… Continue reading
Later than intended, we are however, please to announce the publication of our second annual report that covers the period March 2015 to February 2016. It shows that we are… Continue reading
The London naturist picnic planned for Saturday 25 June has been postponed due to it clashing with other naturist activities. It will now take place at a large north London… Continue reading
Attenborough at 9 or 90
On the 8th May, Sir David Attenborough, one of Briton’s icons celebrated his 90th birthday with an hour special on BBC1. Naturally, one of the… Continue reading
An article by John Paine telling us about the event to be staged in Amsterdam by Andy Golub.
John also gives a further update on our attempt to get… Continue reading
Once upon a time, streakers were considered daring if not outlandish exhibitionists eager for their 15-minutes of fame, considered by Andy Warhol to be everyone’s entitlement. Now though some quite… Continue reading
After the Naked Chef (sorry Jamie), the Naked Restaurant is coming London: The Bunyadi. This story has gained traction on social media especially, but the earliest article… Continue reading
This post will be of interest to those naturists living in and around London, UK. Fellow reprobate John Paine has listed activities that are scheduled to happen this summer. By… Continue reading
Fellow reprobate, Chris Lamb had an interesting idea, which he would like to share with you. He’ll do it so much better than me anyway.
“When we vote in national… Continue reading
Some day we shall have street furniture like this here in the UK. Well, we can dream can’t we….
The Management Collective for NAG met at Sun-Folk Society, near St Alban’s in April 2016. Naturally, we thank our hosts for putting up with us and you can read the… Continue reading
Thailand Association Naturist has organised a 2.5Km run (or walk) for October 2016, or if you think that’s too short, they are also offering a 5Km run too. Bruce Kendall… Continue reading
Those of you who have been getting posts from NAG for some time should have guessed by now that I’m a fan of BBC Radio 4 and one of its… Continue reading
An event that might be of interest to women in southern UK, northern France, Belguim and Holland. More details can be found through the Diogenes Sun Club website. Help Diogenes… Continue reading
After eight years of hosting BN’s Nudefest, Newperran Holiday Park will continue to offer a nude experience for naturists in 2016.
Back in 2008, BN had organised a nude event… Continue reading
A Film for All The Family
It is not often that I mention a film in this column. Ok, not ever. I leave it to others but if you are… Continue reading
You might be wondering when the next version of the You & the Law leaflet will appear, having promised it some months ago.
Our progress towards publication had gone quite… Continue reading
You may know that on 13 September 2015 a few NAG supporters met at Hampstead Heath for very successful naturist picnic. On the same day Natasha, a naturist photographer who… Continue reading
Have you holidayed in Crete, at Vritomartis perhaps? Then you could be the winner of a writing competition by writing 200 words or more about your experience. The competition ends… Continue reading
Launching its new Volunteer Policy for NAG, Reg Barlow has written an article on the advantages of volunteering for both the organisation and the volunteer.
It’s understood that not everyone… Continue reading
Mention nudity and you can bet your bottom dollar that the British press will pounce on it, often to the delight of their readers. The Telegraph (21/02/2016) was… Continue reading
In January 2016, Stéphane Deschênes resigned from the Central Committee of the International Naturist Federation (INF-FNI) in the belief that he was ‘unable to make any meaningful impact’ with his… Continue reading
We are re-publishing a message originally posted on the BN Forum by Judith Stinchcombe, British Naturism’s chairperson, about the forthcoming Women in Naturism. Inspired by similar events in North… Continue reading
Sorry for the delay, but here are the notes from our last meeting held in the British Library on 7th November 2015.
Our next meeting will be held at Sun… Continue reading
Art vs. Reality
It is not unknown that the Musee d’Orsay in Paris features nudes by some of the great artists of the past: Manet, Monet, Degas, Renoir, and the… Continue reading
In April 2015, NAG launched its second photo competition with the theme of living naturism.
The judges: Natasha Porter (aka Natansky), Sam Hawcroft and myself have now selected the best… Continue reading
You may already know that Nudefest is moving to Somerset this year.
Christine and Keith – owners of Newperran Holiday Park in Cornwall where Nudefest had been held –… Continue reading
An article by Clarkson University headed Shared Culture of Nudism in Unified Germany and published by Newswise.com said: ‘Annegret Staiger, a Clarkson University associate professor of anthropology who teaches on… Continue reading
As with last month, News from NAG – published in H&E Naturist is month – is here to provide links to interesting blogs and websites. If you don’t already subscribe,… Continue reading
For some months now, NAG has asked people to support our campaign for open space naturism in London, taking its inspiration from the German parks like those in Munich. We… Continue reading
Member of NAG’s Management Collective, Duncan Heenan wrote in response to Daniel Finklestein, who argued that although he has not done anyone any harm, Steve Gough deserves being locked up.… Continue reading
For everyone that doesn’t know anything about me, I listen to the radio far more than look at the TV. I find the pictures are far better and have been… Continue reading
Happy holiday season everyone. We are having a bit of a hungry time with regards to news reports featuring the ups and downs of naturism, and if you follow us… Continue reading
Do you have a relation for whom it is difficult to buy the perfect Christmas present? Here is a suggestion from our fellow reprobates at Naktiv, especially if they –… Continue reading
News about nakedcreatives.com.
A marketing system for nudists and naturists is open for business. Whether
you want to promote your nudist business via our dedicated ads serving
solution, or simply… Continue reading
The Naked European Walking Tour 2016 group is now open. Please register your intent to participate via www.naktiv.net
All public information will be broadcast via this group.
Richard Foley… Continue reading
In The Nudist, 10 year old Raul looks at a naked couple, stripped of all kinds of prejudices. To share in the same kind of freedom, Raul must learn… Continue reading
Following the General Election in May 2015, the Naturist Action Group wrote to Natalie Bennett, leader of the Green Party, asking for clarification on her party’s policy on naturism… Continue reading
It has come to my notice that British Naturism has carried out a National Survey of Clubs. Or rather a survey of its members about what they find attractive… Continue reading
The closing date for Photo 2015 is 25th September, plenty of time yet but you’ll need to hurry. Enter three pictures for just £6 and support NAG. More details are… Continue reading
There is still time to enter Photo 2015.
There is a fantastic prize for the winner, a one-week holiday for two either in Canada, Greece or Thailand. The choice is… Continue reading
As if we don’t have enough to contend with, users of Studland Beach are now plagued by drones flying overhead (Daily Mail article, 27 July 2015).
A Studland United… Continue reading
Earlier this year, San Francisco-based body freedom activist George Davis, together with Stacey Lunin – another activist from New York – staged a protest in Washington DC. The event didn’t… Continue reading
If you’re at work, you almost certainly missed this but the new head of the National Police Chiefs’ Council told the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire that the public should not expect… Continue reading
The Brighton leg for the WNBR caused a bit more of a stir than usual this year, as it was alleged that a girl – thought to be eight or… Continue reading
My local hospital – Airedale NHS Foundation Trust – issues a regular newsletter and the July issue contains some useful information on moles, under the Health Facts banner. Now I’m… Continue reading
In line with a recently introduced policy, we have now updated our website with the minutes taken at our meeting held on 9th May 2015 for you to view.
Auntie Beeb – an affectionate name given by a certain generation to the BBC – has published an article American writer Mark Haskell Smith who spent a year as a… Continue reading
I think I can say without fear of contradiction that Steve Gough divides naturism like no other issue. Not even whether we should call ourselves nudists or naturists. However, I… Continue reading
Lots of naturists enjoy open space naturism at many places in the UK, when the weather allows. As naturists we know that only in a few extreme cases does public… Continue reading
Dear body freedom supporters, dear friends,
I am excited about Pride Parade this year, hoping that many of you will come and proudly join our Body Freedom contingent! Last year… Continue reading
As being serious all the time is hard work, here is something of a lighter note from Augustus Stephens. Naturally, this is a post for London-based naturists or those living… Continue reading
Steve Gough – aka The Naked Rambler – made history today, as he appeared naked in court. Well sort of. He appeared by video link and he only appeared… Continue reading
Just a quick mention of Emma James’ new blog Socks Off, with a post describing her first taste of naked running at BHnude5k September last year. Naturally there is… Continue reading
The management team for NAG has met twice a year, for every year it has been in existence. At our last meeting, it was decided that we should begin to… Continue reading
I’ve been picking up on a lot of articles that are health related lately, and to be honest it is important with medical opinion telling us that there is… Continue reading
Queensland, Australia is well known for its lack of official naturist (nudist, clothes optional) beaches. Although to be fair, with weather so conducive to a clothes free lifestyle, it is… Continue reading
With summer around the corner (hard to believe I know, but in a fortnight’s time it will be June), I came across a couple of articles on the BBC News… Continue reading
John Paine and Harvey Allen, two members of NAG’s Management Team will be at Spielplatz, near St Albans, Herts on Saturday, 23 May 2015 from noon. They will be able… Continue reading
This might come a little late for some, but between 23 May and 18 July different World Naked Bike Rides will be held around the UK. This is a protest… Continue reading
An urgent message from Gypsy Taub that will appeal most to our US friends:
Dear Body Freedom Supporters,
We urgently need your help to pay our monthly payments to… Continue reading
I have carried out a little bit of housekeeping and for anyone wishing to look again at the results of John and Pete’s Fact Finding Mission to Munich will now… Continue reading
As hard as it might be to believe, but NAG is five-years-old this year and we thought it was about time we published a report detailing our progress so far.… Continue reading
It has been brought to our attention that following changes to statute law, our You and the Law leaflet needed updating. We are currently working on a new version and… Continue reading
It’s here. The Competition you’ve been waiting for. Like our first competition in 2013, the theme of the second is Living Naturism, expressed however the photographer wishes as long as… Continue reading