Naturist Action Group
Blogs defining the naturist philosophy behind the Naturist Action Group; giving comment on an item of news with a naturist slant on it.
Blogs defining the naturist philosophy behind the Naturist Action Group; giving comment on an item of news with a naturist slant on it.
The Management Collective for NAG met at Ashdene Naturist Club, West Yorkshire last September and I would like to thank the club’s management for their warm welcome.
The minutes for… Continue reading
Posted on behalf of John Paine.
Following a meeting of NAG’s supporters in, and around, London on 28th October and they discussed the potential sites for open space naturism other… Continue reading
The INF’s Central Committee met in Costa de Caprica, Portugal in early November 2017 and we have seen the minutes. As a consequence, we think there are items worthy of… Continue reading
Posted on behalf of John Wood.
Would anyone be interested in joining me to start a new campaigning team to promote naturism and public nudity in the UK? Subject to… Continue reading
Here is a short video about the last days of this summer at the new naturist zone at Bois de Vincennes, Paris; the interviews are conducted in French, but we… Continue reading
Changes Last month I told you about our change of address, but the gremlins got into the text (my fault, not Sam’s) and the post code was quoted incorrectly. It… Continue reading
British Naturism is staying in the INF after an AGM motion’s defeat, hoping to effect change from the inside.
In a vote, taken on 8 October 2017, 91 BN members… Continue reading
A recent case involving nudity in a public place (2017). Here is a brief synopsis of the case. It is hoped that we can all learn something from it. It… Continue reading
Just a quick update. In the October issue of News from NAG we stated that our address had changed, but it has been pointed out the post code is wrong.… Continue reading
Change of Address: NAG has a new postal address: The Risings, Kington Lane, Kington, Worcestershire, WD7 4DH. Please send any letter or donations by cheque to this address from today.… Continue reading
We are returning to INF matters, as we have been told after a two-hour chaotic, sometimes acrimonious, meeting held on Saturday 22 July, Sieglinde Ivo was re-elected as President of… Continue reading
A short film (under 2 minutes) that we found and think illustrates what so many naturists think. Stick with it to the end and you’ll see what we mean.
An English Person’s Castle… This is being written in late June and if predictions are correct then a 40 year old record for a June heatwave would be broken. But… Continue reading
As part of the NAG Naturism on Hampstead Heath campaign we are running a brief ‘vox pop’ opinion survey on Hampstead Heath. Already we have collected 380 responses from people… Continue reading
Willing members of the public have responded positively to the NAG survey on naturism there. Now we need a few more people to join with Harvey, Ray and John Paine… Continue reading
An urgent message for any of our supporters in the London, UK area.
NAG has conducted the first part of survey on Hampstead Heath today, asking members of the… Continue reading
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
The group met on 20 May. Here are the Notes from that meeting, but some proposals have been overtaken by events. If you would like to be involved contact John… Continue reading
NAG is gathering evidence that open air naturism does not ’cause alarm and distress’.
This article was published, with a photo supplied by Natansky, on 25 May 2017 by the Hampstead & Highgate Express
This article gives details and has been written for publication by naturists
Following media publicity about the NAG campaign at Hampstead Heath we are now seeking volunteers to seek opinions from HH users. Details on how you may help are… Continue reading
There have been numerous radio and TV interviews about this over the past week, and the situation is summed up in the London Evening Standard at : http://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/naturists-call-for-naked-sunbathing-rights-in-hampstead-heath-and-other-london-parks-a3555521.html
Copied below is a brief preliminary summary of a study done earlier this year by London Regents University into the effects of exposure to nudity in childhood. It has… 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
A request, posted below as received:
BBC Three is looking to speak to young 18-35 year old naturists in the UK who may be interested in taking part in… 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
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
Attached is a corrected version of the PDF published earlier about our scheduled visit to Abbey House Gardens.
Camera Ready 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
By Duncan Heenan
I was in a pub a while ago and asked for a pint of Guinness. The barmaid said apologetically that they didn’t keep Guinness. I… Continue reading
NAG and BN are working with various academic institutions on projects to rigorously examine the interplay between nudity, mental health, general wellbeing and happiness. As part of this ongoing process… 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.
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
An Important (to naturism) victory happened in a Kent magistrates court yesterday. A newspaper report can be found at: http://www.kentonline.co.uk/malling/news/naked-carpenter-cleared-120208/ and is reproduced below. Though we await… Continue reading
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
Here’s another update on the San Francisco situation. It is an email received today from George Davis, who originally started the Body Freedom movement there, and is still campaigning against… Continue reading
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
Britain Ashamed? 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
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
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
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
You may like to visit these events in late 2016.
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
Commentary on INF’s letter to Stéphane Deschênes of 17th April 2017 By Duncan Heenan, Naturist Action Group, UK
Introduction In January this year Stéphane Deschênes resigned as a member of… 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
Book Review of ‘The Naked Collection’ by Sally Dali.
By Duncan Heenan, May 2016
This book is figurative ‘A Curate’s Egg’, i.e. ‘good in parts’. That expression is drawn… 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
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
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
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
Elections for Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) throughout England & Wales take place on 5th May. Though this is greeted with a big yawn by many people, it is… Continue reading
The Campaign for National Parks is celebrating its 80th anniversary by running a survey asking people how they use national parks and how they think parks should be managed in… 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
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John Paine Management Collective
click on the above for details. The meeting is open to all naturists.
John Paine, Management Collective
Some of you may recall that a while back NAG jointly with BN started a project to address the problem of the assumption within some people’s minds that children… 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