John Paine, who attended Sid Western’s funeral on 8th November, has provided an obituary.
For the last 3 years NAG has been running a project to monitor the fate of naturists who come in to conflict with The Law, help where we can, and… Continue reading
On 27th September 2013, in Huntsville, Alabama, USA teenager Christian Adamek ran naked across the field during a high school game of American Football. One week later, he was dead.… Continue reading
Artists’ collective JocJonJosch are looking for people to help them with rehearsal for a performance work in central London. You are welcome even if you cannot join them for the… Continue reading
This deeply worrying Bill has not been altered in its passage through Parliament so far, but is about to come before the Lords, who tend to be a bit more… Continue reading
NAG activists meet twice a year to discuss our projects and over the weekend 14th/15th September 2013, we held our autumn meeting on the Isle of Wight. Apart from Duncan… Continue reading
Here’s an unusually positive and innuendo-free piece of news reporting of a happy free range naturist:
It would be nice if all naturists were so open about our wonderful… Continue reading
As part of the work in London NAG now has a small group of London naturists, female and male, working as the Hampstead Heath Naturism Project Group. They are… Continue reading
Removal of ‘insulting’ from section 5 and 6(4) of the Public Order Act 1986.” NAG’s response to the draft guidelines.
In April 2013, section 57 of the Crime and Courts Act amended sections 5 and 6(4) of the Public Order Act 1986 by removing the word ‘insulting’. It is anticipated… Continue reading
Back when June was really flaming, a comment was made on facebook site Naturist England expressing the poster’s regret that he could not visit his local club mid-week, it being… Continue reading
Below is a brief summary of NAG’s accounts for all years since we started until 17.9.13 (our recent management meeting date). NAG exists through the not-for-profit company Naturists Ltd.,… Continue reading
Have you entered our photographic competition yet? Here is your chance to win a fabulous holiday for two people on the island of Formentera by sending your photographs on the… Continue reading
Over the last two years, a dedicated group of 50 naturists (both men and women) have reviewed 25+ parks and open spaces in London for The London Question (TLQ). After… Continue reading
Help Needed – quickly please!
I hope you will have read the articles on this website and elsewhere on this Bill. It could be used against naturism if it goes… Continue reading
At the end of June there was a lot of hand wringing going on as the managers of Holkham Beach, Norfolk announced that it would be closed to naturists from… Continue reading
On Monday, 5th August, the body of 50-year-old Sussie Ahlburg, a successful photographer, was found in the Ladies Swimming Pond, after a missing person’s report had been filed the previous… Continue reading
We’ve had a real poser of a question this morning provided by Martyn Price. He wants to know is there is anyone offering horse or pony trekking for naturists in… Continue reading
In May 2013 NAG published information about holding a proposed Naturist Picnic at Cohen’s Field, on Hampstead Heath, on Saturday 29 June. The City of London is responsible for managing… Continue reading
Article submitted by: Andy Crawford | acmail AT acmail DOT eu
It has been widely reported that the Naturist Beach at Holkham Bay on the North coast… Continue reading
This is a re-issue of a request by Edo Zollo seeking models for a photography project he has embarked upon, having updated us with some additional information. For the project,… Continue reading
We have received another emailed request, for women specifically this time, from Edo Zollo – a London-based photographer:
“Over the course of the next months I will embark on a… Continue reading
This is a short inexpert précis of Steve Gough’s trial for breach of ASBO held 19-6-13 at Portsmouth Crown Court before Judge S. Monroe QC.
It was full of… Continue reading
By Duncan Heenan, with additional material by Reg Barlow
Don’t be ridiculous; you can’t make everything illegal!
You may think that, but currently before Parliament is the Antisocial Behaviour,… Continue reading
Antisocial Behaviour Bill – getting your point over
The danger of abuse of this legislation have been covered elsewhere. Complaining about it to eachother will do no good. If you… Continue reading
Greetings to British Naturist Action Group from a group of ‘Nactivists’ in northern Germany, with focus around… Continue reading
Vivienne and I took the opportunity of a stop-over in San Francisco in January, to meet with the leaders of the campaign to overturn that city’s new ordinance ( by-law).… Continue reading
Policing By Consent.
By Duncan Heenan
Late last year, Police Authorities were replaced by elected Police & Crime Commissioners (‘PCCs’), who now provide the political oversight of local constabularies throughout… Continue reading
Unbelievably, 1st April 2013 saw the second anniversary of our founding as an organisation and thought it was about time that I, as chairman, explained what is passing over my… Continue reading
On the 25 May 2013 we shall be launching a photographic competition open to everyone, with our sponsors Astbury Formentera and H&E Naturist. The prize for the winner is a… Continue reading
Here is one of our periodical housekeeping posts. We have had a number of new supporters joining us in recent months. We would appreciate it if you would complete the… Continue reading
The following text has been upload on behalf of John Paine:
As part of our work on The London Question we want to demonstrate that naturism in a setting such… Continue reading
Is it really nine months since this country held the greatest sporting event on Earth? The Olympics come once every four years, and London has been very lucky (or unlucky,… Continue reading
In an article extracted from her memoir, prize-winning novelist Hilary Mantel tells of her changing relationship with her body, as a faulty thyroid meant she ballooned in size (The Guardian,… Continue reading
Originally posted by Naktiv
There is an interesting photographic endeavour going under the name “The Nu Project”. What I like about it is the fact that people are photographed in… Continue reading
Earlier this month (January) I was intrigued by the title of Jordon Blum’s post on the Young Naturist America’s (YNA) website: ‘Nudist Advocacy Organisations: is there still any need for… Continue reading
It is a common belief that the difference in attitude towards public nudity in the US and Europe is as wide as the Atlantic Ocean, with the US being repressive… Continue reading
A new post on behalf of our European friends in Naktiv, which seems very appropriate for here…
We have a new World Naked Bike Ride event for Portsmouth:
Please… Continue reading
Crime and Anti-Social Behaviour Reduction Unit Home Office
4th Floor, Fry Building, 2 Marsham Street
15th January 2013
Community Remedy Consultation
Submission… Continue reading
Another message from our European friends in Naktiv, urgent this time:
Subject: [Announce] Call for naked dance volunteers in London Message-ID: Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii
Dance artist Leda Franklin is looking… Continue reading
The Following information has come via our German friends in Naktiv:
Naturist news from the Alentejo, Portugal, December 2012.
Walking Holidays on the Rota Vicentina.
More than 340kms (210 Miles)… Continue reading
If you have arrived here after reading the article in January’s issue of H&E Naturist, expecting to read the expanded version then I must disappoint you. This is not the… Continue reading
The consultation process
The purpose of this consultation is to seek a range of views on the Interim Guidelines on prosecuting cases involving communications sent via Social Media.… Continue reading
The following article is from NAG supporter Brian Johnson.
Are the police and the CPS are trying to make it illegal to be naked in a public place? Is… Continue reading
A quick gander at the list of users shows some interesting (I say this ironically) email addresses such as, “reducemanboobs.net”and “greatweightlossplans.net”. As explained in my last post under this heading,… Continue reading
The following article is by Duncan Heenan, and only posted by me.
As part of NAG’s long-term project to get some sense in to the policing of public nudity, last… Continue reading
Dear Supporter, We’ve just had a busy weekend, dealing with spammers hiding behind our name and our first ‘alleged’ troll. As a result, we have made some changes to the… Continue reading
Somewhat unexpectedly, a new project for the Naturist Action Group has arisen in the last few days, but with the five activists in NAG already fully committed, the only way… Continue reading
Once more I need to thank Emma James of Naturist Freedom UK for fishing this one out of Internet waters. Following the kafuffle over the Duchess of Cambridge’s topless pictures,… Continue reading
Our friends in Naktiv have told us about the Naked European Walking Tour, taking a route through the Alps. If you are a walker rather than a (push-bike) rider then… Continue reading
I have been contacted by Kayleigh Damen of Studio Lambert, asking if our ‘members’ would like to take part in a new television show being produced for Channel 4. She… Continue reading
Hello all, We’ve just enjoyed a marvellous weekend at Spielplatz and many thanks to Mark and Tina Yates for their wonderful hospitality.
Over the last two days we had separate… Continue reading
It is just three days to the Spielplatz get-together on Saturday afternoon. I know the weather isn’t promising (its forecast to be mostly sunny, but just 19C), but we would… Continue reading
Since my last foray naturism has been in the news much more than usual, particularly in Scotland, with Steve Gough taking much of the limelight and possibly burying other news… Continue reading
In the latest series of articles about The London Question for H&E Naturist, John Paine explains that London isn’t as bereft of naturists and naturist events as we first thought.… Continue reading
Shortly, Steve Gough will be returning to Kirkcaldy Sherriff Court following his Breach of the Peace conviction and another assessment his mental health.
On 26 August 2012, Bernard Boase –… Continue reading
Every few months, the directors of the Naturist Action Group get together to talk over the issues we are confronting and as our Autumn meeting is going to be held… Continue reading
I have just caught up with the first episode of The Hotel Inspector, Series 9. Before it was transmitted (5th July 2012), naturist forums were buzzing with mild excitement… Continue reading
It has been pointed out to me that in my enthusiasm for taking The London Question beyond the naturist community that I have been clumsy with my words. The use… Continue reading
Last May and June saw the World Naked Bike Ride being staged in the UK. As I write, they should be putting the finishing touches to the London ride, which… Continue reading
You may be aware that Abbey House Gardens, at Malmesbury in Wiltshire, is a beautiful large garden that holds ‘clothes optional’ days throughout the summer. AHG is the home of… Continue reading
Not strictly naturist, but the winner of this year’s BP Portrait Award has been announced. NY-based artist Aleah Chapin’s Auntie is a full-length portrait of an “older” woman. The portrait… Continue reading
After the publication of the article on Steve Gough in April a few comments were made here, which were broadly supportive. Oddly enough, not long afterwards – and purely by… Continue reading
If you are going to either of the two World Naked Bike Rides in London (9th June) or Bristol (10th June) then you have the opportunity to meet other Naturist… Continue reading
It is but a week to go before the WNBR in Portsmouth takes place on Saturday 26th May 2012, giving you a chance to be “as bare as you… Continue reading
Towards the end of March the Daily Telegraph reported that Welsh naturists wanted part of Newborough Beach in Anglesey to be designated nudist. The article said the beach was often… Continue reading
Consider this: You have been a prisoner for six years and have been naked all that time in protest and as a statement of principle, and as a consequence you… Continue reading
Last time, I suggested that we needed to convince everyone about the value of social nudity, not just those who show interest in naturism. We need an argument capable of… Continue reading
The next meeting about The London Question has been scheduled for 3pm on Sunday 25th March 2012, to be held at McGlynn’s Free House in Whidborne Street WC1H 8ET, not… Continue reading
“Many subscribers to NAG will be aware of the World Naked Bike Rides which take place globally each Summer. These fun events espouse three main causes : awareness of the… Continue reading
Last January, Channel 4 screened its latest offering in a series of documentaries over the years about the naturist lifestyle: My daughter, the Teenage Nudist directed by Amanda Blue.
For… Continue reading
Important Website Update for All Registered Users
Regulars visitors to the Naturist Action Group website will notice that we have recently made some changes.
One of the things we have… Continue reading
Naturists identified 17 parks and open spaces in London during 2011 as possible locations for naturism. The London Question is a Naturist Action Group project and 50 naturists of both… Continue reading
Last month, two events occurred, which are seemingly unconnected but I believe could herald a significant change to how naturism is looked upon by naturists and non-naturists alike, and both… Continue reading
Last October a family sought refuge on Studland Beach after their boat began to sink. Later, after the cabin cruiser had been towed back into Poole harbour, an RNLI spokeswoman… Continue reading
Recently, naturism has been in the news for all the wrong reasons and while it is not any one individuals’ fault, I believe it is something that could have been… Continue reading
London social meeting with NAG
You are cordially invited by NAG to a
gathering of like-minded people on the 21st November 2011
This will be from 5.00pm at McGlynn’s Freehouse.… Continue reading
As I write this it is late September, and living in the north of England, the mornings already have a gentle nip in the air. So much for summer, says… Continue reading
The International Naturist Federation (INF) has come in for a lot of stick lately and I thought that I might try and tie the different threads together.
It all began… Continue reading
Bristol resident, Eddy Nessim, is interested in meeting other naturists in the area to set up a group of like minded people. The primary purpose would be to arrange visits… Continue reading
What prompted this question was an article written by journalist Douglas Belkin, and originally published in The Wall Street Journal. I know; it’s like the Financial Times publishing a long… Continue reading
Apologise to our regulars but issue two of our (occasional) newsletter is now available to download from the website. You’ll find it under ‘Downloads’
The case of the man accused of indecency for doing his garden in the nude has been thrown out by Cheltenham magistrates. This is a triumph for common sense and… Continue reading
From time to time we receive anomymous communications by post. There is not much we can do in response to these. Unless they contain a valid name and contact details… Continue reading
For the newspaper report see:
It seems that there has been a sudden outbreak of common sense in the
CPS/police, after an earlier ridiculous over reaction by them and… Continue reading
If you are not a BN member of aren’t interested, please forgive me and read no further. I am seeking support to put a motion to BN’s AGM on 9th… Continue reading
As part of the way in which NAG is dealing with The London Question, and to get better facilities for naturism in London, we need to have factual information on… Continue reading
A naturist session in Cheltenham?
Would you be interested in a possible Saturday night naturist session in a Cheltenham leisure centre? Currently no naturist facilities exist in Cheltenham. Local naturist… Continue reading
Not so long ago, I came across two surveys that reportedly gave an insight into British sunbathing habits and supported the notion that nude sunbathing is as popular as ever,… Continue reading
Richard Collins was today (13/6/11) found guilty of a Breech of the Peace under s5 of the Public Order Act 1986, for cycling through Bournemouth naked. He was given… Continue reading
I have been catching up with numerous podcasts from the BBC recently and a couple had a surprising relevance for naturism. Surprising because while Auntie have given us programmes about… Continue reading