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
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
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
‘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
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
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 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
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
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
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
This update article is for publication – please feel free to pass it on!
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
This is an update, at July 2015, on the involvement of women naturists in London, and elsewhere.
We have revised the criteria for checking on whether an open space may be suitable for naturism. This is in the light of starting Phase 2 of this work in… 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
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
I’m organising a group art exhibition in central London starting 16th July 2015. My own work is partly performance-based and I am looking for volunteers to appear without clothes during… 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
Naturists are making progress at Hampstead Heath
A flurry of NAG (Naturist Action Group) activity before June saw naturist gains at London’s Hampstead Heath. In February a series of articles… 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
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
A short critique of ‘Dress, Law and Naked Truth’ by Prof. Gary Watt By Duncan Heenan
I read this book, having been lured to do so by the title which… 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
With NAG launching its photo competition later this month and having nothing to pontificate on, I thought I’d take the opportunity to pick up on something that one of our… Continue reading
What if London became a National Park? Reimagine London 10.00 – 4.00 Tuesday 24 February South Bank Centre
The NAG display stand will promote naturism in London. If you can… Continue reading
News from the US is that Young Naturists America are teaming up with artist Andy Golub to create a huge bodypainting event in New York with 50 artists painting 50… Continue reading
The following information has been posted on behalf of John Paine and is especially relevant to naturists living in and around London. Your commitment is minimal but requires urgent action.… Continue reading
As the year turned the sad news came from Chatou, northern France that Christiane LeCocq had passed away at the age of… Continue reading
A message from Gypsy Taub and friends, providing an update on their legal action to overturn a nudity ban in San Francisco, which we hope, will interest our supporters in… Continue reading
by John Paine (posted by Reg Barlow)
How valid is the argument that casual open space naturism is harmful and causes distress to others? The police and other authorities often… Continue reading
Campaign update – 21st November 2014
This is a brief update on the campaign that NAG and BN have been running jointly for about 4 years, which started with concern… Continue reading
It is sad when a couple breaks up acrimoniously, often with many hurtful things said by both parties. As if that is not bad enough, some resort to what has… Continue reading
Original article by Duncan Heenan (edited Reg Barlow)
About four years ago, British Naturism and Naturist Action Group came together to look at how the justice system in England and… Continue reading
The latest celebrity to be outed as one of the famous who gets their ‘kit off’ in private is BBC Presenter, Kate Humble. In an article published by The Telegraph… Continue reading
A quick message to all those who are registered and living in or close to London. The next meeting of the Hampstead Heath Naturism Project will be held at the… Continue reading
Police Sergeant turned stand-up comic Alfie Moore is a funny man, his short series on BBC Radio 4 is a testament to that, but like all comedians he also has… Continue reading
We have been asked to share the latest information from the campaign led by Gypsy Taub and George Davis to obtain a fairer deal for naturists in San Francisco.
Dear… Continue reading
In July, two articles published by the travel section of Independent Online (IOL) of South Africa possibly gave a confusing picture about naturism in Europe in general and Germany in… Continue reading
Why is a nude San Franciscan politician making a campaign speech in exile in Times Square, New York City at noon, Wednesday, August 6, 2014?
George Davis… Continue reading
If everything runs to schedule then this will be published on the NAG website just about the same time as the 2nd Clacton WNBR event takes place and an edited… Continue reading
George Davis, Nudist and Body Freedom advocate, is standing again for the San Francisco Board of Supervisors in the 4th November 2014 General Election, and will be making a campaign… Continue reading
With a working title of The Naked Village, Leeds-based TV production company Daisybeck Studios has been commissioned to produce a documentary focusing on life at Spielplatz to be screened later… Continue reading
Although we often deplore politicians and their antics, always suspecting their motives for being in politics in the first place, I think we would actually miss them, if they weren’t… Continue reading
A message from Gypsy Taub via Naktiv.net
Dear body freedom supporters,
Let’s celebrate the 238th anniversary of San Francisco by honoring Saint Francis on
THURSDAY, JUNE 26TH at NOON,… Continue reading
This is a repeat of a post from The Academic Naturist and is aimed at our North American cousins. If you are able, please act and help the Naturist Action Committee.
Richard Foley has sent us an email giving details of a book that has just been published. If you know someone that enjoys hiking and being naked at the same… Continue reading
Last February, blogger Jillian Page wrote about an incident that involved one of her male naturist readers for the Montreal Gazette. Apparently, despite being vetted and approved as a… Continue reading
I want to tell you a joke. It isn’t very good and you’ve almost certainly heard it before, but I’m going to tell it anyway. ‘I wanted to start an… Continue reading
It appears that our efforts to gain equality under the law with more consistent decision making by the Police, the CPS and the courts has gained approval from nudist social… Continue reading
For over 2 years NAG has been leading a joint project with BN to address the issue of how the police and Courts deal with naturism. As part of this,… Continue reading
For those that know me, will also know of my love for BBC Radio 4, specifically its drama. Last night (March 21) I came across this monologue by Juliet Ace… Continue reading
If you fancy a little bit of light reading, can I recommend this article from the website examiner.com. You might need to read the odd sentence a couple of times… Continue reading
Every now and then, something happens and an idea becomes the zeitgeist of the population, at least for the moment. That happened to naturism the 1930s, so why could it… Continue reading
I think we can all agree that despite naturism’s popularity, it is still only a minority of the population that sees the world as we do. But then, perhaps not… Continue reading
Over the summer of 2013, Naturist Action Group held a photographic competition with the theme of Living Naturism. The Judges included professional photographer, Laura Pannack, H&E Editor Sam Hawcroft… Continue reading
An Exhibition by Edo Zollo is NOW COMPLETED
‘Age cannot wither her, nor custom stale her infinite variety’ – Shakespeare
My project celebrates beauty with 10 photographs of gorgeous women… Continue reading
Picture this: the sound of a children’s choir singing ‘Good Vibrations’ by the Beach Boys, while you see a group of women run down a New York street.… Continue reading
The use of photography is everywhere. From the advertising posters in the street to your newspaper in the morning and, of course, for those into their social media, a picture… Continue reading