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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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