Well, one thing actually.
Attached is a new leaflet with contact details for Harvey Allen, who is organising the Naked Lunch at The Blue Lion in WC1. Harvey also asks that you send him a self-address envelope to return the tickets in along with payment. I’m sorry but payment via PayPal, etc is still not accepted, but if you wish to pay by bank transfer instead, please email Harvey for more details.
I am told that so far Harvey has had a good response, but as always with such things, the more the merrier. If we can give The Blue Lion’s management a good indication of just how popular naked dining is then they might have us back.
First, a quick call out for H&E Naturist, the UK’s — nay the world’s — only monthly naturist magazine. The October edition is now out and it includes, among many great article about our naked lifestyle, a readers’ survey with a chance to win £200. If you subscribe, don’t miss it. If you don’t, why not? This could be a good time to pick up a copy and tell the editor what you think of it. Not mentioning the £200.
Closing date for questionnaires: 28thOctober 2018.
Second, a naked lunch is being organised by friend, Harvey Allen. It will be held at The Blue Lion, WC1 on the 25thNovember 2018, at 3pm. Admission will be by ticket only, which cost £25 per person. Naturally, this is one for those who live in, or around, London or as the 25thNovember is a Sunday, it could be the perfect end to a weekend in the capital.
Due to the cost involved a minimum of 40 people is needed before the event can be confirmed, last date for booking, 28thOctober 2018.
More details can be found in ‘A date for your diaries.’
Please share with your naturist family and friends.
Apologise for the delay in making them available, but here are the minutes for our last meeting held on 25thMay 2018. If you have any questions, by all means contact one of the Collective’s members. Please bear in mind, we are volunteers and might not be able to respond immediately but if you haven’t had a reply within 7 working days, just send us a gentle reminder.
NAG London have announced some changes to a visit to Paris and Bois du Vincennes. It will now take place between Friday 7th September and Monday 10th September 2018.
It is suggested that you book your own passage with a cost in the region of £200 and a visit to the naturist restuarent O Natural on the Saturday is also planned.
More details are included in the attached notice. This is a chance to not only take in the sights of Paris and giving support to our French cousins as they establish a new venue for open space naturism.
Posted for John Paine
19th June 2018.
This message signifies the end of the housekeeping exercise for the introduction of GDPR. Everyone who is getting this message should have indicated that they would like to remain in contact with NAG. If that is not correct, and you prefer NOT to receive notifications from us please email me at: reg.barlow AT naturistactiongroup DOT org.
It may seem odd to send a message to those no longer part of our notification system, but we shall miss you and will welcome you back with open arms. All you need to do is register!
If you are one of the very small number who wanted to stay in touch, but no longer getting notifications; apologise. I could not find your record with the information provided. If you still want to keep in touch then please re-register.
29th May 2018
This is the first (and last) reminder that on 25thMay 2018, new regulations (General Data Protection Regulations or GDPR) related to your personal information will come into force in the United Kingdom. This affects any organisation that collects contact details, such as email addresses, for the purposes of communication and we have updated our Data Protection Policy accordingly. As a consequence, we need to make sure that our database of registered users is accurate, including only those who wish to continue to hear from us whenever a new post is published and be able to add comments.
While many of our users are residents of other countries, we ask that you still confirm your desire to receive notifications to help us with subsequent actions.
We have created a very brief Google Survey Form (completed in less than 5 minutes) for users to confirm their instructions. If you have not already done so, it is important that you complete the form before the deadline of midnight, 24thMay.
Thank you for your co-operation.
Chairman, 19thMay 2018.
On the 25th May 2018, the General Data Protection Regulations (2017) come into force and while the data we hold on any individual is minimal, we want registered users to confirm they wish to continue their registration with Naturist Action Group.
Please confirm your desire to remain registered by midnight BST, 24thMay by using this link to a Google Survey Form. You can also confirm your wish to be de-registered. In any event, after that date, anyone not responding will automatically be removed from our registration list.
As a volunteer organisation, it may take longer than any of us would like to carry out your instructions, but it will be completed as quickly as possible. In the meantime, we may send some unwanted notifications. If that should happen, please accept our apology.
Chairman, 11 May 2018
Today, we are publishing our Annual Report for 2018 covering the period 1stMarch 2017 to 28thFebruary 2018.
Financially, NAG ended the fiscal year with a small deficit, largely as a consequence of spending more than £1,000 on campaigning. The bank balance itself is still good; even so, your donations would be more than welcome and gratefully received.
For the last eight years, Naturist Action Group has operated as a national strategic advocacy group for UK naturism. The Management Collective feel that it’s time to re-energise the group and realise that we are not the only source for good ideas. If after reading our Annual Report, ideas come flooding into your head, don’t keep them to yourself, tell us. No idea is off limits or to be thought of as ‘silly’. You can use the comments below, or if pen and paper is your thing, send it to our postal address given at the back of the report, marking the envelope for the Chairman’s attention, or send it by email to reg.barlow AT naturistactiongroup DOT org.
10 May 2018
Posted on behalf of Elle Mower, Assistant Producer at Burning Bright Productions.
We have been contacted by Burning Bright Productions looking for women to take part in a new Channel 4 arts documentary all about womanhood. They are working with photographer/storyteller Laura Dodsworth in a new project and are looking for people to speak about what being a woman means to them, told through their life experiences and their bodies.
In our telephone conversation, they are currently looking to filming in June, but that is not confirmed, and knowing we have an international readership, I asked if they’d consider people from, say; France and Belgium (and perhaps Holland and Ireland) because they can all get to London (where filming will take place) easily. Elle said that they would but should not plan a special journey for it.
If you think you have an interesting story or view point you would like to be included then please email your interest to womanhood@BBprod.co.uk and a member of the team will be in touch to talk through what it involves.
Posted on behalf of John Paine.
NAG is making a fact-finding mission to Paris, to experience the officially sanctioned naturist area of the Bois de Vincennes, and other naturist activities in Paris. You may be aware that in 2017 Paris naturists got agreement from the city authorities for a naturist area in the Bois de Vincennes. The last day of the season saw 700 naturists there; see the video. We invite you to join us on a ‘fact-finding mission’ to enjoy naturist Paris and learn how the work by Paris naturists may help NAG get outdoor London naturist sites.
Our 4-day visit to Paris begins on Saturday 25 August, our Bank Holiday week-end. It includes travel from London on Eurostar, 3 nights hotel booking, returning from Paris during Tuesday. Preliminary indications are that Eurostar and hotel costs could be about £300. The NAG group will be a minimum of 10 people, female, male, couples. Single occupancy and twin rooms (for sharing) could be booked. Add to this your food, travel, and other personal expenditure whilst in Paris.
We will shortly get costings based on numbers of participants. Interested naturists will be given a full and costed itinerary, before making a definite booking. Our current itinerary outline is:
Saturday 25 August
10.30am Meet at St. Pancras International Station London for Eurostar train to Paris
Evening meal at O’Naturel naturist restaurant (if we can get bookings)
Paris by night sight-seeing
Visit Bois de Vincennes naturist area
Evening meal with colleagues in APNEL, Naturistes de Paris, and FFN
Visit Bois de Vincennes naturist area
9.00pm Naturist Swim + at Piscine Roger le Galle
10.00am check out from hotel, visit Bois de Vincennes naturist area
8.13pm Eurostar from Gard Du Nord to London
Alternatively, you might like to make other arrangements to be in Paris at that time – perhaps with family members — and spend some time with us in Bois de Vincennes during your stay?
NAG is liaising with our naturist colleagues in APNEL, Naturistes de Paris, and FFN. For several years NAG has been campaigning in London for official recognition of open space naturism. You probably know that NAG made a similar trip to Munich, to find out from our German colleagues how that city has several officially sanctioned open spaces for naturism. Details of that trip are on our website www.naturistactiongroup.org.
If you would like to consider joining this NAG travel group to Paris please contact me now, by email at: john.paine AT talktalk DOT net or ring me on 01865 513103.
NAG London co-ordinator
20 Apr 2018