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    Here comes the summer - here comes Nudefest!

    British Naturism are delighted to announce that our flagship summer event, Nudefest, is returning once again to the five star Newperran Holiday Park near Newquay. In this our 50th year, and part of World Naturist Week, we going all out to make this event truly memorable for the many Naturist visitors who come from all over the UK to enjoy a clothing-free event, some for their very first experience of this very special way of life.

    From the 6th to the 13th July, the Park becomes a Naturist resort and will host a stunning range of exciting activities, including creative arts events, sports tournaments, dance tuition, mind body and spirit activities, and music and entertainment including discos, live bands, magic, comedy and a casino event.

    The fun doesn't just happen onsite though - we've organised a wide range of nude offsite activities at well known attractions, including a walk on Bodmin Moor, Newquay's Blue Reef Aquarium, Poppy Cottage, a fishing trip, and Skinner’s Brewery.

    We're delighted to be returning to Newperran and we know that we'll be made welcome once again by the owners, Keith and Christine Brewer, for whom nothing is too much trouble to make hundreds of naked guests at home!

    British Naturism Chairman, Judith Stinchcombe said, "Nudefest is an absolutely awesome week of fun activities and entertainment. We are once again delighted that Newperran are welcoming us back their Naturist guests to their superb holiday park for the 8th year running. We are also grateful to the many major attractions who have organised clothes free visits for us. Naturism is in the mainstream now and these sorts of visits are increasing in popularity as attractions discover the benefits of 'the nude pound'.

    With Naturism on the increase in the UK, businesses are waking up to the value of engaging with the Naturist community. With almost 4 million people in the UK describing themselves as Naturist or nudist, forward looking companies and venues are keen to welcome us for visits to their attractions, and once we've been once we're invariably welcomed back time and time again. After all, we're just normal people - it's just that the dress code that is different!”

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    Contacts:

    Andrew Welch

    British Naturism

    T: 01753 481527

    M: 07774 955138

    E: andrew.welch@bn.org.uk

    Notes for Editors

    British Naturism (BN) is the UK’s officially recognised Naturist organisation. It exists to support and unite Naturists around the UK and celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2014, although its predecessors were in existence since the 1930s.

    Amongst the aims of BN are to campaign for more places to be made available for Naturism and to protect Naturists against discrimination and Victorian attitudes to the human body. www.bn.org.uk/campaigning/index.php.

    Fact - in law, there is no offence of nudity. Various pieces of legislation and common law are often mentioned in connection with Naturism but they are rarely relevant. See Crown Prosecution Service guidance on Naturism for details. There is inadequate protection against prejudice, misunderstanding of the law, and abuses of the law, and that can result in Naturists finding themselves in difficulties

    In the UK, there are over 130 sun clubs, swim clubs and holiday resorts and many beaches used regularly by Naturists. Membership of BN is around 10,000 people with many more being members of clubs affiliated to BN.www.bn.org.uk/activities/placestogo.php.

    YBN (Young British Naturists) has a membership of young men and women between the ages of 18 and 30 who get together at clubs and beaches many weekends. They represent the UK at the International Naturist Federation (INF) Youth Rally held annually. http://ybn.org.uk.

    Naturism is good for you! Naturists report improvements in well-being, stress, chronic illness, self-esteem and body image. It’s also a sensible choice of dress when the weather is warm. Naturists are normal people. The only difference between activities inside and outside of Naturism is the dress code.

    It is a fallacy to believe that naked children are any more at risk in a Naturist environment. Unaccompanied children are not permitted in Naturist places and the community spirit that pervades ensures that a watchful eye is present. Despite the perception, there are far fewer problems in Naturism than in more “public” places where children and adults mix. Mindful of the need to be aware of child safeguarding issues, however, BN have a robust child safeguarding policy, code of practice, and a Child Safeguarding sub-committee that meets regularly and runs workshops on the subject, sometimes to groups from outside the Naturist world.

    For the media, there is a dedicated “Media Centre” at www.bn.org.uk/index.php/mediacentre, which contains useful information for those wishing to write about Naturism or to feature this wonderful world in their publications or programmes.

    See the Nudefest programme here: nudefest programme.pdf


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