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  1. Magazine submission guidelines for clubs

    Magazine submission guidelines for clubs

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  2. BN 212 Summer 2017

    The presses have stopped rolling, the envelopes are being stuffed - yes, your latest BN Magazine is here!  BN 212 is the issue that really taps into the summer ahead of us, packed with features and fully illustrated to help you get the most from your Naturist summer.
    So, what delights do we have to occupy in this issue?  Our articles include: 
    ”Don't put off till tomorrow what you can do today”, an appeal to those contemplating taking their first faltering steps into Naturism; What do non-Naturists actually think of us?  It's so rare to see anyone naked in public, is it any wonder that people reach for their phones to call the police?; Ever wanted to try naked hiking? The joys of enjoying the countryside free of clothing and a useful guide to beginners; they're back! Yes, Young British Naturists (YBN) are making a resurgence  We explore the reviews, feedback and legacy from the Great British Skinny Dip documentary.  What did it do for Naturism in the UK, and how do we build on it? Also, read about the experiences of two f the main participants. From Bournemouth to Blackpool, we review BN's now established winter breaks - those great new events that give us some 'kit off time' at a time of year when sunbathing is but a distant memory! Campaigns update - check out our new 'Just One Person' initiative and find out how doing just that could spread the word, gain newcomers, and increase acceptance. Events update - just look at the fabulous range of events coming up . From swims to garden visits - we've got it (un)covered! Are you missing out on key facts when choosing your Naturist Holiday?  Our Holiday Advice Service is here to help, with its team of experts. Stuck for choice?  In our Southern Europe section we review Valalta (Croatia), Ca’ le Scope and Grottamiranda (Italy), Vritomartis (Crete), and El Portus by train!  Also, read reports about the recent group holidays. All of this, plus the usual round up of Naturist and BN news, and, in the first issue without club reports, some really full regional updates and our new enhanced club and swim directory.
    Enjoy!
    If you want to find articles that have appeared in other recent issues click the link for the On-line Magazine Index.

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  3. BN 213 Autumn 2017

    BN 213 is now at the printers and will be despatched around the end of September. Prepare yourselves for a real treat - the issue is packed with the usual wide range of news, views and articles that show the vibrancy and fun of our world.
    In this issue:
    Catch up on a summer of fabulous events, including reports from Nudefest, The Gathering and the World Naked Bike Rides, among many others.  Looking ahead, check out our great events calendar for the next few months, including our range of popular group holidays; Breaking down the barriers - we find out how two clubs have reached out to their local communities to raise their profiles and normalise Naturism; We review a range of books that the discerning Naturist reader may find relevant and interesting; How do we encourage the next generation of Naturists?  We find out - and one young woman tells us her story of growing up as a Naturist.  We also hear from the resurgent YBN and hear what they've been doing this summer; Our campaigns update brings you up to speed with our new 'Just One Person' initiative - who will you tell? Our legal update will give you a good overview of the law in regard to sunbathing in your  garden; Our holiday and travel section takes us to Northern Europe, including the lovely Erding Spa in Munich, as well as the UK's very fine Clover Spa.  Further afield we explore Lake Como Naturist Resort and also the delights of Western Australia and the beaches of New South Wales; All this, plus our usual round up of BN management matters and other Naturist news from around the world. BN Magazine is available to members only and issued four times a year as part of the annual subscription. If you are not a member, you can join us at http://www.bn.org.uk/membershipinfo/ and get your own copy and other benefits as well. We hope you enjoy it!
     
    If you want to find articles that have appeared in other recent issues click the link for the On-line Magazine Index.

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  4. BN 214 Winter 2017

    Welcome to another fun and feature filled edition of BN Magazine, which will be dropping onto your doormats soon, and is available for download by members. It is packed full all the news and views from the world of British Naturism, the national organisation representing Naturists and Naturism in the UK.  Of course, this is the issue where we look back and reflect upon a summer season well spent, but it's also an upbeat forward look to what promises to be another spectacular year in 2018.
    In this issue then, you will find the following treats, and much more besides:
    Naturism, as we know, is the perfect antidote to body image concerns.  We're more used to hearing about the pressures on younger women - but what about men?  We find out more. Women in Naturism - Pat tells us how she went from fearful outsider to passionate advocate Are you one of the many who would love to be more open about your Naturism, but isn't sure how to broach the subject?  Our guide to talking about Naturism, along with an overview of our 'Just One Person' campaign, will help you to 'cross the line' and become a confident advocate of Naturism. Our usual event reports section looks back at some recent highlights - including the now well-established 'Streak for Tigers' event at London Zoo. Talking of events, we unveil the full events and group holidays programme for 2018 - and though we say so ourselves, it's looking good! A report on the BN Naturist Vision Day in Birmingham, where a number of inspiring presentations really helped us to think about Naturism from other perspectives. We report on the launch of Amelia Allen's fabulous book 'Naked Britain' - surely one of the finest portrayals of our way of life ever pubished. YBN - resurgent, reinvigorated and very much active!  We catch up with them to find out what's going on. The Great British Skinny Dip - they came, they stripped, they dipped!  But how did this year's event go, free of the ever present TV cameras that were with us last year?  We find out, and also look at some possibilities for taking this flagship campaign forward. Holidays?  Yes please!  This issue we visit France to discover some new places - and some old favourites. All this, plus the usual updates from our legal and campaigns teams, a roundup of all the best naked news in the media! 
    BN Magazine is available to members only and issued four times a year as part of the annual subscription. If you are not a member, you can join us  and get your own copy and other benefits as well.
    If you want to find articles that have appeared in other recent issues click the link for the On-line Magazine Index.

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  5. BN 215 Spring 2018

    Welcome to BN 215 - fresh from the presses, and full of Naturist news, views and reviews!  With spring round the corner, this issue not only looks back over recent events, but looks forward to the season ahead, and some of the big BN initiatives we are developing this year.  In this issue:
    We catch up on event reports, including Alton Towers 2017, the clothing optional performance of Hair! in London and the experience of competing for Team GB at the INF Swimming Gala in Italy. We look forward to the packed 2018 events programme, including Nudefest and our new flagship event - the NKD Festival, specially created for families and younger Naturists. The Women in Naturism  campaign continues and, to set the scene, we hear from Naturist Cassandra, who tells us about her journey into Naturism, and the people she has introduced to it. Look out for Ladies Day on the 24th June! Could the emphasis on Naturist breaks abroad be detrimental to Naturist clubs here at home?  Maybe though, it's the clubs themselves that are responsible?  Roni Writes on debates this hot topic. Health, wellbeing and body positivity - it’s a big part of what we get from Naturism.  But do the public know?  This year BN launches a new campaign to emphasise what we Naturists already know to be true. YBN update us on their recent activities,  and they're having fun - lots of fun! Fancy a Naturist holiday in the sun? Of course you do!  This issue we head off to Spain and Fuerteventura to find out more about some very fine vacation destinations.  If Spain is not on your wish list - find out more about our BN Holiday Advice Service, who can help you find that perfect getaway. The Sexual Offences Act 2003 could have wrecked our way of life if some had had their way.  Fifteen years after the Act was introduced,  Malcom Boura, a previous BN Campaigns Director, remembers the huge input he and others made to helping shape the provisions in the Act that helped keep Naturism safe. All this, plus the usual updates from our legal team, a roundup of all the best naked news in the media! 
    BN Magazine is available to members only and issued four times a year as part of the annual subscription. If you are not a member, you can join us and get your own copy and other benefits as well.
    If you want to find articles that have appeared in other recent issues click the link for the On-line Magazine Index.

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  6. BN 216 Summer 2018

    BN 216 Our Members' Magazine for Summer 2018
    As always it's a great read, full of news, views and reviews, all brought to life with full colour throughout.  In this issue we're covering:
    Get fit, get naked - we take a look at the many different opportunities there are to keep fit - from cycling to Yoga to Tai-Chi, there's a whole new world out there!
    A review of our Bournemouth and Blackpool weekends
    Naturism in Northern Ireland - getting busier…
    Naked Dining - Bristol organiser Will tells us how his venture came about - and it may just whet your appetite for some of the other similar ventures that are happening this year!
    Naked Theatre - we review the recent production of Skin Deep that was clothing-optional for the audience
    Naturism and veganism - is there a correlation? Jane discusses.
    Looking for holiday ideas? Check out our reviews of recent group holidays to El Portus, and our Austrian ski-ing trip - as well as member reviews from Portugal, Croatia, Kos and Montenegro.
    Judith Stinchcombe looks back over her time as BN Chair, and remembers some of the highlights of her time.
    Comprehensive listings of clubs, swims and events
    …and much more besides

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  7. BN 217 Autumn 2018

    Welcome to BN 217 - reflecting back on a quite incredible season , and packed full of the latest news, views and reviews from the world of Naturism and BN.  Included in this feature packed edition, we have:
    Great features including newcomer Lili, giving us her experiences and thoughts on Naturism and body image; Taylor competing in his first naked 5K; and a comprehensive list of the many benefits of Naturism Our usual round up of event reviews, including the new NKD Festival, Nudestock, The BN National Petanque competition, the SW Rally, and much, much more besides, including naked dinner in a Pullman carriage! It's a heatwave - hold the front page, people are getting naked!  How the media have got themselves in a lather during the recent hot weather. GBSD is imminent - hear the latest updates. The latest update on our big BN campaigns - including 'Just One Person' and the benefits of Naturism. More on our events calendar and Big Days Out. Check out the benefits of the BN Holiday Advice Service, which can help you make that dream holiday a possibility. Reports of recent member holidays - one of the most popular benefits of BN membership. Holidays - this issue we're tackling northern Europe, and some rather fine long haul beaches - fabulous! All the latest news from BN itself, including the EC. ...and much, much more besides, all richly illustrated in full colour!
    BN Magazine is available to members only and issued four times a year as part of the annual subscription. If you are not a member, you can join us https://www.bn.org.uk/membershipinfo/ and get your own copy and other benefits as well.

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  8. BN 218 Winter 2018

    BN218 - Your Winter Magazine
     
    Welcome to BN218: the feature-tastic final publication of a year that will go down in BN history as one of the biggest and best yet. Highlights of this winter edition of the BN Magazine include:
    A whole host of fantastic features ranging from Sue’s thoughts on becoming a Naturist; notes on a big year for BN and The Great British Skinny Dip; and Eastbourne’s many Naturist activities. From Skinny Dipping to Swimming Galas: Team BN bring home their biggest medal haul yet! Looking to the future: the shape of BN to come. The YBN resurgence continues: Pam’s first year with YBN and Ed’s Naked Mileage. Another step in the right direction: legal success in Scotland. Full Event Report Roundup including the BN National Convention, Women’s Day and Windermere Woodland Weekend. Big Days Out: take a look at our new-look BN Events website! Our members’ very unique experiences of holidaying throughout France, from Rekha and Stephen’s experience of riding around France on a tandem bicycle to Luke’s guide to Beaches on the Cote d’Azur. ...and much, much more besides, all richly illustrated in full colour!
    BN Magazine is available to members only and issued four times a year as part of the annual subscription. If you are not a member, you can join us and get your own copy through the post and as a download and other benefits as well.
     

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  9. BN 219 Spring 2019

    BN 219 - our Spring magazine
    Welcome to BN219! The first edition of the year and – wait a minute! Something’s different. The magazine looks super slick! That’s right, we’ve given the pages a makeover and, as (we hope) you’ll see, they look much better.
    It’s a new look for a new year*.
    *Definitely something to let your non-subscribing friends know about…  
     
    Highlights of this spruced-up Spring edition of the BN Magazine include:
    A packed news section including - Beating Brexit Blues by making a stand…in the nude; We all know it, but just in case you don’t: GBSD is racing towards a new date; Illustrated reports of events including Nudefest and Alton Towers Say it Loud, Say it Clear – an update on the BN Strategy; Women in Naturism – Mel discovers a whole new world; An update from with a rebrand for Young British Naturism Club Birthdays: Getting older but ever-young at heart; The joys of volunteering; Event Roundup:  BN’s gatherings discussed - and there’s loads of them! The rewards of working together; Living a life of leisure: focus on Spain ...and much, much more besides, all richly illustrated in full colour!
     

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  10. BN 220 Summer 2019

    Our Summer issue is now out…
    Highlights include:
    A round up of recent events including our record-breaking roller-coaster ride in Blackpool, National swimming gala, ‘Kiss and Tell’ and Royal Academy museum visits and our canal trip Women in Naturism - Leann swims for charity and Jooles and her team prepare to row the Atlantic naked A review of Channel 4’s Naked Beach An introduction to our new Families Officer Shân Three adult Naturists tell their stories of growing up with Naturist parents Two travel sections - Southern Europe with holiday reports from Greece, Lanzarote, and Italy, and the UK with features on some of the great places for a ‘staycation’ … plus a packed news section, a huge guide to events yet to come and comprehensive listings of clubs, swims and other places. We’ve also made some changes to the print version - and it’s looking smarter than ever! Definitely one to leave on the coffee table…
    BN Magazine is available to members only and issued four times a year as part of the annual subscription. If you are not a member, you can join us and get your own copy through the post and as a download and many other benefits.
     

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  11. BN 221 Autumn 2019

    Dip into our Autumn magazine, packed with reports celebrating the best of the Naturist year so far and inspiring highlights to come…
    Inside, you’ll find:
    Visitor reports from NKD, the second outing for our youth and family festival; A look back at our biggest and best Nudefest yet; Accounts from around the country – from the 7th annual Gathering in Scotland, to the Brighton World Naked Bike Ride; An update on our resurgent Women in Naturism campaign; The revealing results of our recent survey of families in Naturism; An overview of the work planned by our new Campaigns Task Force Ideas for long-haul holidays - including destinations in the Caribbean, US and New Zealand Of course, you’ll also find all the latest Naturist news, updates, articles and features, event and venue listings and plenty more besides.
    BN221 is available for our members to download right now, and will soon be landing on the doormats of those who opt to receive it by post.
    Our quarterly magazine is just one of the many benefits a BN membership provides, so if you’re not a member yet, why not make today the day you join us? 
     

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  12. BN161 - Autumn 2004

    BN161 - Autumn 2004

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  13. BN162 - Winter 2004

    BN162 - Winter 2004

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    BN163 - Spring 2005

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    BN164 - Summer 2005

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    BN165 - Autumn 2005

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    BN166 - Winter 2005

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    BN167 - Spring 2006

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    BN168 - Summer 2006

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    BN169 - Autumn 2006

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    BN170 - Winter 2006

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    BN171 - Spring 2007

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    BN172 - Summer 2007

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  24. BN173 - Autumn 2007

    BN173 - Autumn 2007

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  25. BN174 - Winter 2007

    BN174 - Winter 2007

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      Totally new to this, joined BN and looking forward to experiencing the natural persona of sharing time with fellow naturists. Walked down Brighton beach, swam, and led the without clothes, and just loved it, my one time experience. 
    • Guest
      OK Pat I'll do that and by post so that can include the 7 pages I have just printed, all of which have failed to register so that the reverse side is accurately within the trim lines. Some people may have better printers, software and skills to do it but for me using a budget home inkjet and despite my graphic design skills i  have found it impossible. tomorrow I will take the PDF to a print bureau and see if they can do it.
    • Guest
      Maybe you should send your suggestion direct to HO
    • Guest
      IMO all Naturists should ideally have a copy of the legal guides to hand. Escpecially if they are out 'in the field' so to speak practicing their lifestyle - for example on a naked hike, skinny dipping or even just in their garden. A challenge from a disgruntled objector can come when you're not expecting it, so it's best to be prepared. Even for me, as a retired graphic designer, I have found the printing, trimming and folding of the legal guide dificult. So I fully expect others might fin
    • Guest
      The "What is Naturism" leaflet is out of date and no longer published. It has been replaced with:- https://www.bn.org.uk/store/product/247-your-guide-to-naturism-in-2019/  
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