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    Andrew Welch

    NKD - what a weekend!

    The first ever NKD closed its doors on bank holiday Monday to rave reviews.

    NKD is British Naturism’s youth and family festival and welcomed around 150 guests over the weekend. The weather was amazing, three days of splendid sunshine

    There was loads to do from the Holi-style paint fight to the massive 25m long slip ‘n’ slide, campfire sing-a-longs to laughter yoga.  There was a great night out at Splashdown waterpark. Everyone got involved.

    The best thing about NKD though was the people. A new, younger community was forged, families bonded, we laughed, played and sang together.

    The NKD spirit is truly alive and will return May 24th - 27th 2019.

    Get it in your diary now!

     

    See the pics! BN Members can access galleries of images from all events, including NKD and Splashdown (log in required)

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    BLauritson

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    NKD was a fantastic event and a true pleasure to attend. I've written a more comprehensive review on the forums but suffice to say it's one of the most beautiful and fulfilling experiences I've had in a very long time.

    To anybody who wanted to attend this year but was unable to, I urge you to attend next year if you can.

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    buskerinthebuff

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    I'm brain picking, which songs went down the best around your camp fire. I'm a musician and often play songs around camp fires so know some, but what am I missing? Lots of the songs I play come from audience members making requests I sometimes have never even heard of or at least have not thought of singing. Were there songs that people wanted, but nobody knew? 

    For example, a song I do, which I would not have thought of without it being asked for repeatedly is David Guetta's Titanium. 

    I think a possible weakness in my playing is that many of my songs are best enjoyed by audiences from my 60's / 70's childhood, so particularly want to hear from younger folk like yourselves.

    I'm out of action briefly, I hope, with a voice problem, but want to use the time well in planning some new songs for my Summer / Autumn sets. 

    Well done running this event. We do need to encourage younger folk to join us and it seems that this objective was achieved. 

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    Peter.Hough

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    On 6/10/2018 at 11:09, buskerinthebuff said:

    I'm brain picking, which songs went down the best around your camp fire. I'm a musician and often play songs around camp fires so know some, but what am I missing?

    The campfire was aimed at children and their parents, so was in part a story telling session, part sing-song. "Widecombe Fair" ("Tom Pierce ...") was sung because it fits in with being a ghost story, and much of the other singing was of the Scout/Guide camp fire type. For youngsters simple stuff, ideally some with actions, ("I've got a baby bumble bee...") is a must.

    What happened later, and possibly at other more young adult camp fires I don't know.

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    buskerinthebuff

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    31 minutes ago, Peter.Hough said:

    The campfire was aimed at children and their parents, so was in part a story telling session, part sing-song. "Widecombe Fair" ("Tom Pierce ...") was sung because it fits in with being a ghost story, and much of the other singing was of the Scout/Guide camp fire type. For youngsters simple stuff, ideally some with actions, ("I've got a baby bumble bee...") is a must.

    What happened later, and possibly at other more young adult camp fires I don't know.

    Quinnifer/.

    Thank You. I always do 'The Bear Hunt' when I do kids singalongs, but have not done the Baby Bumble Bee, so that is one for me to learn. A really good song for kids if you are playing an instrument and I think also if you are not is 'The Marvellous Toy' by Tom Paxton. You have got to give the ZIP some ZZZZiiiiippppppp etc, but they love it and so do adults, especially when they have had  a few sips of the magic potion. 

    When I get a voice of some sorts, I'll You Tube it. 

    Just going to google that Baby Bumble Bee song now.

    As I teach guitar I have a fair resource of songs on my computer, with guitar chords. If anyone needs some, or even better, wants to share what they have got, please message me and I'll email some to you. Also, check out, Cathy's Chords for kids songs and Chordie.com for popular music. 

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