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  • Guest
    🎄Tickets are now available for LASER's Early Christmas Lunch at The Mill Arms, Dunbridge, Romsey. 🎄
    You’ll be able to choose from a two or three course menu ahead of the event, with vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options available. From £26. There are full meat, vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options available. You will be asked on booking for your menu choices so take a look at the attached file to help you choose. Set menu - BN Lunch - 25 November23.docx
    We will have exclusive use of the function room at the pub. This is a fully self-contained area with its own bar and toilets which means that it will be possible to be naked throughout the event. Car parking is available behind the pub, but it is only two minutes’ walk from Dunbridge & Mottisfont Station, so why not leave the car at home and enjoy a few drinks!
    We will have the skittles alley set up for you to enjoy a game or two....
    See the events calendar for details and booking: 
     

  • Guest
    I'm delighted to announce the opportunity for a third visit of the year to Hougton Lodge Gardens on 12th September. Sophie, Stephanie and the team are keen to welcome BN and non-member naturists to enjoy an evening visit to the gardens.
    Details are in the LASER calendar but as this is not a BN-organised event there is no need to book tickets in advance, pay at the gate. To see the gardens online visit their website.
    The tea room at Houghton Lodge will remain open throughout the evening. 
    Please feel free to contact @coltay by DM or email colin.taylor@bn.org.uk 

  • Guest
    We are back at the lovely outdoor pool at Petersfield on the Sunday of the Late Summer Bank Holiday for another Great British Skinny Dip. 27th August from 6.30-8.30pm. Our last event here was a fantastic evening and this time we've added a BBQ with burgers on sale at £5. We can't guarantee the glorious sunshine we had last time, it is after all a UK bank Holiday weekend but you are sure of a great evening!
    Details are on the LASER calendar and tickets are on sale through the BN shop here.
    Whether you’re a seasoned skinny dipper or a nudie-newbie, we invite you to experience the freedom of swimming without trunks and bikinis this bank holiday weekend.
    The recently refurbished heated pool at Petersfield (Hampshire) has a café, is adjacent to a large public car park, and only a short walk from the train station. 
    We sold out last time with 80 tickets sold, many in the last week so don't delay, book your tickets today! We look forward to welcoming you there.
     
    Prices:
    BN Member (swim only) £9 BN Member (swim plus £2 BHF donation) £11 Non-BN Member (swim only) £12 No-BN Member (swim plus £2 BHF donation) £14

  • Guest
    I'm sorry to mention the Christmas word in July but we know how busy diaries fill up as we zoom towards the festive season!
    We are holding a Early Christmas lunch at the Mill Arms, Dunbridge on Saturday 25th November, 1pm-5pm. Menus and therefore cost are still being worked on and more news on this and booking details will follow. Please mark the day in your diaries to avoid booking up other activities and missing out on another fabulous gathering.
    Now get on and enjoy the rest of the summer! 😎

  • Guest
    There's still time to register to attend the online members meeting on 13 May 2023! Your opportunity to see what's been happening and what is planned for the future within London and the South East and influence plans for the future. The structure of the Regional Team has changed following the restructuring of all regional teams. We have a new Deputy Regional Organiser appointed to assist Viv Rimmer, our Regional Organiser and a number of Local Contacts  and other volunteer posts in place. This is a much more informal meeting than the previous AGM style. Its your opportunity to make suggestions on events and activities we could plan for and even an opportunity to volunteer yourself to help the team and support members in the region.
    Come along, we'd love to see you there (and we have planned for IT issues encountered last meeting!).
    To register your interest contact, the Admin Officer, Nigel Newman: nigel.newman@bn.org.uk

  • Guest
    The following events are taking place in the Southwest Region during 2023. More events will be added, so please visit this page again or check the Southwest Regional calendar.
    Thursday 20th to 27th April 2023 – SW Rally at Lower Poulza Post campsite, Cornwall - calendar entry updated
    Sunday 14th May 2023 - SW Regional Meeting at Cam Bridge Barn
    Monday 15th May 2023 2pm to 5pm – Painswick Rococo Gardens visit  - tickets now on sale!!!
    Saturday 20th May 2023 – Naked Heart Walk at Powderham Castle, near Exeter - tickets now on sale!!!
    Sunday 28th May 2023 – Beach Day at Studland Naturist Beach
    Saturday 17th June 2023 – GBSD & Beach Day at Ringstead Bay
    Saturday 24th June 2023 – GBSD & Beach Day at Ringstead Bay
    Saturday 1st July 2023 – GBSD & Beach Day at Ringstead Bay
    Monday 3rd July to Sunday 9th July 2023 – Nudefest at Thorney Lake in Somerset
    Friday 7th July 2023 – GBSD & Beach Day at Ringstead Bay
    Saturday 15th July 2023 - Naked Heart Walk at Fonthill, Wiltshire - postponed due to weather warnings for high winds!!!
    Sunday 23rd July 2023 - NW Region Naked Heart Walk & Great British Skinny Dip at Bishampton - tickets now on sale!!!
    Saturday 19th August 2023 – Beach Day at Ringstead Bay
    Monday 18th September 2023 – Painswick Rococo Gardens visit - CANCELLED
    Saturday 2nd September 2023 - Naked Heart Walk at Fonthill, Wiltshire - Revised Date after 15th July event was postponed. Tickets now on sale!!
    Are you signed up for the Monthly Southwest Newsletter? It is the best way to keep up to date with events. You can sign-up here.

  • Guest

    Venues for NHW/GBSD Events - 2023

    By Guest, in North West,

    A Quest to find more North West venues – will you join us in 2023 / 2024?
    We are currently searching for more venues where we can perform more Naked Heart Walks, also venues that could possibly accommodate us for our fabulous campaign, ‘The Great British Skinny Dip’ – we achieved over 100 listings during 2022 nationwide, but with your help we can do much better during 2023 / 2024 and beyond, raising more funds for our charity partner BHF and expand the list of Naturist friendly venues in the process.
    I believe that some members of British Naturism have actually terminated their membership in the past because of the lack of venues in their vicinity, so we are busy attempting to change this - and with your help, this can be achieved. The GBSD venues don’t have to be Olympic size pools with gyms etc, we would probably enjoy more success if we looked at smaller venues that boasts just a pool and maybe a sauna or steam room - affordability is an important element.
    If you are aware of any local venues that could be ideal for a 90 minute or a 2 hour pool hire for a GBSD event or alternatively a venue such as large gardens or stately homes that could possibly be approached for Naked Heart Walks, please let me know - if you would like someone else to make an approach, then an area delegate from Team North West would readily make contact. If you would like to join 'Team North West' in a volunteering role, please feel free to email me.
    ron.ohare@bn.org.uk       
    North West News Online


  • Guest

    More Tea Vicar?

    By Guest, in London and South East,

    This year’s Christian Naturist Fellowship (CNF) weekend had something for everyone, from “Jenga” to “Nunc dimittis”. From 6.30pm on Friday until 3.30pm on Sunday, over the long weekend of 5-7th August at the Naturist Foundation in Kent, there was a mix of activities from silent meditation to exuberant worship. The opening message was in the form of a video recording from CNF Leadership Team member, Bob, all the way from Fuerteventura.
    We were impressed by the numbers who attended (44) and the distances they had travelled. There were delegates from England, Wales, Scotland and Germany. Between the more formal teaching sessions, there was lots of time for fellowship either at the BBQ, meal, games, in the swimming pool or at the bar.
    Music was an integral part of the weekend with singing, drums, keyboard and guitar. Many people appreciated the subtle background worship as people entered and left the marquee that gave the venue a spiritual aura. The very existence of the CNF has been a revelation to some who have discovered CNF quite recently.
    Photo shows the Leadership Team present (with permission of the people in it and the Naturist Foundation).

  • Guest

    LASER AGM – What Happened

    By Guest, in London and South East,

    The London and South East Region Annual General Meeting was held on Sat 14th May via Zoom.
    This was the first meeting since 2019 as previous face-to-face meetings had been cancelled due to COVID. The online option for this year proved to be very popular with over 50 people registering.
    All AGMs are a bit formal as there is a vote to elect a new Committee. Viv Rimmer was elected as Chair and her position as Regional Representative to the Executive Committee was ratified. Nigel Newman was elected as Secretary and Colin Ratcliff was elected as Treasurer. An introduction was given to David Bellis as Beach Officer and steps are in hand to appoint a Newsletter editor.
    Invites were emailed to all the clubs in the region to attend. Two written reports were received, which were read out by the Secretary; one from Mill Bank Sun Club and the other from the Christian Naturist Fellowship.
    Following formal business, we stayed on online for a cordial chat and discussed options on how to move forward.
    The next meeting has been arranged for Sat 3rd Sept at 3pm which, on this occasion, will also be Zoom – see the LASER Calendar to register. This will be an interesting meeting with a catch up on what’s been happening and an invite to a presentation on how to arrange your own Naturist Event so that we can enjoy even more sessions in the our region.
    Nigel. LASER Secretary


  • Guest

    GBSD LETCHWORTH LIDO

    By Guest, in Eastern,

    Take part in The Great British Skinny Dip on Saturday 16th July. Here is the shop link for tickets and more information;
    https://shop.bn.org.uk/collections/local-naturist-events/products/july-16-letchworth-outdoor-pool
    Take a friend or family with you, its a great way to introduce them to naturism.
    Andy

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