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Saturday, July 29, 2006

Daniel Radcliffe (aka Harry Potter) to appear nude on stage

Daniel Radcliffe is shedding his Harry Potter image and his clothes for the sake of furthering his career. The Harry Potter star is signing on to star in London's West End production of Peter Shaffer's Equus, in which he will appear naked onstage.

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Thursday, July 27, 2006

Naturists get lost in naked maze

York Maze has invited naturists to "get naked and get lost" in the attraction on Saturday evening.

Highlights of the event, which is claiming to be the first naturist event in a maze, will include entertainment from a "live and unclothed" band.

British Naturism, which has helped to organise the event, said it was a "landmark" occasion which had captured the interest of naturists nationally.

A spokesman said it was particularly appropriate in the current heatwave.

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Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Let's Get Naked!

n early July, American nudists celebrated the glory of the birthday suit during Nude Recreation Week. It was the party like few other parties. A revolution can take time, and after years of nudist momentum, nudist resorts and communities in the U.S., reported a 300% increase in the whopping $400 million nude vacationing industry over the past 14 years.

Today, there are clothing-optional hotels and condos in almost every major tourist destination in the U.S., as well as a host of nude cruises and even in the buff charter flights.

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Monday, July 24, 2006

Success written in Sand

For the first year at Dyffryn the sun was kind to us and the results have been outstanding with the event being well attended by BN members, beach users and last but not least those who came along to talk to us, naked for the first time in public, and are now completely sold by our slogan "Nothings Better"

During the day, of the 1000 or more people on the beach, we talked to over 400 of them serving tea, coffee, cakes and information.

When we arrived, members of the team walked along talking to everyone, and I mean everyone who was there, inviting them to come along and join us.

This time we were also pleased to see Clubs and Holiday organisers coming along and selling themselves which is a wonderful extension of what we are trying to do as a BN team.

What is most astounding is that many people still do not know that there are other beaches or clubs in Britain and think of themselves as in a minority, well the lucky ones don’t feel that way anymore.

Two of us I pulled a heavy trolley each full of everything we needed for the day from an extensive range of sports equipment, (which was well used), to tents, food, drinks and BN merchandise.

It was far lighter on the return trip with the BN shop nearly selling out and every bit of food and water used, we even had to make a second trip to the distant car park to fetch more BN membership information packs as people listened to what we had to offer and understood the reason for having a national organisation behind you, fighting for your rights.

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Sunday, July 23, 2006

Nothing to Hide -- Local nudist resort encorages family values, positive body image

Every morning at 7 a.m. Rich Stalcup cleans Nature Resort's pool. Then he tidies the public restrooms and showers. After finishing chores, he eats breakfast with his wife Sharon and plays a game of cribbage.

Rich's life is much like the lives any of the 500 area RV resort managers/owners.

The only difference? Rich does his chores in the nude.

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Nudes play out bar scene for art

The volunteers were posing in Bobar in the west end for Glasgow photographer Alistair Devine.

But instead of everyone being in the same position, as in photographer Spencer Tunick's pictures, each nude was given a bar scene role to play.

Event spokesman Oli Norman said: "There was no embarrassment. Everyone was incredibly comfortable. It looked totally natural."

A total of 33 people took part, aged from 20 to 66.

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Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Artists showcase work in 'Naked and Nude' exhibit

Drawing the human figure is not like riding a bicycle.

"I was a little rusty," Southbridge artist Cathleen Moore said, when asked why she recently joined a local life-drawing group. "There's a warm-up period involved but you gradually get quicker."

You've got to be fast. Life-drawing models often strike a pose for only five or 10 minutes before switching positions. There's no time to let your mind second-guess your hand or for fretting much about angles or shading.

"Drawing from the figure keeps you sharp," Susan Swinand, a member of the Worcester group, said. "It helps you sharpen your skills of observation. It's looking and seeing what's actually there and then being able to move that out through your hand."

You can see the well-honed results in an exhibition of work by the Worcester Life Drawing Group and other area artists called "The Naked and the Nude." The exhibit at The Gallery at the Sprinkler Factory, 38 Harlow St., Worcester, runs through Aug. 5.

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Friday, July 14, 2006

No pants, but deep pockets: The big business of nudism in Pasco County

At the Caliente Resort and Spa in Pasco County, you'll find a huge waterfall and a massive sundeck-all the ingredients for a sunny tropical getaway.

What you won't see is clothing.

At least not a lot of it.

The Caliente is a clothing-optional resort.

It's one of six getaways in Pasco that cater to nudists. And it's big business to Pasco County.

The Caliente Resort alone expects 70,000 visitors this year. That number of visitors doubles when the five other Pasco nudist resorts are taken into account. The economic impact of people with no pants, but deep pockets, is unmistakable.

"Our guests that come in from around the world, our staff, we spend millions of dollars, millions of dollars in central Pasco County," said Chuck Foster, co-owner of the Caliente Resort.

And Pasco County government welcomes the business with open arms.

Pasco's official tourism website features the nudist resorts right up there with other places to stay.

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Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Nude Resorts on a Winning Streak

There's never been a better time to skinny dip, play tennis au natural, or Jet Ski in the raw. It's "Nude Recreation Week" and America's fast-growing network of 260 clothing-optional resorts offer an ever-expanding list of outdoor activities for nudists.

Since 1992, the $400 million nude vacationing industry has tripled in size. There are now clothing-optional hotels and time-share condos in nearly every major tourist destination, nude cruises, and in-the-buff charter flights that won't let you fly by the seat of your pants.

"I think Americans are waking up to the peace and serenity that comes with taking off your clothing. For one thing, nobody has a pocket for a cell phone or beeper," says Carolyn Hawkins of the American Association for Nude Recreation, which boasts more than 50,000 dues-paying members.

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Monday, July 03, 2006

Band to strip for naturist gig

Slash Bikini will play for naturists enjoying a special evening at York Maze, reports the York Press.

Band member Randy P Rock III said: "Playing naked is a new venture for the band. Depending on the reaction from the audience, this could be a once only naked performance."

Andrew Welch, from the British Naturism Society, said: "We are delighted that York Maze is hosting this landmark event for naturism, the first time a naked event has been held in a maze."

The naked event at the maze starts at 6.30pm on Saturday, July 29. Non-naturist family members are also welcome.

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