The C&C Newsletter is mailed out several times each year to paid up C&C Members. But a printed copy is also sent free to anybody who sends us an SAE - actually we use our own computer addressed envelopes so we really prefer you to send just a couple of loose stamps. In practical terms we mail them out at our expense when folk phone us up and it seems a good way of answering their questions. We no longer hand out copies of the Newsletter at our swims but usually enclose them when mailing out our Guide Books to buyers.
The Newsletter also incorporates SPOTLIGHT which is a list of dates and events which are open to visiting naturists. Nearly all naturist activities and events are organised by CLUBS but what many new naturists fail to realise is there are many different sorts of club - the usual thing with new naturists is to imagine that all clubs are a few acres of land behind a high hedge. In fact they vary widely. Many nuddies tell me that they are "not clubby people" but they quite happily go along to the swimming or sauna events organised by this club or that club.
So the SPOTLIGHT lists those events where there is a genuine welcome to visitors from outside. After all there is absolutely no point in us publicising the fact that Sunny Bums Sun Club is having a sauna night if that event is restricted only to Sunny Bums Members. (And don't misunderstand our stance - we have no objection at all to clubs organising events which are strictly for their own members.) So if you think you'd like to get around to a few naturist activities (especially in winter when outdoor naturism is restricted by the weather) then do check out the dates on SPOTLIGHT . But a word of warning! A few naturists have the idea that SPOTLIGHT is just published "once a year". It is not! The details of SPOTLIGHT are changed more or less every day as groups and clubs let me know about their events. We only print SPOTLIGHT about six times a year though, sometimes using one sheet of paper just to look at the coming month, and sometimes we give all the dates we have right through the year - in Spring for example we like to set out dates right through all the summer so you can plan well ahead. But that does not mean that SPOTLIGHT is carved in stone - other events are added as time goes by.
You can get a SPOTLIGHT at any time from the C&C Office by sending a couple of loose stamps. We do not guarantee the latest news will be posted here on this site - many visitors to the site are idiots who we wouldn't want at our events anyway (this probably does not apply to you if you've taken the trouble to read this far) and also we're geared up to providing the PRINTED word (mailed out with those quaint but still very popular items called envelopes and stamps!). You're very welcome to a hard copy - just ask us for one.
If you are an organiser of an event, regular or occasional, and you want to have it publicised for free in SPOTLIGHT just pick up the phone and speak to David Martin at C&C.
And if you are not a swimmer or water person do bear in mind that most of the events held at swimming pools are really social events - naturists do not usually spend all night swimming lengths, instead they swim a bit and chat a bit, enjoy a sauna or jacuzzi and very often a drink too.