Just announced, the film we made about last year’s Great British Skinny Dip will be aired on Channel 4, 10pm, 14 Feb…
The Great British Skinny Dip
In 2016 British Naturism, Britain’s largest group devoted to the naked lifestyle, organised a mass event to encourage more people to give it a go, challenging British attitudes to nudity along the way. “Septembare”, the brainchild of the organisation’s Andrew Welch, offered the British public the chance to join a mass skinny dip in pools, lakes and beaches across the country, over one weekend in September.
Filmed over 8 months, this documentary follows the attempt to co-opt venues and drum up support, and explores what the appeal is – why a range of people from all walks of life enjoy spending their spare time in the buff and how they manage to do it in a country where the climate doesn’t naturally lend itself.
Naturism is increasingly being sought out online by young people seeking escapism, fun and freedom – choosing to lay themselves bare at a time of increased body consciousness and airbrushing. With access to nudist clubs across the country as well as wilder activities off the beaten track, this film lifts the lid on the world of naturism, climaxing with the skinny dip weekend which may or may not bring new converts to the faith.