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Tuesday, 1 October, 2002, 08:41 GMT 09:41 UK
Call to ban 'naked' party
dancers
A chaplain is calling for a planned "naked night" to be cancelled.

Organisers for the dance party at Leicester University have already sold more than 1,000 tickets, and say no one will actually be completely naked at the event.

Leicester University chaplain Steven Crofts says students are being misled and the Naughty Naked Night should be stopped.

"The human body is a beautiful creation and is made by God. An event like this is looking at the body as an object and that is a negative point of view," he said.


I expect some people to come in loin cloths and others in lingerie or fetish wear

Event organiser

Organisers Hot Dog Promotions say people will be scantily clad, but any completely naked students will be turned away.

Peter Lewis, student union president, said: "There are issues around decency and nakedness, and we are not expecting problems, but if this happens people will be asked to cover up."

One advertisement for the event says: "Rude revellers to reveal all at raunchy rave".

One of the event's organisers, Roman, said the idea started as an April Fool's Day joke that was an attempt to get people "back to basics".

He said: "People are getting a bit too conformed and people need to let their hair down.

"We will adhere to the licensing laws, but I expect some people to come in loin cloths and others in lingerie or fetish wear."

Leicestershire Police say they do not anticipate any problems at the weekend event.

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