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Video Guide to Training
a Beard for TBBMC 2014

The GBMC super secret training camp video has been released and you can now witness the intense training that Sergeant At Arms John Cuthbert has been put through by GBMC President Davie Easton in preparation for The British Beard and Moustache Championships in a few weeks time.

Midsummer Beardness

One of the wonderful photos taken by Peruvian photographer José Tió at our Annual Midsummer Beardness Sunday Lunch at The George Inn, Southwark on June 22ndPhoto taken by Peruvian photographer José Tió
at our Annual Midsummer Beardness Sunday Lunch
at The George Inn, Southwark on June 22nd

Our Big Cartel shop is Open!

You've been waiting for this! Our Big Cartel Club Merchandise shop is now open, so pick up our superb new TBBC T-shirt at the UK P&P inclusive of £15 each.

John models our superb new Club T-shirt
The British Beard Club Black T-shirt in Fruit of The Loom Premium-weight 100% cotton. Available in sizes:
4XL and 5XL shirts may be by Gildan

The Big Cartel Shop price for Overseas members is £20.00 which includes shipping by Royal Mail International Standard.

Carry home your shopping in one of our new TBBC Tote Bags. Only 5.00 inc. UK P&P

Carry home your shopping in one of our new TBBC Tote Bags. Only £5.00 each.

All proceeds from the sale of our T-shirts and Tote bags will go to our chosen charities, so by buying these you will be supporting really worthy causes.

5th Anniversary Chelmsford Meet and Charity Donation

The British Beard Club - The most kick ass Club a man (or a woman) can join! Click to enlargeSome of the Essex Beardsmen and other TBBC members
at The Queens Head - Click to enlarge

Our 5th Anniversary meet, hoisted by The Essex Beardsmen, the first and original Thatch of the Club, took place on Saturday 15th February at The Queens Head, Lower Anchor St., Chelmsford.

The very first Meet of The British Beard Club took place on the evening of February 13th 2009 at The Cockpit in St. Paul's, a delightful little London pub sticking out like a big nose on the corner of St. Andrews Hill and a narrow alley.

Our report of that first 2009 Meet concludes:

“A good time was had by all who attended, and everyone had useful and friendly conversations. From about 10pm the meeting broke up gradually, leaving only the Essex Beardsmen at The Cockpit to finish off their pints and make their way to Liverpool Street Station.”

The Essex Beardsmen I unconsciously dubbed them then, and so they are now - and for all time!

In celebration of that initial Meet, our Essex Beardsmen have hosted a TBBC Meet every year on the Saturday nearest that date, in Chelmsford, Essex - God's Own County, they will tell you.

This year's meet was hugely successful with around 40 attendees, mingling with reporters and photographers from The Essex Chronicle.

Founder member Frazer Coppin presented a certificate representing the Club's donation of £1000 from members subscriptions to Trevor Parrett, representing Prostate Cancer UK.

The Essex Beardsmen were showing and selling their colourful baseball shirts, and a great time was had by all.

BeerdFest Sept 6th 2014

On Saturday September 6th 2014, Liverpool's favourite Beard and Moustache Contest was back for a third time, offering BEER & RESPECT to winners!

Beerdfest Creator Jodie Schofield says,

“BeerdFest is made up of my three favourite things: beards, beer and music! This time around we've got a fantastic acoustic afternoon of musics to accompany the beard making and grooming workshops pre-contest at our home this year Constellations...

“Join us from 3pm and hear the delights of my good self aka SheBeat, K's Choice hisself Derek King, Chester's dynamic duo Me and Deboe, the one and only Neildsy, a bearded Kyle Lee & the mexican walking fish, all the way from Canada eh? Darren Eedens & his fine moustache, and Liverpool's sexiest blues man Joe Kelly ^_^

“Followed by at 7pm the only beard contest in town hosted by moi - the tashwag - and starring the best facial hair in town ya'll ^_^ Did you register yet? Or will you be a winner BeerdFester? This year we'll be giving prizes out to not only Best Beard Moustache Partial and Fake, but also for Best BeerdFester, Baltic BILF and Beard Worth Talking About!

“You can still pre-register to take part, or you can register on the day until 6pm. To enter the contest all you need to do is email your category of choice to

“The contest is FREE to take part, and just £3 to attend. And it's not just for boys, the Best Fake award (for ladies and babyfaces) is hotly contested, very creative and most entertaining!

BeerdFest is proud to support men's mental health charity CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably) for the second year running. Campaigner Simon Howe says: ‘With suicide now the biggest killer of men under 50 in this country, it is brilliant to see such a great partnership between BeerdFest and CALM continuing. Every year it gets bigger and better, much like some of the beards that enter, and we're thrilled to be able to work with such a great bunch of men and women who love their beards and care about men's wellbeing.’”

At Last! Full Members can
buy a 3rd Edition Pin Badge

The 3rd Edition TBBC Pin badge is now available to Full Members

Full members of the Club who have not received one of our brilliant Third Edition Members' Pin Badges (right) as part of their subscription can now buy one from our Web site Members Lounge.

The price for UK members is £4.00 which includes postage and packing, with delivery by Royal Mail First Class.

For European Members and those in the Rest of the World, the badge costs £6.50 including shipping, with delivery by Royal Mail International Standard.

Please make your Overseas PayPal transaction in Sterling currency. You will probably be charged a small additional currency conversion fee.

For UK members, if you'd prefer to pay by cheque or direct BACS transfer, send us your choice in an e-mail together with your Full Name, Membership Number and Postal Address.

Note that we can only accept cheques in Sterling (£ or GBP) currency.

Yorkshire Beard Day 2014
& Northern Beards Meet Up

Yorkshire Beard Day 2014 at Scarborough Spa Complex
Yorkshire Beard Day 2014 at Scarborough Spa Complex

Yorkshire Beard Day 2014 will take place on Saturday March 22nd 2014 at the Scarborough Spa Complex, Scarborough UK.

You are invited to spend Saturday At The Seaside in the company of Yorkshire Beards, Real Beer and Family-friendly Fun. All are welcome.

Join us in the Spa Sun Court from 2pm for a Northern Beard Meet Up and friendly Beard Competition organised by The British Beard Club.

Yorkshire Beard Day 2014 Beard Portrait Competition
Yorkshire Beard Day 2014 Beard Portrait Competition

There will also be a Beard Portrait competition, Beard Photo Competition, Bearded Bands, Beer Tasting, Vintage Vinyl Records played on wind up Gramophone Players, Family-friendly Fun and Games and Prizes galore, including prizes for best fake beard for those of you unable to grow your own. Fake beards can be made by yourself or purchased on the day with profits going to the charity Prostate Cancer UK.

Yorkshire Beard Day 20 Beard Photo Competition
Yorkshire Beard Day 2014 Beard Photo Competition

At 6pm there will be a Bearded Banquet whilst the judges decide the beard category winners and then at 7:30pm the title of Yorkshire Beard 2014 will be announced. More details of the After Party Venue and other information can be found on the Event Web site below.