Being a Man

Friday 31 January 2014 - Sunday 2 February 2014

Over this groundbreaking weekend, men of all ages and from many walks of life lead conversations and Q&As on what it means to be a man today.
A group of extraordinary contributors and leaders in their field explore all facets of masculinity and male identity. Subjects range from fatherhood, heroism and the tribal nature of sport to online addictions, sex, war, race and the aspirations men have.

Join us as BAM asks how you can celebrate all aspects of Being a Man – without the hang-ups.
For the full line-ups, visit the individual day pages.
‘It sure is time to talk about men: men and change; men and women; and why many men fear both change AND women!’
Jon Snow – journalist and broadcaster
‘I have never really sat back and considered what it’s like to be a man, I have just got on and been one (I think!) I haven’t a clue where BAM might go but I am looking forward to the ride.’
Wayne Hemingway – designer and entrepreneur
BAM seeks to provoke debate on why it is that what ought to be one of the most edifying of human conditions is so often shot through with feelings of inadequacy and isolation.’
Colin Currie – musician
BAM offers a potential space to put to bed some myths, take men to task and celebrate, without gloating, half of the human species.’
Akala – rapper and poet

Media Partner: Telegraph Men

Past Events

31 Jan 2014


The Clore Ballroom

Fingersnap are artist and singer David McAlmont and musical tour de force Guy Davies.

2 Feb 2014

Chaps Choir

The Front Room at QEH

Formed in early 2013, Chaps Choir is made up of writers, filmmakers, lawyers, office bods, teachers, doctors and musicians.

Classical Music