From Grime to classical: men and music
Jeffrey Boayke, author of Hold Tight: Black Masculinity, Millennials and the Meaning of Grime, and Nils Rune Utsi aka Slincraze, a Sami-Norwegian rapper who was the subject of award-winning documentary Arctic Superstar, talk about how music shapes masculine identity.
From migrant to moviestar: Dheepan’s Antonythasan Jesuthasan
Antonythasan Jesuthasan’s route to movie stardom is an incredible story. Hear him discuss his life at this special event, which also features scenes from the Palme d’Or winning film Dheepan.
Men in the media
How are perceptions of what it means to be a man reinforced by the media? Find out as a panel, including photographer Mahtab Hussain, debates the way that the media challenges and channels masculinity.
Poetry workshop with Kayo Chingonyi
This session focuses on expressing those thoughts and feelings that men are discouraged from admitting, as participants look at the possibilities of the poem as letter.
Alan Hollinghurst: The Sparsholt Affair
Don’t miss the Booker Prize-winning novelist Alan Hollinghurst in this conversation about writing, creativity and his latest novel, The Sparsholt Affair.
Being A Man takes place at Southbank Centre from 24 – 26 November, 2017. To get the most out of this year’s festival, buy a day or weekend pass to see all of the events mentioned above, and more.