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Being A Man

24 Nov 2017 - 26 Nov 2017

Being A Man festival addresses the challenges and pressures of masculine identity in the 21st century.

For its fourth year, we ask what makes a man? The answers come via discussions about masculinity and power, Nordic masculinity, male identity and fatherhood, bullying, porn, teenage knife crime and music, to name just a few.

Some of the confirmed speakers include Simon Amstell, the award-winning comedian and former host of Never Mind the Buzzcocks; Robert Webb the comedian, Peep Show-star and now memoirist; American race and women's rights activist Kevin Powell; the Booker Prize-winning author Alan Hollinghurst, famous for chronicling gay life in modern Britain; and the refugee-turned-moviestar Antonythasan Jesuthasan.

Have you got something you'd like to shout about at Being A Man festival? We are looking for men from all walks of life to perform in Being A Man festival with Huutajat, the screaming men's choir from Finland. find out more and sign up here.

Being A Man 2017 is supported by Gillette.

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10:30 am
24 Nov 2017
10:30 am | 24 Nov 2017
Writers
Literature
Hear from writer, public speaker and activist Kevin Powell
Hear from writer, public speaker and activist Kevin Powell
BAM 2015
10:30 am
24 Nov 2017 - 27 Nov 2017
10:30 am | 24 Nov 2017 - 27 Nov 2017
Literature
Spoken word & Live literature
Spend your weekend at BAM
Spend your weekend at BAM
10:30 am
24 Nov 2017 - 25 Nov 2017
10:30 am | 24 Nov 2017 - 25 Nov 2017
Literature
Spoken word & Live literature
Join us at BAM for a day of talks, debates, workshops and more
Join us at BAM for a day of talks, debates, workshops and more

Free

Various times
24 Nov 2017 - 26 Nov 2017
Various times | 24 Nov 2017 - 26 Nov 2017
Talks & Topics
Wander around the stalls at this hub of information and ideas about the festival
Wander around the stalls at this hub of information and ideas about the festival

Free

12:00 pm
24 Nov 2017
12:00 pm | 24 Nov 2017
Talks & Topics
Health & Wellbeing
Is talking about feelings still a taboo for men?
Is talking about feelings still a taboo for men?
12:00 pm
24 Nov 2017
12:00 pm | 24 Nov 2017
Talks & Topics
Children & Young people
How does social class define the chances young men and boys have in life?
How does social class define the chances young men and boys have in life?
12:00 pm
24 Nov 2017
12:00 pm | 24 Nov 2017
Talks & Topics
Society & Activism
Hear about the challenges and experiences of boys in care
Hear about the challenges and experiences of boys in care
2:00 pm
24 Nov 2017
2:00 pm | 24 Nov 2017
Talks & Topics
Gender Politics & Equality
Why are boys more likely to bully and how can we break this pattern?
Why are boys more likely to bully and how can we break this pattern?
2:00 pm
24 Nov 2017
2:00 pm | 24 Nov 2017
Talks & Topics
Gender Politics & Equality
Why do so few fathers opt to take extra time off work for parental leave?
Why do so few fathers opt to take extra time off work for parental leave?
2:00 pm
24 Nov 2017
2:00 pm | 24 Nov 2017
Talks & Topics
Hear bite-sized stories from a diverse line-up of BAM speakers
Hear bite-sized stories from a diverse line-up of BAM speakers

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Being A Man festival returns in 2017 with three days of talks, debates, workshops and more, addressing the challenges and pressures of masculine identity in the 21st century.

We have a number of limited day and weekend passes available. Book your pass below.

Being A Man Weekend Pass: 24 - 27 Nov

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Being A Man Friday Pass: 24 Nov

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Being A Man Saturday Pass: 25 Nov

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Being A Man Sunday Day Pass: 26 Nov

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Listen to audio highlights of Southbank Centre's Being a Man festival 2016
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