Being A Man

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

Last year, we looked at what it means to be a hero, from the artists who challenge expectations to the heroism it takes to embrace your true identity. Our special guests included Professor Green, Sir Roger Moore, The Last Poets alongside Ashley Walters, and the trailblazing Kele Okereke, otherwise known as the frontman of Bloc Party.

Along with challenging discussions on subjects like male self-esteem and reducing suicide rates, there were chances to join more light-hearted workshops for singing and dad dancing.

Check back later in the year to find out more about the 2017 edition of Being A Man.

Thank Christ for Southbank Centre's brilliant 'Being A Man' festival
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Fri, 12/02/2016 - 15:11
Ted Hodgkinson talks about 2016 Being A Man festival highlights
Thu, 12/01/2016 - 23:00
Bloc Party's Kele Okereke talks about his life and work
Thu, 12/01/2016 - 22:52
Simon Parkin and a panel of gaming experts, designers and writers discuss the male obsession with video games
Thu, 12/01/2016 - 22:46
A panel including poet Anthony Anaxagorou debate whether stop and search is effective.
Thu, 12/01/2016 - 22:36
Listen to audio highlights of Southbank Centre's Being a Man festival 2016
Thu, 12/01/2016 - 18:27
Sir Roger Moore was in conversation with biographer Gareth Owen
Wed, 11/30/2016 - 17:42
A candid talk with rapper-turned-actor Ashley Walters
Wed, 11/30/2016 - 17:01
What needs to be done to tackle the social stigma around male mental health?
Wed, 11/30/2016 - 13:01
Explore what society wants of dads and what sort of dads men want to be
Wed, 11/30/2016 - 12:02
Suicide is the biggest killer of men under 45 in the UK

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Rapper and actor Ashley Walters (aka Asher D) opened Being A Man Festival 2016 in an honest discussion with Southbank Centre's Artistic Director Jude Kelly.
Rapper Professor Green opened 2016's Being A Man festival

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