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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 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.

Tickets for the 2017 edition of Being A Man. go on sale to Southbank Centre Members at 10am on Tuesday 15 August and to everyone else at 10am on Wednesday 16 August.

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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
10:30 am | 24 Nov 2017
Writers
Literature
Hear from writer, public speaker and activist Kevin Powell
10:30 am | 24 Nov 2017 - 27 Nov 2017
Literature
Spoken word & Live literature
Spend your weekend at BAM

Free

Various times | 24 Nov 2017 - 26 Nov 2017
Talks & Topics
Wander around the stalls at this hub of information and ideas about the festival
12:00 pm | 24 Nov 2017
Talks & Topics
Health & Wellbeing
Is talking about feelings still a taboo for men?
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?
12:00 pm | 24 Nov 2017
Talks & Topics
Society & Activism
Hear about the challenges and experiences of boys in care
2:00 pm | 24 Nov 2017
Talks & Topics
Hear bite-sized stories from a diverse line-up of BAM speakers
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?
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?
3:30 pm | 24 Nov 2017
Talks & Topics
Artists & Thinkers
We discuss the role music plays in shaping male identity
3:30 pm | 24 Nov 2017
Talks & Topics
Society & Activism
How does masculinity play into the complexities of knife crime?
3:30 pm | 24 Nov 2017
Talks & Topics
Gender Politics & Equality
A panel of experts discuss domestic abuse
Various times | 25 Nov 2017 - 26 Nov 2017
Dance
Gigs
Dads, granddads and male carers join us with your little ones for a song and dance
Southbank Centre Refugee Week

Free

Various times | 25 Nov 2017 - 26 Nov 2017
Art
Try your hand at some new skills in our temporary Men's Shed
12:00 pm | 25 Nov 2017
Talks & Topics
Global Culture & Ethnicity
Hear the true story of teen soldier turned critically acclaimed actor, Antonythasan Jesuthasan
12:00 pm | 25 Nov 2017 - 26 Nov 2017
Literature
Spoken word & Live literature
Spend your Saturday with us at BAM festival
1:15 pm | 25 Nov 2017
Talks & Topics
Gender Politics & Equality
A panel of experts discuss male body image in this talk
1:15 pm | 25 Nov 2017
Talks & Topics
Gender Politics & Equality
How does toxic masculinity factor into terrorism?
1:15 pm | 25 Nov 2017
Talks & Topics
Gender Politics & Equality
How does the media reinforce perceptions of masculinity?

Pages

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 08:42
Gender Politics & Equality
Introducing some of the figures who’ll be helping us try to identify what makes a man
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
Thu, 09/01/2016 - 10:56
Gender Politics & Equality
Health & Wellbeing
Our 2016 Being A Man festival asks what it means to be a hero in the modern world
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
James Runcie chairs a panel to investigate what level of oppression is felt by gay men
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
Is a gender bias towards 'boys' and 'girls' subjects negatively impacting children's education?
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
Hip-hop artist Akala discusses men and sexual and racial taboos
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
A panel including Akala, Shane Ryan, Ekow Eshun and writer Topher Campbell discuss stereotypes
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
The panel discuss why we need a men's festival
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
How do men talk about women and what truths lie behind it?
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
A discussion on male friendship, competition, 'bromance' and growing up together
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
A discussion about men and their various approaches to feminism
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
Hip-hop is a powerful platform to confirm and confound representations of black masculinity
Fri, 07/08/2016 - 12:29
Why don't more men join choirs?
Wed, 11/25/2015 - 15:19
Gender Politics & Equality
Talks & Topics
Wed, 11/25/2015 - 14:46
Gender Politics & Equality
Talks & Topics
Tue, 11/24/2015 - 14:59
Tue, 11/24/2015 - 14:40
Gender Politics & Equality
Talks & Topics
Mon, 11/23/2015 - 17:23
Gender Politics & Equality
Talks & Topics
Wed, 11/18/2015 - 12:55
Gender Politics & Equality
Talks & Topics
Being a Man festival speaker, Tim Samuels answers our questions
Mon, 11/16/2015 - 08:52
Gender Politics & Equality
Talks & Topics

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