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BAM - Being a Man

At the end of January, head to Southbank Centre for a series of talks and events that will help you re-assess your understanding of what it means to be a man, today. 

Billy Bragg, Jon Snow, Lemn Sissay, Larry Harvey of Burning Man, Michael Kaufman of the White Ribbon Campaign, Baaba Maal, Tim Samuels of BBC Men’s Hour, Akala, Nick Hornby, theatre director and writer Topher Campbell and Grayson Perry are all coming to Southbank Centre's brand new festival Being a Man; are you?

Over this groundbreaking weekend, a range of men lead conversations and Q&A sessions as well as short keynotes and presentations on what it means to be a man today.

With the help of a group of extraordinary contributors, leaders in their field, subjects covered include fatherhood, sex and sexuality, war, class, race, ageing, nature versus nurture, attitudes to women and feminism, and why men like gaming, sheds, drink, sex, football and cars (or do they?).

Also discover the latest evidence surrounding the male brain, the history of the roles of men in different societies, masculinity in art and the importance of sport. Everyone is welcome and everyone can contribute but the weekend is aimed specifically at men of all ages.

Over three days, Southbank Centre will ask how you can celebrate all aspects of being a man without the hang-ups, and explore the best and worst things about masculinity – both the challenges and the opportunities.

For more information, and to book tickets, click here.