Second Edition Of ‘Being A Man’ Festival Announced

Art & Culture

Being A Man festival, or 'BAM' for short, launched in 2014 and will now return to the Southbank Centre for round two at the end of November.

The festival explores the challenges and pressures of masculine identity in the modern world. The way society can make men feel they need to be leaders, demonstrate heroism and 'man up'. Gender balance is important for everybody. BAM demonstrates the importance of equality and the unfortunate presence of sexism and judgement within the world in which we live. The festival investigates the conflicts that modern men face including work, family and image.

Following International Men’s Day on 19th November, the festival will run for 3 days from 27th – 29th November and will feature talks & debates, live music & comedy, film screenings and workshops. Guest speakers and performers include Akala, Frankie Boyle, Matt Cain, David Baddiel and Kellie Maloney.

More information, day passes and weekend passes are available on the Southbank Centre website.