Being A Man Festival


Being A Man celebrates boys and men, and addresses the pressures of masculine identity in the 21st century.

Now in its third year, this major new festival returns to take over Southbank Centre for three days in November 2016. Meet the pioneers who are pushing beyond the limits men have inherited, and discover a world we've only just begun to explore.

With discussions and debates on everything from shared paternity leave to shyness, from video games to transgender identity, BAM invites you to join a conversation about the shifting frontiers of masculinity – and how it will affect us all.

This year we look at what it means to be a hero, from the artists who challenge expectations, to the heroism it takes to embrace your true identity.

Another central focus is the constraints on the emotional lives of men and boys, and the repercussions this has across a range of issues, from mental health to family relationships.

You can expect frankness, insight and inspiration, as we learn more about what it means to be a man, and dad-dance our way into the future.

Times and prices are subject to change. Contact venue before setting out.

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