What does it mean to be a man today? LADSLADSLADSLADSLADS, we’ve got news for you – being a bearer of the penis is not about chinos, the gym, football and casual misogyny. Having said that, it’s about time we ditched these terrible stereotypes about masculinity, too. Cue the ground-breaking three day festival BAM: Being A Man.
Taking over the Southbank Centre this weekend from Friday January 31 until Sunday February 2, men of all ages and walks of life will be leading conversations and Q&As, exploring every facet of modern day masculinity and identity – from the very intimate to the bigger picture. The weekend will see the likes of presenter Jon Snow; Ziauddin Yousafzai, the father of Malala Yousafzai; hip-hop artist Akala; former gang member Karl Lokko and ex-editor of Loaded Martin Daubney discussing issues ranging from fatherhood, heroism, feminism, sex, the tribal nature of sport, war and race to the aspirations of the modern man. Ally Swadling
To see the full list of events and to book your tickets head to southbankcentre.co.uk