Being a Man Festival

Being a Man Festival (BAM) is a UK-based festival which addresses the challenges and pressures of masculine identity in the 21st century. The festival was founded in 2014 by Jude Kelly.[1]

Being a Man Festival
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VenueSouth Bank Centre, London
Founded1 February 2014 (2014-02-01)
FounderJude Kelly
ActivityAddresses the challenges and pressures of masculine identity in the 21st century.

BAM 2014Edit

Speakers at the inaugural festival included: Grayson Perry (artist), Ziauddin Yousafzai (father of the Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai), Michael Kaufman (co-founder of the White Ribbon Campaign)[2] Jon Snow (journalist), Billy Bragg (singer), Nick Hornby (writer and lyricist), Charlie Condou (actor) and Hardeep Singh Kohli (broadcaster and writer).[3]

BAM 2015Edit

Speakers at the second festival included: Sheldon Thomas (imam and former extremist), Gemma Cairney (BBC Radio 1 presenter and documentary filmmaker), Akala (rapper) and Frankie Boyle (comedian).[4]

BAM 2016Edit

Speakers at the 2016 festival included: Professor Green (rapper) and Roger Moore.[5]

BAM 2017Edit

Speakers included: Simon Amstell (comedian), Robert Webb (comedian), Kevin Powell (American political activist), Alan Hollinghurst (writer and winner of the 2004 Booker Prize) and Antonythasan Jesuthasan (author and actor).[6]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Brown, Mark (13 December 2013). "Southbank festival asks: what is it like to be a modern man?". The Guardian. Archived from the original on 3 April 2016. Retrieved 23 November 2017.
  2. ^ Adams, Tim (2 February 2014). "Being a Man festival explores what it means to be male". The Observer. Archived from the original on 29 March 2017. Retrieved 23 November 2017.
  3. ^ Merz, Theo (3 February 2014). "I've changed my mind about Being A Man". The Telegraph. Archived from the original on 20 January 2016. Retrieved 23 November 2017.
  4. ^ Bernhardt, Colette (20 November 2015). "This week's new talks: Being A Man, London". The Guardian. Archived from the original on 9 April 2016. Retrieved 23 November 2017.
  5. ^ Staff writer (10 November 2016). "Five reasons to go to Southbank Centre's Being A Man festival". Time Out. Archived from the original on 14 November 2016. Retrieved 23 November 2017.
  6. ^ "Festival: Being A Man". southbankcentre.co.uk. Southbank Centre. Archived from the original on 1 December 2017. Retrieved 20 May 2018.

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