Being a Man Festival
27 – 29 November 2015


The Being a Man festival returns to the Southbank Centre this month, and includes an exciting three day programme exploring masculinity and the realities and challenges of being a modern man.

This year there’s a session on British Asian Men, which will explore notions of masculinity amongst South Asian men – an under explored area for sure. The panel includes writer, performer, storyteller and music producer Shane Solanki; Sandeep Virdee, Artistic Director of Darbar festival; and Asif Quraishi, Britain’s first out Muslim drag queen.

Also attending is Deeyah Khan, who will be screening and talking about her recently aired documentary Jihad: A British Story on the Friday.

The rest of the programme looks great too. It includes discussions on men and mental health, sport, sex and sexuality, faith and spirituality, friendship, education, lad culture, violence and conflict, and body image. The session on men and fashion on the Saturday features Adnan Ansari – founder and creative director of event management company Riwayat.


Where: Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XX
When: 27 – 29 November (the British Asian Men session is on 28 November, 2pm)
Tickets: £15 for a Saturday Pass; £35 for a three-day weekend pass
Website: Southbank Centre


Photo: Southbank Centre

Posted: 11 November 2015

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