Posted date: 20 Jan 2014
Being a Man in London
In London between 31 Jan - 2 Feb?
Did you know there's the 'Being a Man Festival' at the Southbank Centre?
The event will see men of all ages from all walks of life get together to consider what it means to be a man today. Issues being discussed include religion, fatherhood, politics, sex, sport, violence and alcohol.
Some of the speakers featured are Jon Snow, Alistair Campbell, Grayson Perry, Nick Hornby and Billy Bragg.
The full Festival programme can be viewed here...
Look out for the 'Men of the Cloth' session (14.00-15.00 Sat 1 Feb). Chaired by James Runcie, Southbank Centre Head of Literature and Spoken Word.Speakers include Hardeep Singh Kohli and Giles Goddard, Priest in Charge of St John's Church, Waterloo.
Men still dominate in positions of leadership and power in all formal religions. How does this impact on our patriarchal society? Is contemporary male spirituality too often tied to nationalism and fanaticism? Is religion the reason for society's patriarchy?