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The Festival of New Masculinity

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Come to ‘The Festival of New Masculinity’

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Yes, we are hitting the live space in a big way in 2019, as we run our own festival from Jan-March. Get involved with events featuring Professor Green and Jason Fox, as well as exhibitions, networking and free grooming.

The Book of Man exists to explore the inner lives of men, with the ultimate objective to encourage them to open up and talk. 75% of suicides every year are men and there is a fundamental issue with the way men are coping with societal change.  Men are on the edge, but we feel that by encouraging real world connection and community we can make a difference, and we want you to join us.

To spur this on, from January to March 2019 The Book of Man will be partnering with Super Culture to host the ‘Festival of New Masculinity’ – 10 events hosted across two East London venues.

Each event has been curated especially to highlight and discuss the challenges facing men today. From live podcasts, to special guest panels, a photography exhibition, grooming lounges, boys brunches, and the highly anticipated Penis Gallery, this will be an era-capturing celebration of new thinking around men.

The Festival of New Masculinity

Here are the events we are running. You can click to buy tickets to them all, more special guests to be announced very soon:

 

‘The Professor Green Podcast, Live’ – PLUS Festival launch party

16thJanuary at the Hoxton Square Bar and Kitchen

Professor Green will be joined by artists The Connor Brothers, and entrepreneur Jamal Edwards MBE to discuss ‘Creativity’ –  the value of the act of creation, where it comes from, why it’s important and how it’s related to mental health.

Immediately after the recording there will be an launch party for the festival in the same venue.

In partnership with Freedom Brewery.

SOLD OUT

National Grief Awareness Day

 

‘How can men improve their mental health?’ – with The Naked Professors. 

27th January at The Book Club

In partnership with Seb Man.

The first of our ‘Self-care Sundays’ which combine food, grooming and discussions about new ways for men to be.

This first event will include hair and beard treatments from ground-breaking new brand Seb Man and a Q&A with ‘The Naked Professors’ – Ben Bidwell and Matt Johnson – who’s new mental health podcast is doing incredible work for men today. We’ll be discussing depression and dysfunction, and why the new values for men need to be love, compassion and empathy.

Ticket price includes:

Brunch – from The Book Club kitchen.

Q&A with The Naked Professors.

Grooming & goodie bag – from Seb Man.

Free beer from Freedom Brewery.

Buy tickets.

Profits will go to male suicide prevention charity CALM.

The Naked Professors
‘What is the future of men?’ panel discussion

3rd February at Hoxton Square Bar and Kitchen

In partnership with Seb Man.

A talk focused on this period of great social change for men. How are we adapting to increasing equality? Are we learning to communicate more? Is the crisis in masculinity over? And if so, what next?

Featuring musician and documentary maker George Shelley, trans activist and actor Jake Graf , the founder of the Anti-Bullying Ambassadors Alex Holmes, James McVey from The Vamps, and James Scroggs from CALM.

Buy tickets.

Profits will go to CALM.

Tickets include: free beer from Freedom Brewery, goodie bag from Seb Man, and after-party for networking.

Alex Holmes

 

‘Why we all need to reconnect with the Wild’ – with Megan Hine

10th February at The Book Club

In partnership with Seb Man.

Our ‘Self-Care Sundays’ are all about bringing people together for great food, stimulating discussions around masculinity and grooming treatments to leave you looking spiffy at the end of it.

Our special guest for this is Book of Man columnist Megan Hine, an incredible adventurer, survival expert and documentary-maker. Meg’s cult columns on ‘The Call of the Wild’ are inspiring reads about the importance of connecting with nature, and in our Q&A with her we’ll be finding out about her philosophy of life, as well as hear about her jaw-dropping adventures. Not to be missed.

As an added bonus poet Hussain Manawer is now joining the bill, and will be performing his poetry and sitting down for a chat about his campaigning around mental health and grief.

Buy tickets.

Tickets include:

Brunch – from The Book Club kitchen.

Q&A with Megan Hine.

Performance and Q&A with Hussain Manawer.

Grooming & goodie bag – from Seb Man.

Free beer from Freedom Brewery.

Profits will go to male suicide prevention charity CALM.

Megan Hine column

 

‘The Penis Gallery’

26th Feb at The Book Club

Unofficially dubbed ‘The Night of a Thousand Cocks’, this is an exhibition of men’s penises, aiming to raise serious points about men and the relationships with their own bodies. It comes at a time when sexual dysfunction is on the rise amongst young men, and surgical procedures like penis fillers are increasing – young men educated in sex through porn have a distorted view of what a male body should look like (and a woman’s, for that matter).

This exhibition is a retort to porn culture – no erections, flaccid penises only! – and deals with perennial locker room anxieties men still experience.

Oh, and we need YOUR penis to take part. Follow our updates on Instagram to find out more…

Buy tickets

 

 

‘Has anything changed with gender relations since MeToo?’ panel discussion

6th March at The Book Club

During International Women’s Week this panel will be a discussion between men and women on whether anything has really changed since MeToo – has it had a noticeable effect on dating, workplaces, relationships, comedy?

Panel to feature special guests.

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‘Are we getting fatherhood wrong?’ – panel discussion

10th March at the Book Club

In partnership with Seb Man.

Our final Self-Care Sunday will continue the formula of food, conversation and grooming, but with some special surprise guests. Expect masculinity discussions to stretch your intellect, and music!

Tickets include:

Brunch – from The Book Club kitchen.

Q&A with special guests.

Grooming & goodie bag – from Seb Man.

Free beer from Freedom Brewery.

Profits will go to male suicide prevention charity CALM.

Buy tickets.

 

Dean Chalkley Exhibition

19th March at The Book Club

‘New Perspectives on Men’ will be an exhibition by celebrated photographer Dean Chalkley which is focused around men seeking liberation from the stoic impassive old ideals of masculinity.

Buy tickets.

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