What Makes a Man?

5pm, Sunday 27th January


Rapper, singer, songwriter and actor Professor Green has been a big advocate for people, mainly men, to open up if they're struggling with mental health issues. A sufferer of depression and anxiety himself, he has been very open about his battle.

Losing his dad and uncle to suicide, he found himself growing up without a male role model, trying to figure out how to 'be a man'.  In this event, he explores masculinity – including femininity, discussing not only what defines it, but how limiting or expansive that definition can be.

Firmly established as one of the crossover superstars of British music, the Hackney born rapper has released two Top 3 albums, presented five critically acclaimed BBC documentaries and a series for Channel 4 called Working Class White Men. In 2016 he published his autobiography Lucky, the story of his journey from life close to the streets, to becoming the man he wanted to be.  Real name Stephen Manderson, he is Patron of anti-suicide charity CALM and trauma charity Transform Trauma.

Darren McGarvey, aka rapper Loki, is a writer, performer, community activist and columnist for the Daily Record. He has presented eight programmes for BBC Scotland exploring the root causes of anti-social behaviour and social deprivation. His best-selling book Poverty Safari: Understanding the Anger of Britain’s Underclasswon The Orwell Prize, the UK's most prestigious prize for political writing. 

It is hard to think of a more timely, powerful or necessary book.”  J.K. Rowling

Nothing less than an intellectual and spiritual rehab manual for the progressive left.Irvine Welsh

This event is included in our Saturday Afternoon and Weekend Headliner tickets.