Some events that look interesting

Here are a couple of events that we are not affiliated with, but look like they will be interesting.


Hard-ly Speaking

Thursday 30 August
5.30PM – 7.30PM
Christchurch BMW

Hard-ly Speaking is an opportunity for every kind of man to gather together. Whether you’re beardy or baldy, Grandad or lad, get up at 4am to milk the cows, or stay up until 4am watching The Handmaid’s Tale, you’re invited to come and share your experiences.

You’ll hear from six diverse men – sharing their successes, failures and feelings, touching on conversations that flip traditional ideas of masculinity and triggering forward-thinking ideas for our society.

Some emotional buttons may be pushed – but we’ve got whisky for that.

Manly As?

Saturday 1 September

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna O Waiwhetū

With the recent explosion of feminism, the #metoo movement and the emergence of the terms ‘toxic masculinity’ and ‘mansplaining’, it’s easy to see that being a man in 2018 is not as simple as it once was. Can we all benefit from men taking on so-called ‘feminine’ traits? Or should we just let boys be boys? Jarrod Gilbert (Patched) speaks to three writers – Dominic Hoey (Iceland), Omar Musa (Here Come the Dogs) and Chris Tse (He’s So Masc) – about depictions of masculinity in their work, growing up male, and what it means to be ‘manly as’.