Is masculinity in crisis in the North East? If so, can this be linked to the de-industrialisation of our region?
The organisation Changing Relations is currently running an arts project exploring a perceived crisis in masculinity in the North East, working with men and boys, including young offenders and perpetrators of domestic violence. Director Lisa Davis will be joined by academics Professor Anoop Nayak, who researches masculinity, gender and culture at Newcastle University, and Professor Nicole Westmarland, director of the Durham Centre for Research into Violence and Abuse at Durham University.
Award-winning author Ross Raisin, who was selected as one of Granta’s Best of Young British Novelists in 2013, will present a specially commissioned piece of writing, inspired by the concept of masculinity in the post-industrial North East. Ross’ acclaimed new novel A Natural is about survival, love and taboos in the world of professional football.
In partnership with Changing Relations
The Men’s Voices project is on display at Empty Shop TESTT SPACE, 7–15 October
Supported by Arts Council England
Sunday 8 October,
Palace Green Library