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2015 International Men’s Day Events

1st November 2015 @ 8:00 am - 30th November 2015 @ 5:00 pm


Movember 2015

1 November 2015 – 30 November 2015

Need we say anything about the brilliant Movember Foundation and Movember UK which starts on Sunday 1st Movember and lasts all month.

Men’s 10k Edinburgh Run

1 November 2015 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Health in MInd

Edinburgh, EH1 2NT United Kingdom 


Calling all men! Health in Mind are challenging you to take part in the Men’s 10k Run Edinburgh, in the run up for International Men’s Day 2015! Happening on the 1st of November at 10am at the Lawnmarket on the Royal Mile, the route will end at Murrayfield Stadium.  Help get fundraising and raise money for a worthwhile cause! Interested? Please get in touch with Katherine by emailing events@health-in-mind.org.uk


Men Get Eating Disorders Too: Film Launch

2 November 2015 @ 7:00 pm


‘Millstone’ is a new documentary made by MGEDT directed by Florence Pellanci. It involves 14 voices from those who have been affected by eating disorders. They tell their stories they way they want it to be told based on their experiences. The full documentary will go live on vimeo on 11th November at 7pm http://mengetedstoo.co.uk/watch-the-trailer-for-mgedt-documentary-millstone


York St John Student Feminist Society to mark International Men’s Day

13 November 2015

York St John’s Student Union

York, YO31 7EX. 


Last year, the York St John Student Feminist Society held an event to celebrate International Men’s Day and this year they are doing he same. More details coming soon but the event will be held on 13 November as the 19th is Reading Week. Brilliant News.


Men Have Rights Too: Domestic Violence Workshop

13 November 2015 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Grove Park Function Rooms

Grove Lane
Cheadle Hulme, Stockport, SK8 7NB United Kingdom 

Workshop:  Recognising and working with male victims of domestic violence On Friday 13th November 2015 10am to 3pm at Grove Park Function Rooms, Grove Lane, Cheadle Hulme, Stockport, Cheshire, SK8 7NB Invitation Form This event is suitable for those who are working in the caring professions, the medical field, counselling and psychotherapy, Social Services, CAFCASS, voluntary groups, local Councils, Emergency Services and all those who work with vulnerable adults and children.


Free three day fitness passes from Tone Leisure to mark International Men’s Day

17 November 2015 @ 8:00 am – 20 November 2015 @ 5:00 pm

Tone Leisure Centres

Various in South West United Kingdom

http://www.toneleisure.co.uk/international-mens-day-with-tone-leisure/ On Thursday 19th November, the world celebrates International Men’s Day. The day looks to focus on both men’s and boy’s health, improving gender relations, promoting gender equality, and highlighting positive male role models. It is an occasion for men to celebrate their achievements and contributions, in particular their contributions to community, family, marriage, and child care while highlighting the discrimination against them.


British Deaf Association (Scotland): Men’s Sheds in Inverness

17 November 2015 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Men’s Shed

3 Gordon Terrace
Inverness, IV2 3HD United Kingdom 


International Men’s Day: Let’s talk about Men’s shed https://www.bda.org.uk/Event/international-mens-day-lets-talk-about-mens-shed With Jean Pentland, Access & Inclusion (Engagement) BDA Scotland. The topics will be on Deaf/BSL Awareness for Men – “Let’s talk about Men’s shed” as part of International Men’s Day. BSL/English Interpreter provided Are you interested? Come and get involved! Please let Jean know if you are coming by Monday 16th November 2015 For more information, contact Jean Pentland: Email: cado.nthscot@bda.org.uk ooVoo:Jean Pentland.BDA Text: 07714254270 Start: 17th November, 2015 at 10:30am End: 17th November, 2015…


National conference on male victims of domestic abuse

18 November 2015

The ManKind Initiative charity which supports male victims of domestic abuse is holding a national conference in Doncaster on 18 November – a day before International Men’s Day! www.mankind.org.uk/conference/


CoolTan Arts holds men’s health event in Walworth, London

18 November 2015 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

CoolTan Arts

Third Floor, 224-236 Walworth Road
London, SE17 1JE United Kingdom 


ww.cooltanarts.org.uk/events/international-mens-day-2015-open-afternoon/ Every International Men’s Day, CoolTan Arts holds an event to mark International Men’s Day and this year is no different: To celebrate International Men’s Day, CoolTan Arts are holding a Men’s Health event in conjunction with our regular monthly open afternoon on Wednesday, 18th November 2015 between 1-1.30pm. Arrive at 1pm for registration and a talk about CoolTan Arts. Learn about our creative arts workshops, self-advocacy and walk programmes.


British Deaf Association (Northern Ireland): Belfast event

18 November 2015 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Clayton Hotel

22 Ormeau Avenue
Belfast, Northern Ireland BT2 8HS United Kingdom 


The British Deaf Association in Northern Ireland are holding their second ever event this year. It is also the second International Men’s Day event the BDA are holding as there is also an event in Wales on that day. https://www.bda.org.uk/Event/bda-ni-international-mens-day-2015 “Make a Difference for Men and Boys” There will be health stalls with various information that can be useful to you. We would like you come along and find out the difference we made. Guest presenters: Robert McConnell – ‘


University of York Marks International Men’s Day

19 November 2015

University of York

York, YO10 5DD United Kingdom 


** This event has been cancelled  due to pressure from 200 academics and students from the university. Their letter can be found in this news article** The University of York is to mark International Men’s Day (19 November) by highlighting some of the issues that have an adverse impact on equality for men. http://www.york.ac.uk/news-and-events/news/2015/events/mensday-gender-equality/ Dr Adrian Lee, of the University’s Equality & Diversity Committee, said: “Our equality and diversity initiatives cover all nine protected characteristics as defined  in  2010 Equalities Act


CALM and Lynx’s Twitter Thunderclap

19 November 2015 @ 8:00 am

Twitter Thunderclap

As part of the brilliant #biggerissues campaign being run by CALM in partnership with Lynx, they are organising a Twitter Thunderclap at 8am on International Men’s Day. All to highlight male suicide and CALM and men’s grooming brand Lynx launched their joint campaign to the whole nation raising awareness that the single biggest killer of men under 45 is suicide, and to encourage people to give this issue the attention it deserves.

Gadgets and Gizmos Event at Winchester Science Centre

19 November 2015 @ 9:00 am – 1:30 pm

Winchester Science Centre

Telegraph Way
Wincheter, Hampshire S021 1HZ United Kingdom 


As part of International Men’s Day, Winchester Science Centre are inviting schools to take part in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) Challenge, mentored by male STEM Ambassadors from a wide range of STEM backgrounds. There will also be a great careers speed-networking session, where students can meet even more Ambassadors to discuss the world of work. If you would like to help at this event please contact Emily at emilythorpe-smith@winchestersciencecentre.org .


Schools, Colleges and Universities to mark International Men’s Day

19 November 2015 @ 9:00 am – 9:00 pm

UK Schools, Colleges and Universities

United Kingdom

A number of schools and colleges have been in touch over the past two months stating they are marking International Men’s Day based on: giving boys and girls the chance to celebrate the contribution men and boys make for boys to feel freer and more comfortable to seek help and for others to help them seek that help to make boys more confident about themselves and their futures All good stuff and to be commended.


Belfast City Council Event: Discussion and Celebration

19 November 2015 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Belfast City Hall

Donegall Square
Belfast, Northern Ireland BT1 5GS United Kingdom 


http://www.belfastcity.gov.uk/events/Event-43802.aspx Date: 19 Nov 2015 Time: 9.30am – 12.30pm Venue: Belfast City Hall Come along to International Men’s Day at Belfast City Hall to raise awareness of the issues that affect men and boys and to celebrate their contribution to society. Who can attend? This event is perfect for you if you work in government, statutory agencies, community or voluntary organisations or are interested in men’s health and wellbeing. What is it about?


Free2Network Event in Ruthin, North Wales, on International Men’s Day

19 November 2015 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 pm

Ruthin Castle Hotel

Castle Street
Ruthin, North Denbighshire, LL15 2NU 


Thursday 19th November 2015 in The Cornwallis Lounge at the Ruthin Castle Hotel, Ruthin from 10 – 11.30 am Special Guest Speaker To Be Announced Website here This is an informal and relaxed networking event. The bar will be open for you to purchase hot & cold drinks.


Leeds Beckett University hold event on mental health

19 November 2015 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Leeds Beckett University

Leeds, LS6 3QS. United Kingdom 


http://www.volition.org.uk/international-mens-day-event-leeds-beckett-university/ Leeds Beckett University are to hold a mental health and wellbeing event to mark International Men’s Day. Then event is on Thursday 19th November at Leeds Beckett University, Headingly Campus Student Hub, from 11am-2pm. The aim of the event is to raise awareness of men’s mental health and to make students and staff more aware of the services available, either internally or externally and try to tackle the barrier that currently surrounds men asking for help.


Pie or Steak and Pint Night at The Embankment in Nottingham

19 November 2015 @ 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm

The Embankment

282-284 Arkwright Street
Nottingham, NG2 2GR United Kingdom 


Castle Rock Brewery’s Nottingham pub The Embankment is celebrating International Men’s Day on 19 November! You can enjoy a pie or steak and a pint for just £9.95 A stunning and historic community pub with a rich history and exciting future – just like International Men’s Day itself If you are in and around Nottingham, this is an evening not to be missed.


Protest against male genital mutilation in Parliament Square

19 November 2015 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Parliament Square

Westminster, SW1A 0AA United Kingdom 


On International Men’s Day – Men Do Complain and the Justice for Men and Boys Party will be holding a protest  against Male Genital Mutilation in Parliament Square, London, on 19 November (provisionally, from 12:00 – 16:00). Full details can be found here: https://j4mb.wordpress.com/2015/10/24/international-mens-day-19-november-mark-it-by-protesting-against-mgm-in-parliament-square/


Essex FA raising awareness of Testicular Cancer

19 November 2015 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

http://www.essexfa.com/news/2015/nov/international-mens-day Our Chief Executive, Phil Sammons, is utilising International Men’s Day (IMD) this Thursday (19th November) to highlight the important work of the ‘Ballboys’ charity, who raise awareness of Testicular Cancer through sport. Amongst the objectives of International Men’s Day, which is celebrated in over 60 countries of the world, is to celebrate the achievements of men and their contributions to community, family, marriage and childcare whilst highlighting possible discrimination against them.


The Rape of Men Debate at Institute of Development Studies (IDS)

19 November 2015 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Institute of Development Studies (Room 221)

University of Sussex
Brighton, Sussex BN1 9RE United Kingdom 


Gender & Sexuality Provocations Seminar – Thursday 19th November 2015 ­The Rape of Men… Seriously; a Gender Issue? Guest speakers: Chris Dolan (Refugee Law Project, Kampala), Steven Kighoma (Men of Hope Association, Kampala) and  Martyn Sullivan (Mankind, Brighton) 12:30 to 14:00            IDS, Room 221 After screening a 20 minute dramatised film by the members of Men of Hope Association, ‘Men Can Be Raped Too’, we will – in a live-streamed debate – hear short provocations from RLP and male…


Parliamentary Debate: Male Suicide and International Men’s Day

19 November 2015 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

House of Commons

Westminster, SW1A 0AA United Kingdom 


This inaugural and historic all-party debate on male suicide and International Men’s Day will be taking place over three hours in Westminster Hall. Led by Philip Davies MP, and supported by a range of mental health charities this debate is a real landmark: https://ukmensday.org.uk/charities-help-secure-historic-international-mens-day-debate-in-parliament/ The debate should be visible online here: http://www.parliamentlive.tv/Commons


Chat at Belper’s Farmers Market Cafe

19 November 2015 @ 3:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Farmers Market Cafe At No 28, Belper

The Market Place

Belper’s  Farmers Market Cafe at No 28 Market Place is holding an event on Internatioanal Men’s Day to celebrate what it means to be a man from 3.30pm to 9.30pm http://www.belpercelebration.co.uk/no28.html

Havering Mental Health Event, Romford

19 November 2015 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

YMCA Havering

Rush Green Road
Romford, RM7 0PM United Kingdom 


http://www.romfordrecorder.co.uk/news/health/mental_health_problems_are_indiscriminate_urges_havering_mental_health_charity_1_4311328 National charity Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) is using the #BiggerIssues campaign to call on MPs to highlight the issue of male suicide in Parliament. In 2014, there were 4,623 male suicides in the UK, accounting for 76 per cent of all suicides. This makes male suicide the single biggest killer of men aged under 45 in the UK. In the borough, the Havering BME forum is hosting the first event to specifically promote men’s health on International Men’s Day

British Deaf Association Wales host event in Bridgend

19 November 2015 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Bridgend Life Centre

Angel Street

Speakers include a representative from Welsh Deaf Rugby. Information from different organisations will be available. Buffet refreshments, BSL interpreters and speech-to-text provided. For further details: https://www.bda.org.uk/Event/bda-wales-international-mens-day


All Boys Rock at City Hall, London

19 November 2015 @ 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm

City Hall

The Queens Walk
London, SE1 2AA United Kingdom 


The Founders of SmartKid (Marcia Brock) SN Management (Serena N Coombs) and the Sunday Essiett Company (Natalie Thomlinson) have come together to form the We Rock Team. That works on annual events with a group forum for International Men and Womens Day “All Boys Rock” Annual Events in honour of “International Men’s Day”   http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/international-mens-day-event-all-boys-rock-tickets-18722096294 All Boys Rock was founded by We Rock as an annual event which will take place on International Men’s Day,.


British Deaf Action: Scotland – Let’s Talk About Men’s Health

19 November 2015 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Deaf Action Head Office

49 Albany Street
Edinburgh, EH1 3QY United Kingdom 


https://www.bda.org.uk/Event/international-men-day-lets-talk-about-mens-health-scotland With Katie Mowat, Access and Inclusion (Health) BDA Scotland and Leah Kalaitzi, Adult Learning and Health Access Officer (Deaf Action). There will be a health topic session. It’s actually on “International Men’s Day”, so “Let’s Talk About Men’s Health”! Guest speaker:John Denerley – Depression and information about different health topics. Are you interested? Come and get involved Please let us know if you are coming – DEADLINE: 16TH NOVEMBER. For more information, contact Katie Mowat: Email: health.scot@bda.org.uk ooVoo: Katie.Mowat.BDA Skype: dhcobda Text/SMS: 07795822102…


See the Play “Troubled Meets The Troubadour” on International Men’s Day

19 November 2015 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Mycenae House

MyCenae Road
Blackheath, SE3 7SE 


Troubled Meets The Troubadour – International Men’s Day A play ‘Trouble Meets the Troubadour’ focusing on men’s issues has been written by local writer Andrew Ogleby for International Men’s Day on Thursday 19th November. See the website here. 90 Mycenae House Blackheath London SE3 7SE The play uses sharp humour, poetry and music to draw attention to some very serious issues around men’s identities and their changing roles in society.


Menspeak Men’s Group: Kensington evening meet-up

19 November 2015 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

The College of Psychic Studies

16 Queensberry Place
Kensington, London SW7 2EB United Kingdom 


Every International Men’s Day, The Man Whisperer, Kenny Mammarella D’Cruz, holds a meet-up as part of his MenSpeak Men’s Group. This year is no different and it takes place in Kensington. For more details: http://www.kennydcruz.com/event/menspeak-mens-group-kensington-evening-meetup-9/


Mindfulness for Men Course on International Men’s Day in Tonbridge

19 November 2015 @ 7:15 pm – 9:15 pm

Tonbridge Adult Education Centre

Avebury Avenue
Tonbridge, Kent, TN9 1TG 


Liz Almond is an enthusiastic tutor of adults and a practitioner in the field of holistic health. She has a PGCE, is a Reiki Master, and is a Certificated Master of Neuro Linguistic Programming among many other skills including using social networks for business. On International Men’s day she will be running a course in the Tonbridge (Kent) Adult Education Centre. ”


Alpha Photographic Exhibition for CALM on International Men’s Day

20 November 2015 @ 8:00 am – 27 November 2015 @ 5:00 pm

The Printspace

74 Kingsland Road
London, E2 8DL United Kingdom 


http://www.theclothesmaiden.com/preview-alpha-exhibition-for-calm-on-international-mens-day/ ALPHA’ is an exhibition by five London-based photographers in aid of the charity CALM (The Campaign Against Living Miserably). CALM aims to prevent male suicide in the UK, and offers support to men who are living with depression or are in crisis. Suicide is the single biggest killer of men aged 20-45 in the UK, and CALM aims to keep men alive by talking.

Launch of Scotswood Men’s Shed in Newcastle Upon Tyne

20 November 2015 @ 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Scotswood Centre

466-474 Armstrong Road, Scotswood
Newcastle-upon-Tyne, NE15 6BY United Kingdom 


This launch event is to mark International Men’s day and Movember, it is supported by Newcastle city council public health team. The project is funded by Newcastle and Gateshead clinical commissioning group innovation fund.

Listen to Welsh rugby legends in Maesteg

20 November 2015 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Maesteg Town Hall

Talbot Street
Maesteg, Wales CF34 9DA United Kingdom 


According to Wales Online, three Welsh rugby legends will be speaking at Maesteg Town Hall about there time on and off the field – for International Men’s Day. http://www.walesonline.co.uk/whats-on/whats-on-news/international-mens-day-wales-whats-10319643#ICID=FB-Wales-whatson Tickets and information can be found here: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/event/EDLHMK


Scottish Men’s Sheds Association: Grand Launch

24 November 2015 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

The Lighthouse

11 Mitchell Lane
Glasgow, G1 3NU 


The Scottish Men’s Sheds Movement is spreading across Scotland helping communities live in a more integrated and healthier way. Since the first Scottish Men’s Shed opened in 2013 many have been asking for support in creating their own local Community Men’s Shed. Out of these increasing requests for support across Scotland the learning which has been gained since 2009 is now being made available through the charity to this expanding sector.


What Makes a Man: Film Screening and Debate

24 November 2015 @ 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm

The Proud Archivist

2-10 Hertford Road


WHAT MAKES A MAN? https://billetto.co.uk/en/events/what-makes-a-man-international-mens-day-short-film-screening-debate Join Short Sighted Cinema for a screening of short films asking the question ‘WHAT MAKES A MAN?’, in recognition of International Men’s Day. From boys to men, insiders to outsiders, thinkers to fighters, masculinity is open to exploration in this programme that delves into the many facets of living and identifying as male. Followed on by a debate and open discussion with our specially invited guest speakers. HARD TO LOSE – Manfredi Mancuso, Louise Cooke…


All Boys Rock at City Hall

25 November 2015 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

City Hall

The Queens Walk
London, SE1 2AA United Kingdom 


The Founders of SmartKid (Marcia Brock) SN Management (Serena N Coombs) and the Sunday Essiett Company (Natalie Thomlinson) have come together to form the We Rock Team. That works on annual events with a group forum for International Men and Womens Day “All Boys Rock” Annual Events in honour of “International Men’s Day”   http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/international-mens-day-event-all-boys-rock-tickets-18722096294 All Boys Rock was founded by We Rock as an annual event which will take place on International Men’s Day.

Making Mankind launch – what it means to be a ‘man’ in 2015

26 November 2015 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

The Emporium

88 London Road
Brighton, BN1 4JF United Kingdom 


Mankind presents Making Mankind, a night exploring what it means to be a ‘man’ in 2015. Through spoken word, local artists will illuminate the challenges they face in confronting their own identity as men or relating to other men in their communities. How far do social constructs and media stereotypes constrict how men choose to live their lives? Mankind is a Brighton-based charity that works with men who have experienced sexual violence at some point in their lives.


Being A Man Festival: Southbank Centre, London

27 November 2015 – 29 November 2015

Southbank Centre

Royal Festival Hall, Belvedere Road
London, SE1 8XX United Kingdom 


BEING A MAN http://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whatson/festivals-series/being-a-man? Friday 27 November 2015 – Sunday 29 November 2015 Being A Man addresses the challenges and pressures of masculine identity in the 21st century. This major new festival – now in its second year – is taking over Southbank Centre for three days in November 2015. Join us for conversations and the sharing of stories – serious, challenging and light-hearted – plus the mandate to discuss anything and everything about being a man today.



1st November 2015 @ 8:00 am
30th November 2015 @ 5:00 pm