Russell Brand on stage with Dalai Lama

Russell Brand and the Dalai Lama on stage at The Manchester Evening News Arena.
Russell Brand and the Dalai Lama on stage at The Manchester Evening News Arena. Credit: PA

Russell Brand acted as master of ceremonies at the Manchester Arena where the Dalai Lama addressed thousands of young people, giving a talk entitled Century of Dialogue - Stand up and Be the Change. It is part of the Tibetan leader's UK tour.

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Row over Dalai Lama tour

The Dalai Lama begins a national tour of the UK. As part of the tour he has appeared alongside comedian Russell Brand. It is reported that the tour has put strains on the UK's relationship with China.