Comedian Russell Brand has fulfilled his role as an unlikely compere for the Dalai Lama in Manchester, as part of the Tibetan spiritual leader’s UK tour.
Brand introduced the Dalai Lama’s address entitled Century Of Dialogue - Stand Up and Be the Change.
The Dalai Lama’s tour aims to spread the 76-year-old Buddhist’s teachings of peace and understanding to youngsters.
Brand told the audience he had just met the 1989 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate for the first time and found him “amazing”.
The crowd at Manchester Arena was mainly made up of under-25s who were given free tickets for the event.
The Dalai Lama told the audience the future was in the hands of young people who could make change happen.
Stand up and Be the Change