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John Safran ON UNREST


A co-presentation with Melbourne Conversations.

Popular comedian and contrarian John Safran is known as a seeker of awkward and unusual truths. He infiltrates a secret world of madness, agitation and unrest. In this event, he’ll present his findings.

Additional performance to be confirmed.

John Safran is a documentarian and comedian, responsible for the TV series John Safran vs God, Music Jamboree, Speaking In Tongues and Race Relations. He co-hosts Sunday Night Safran (‘a babble about religion, politics and all things ethnic’) on Triple J with Father Bob Maguire.

The School of Life Melbourne Secular Sermon Series

Now, it’s not just religious folk who can get life lessons (and a good stirring of the soul) from a regular Sunday sermon.

London’s School of Life offers good ideas for everyday life – and its hugely popular Secular Sermon series arrives in Melbourne in 2013, curated by theatre producer Stephen Armstrong.

Join some of Australia’s (and the world’s) most maverick cultural figures as they explore the values we should live by, in hour-long theatrical events that will make you think, reflect and even laugh.

Subjects range from vengeance and lying, to humour and the virtues (or otherwise) of being ‘ordinary’. Expect persuasive polemics delivered with particular passion, communal singing … and possibly even sticky buns with fellow ‘parishioners’.

Whimsically pitched, but with a serious purpose, the Secular Sermons will pop up in cultural venues all around Melbourne.

The School of Life Sermons are a co-presentation between Melbourne Conversations, the City of Melbourne’s free public talks program, and The Wheeler Centre with generous support from the Trawalla Foundation.



John Safran

John Safran is a writer and filmmaker who always gets in too deep for his own good. His debut book, Murder in Mississippi, won the Ned Kelly Award for best true crime. His follow up, Depends What You Mean by Extremist, found him lost among radicals and was shortlisted for the Australian Book Industr... Read more


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