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A co-presentation with Melbourne Conversations.

You are funny. We are funny. Everyone is funny. Some celebrate the use of humour; others merely come across it. Some are completely unaware of it. But all of us can develop it if we choose.

Writer, performer and philosopher David Woods will explore the uses and meaning of humour.

Additional performance by Mark Jones and The Beautiful Lies.

David Woods is a writer and performer – and one half of the performance outfit Ridiculusmus. He has a D Phil on the subject of comedy from the University of Kent.


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.

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David Woods

David Woods is a writer and performer – and one half of the performance outfit Ridiculusmus. He has a D Phil on the subject of comedy from the University of Kent.


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