Festival Program


Dearly Departed: The Boyhood of Justin Heazlewood

Sun 2 Sep, 2pm
Mission to Seafarers Chapel

The comedian, musician and author Justin Heazlewood (Get Up Mum, a personal account of his family’s struggle with mental illness) invites you to bear witness to a childhood lost at a mock church service.

This session contains content related to mental illness.

This session is $22/$19. Tickets go on sale at 9am on Friday 20 July.


1 hour

Session code


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Session Artists

Justin Heazlewood is an award-winning writer, and is also known as ARIA-nominated musician The Bedroom Philosopher. His writing has been widely published including in frankie and Kill Your Darlings. His first book The Bedroom Philosopher Diaries was published in 2012 and his second book Funemployed was made into a series for ABC Radio National. Get Up Mum is his third book.

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