• Tasmanian bus advertisement 2010
  • Sign at the 2010 Global Atheist Convention
  • Big screen at the 2010 Global Atheist Convention
  • Audience at the 2010 Global Atheist Convention
  • Taslima Nasrin presenting at the 2010 Global Atheist Convention
  • 2010 Global Atheist Convention after party
  • 2011 Census Campaign advertisement
  • Melbourne bus advertisement 2012
  • AFA President David Nicholls opening the 2012 Global Atheist Convention
  • Audience at the 2012 Global Atheist Convention
  • Ayaan Hirsi Ali presenting at the 2012 Global Atheist Convention
  • Jason Ball addressing the 2012 Global Atheist Convention
  • Sam Harris presenting at the 2012 Global Atheist Convention
  • The 'Four Horsemen' panel at the 2012 Global Atheist Convention
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Atheism is the acceptance that there is no credible scientific or factually reliable evidence for the existence of a god, gods or the supernatural.

LATEST NEWS: Cosmic Shambles LIVE

 

The Atheist Foundation of Australia is excited to announce that it will be presenting Cosmic Shambles LIVE in Australia in March/April 2017.

Cosmic Shambles LIVE is a variety show that celebrates curiosity and reason, an explosion of science, comedy, music and general wonder, with a great sense of fun. Hosted by comedian and writer Robin Ince, best known for co-hosting The Infinite Monkey Cage, and joined by a cast of world leading scientists, comedians and performers – this is a show that will make you laugh and make you think.

As the show travels across Australia (and New Zealand), many local acts and scientists will be incorporated into the show, making for a unique and different experience with every performance. Each show will be packed with surprises and secret guests.

Make sure you’re are on board for what is bound to be a series of nights like no other. Funky sounds! Nerdy wonders! Dazzling spreadsheets! Confused earthworms! And everything else besides.

Part proceeds from the show will be going to great charities like Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders).

For more information, including details of the cast, and ticket purchases, visit our event website at:

cosmicshambleslive.com

Cosmic Shambles LIVE will be showing in:

Sydney: Tuesday 28th March 2017, 7:00pm
Enmore Theatre
118-132 Enmore Road, Newtown

Melbourne: Saturday 1st April, 7:00pm
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
1 Convention Centre Place, South Wharf

Perth: Thursday 13th April 2017, 7:00pm
Octagon Theatre, The University of Western Australia
35 Stirling Highway, Crawley

  

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