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The Sheffield culture guide written by in-the-know locals

UBI Lab started as a collaboration between multiple organisations and individuals in Sheffield, seeking to explore the potential of universal basic income (UBI) and the possibility of a pilot in the city.

UBI is a regular, unconditional sum of money given to everyone without means testing or a requirement to work. It could be an answer to precarious work, rising inequality, increasing social care needs, the democratic deficit, and the automation of our workforce.

UBI Lab believes that in Sheffield we should be testing the effects of UBI on paid and unpaid work, leisure, wellbeing, relationships and our community – and talking about the idea with everyone, from individuals to institutions.

Watch interviews by UBI Lab Sheffield below.

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Leadmill Live Stream: George Waite (The Crookes)

Join George from the much missed Sheffield band The Crookes for a special live set, playing The Crookes tunes live for the first time since their emotional farewell at the Leadmill in 2017. In aid of the #SaveOurVenues campaign.

Cupola's Thought for the Day

Karen Sherwood set up Cupola Contemporary Art in Hillsborough in 1991. In this video she talks about why she runs the gallery.

Spaces for Creation: Skateboarding

A conversation about how we can use skateboarding as a tool for better understanding the urban environment – particularly if we want our cities to offer more than just the flow of capital. With Professor Iain Borden and Dr. Dani Abulhawa.

Blaze Tarsha: A Portrait of an Aerialist

A performance by the fabulous aerialist Blaze Tarsha, created in response to the world’s most famous circus painting – Degas’ Miss La La at the Cirque Fernando. Filmed especially for Museums Sheffield's 2018 exhibition Circus! Show of Shows.