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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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How can the arts and culture sector weather this crisis and how can it respond? Sara Hill from Theatre Deli hosts a discussion via Facebook Live and YouTube with representatives from Sheffield’s arts and culture organisations to discuss these issues.

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ArtWorks: Altered Places

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Edward Carpenter's socialist song ‘England, Arise!’

A performance by Woodhouse Prize Brass Band – one of the country's oldest brass bands – to mark the 175th birthday of 19th-century socialist, vegetarian, poet, gay rights pioneer, and all-round right-on guy Edward Carpenter.