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Today marks one year of RealFare, and to do that we have the video from our first event Real Talks: A Job’s Worth – Employment in 2014.

A big thanks to Stef O ‘Driscoll (Inner City Theatre), Natalie Bennett (Green Party Leader), Thomas Barlow (Greater Manchester Community Union), Michael Tran (Youth Employment UK), Monsay Whitney, Jess Green, Erica Buist, Charlotte Raynsford and Hoxton Hall and John Layton for putting this together.

Real Talks aims to start a new conversation on pressing social issues. Enjoy the video.



Real Talks: A Job’s Worth is taking place tonight at Hoxton Hall from 7:30pm

A night of performance and debate about Employment in 2014. We want to hear your views –

Be there by reserving your space by emailing (Tickets: £5 waged/Free unwaged)

or Tweet us using the hashtag #ajobsworth or @StartRealTalks 




A poem written and performed by writer and activist Sarah Perry, as a response to a set of Real Talks questions.

Start the conversation. Join us on 24th April at Hoxton Hall for an evening of performance and debate on Employment in 2014.

Panellists include:

Natalie Bennett – Leader, Green Party

Thomas Barlow – Greater Manchester Community Union

Matteo Bergamini – Youth Employment UK

Kam Sandhu – Founder, RealFare

With performances from spoken word artist Jess Green and playwright Monsay Whitney.
Using fresh pieces of work from UK artists, as well as original interviews and footage, we create a stimulus for debate with an audience, on pressing social issues.

Our event on 24th April, ‘A Job’s Worth‘, focuses on Employment.

We will be answering questions like what does it mean to be unemployed? What is work worth? Is it ever right to work for free? Who benefits from the current welfare-to-work policies? What does the media say about employment? What rights do and should employees have? And most importantly, are there alternatives?

Register your place at

Waged – £5
Unwaged – Free

Follow us – @StartRealTalks

Follow Sarah Perry – @sarahperrypoet



RealFare and Inner City Theatre Co-Production
REAL TALKS presents:

‘A Job’s Worth’

A unique night of performance and debate.

Alongside some of the UK’s most varied and vibrant artists, and hand picked
specialist guest speakers, RealFare and Inner City Theatre invite local voices
and the audience to get involved and have their say on the issue of
employment in 2014.

Why do people work? What should work, a job, employment, give a person?
Is it a career? Security? A route out of poverty? A means to pay bills and
living costs? A car or a house? Independence?

What happens when years of expensive higher education, £30,000 debt and
months of free work experience don’t guarantee a minimum wage job?

What happens when people can’t move out of home because zero hour
contracts mean they don’t know if they have work or income from week to

What happens when wages stay so low that millions of people in work are still
living in poverty?

What happens to paid jobs when ‘work for the dole’ policies force people to
work for free?

What happens when there are 5 people for every vacancy, but you get called
a scrounger for being unemployed?

What should work, employment, a job, give a person?

There are 2.3 million unemployed working age people in the UK. An extra
1.46 million are underemployed — in work with not enough hours. What
happens when there aren’t enough jobs?

We want a debate. We want an alternative. We want change.

Info on speakers and artists to follow.

Be part of the debate on 24th April at Hoxton Hall

E-mail for more info and to register


Unwaged – Free
Waged – £5