In my research for the ‘Home’ commission I have considered the wealth of making and artistry in Syria. The Syrian government gifted Queen Elizabeth II thirty yards of Nassan Brothers’ silk brocade for her wedding gown. Indigenous crafts can also be found in the humblest of dwellings; in the painted, patterned, woven bamboo screens and […]

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People United’s 2018 commissions will be exploring the themes of Home and Self-Identity. They will be run in association with Diocese of Canterbury and Ashford Borough Council and supported by Arts Council England (Home) and Joining Hands, Joining Hearts, and supported by Paul Hamlyn Foundation and Optivo (Self-Identity). The artists chosen to lead these commissions […]

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Ashford Mums! People United are looking for mothers in Ashford to join forces with recently arrived Syrian Refugee women for an exciting and unique art project to explore the theme of Home with an award winning textile artist.   You’ll work together to consider: What makes a place a home, how do women feel about […]

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The ache for home lives in all of us, the safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned. Maya Angelou We are looking for mothers in Ashford to join forces with newly arrived Syrian Refugee women for an exciting and unique art project.  Taking place between April and October 2018 […]

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Writer, performer and storyteller, Bernadette Russell, a recipient of one of our be kind signs, tells us about the experience of having a be kind sign in her window. On Evelyn Street, Deptford, on the A200 towards Greenwich, stands our ordinary house. Its windowsills are gritty black as if there’s a secret volcano nearby spewing sulphur. We try to […]

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Our Project Assistant Becky Vincer gives ten People United inspired acts of kindness you can do this World Kindness Day. World Kindness Day might inspire you to have the confidence to do something extra special for someone else, but I wonder- can we go further? Here at People United we know that the arts activate […]

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To celebrate World Kindness Day on Monday 13th November 2017 People United has given away ten LED neon ‘be kind’ signs across the UK including: a hospital on the Isle of Bute, Scotland; a Girlguiding group in Merseyside; a community cafe in Wiltshire; and a library in East Yorkshire.  The ten lucky recipients of the […]

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People United’s CEO Tina Corri celebrates the highlights of launching our latest research report. Oh. What. A. Night. Wonderful people, lots of cake and some spine-tingling singing. And of course our new research report – which is now out in the world spreading our notion of radical kindness. Following years in the making (gathering content and […]

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Changing the World through Arts and Kindness proves arts experiences grow kindness, empathy, connections and self-efficacy Drawing on 10 years of robust quantitative and qualitative research around our projects, artist commissions and work in schools, we are delighted to launch our new research report Changing the World through Arts and Kindness: Evidence from People United […]

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Arts and kindness charity, People United, is giving away ten bespoke LED ‘be kind’ signs to celebrate World Kindness Day on Monday 13 November 2017. The special giveaway is open to anyone who would use the sign to inspire acts of kindness and promote kindness as a way of life. People United is looking to […]

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