Final blog from Laurence, a fourth-year Drama student at the University of Kent summing up his work placement with People United. My time with People United is coming to a close and what a time it’s been. While I may not suddenly be the fountain of all knowledge surrounding the running of an arts company […]

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Laurence, is a fourth-year Drama student at the University of Kent on work placement with People United. There is a supposed quote where, when asked to cut arts funding during the Second World War, Winston Churchill replied, “Then what are we fighting for?” He never actually said that, but the Internet would have you believe […]

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One of the major joys of working for any arts company is seeing its inner workings. Usually, the public only see the results of the toil and we’re treated to advertising posters a few weeks in advance of their latest project. The reality though, behind the mysterious scenes, is seemingly limitless phone calls, bureaucracy and […]

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Hello! I’m Laurence, a fourth-year Drama student at the University of Kent who has decided to specialise in Applied Theatre. One of our modules involves selecting a community-arts based company to work with, to see how they function day to day and all the trials and tribulations that go with it. People United was the […]

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Project Manager Sarah Fox learnt about a fascinating project involving the arts and autism… At the end of last year, I got to fly in a spaceship for the first time with Purdy the birdy, and meet an alien who gave me some purple moon rock: I was an excellent passenger – holding a strong […]

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Phil Moore is currently travelling through the Americas on a Permaculture tour meeting all kinds of people, projects and places that work to restore the natural world and unite people. Here he writes about a project and its inspiring leader that he came across in Belize. “What’s jumping down?” greets Emmeth Young, master drummer and […]

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Jo Broadwood, People United’s Head of Research and Innovation, talks about her visit to two inspiring art projects involving connections to both the past and the future. One of the (many) benefits of working for People United is our Go and See scheme for staff, where we are encouraged to attend arts events as long […]

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Project Manager Sarah Fox met up with Sue Mayo to talk about her work for Magic Me and how she incorporates digital technology. It has taken Sue Mayo and me three attempts at meeting up but we finally managed it a few weeks ago, convening at our designated M&S spot at London Victoria. Between teaching […]

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For the last three years in Herne Bay’s magnificent memorial park, local community groups and organisations have come together to showcase the brilliant work they do, and to get to know their community through games and activities. Initially devised and organised by People United as a finale to We All Do Good Things, this has […]

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Steve Matthews is a social researcher and consultant who has actively supported People United’s work in a number of ways, including the development of the Resolutions project. His interest in both the environment and the arts led him to explore the Dark Mountain project. Here, he shares his impressions of the project’s third Uncivilisation Festival, […]

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