Thanet Sound Crowd A new vocal ensemble group All Welcome Thanet Sound Crowd is an exciting new vocal ensemble supported by People United and Newington Big Local and funded by Roger De Haan Charitable Trust and The Trusthouse Charitable Foundation. This vocal ensemble explores the ways in which we use our voice to make sounds. […]

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A special arts and kindness week was held at Dame Janet Primary Academy in February, provided by People United with funding from Newington Big Local and Kent County Council. The aim of the week was to encourage the children to think, understand and practice kindness through arts activities led by artists Steampunk Bob (Bob Karper) […]

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A celebration event for the Best of Us project, which has been running in Newington for the past two years, was held on 23 January 2017. The project, led by People United in partnership with Newington Big Local, discovered and revealed the stories of kindness and generosity of the people of Newington through many different […]

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The Best of Us project has been collecting and celebrating good news stories from Newington through a whole range of arts activities that took place across the community in all sorts of locations. Local people have been uncovering stories (both past and present) that reflect the best human characteristics and strengths of people and have been sharing them in […]

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On Saturday 28 November 2015 a group of Newington’s Big History Ambassadors went on a day trip to the Tower of London with artist in residence Nova and People United’s Becky. Becky shares their stories from the day… Drawings by Big History Ambassadors   We met at Ramsgate Train station and caught the 9am train […]

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Artist-in-residence Nova Marshall reflects on her time so far in Newington working with the local people on The Best of Us. Looking back at when The Best of Us started, those Thursday evening Creative Champions meetings were attended by just a handful of people. Our last meeting before Best Fest the session was lively and […]

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A unique one-off arts festival which celebrated the Newington community funded and supported by Newington Big Local. One of the hallmarks of People United is that it specialises in helping communities bring out the best of themselves and recognise their positive characteristics. “I was really warmed by the amazing attitude and positive impact being enthused […]

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After spending a number of weeks getting to know Newington, I popped into see Simon at The Copse, a beautiful secluded wooded area, next to Newington Community Primary School. Simon gave me a whistle stop tour and I was taken by a very small secret space, an area surrounded by trees but not just any […]

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People United are delighted to announce that the Heritage Lottery Fund has awarded a grant of £9,100 for a project based in Newington Ramsgate to research and record local histories. The Newington Big History project will train and support a group of residents to uncover and bring to life the rich and varied histories, past […]

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Announcing The Best of Us our new project based in Newington, Ramsgate, working in collaboration with Newington Big Local. With artist-in-residence Nova Marshall, we hope to uncover stories from Newington’s past and present, demonstrating the strengths people show and the positive values they hold, such as courage, kindness and empathy, through a variety of arts […]

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