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 big part of what we do at People United is about legacy. We are always asking the question – what happens after a commission or a project ends? How can we share what we’ve learnt? When our Role Models artist commission finished last year – which involved connecting primary school pupils with care home […]

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“Who would like to play Joan? Do we have a volunteer?” Joan looked over the group of primary school pupils sitting on the floor of her lounge at Abbeyfield St Martins care home. She had just told us that when she was a girl after the war, she would go dancing at the George Hotel […]

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At one point in the last week’s visit to Lavenders care home, I stopped facilitating and simply looked around: I was in a room full of 80, 90 & 100 year-old residents chatting, laughing, holding hands, playing with 12 primary school pupils, three artists, a filmmaker, a 2nd Year Classroom Assistant and an Arts Company […]

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The Chronicles of Steampunk Bob: The First Field Trip Two weeks ago Poetato John (Performance Poet/Comedian/Alternative National Treasure John Hegley) came to Lunsford school, played the mandolin, sang about the guillemot and helped every pupil in the school make a poem about a person or an animal they treasured. The pupils reacted immediately to John’s […]

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Curious pupils meant that Steampunk Bob’s first visit to the school didn’t exactly go to plan… The First Day of School Monday the 9th was Steampunk Bob’s first visit to Lunsford Primary School. The plan was to ignore the pupils, make short work of any questions they might have, and simply get to know the […]

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Role Models. Role models and primary school pupils. Role models, primary school pupils and kindness. This is the brief. People United are hosting a spring away day in Canterbury with Lunsford Primary School Head & Deputy Head Teachers, fellow artists and collaborators to discuss­ their commissions for 2014. Daniel Bye, lead artist on the Manchester […]

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We are delighted to announce the artists for our 2014 commissions in association with our partners Manchester Museum and Lunsford Primary School. We received over 100 proposals to explore wonder and role models, the stimuli for this year’s programme, and the standard of applications was exceptionally high – we’d like to thank everyone who applied […]

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We are delighted to launch the second year of our Artists’ Commissions programme to take place in 2014. In collaboration with Manchester Museum and Lunsford Primary School we are looking for two artists who can create vibrant and stimulating work that can help develop a kinder and more caring society. After a very successful commission […]

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