Creative Champion Chanese wins an ART31 award celebrating her commitment to The Best of Us project. Photos: Jason Pay On Saturday 15 July 2017 at ART31’s UPrising event Chanese was presented with a certificate for her achievements alongside a prize of £500 to use towards achieving her Arts Award Silver. When People United first met […]

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A Community Project Celebrating the Best Human Characteristics At People United, we are delighted to share with you our film about The Best of Us, our three year, place-based project co-created with and funded by Newington Big Local.  Filmmaker Tim Knights was commissioned to create the film which tells the story of the project, the […]

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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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Sing Your Heart Out is a new singing group for Thanet, which after only six sessions made its debut at Best Fest in Newington, Ramsgate on 31 July 2016. The group was extremely popular with audiences and was a big hit at the festival. The group is starting again on Monday 12 September 4.45 – […]

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A Community Festival with Kindness at its Heart   The Newington community and their friends from around Thanet and beyond celebrated kindness at Best Fest on Sunday 31st July, 2016. Hundreds of people turned out on the sunny Sunday afternoon to experience the second and much bigger Best Fest run by People United in partnership […]

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Special Newington people have been recognised for their kindness, generosity, vitality and loyalty, with the installation of plaques in the area. Celebrating local people who have made a difference to their community. People United and a group of local residents, Big History Ambassadors, have hung four plaques in the community to inspire others to make […]

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It’s our 10 year anniversary and we’re doing something a bit different. To kick off our 10 year anniversary in style, People United is launching a very special artist commission. We are really proud to announce that we’re trying something a bit different: co-commissioning with a fantastic group of people that we’ve had the pleasure […]

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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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