Come along and get involved in The Best of Us project. If you’re interested in arts, become a Creative Champion and help us to tell stories of human strength and the best of us through the arts.  In 2016 we will be running a programme of training  / events / activities and commissioning an artist to work in Newington. Everything is FREE to attend!

Every Thursday Creative Champions meet in Newington to create, plan, talk and make. These sessions are open to all Newington residents. Please visit the Facebook page for this week’s time and location: www.facebook.com/thebestofusproject/ or contact becky@peopleunited.org.uk if you would like to find out more.

In 2015 the Creative Champions:

  • Planned a unique community festival called Best Fest
  • Visited the Tate Modern & Postman’s Park in London
  • Searched Ramsgate Library’s archives for stories of Newington’s heritage
  • Recorded sounds for a Whispering Forest with sound designer and artist Filipe Gomes
  • Learnt interviewing techniques with oral historian Rib Davis
  • Made ‘Home Grown Heroes’- puppets of people they admire with artist Estelle Rosenfeld
  • Printed hoodies at Resort Studios in Clifftonville
  • Collected stories about the people of Newington at Memory Teas events
  • Went to Tower of London to discover treasures of the past
  • Created zines with artist Sam Giles
  • Made banners, badges, bunting and more!