Join Southbank Centre and People United this winter in 10 Days of Kindness. Each day from Thursday 1 December, be inspired by our list of acts of kindness and do a good deed in your community. Find Day 1 act of kindness here, and follow #SCWinterFest for updates on each day’s activity. Share your acts […]

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It’s tempting to mutter ‘bah humbug’ when kindness is mentioned, but this December Southbank Centre along with People United are aiming to inspire new acts of kindness during the first 10 days of December.  Here, Tom Andrews, founder of People United, reflects on the importance of kindness. One human helping another, even something minor, is, […]

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Matt Peacock, People United Trustee and Artistic Director of Streetwise Opera / With One Voice, reports from the International Seminar on Music and Social Transformation Delegates from around the world arrived in Bogotá on 3 October for the International Seminar on Music and Social Transformation – one of the biggest events of its kind in recent history, […]

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Shazza Ali, research student (PhD) at the Centre for the Study of Group Processes, at the University of Kent, ponders on what imagination means to her… Imagine if I’d left five minutes earlier or five minutes later… Imagine if I’d taken a different bus or a different route… Imagine if I hadn’t made that decision… Imagine […]

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As part of People United’s 10-year anniversary celebrations, we have commissioned a neon sign for the window of the Sidney Cooper Gallery Canterbury Christ Church University, reminding passers-by to ‘be kind’. People United’s mission is to create a more kind and caring society through the arts. We believe that in order for us to live well together, we […]

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People United’s first 24hr Arts Marathon to inspire acts of kindness and raise money for community projects. The People United team are catching up on some sleep after taking part in a 24-Hour Arts Marathon during which  we created a special zine celebrating kindness, and raised more than £2600 to support our work in communities. […]

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We are staging our first fundraising event – a 24hr arts marathon – to spread acts of kindness and raise money for community projects Do you have what it takes to spend 24 hours working with artists to create a very special zine? The fundraising event will take place at the Sidney Cooper Gallery at Canterbury Christchurch […]

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People United’s Tom Andrews, Director of Advocacy and Support, discusses the layers of complexity involved when researching the role of arts in growing pro-social motivation. In June 2016, I attended an education conference hosted by the Royal Opera House Bridge organisation.  Set in grand surroundings of Hatfield Manor, we were greeted by the ebullient owner and […]

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Kindness Superhero Rainbows & Brownies People United supported the Ramsgate West Brownies and Rainbows to complete their Kindness Challenge Badges as part of The Best of Us project in Newington. Becky, our project and admin assistant shares her highlights with you below. I had a really great time with the Rainbows and Brownies while they compled […]

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A fresh coat of paint, shiny new numbers and a new roof for Hut 136 People United’s Beach Hut 136 in Herne Bay has been frequented by artists, community groups, organisations and individuals for the past 6 years. It’s been yarn bombed by the Herne Bay Cosy Crew, served as a pop-up gallery during the Duchamp […]

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