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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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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Beach Hut Blog by Sarah Carne Part 1: After my LOVE commission last year, which took the form of videos about moments of public communication as interventions in the information screens of the Royal Festival Hall, I spent time thinking about whether the resulting artwork, This is a Public Service Announcement, had had the effect I […]

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On Sunday the sun set on Hut 136 at the end of a wonderful two weeks. This time has given me space to breathe. The first week I had Swedish Quilt Artist Tamara Schultz with me for company, we spent lots of time throwing creative ideas backwards and forwards, diving into imaginative ‘what ifs?’ designing […]

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