Opening Up | Annis Joslin & Sarah Cole

Our 2018 Self-Identity commissioned artists Sarah Cole & Annis Joslin were invited to Brighton’s brilliant centre for Contemporary Art to continue their collaboration. Below they give us an account of what took place over the residency.

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Kindness Column: Decluttering our way to happiness

Every month People United reflect on different kinds of kindness and this month's column focuses on the self-care, cleansing aspect of a good old spring clean.

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We’re interested in Arts, Kindness & Social Change

People United is an innovative charity that explores how the arts and creativity can grow kindness, empathy and a sense of common humanity. We work with artists, academics and activists to explore the potential of the arts in making a difference in the world.

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Research: Changing the World through Arts and Kindness

Read our latest report which showcases key research findings from ten years of People United’s projects to show that the arts can and do lead to kindness intentions and behaviour.

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Inspirational Away Days

Reflective and supportive Away Days made bespoke for you against the wonderful backdrop of Canterbury.

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Discovering Kindness – The learning | Arts Award Case Study

Following on from our Discovering Arts Award blog our Project Coordinator Becky shares the ways...

Kindness Column: Decluttering our way to happiness

Twelve years since People United’s beginnings and several years since moving into our office and...

Kindness Column: Social Media and the Kindness of Mermaids

Our Operations Manager, Charlotte, shares her story of how a stranger helped her overcome...


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