We are excited to release a brand new animated short film created by Beavers and Cub Scouts. It is all about the stories told by 6-10 year olds when asked ‘what is an important act of kindness?’  The stop-motion animation is a compilation of short stories where kind deeds are played out by all sorts of characters from space dogs to rollerblading pals. The Beaver and Cub Scouts reflected on […]

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To celebrate the summer holidays we have gathered 5 of our favourite creative activities for a summer full of arts and kindness! Taken from our Arts & Kindness week school pack we have adapted the following activities to be explored by the whole family. 1. Design a community kindness map! Ingredients: Large sheet of lining […]

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(Anti)social media & kindness in action I was lucky enough to be able to attend the Wild Conference a few weeks ago, a 2 day outdoor conference hosted by award-winning theatre company Slung Low. All of the talks from the conference are now available online and I would highly recommend a listen. One of the […]

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The January the Arts and Prosocial behaviour Group (APRG) meeting took on a slightly different format to previous meetings. Adam James (an artist and PhD researcher at the University of Kent), hosted a non-verbal LARP (live action role-play) for the group. Adam is currently exploring the potential of LARP as a tool for encouraging new forms […]

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There are far too many inspirational women out there to count, but here at People United we have collected 10 examples of the women who are inspiring us and spurring us on to be the best we can be!   Nigel Poor inspiring Stacie Lee Bennett-Worth Nigel is a internationally exhibited visual artist whose work […]

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Last year, we were contacted by Ian Farr a PhD student at the University of Kent who wanted help to attempt to break the world record for the largest amount of folded paper hearts to raise awareness and funds for the Molly McLaren Foundation and Cardiac Risk in the Young.   The project bought together […]

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From the freedom of the road, to the rage that lurks within us all, our head of creative programmes, Liz Flynn, shares a tale of how a close encounter changed her perspective of her daily commute. I drive about 300 miles a week. Not an unusual amount, and not an unusual route, I am simply […]

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At People United we often work with young people and our we love to celebrate and recognise their achievements. One way we do this,  is through the Arts Award framework as an Arts Award centre. Over the past few months we have been investigating the possibility of creating a really useful resource to help young […]

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We are delighted to announce that of our Artist Commission project Home will be shown next week on Monday 21 January 2019 on BBC 1 Inside Out South East at 7:30pm. Inside Out came to the opening of our exhibition in Ashford and interviewed artist Anna Ray and some of the amazing women involved with the project. Home – commissioned by People United, the Diocese […]

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During my visit to the University of Toronto, I explored some of the neighbourhoods in the city and even managed to squeeze in a trip to Montreal over the long Victoria day weekend in May. Montreal is the 2nd largest city in Canada and it has a completely different feel to Toronto. For one thing, […]

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