Over the past year People United has created an award-winning programme of work in response to the Coronavirus pandemic, established an ambitious new mission, and redefined the core values of our organisation. It’s also been a year of challenge and uncertainty for everybody. There is now even more relevance and urgency to our work – […]

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In this blog Foka Wolf reflects on their commission exploring humour with People United and Compton Verney  alongside sketches and design drafts of the final art trail they created called The Open Arms. Foka Wolf x People United x Compton Verney In the Summer of 2020, I received the fantastic news that I’d been chosen […]

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We’re delighted to have been selected as one of the Co-Op’s Local Community Funds for the next year. If you’re a Co-Op member you can support us by logging in to your membership account and selecting People United as your local cause. Even if you don’t live locally to Canterbury, you can still select us […]

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We are delighted to announce the appointment of Clare Callan as People United’s new Creative Programmes Producer. Clare comes to us with an incredibly rich creative background, having worked in arts and culture for over 12 years. Clare is currently Season Producer at Free Word, a London-based organisation and venue that explores the power and […]

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People United’s Kind Places & Spaces project explores the positive impact that creative art & design can have in community spaces. We’re particularly interested in looking at how these creative interventions might spread positive messages, bring people together and encourage communities to think or behave in a pro-social way. You can find out more here. […]

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A couple of months ago People United published an open call for creative ideas for our Kind Places & Spaces initiative, which will explore the positive impact that creative art & design interventions can have, with a particular focus on how they might: spread positive messages, bring people together and encourage communities to think and […]

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People United and Compton Verney want to commission an artist or artist collective to celebrate and explore how humour can positively effect emotions and behaviour. Where The grounds of Compton Verney, an art gallery and parkland in Warwickshire. When August– September 2020.  The successful artist(s) will need to be available to start immediately with most […]

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A message from our CEO regarding the recruitment of a Creative Programmes Producer to the People United team:   In light of the current government advice around self-isolation/social distancing, which understandably restricts social contact and therefore People United’s ability to continue working to the timescales and plans we had in place, I have decided that […]

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Arts and Kindness in Practice: An Introduction Join us for this unique exploration of the role of the arts in growing kindness. Do you want to know more about how Arts and Kindness are connected? Would you like to learn skills and techniques about how to apply kindness to your work, based on psychological research? […]

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We formally launched our third research report at our symposium on Tuesday 12th November 2019, and we have now launched it online. And better yet, it is FREE to download.  This has been a long time in the making and we are very proud of the voices and perspectives that have shaped this report and […]

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