Exploring Kindness: Part 2  Following on from our Project Coordinator’s previous blog, Becky shares the activities which Newington’s youth group Chill Club did to achieve their Arts Award Explore and try out a new Arts & Kindness theme. Part C – Create Make a piece of artwork and record the process Two young people at Chill […]

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Exploring Kindness : Part 1 Working with Chill Club in Newington, Ramsgate our Project Coordinator, Becky Vincer, led a series of workshops to support young people to achieve their Arts Award Discover. At the end of the project some of the young people were keen to keep working and so the Arts Award Explore Kindness […]

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Discover Part B & C | Arts Award Case Study Following on from the previous blog, our Project Coordinator Becky shares the ways in which the youth group ‘Chill Club’ achieved their Discover Arts Awards. In this post she focuses on Part B and C. Part B: Find Out Find out about at least one […]

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Scouting for Kindness in Canterbury People United have been working with three Scouting groups from the Canterbury district to explore ideas for a new Arts & Kindness badge. In 2013 we created a Kindness Challenge Badge for Girlguiding with two Brownie and Guide groups, since then it has always been an ambition of ours to explore the […]

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Stacie, our Digital and Communications Coordinator, reflects on her time at Tate Exchange which took place from 29 – 31 May 2019. The theme of this year’s Tate Exchange at Tate Modern was Movement. As soon as I arrived at the stairwell that leads you to the 5th floor of the Blavatnik building, my ears […]

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Following on from our Discovering Arts Award blog our Project Coordinator Becky shares the ways in which the youth group ‘Chill Club’ explored and achieved their award through 20 hours of arts participation, learning and reflection. In this post she focuses on researching artists or craftspeople – focusing on pro-sociality – and how the group shared their […]

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Twelve years since People United’s beginnings and several years since moving into our office and it’s safe to say, we have accumulated a lot of ‘stuff’ along the way. Since our inception we’ve collected countless cupboards worth of paperwork, postcards, photographs, fan letters (really!), files and keepsakes, but with office space at a premium, we knew […]

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Our Operations Manager, Charlotte, shares her story of how a stranger helped her overcome her fears and get back to nature in her column ‘Social Media and the Kindness of Mermaids.’ Yes this tail does include a real life mermaid!  Social media. It sometimes feels like we can’t move these days for hearing about it. Yet […]

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Our Project Coordinator Becky shares her experiences of working with a youth group to achieve their Discover Arts Awards with a kindness theme. Newington’s Chill Club is a hub of activity. Every Monday night the young people who attend are encouraged to take lead on the kind of activities on offer. The group meet in […]

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The Philharmonia Orchestra are in residency at the Marlowe Theatre and this spring they will be bringing a six week (18 March – 28 April) digital and interactive installation of Holst’s The Planets to the Sidney Cooper Gallery in Canterbury, as well as hosting a performance of The Planets on 5 May 2019. As part […]

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