Arts and Prosocial Research Group meeting | September, 2018 On Monday 24th September the Arts & Prosocial behaviour Group (APRG) met for their first meeting of the new academic year. This interdisciplinary group brings together academics, students, artists, and practitioners to explore how the arts (in its many forms) can nurture prosocial behaviour, acts of […]

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Anna Ray has been working with mothers in Ashford on the Artist Commission: Home. The group is made up of migrant mothers from Syria and long-term resident mothers from Ashford. In this blog Anna shares some of the ways they have been working with embroidery to explore the theme. Home Blog: The Home Within Ourselves Everything […]

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Call Out: Artist or Designer Wanted! Create Arts & Kindness Themed Arts Award ‘Logbooks’ with a Ramsgate Youth Club Artist Brief People United is looking for a talented artist or designer to work with a youth group called ‘Chill Club’ in Newington, Ramsgate to co-create arts and kindness themed ‘logbooks’ for Arts Award Discover and […]

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Chief Executive Officer Full-time, permanent, starting salary c. £37,000 p.a. depending on experience. During her four and a half years with us, our current Chief Executive Officer has steered the charity successfully through our founder’s planned departure and an exciting time of organisational growth.  With an expanding team, a new Business Plan and four years […]

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Artist Anna Ray reflects on the start of the ‘home‘ commission with mothers from Ashford. In my research for the ‘Home’ commission I have considered the wealth of making and artistry in Syria. The Syrian government gifted Queen Elizabeth II thirty yards of Nassan Brothers’ silk brocade for her wedding gown. Indigenous crafts can also […]

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I’ve been doing a social developmental Psychology PhD at the University of Kent in collaboration with People United for 2 and a half years now. My PhD focuses on how children develop positive emotions and how positive emotions can lead to positive behaviour. I’m especially interested in how children respond to moral, beautiful or virtuous […]

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How are we connected and how are we different? FREE events 30 May, 31 May & 1 June 12-5pm As a Tate Exchange Associate we are delighted to be joining our partners Canterbury Christchurch University, University of Kent and Valleys Kids to explore the idea of the ‘other’ – asking how are we similar or […]

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People United’s 2018 commissions will be exploring the themes of Home and Self-Identity. They will be run in association with Diocese of Canterbury and Ashford Borough Council and supported by Arts Council England (Home) and Joining Hands, Joining Hearts, and supported by Paul Hamlyn Foundation and Optivo (Self-Identity). The artists chosen to lead these commissions […]

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In this blog environmental artist & experimental photographer Karen Simpson and filmmaker / photographer / artist Nicholas Godsell contemplate their recent stay at Hut 136, which was a bid to step away from their hectic everyday lives and take time to investigate slower and more considered creative pursuits… Teatime and Tide Part 4 – Inside […]

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Our charity fundraising quiz took place on 15th March at Augustine Hall, Canterbury. To be honest, we’ve never run a charity quiz before, so it was a huge learning curve for the whole team; creating quiz questions, asking for raffle prizes, finding a quiz master, the the order of the evening – dressing the venue, […]

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