Hello, I’m Gemma and I joined People United a couple of months ago. In keeping with the season I’d like to use my Kindness Column to talk about one of my favourite Christmas stories – A Christmas Carol. A Christmas Carol is one of the most famous works of fiction in the world. In addition […]

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One week on from our first one-day symposium Provoking Change: The Arts and Kindness Conversation we are delighted to be able to share these visual minutes with you. They were drawn live on the day by the super talented Raquel Durán from More than Minutes. Click on the image above to view a fullscreen version. […]

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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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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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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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