People United and Joining Hands, Joining Hearts announce the completion of their commission, Self-Identity, with artists Sarah Cole and Annis Joslin. But this is not the end…

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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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We were thrilled to open an exhibition sharing the work of Home, an ambitious Artist Commission project we delivered in partnership with the Diocese of Canterbury and Ashford Borough Council. The exhibition was a celebration of work produced by award-winning textile artist Anna Ray with recently resettled Syrian and local mothers in Ashford, exploring themes of ‘home’ […]

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On Monday 29th October the Arts & Prosocial behaviour Group (APRG) met for their second meeting of the academic year. This month we had our first international guest speaker, Dr. Chaio-l Tseng, a research associate in the Faculty of Linguistics and Literary Sciences at the University of Bremen. She gave a talk her ongoing project […]

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From Northwick Primary School: We have finished our ‘BeKind’ Mural which contains the hand print of every child in the school and many members of staff and parents.  The creatures were designed by the children.  It cheers up the school playground, even on a rainy day!  The link to the video our learning ambassadors made is below. […]

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This week we said ‘arrivederci’ to our outgoing Chief Executive Officer Tina Corri. Tina has been with People United for almost 5 years and during that time she has continued to build on our successful foundations and take the charity from strength to strength. Some of her highlights include growing the People United team, launching […]

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In 2017 People United rolled out it’s brand new arts and kindness mentoring scheme. The scheme is a unique 6-month personal and professional development programme supporting individuals living or working in Kent to make a positive difference in their communities through creativity. Below we read the reflective account of one of our 2017 mentee’s Sonnia. Can […]

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We are delighted to announce the appointment of Janice McGuinness as People United’s new Chief Executive Officer. Janice comes to People United with an incredibly rich and varied background, having worked in arts and culture for over 30 years. Janice’s career has embraced both large and small organisations, and multiple art forms. She was Assistant […]

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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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