People United’s Becky Vincer and Shazza Ali have written an article for TES Magazine celebrating the research and methodology of our Arts & Kindness Weeks. You can read it below or listen online here. Caped crusader’s mission to promote kindness in schools An unlikely superhero is bringing a creative approach to the promotion of empathy […]

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We are excited to release a brand new animated short film created by Beavers and Cub Scouts. It is all about the stories told by 6-10 year olds when asked ‘what is an important act of kindness?’  The stop-motion animation is a compilation of short stories where kind deeds are played out by all sorts of characters from space dogs to rollerblading pals. The Beaver and Cub Scouts reflected on […]

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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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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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World Kindness Day 2018 | #proudtobekind A year on from the #bekindsigns campaign In 2017 People United gave away ten LED neon ‘be kind’ signs to inspire acts of kindness across the UK and start a #BeKindSigns revolution. People around the world created their own ‘be kind’ artworks and displayed them on World Kindness Day. […]

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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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Shazza Ali, research student (PhD) at the Centre for the Study of Group Processes at the University of Kent, gives us a fascinating glimpse into her world. PhD life is pretty diverse. The aim of a PhD is to contribute to the existing pool of knowledge and so the core process involves reading papers to see […]

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Our Project Assistant Becky Vincer gives ten People United inspired acts of kindness you can do this World Kindness Day. World Kindness Day might inspire you to have the confidence to do something extra special for someone else, but I wonder- can we go further? Here at People United we know that the arts activate […]

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People United’s CEO Tina Corri celebrates the highlights of launching our latest research report. Oh. What. A. Night. Wonderful people, lots of cake and some spine-tingling singing. And of course our new research report – which is now out in the world spreading our notion of radical kindness. Following years in the making (gathering content and […]

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