In 2017 People United launched a ‘be kind’ campaign leading up to World Kindness Day. To light up the UK with ‘be kind’ signs we commissioned the wonderful bag&bones to make ten LED neon signs and asked individuals, groups and organisations to apply to own one of the limited edition signs to display on World […]

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In its 21st year, International World Kindness Day is a recognised movement celebrated once a year on November 13th. It is a day for sharing inspirational stories of kindness, globally, and highlighting the strength of empathy, community and compassion especially in times of conflict and disconnect. It is a symbolic date in the People United […]

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Last year, we were contacted by Ian Farr a PhD student at the University of Kent who wanted help to attempt to break the world record for the largest amount of folded paper hearts to raise awareness and funds for the Molly McLaren Foundation and Cardiac Risk in the Young.   The project bought together […]

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At the beginning of the ‘Home’ project I purchased fifty metres of white cotton fabric to use in the workshops. Over the course of seven months this cloth has been torn up, written on, painted, stamped, drawn on, projected over, folded, hung, draped, layered, tied, punctured, stitched, appliquéd and gathered. We have expressed our feelings, […]

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Annis Joslin, AC2018 Self-Identity Artist. On a recent residential project I watched the wonderful Charlie Brown Halloween Special with a woman in her 20’s (who is also autistic). When it had finished she said how she was much too old to do trick or treating now and how much she missed it and how wished she could […]

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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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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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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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To celebrate World Kindness Day on Monday 13th November 2017 People United has given away ten LED neon ‘be kind’ signs across the UK including: a hospital on the Isle of Bute, Scotland; a Girlguiding group in Merseyside; a community cafe in Wiltshire; and a library in East Yorkshire.  The ten lucky recipients of the […]

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Join People United’s campaign to encourage people to ‘be kind’ This call to action is for everyone who feels that the world needs a bit more kindness. Whether they belong to a school, a neighbourhood, a group of friends or want to act individually the ‘be kind’ campaign has no boundaries. People United is a […]

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