People United’s Kind Places & Spaces project explores the positive impact that creative art & design can have in community spaces. We’re particularly interested in looking at how these creative interventions might spread positive messages, bring people together and encourage communities to think or behave in a pro-social way. You can find out more here. […]

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People United’s Kind Places & Spaces project explores the positive impact that creative art & design can have in community spaces. We’re particularly interested in looking at how these creative interventions might spread positive messages, bring people together and encourage communities to think or behave in a pro-social way. You can find out more here. […]

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People United and Compton Verney Art Gallery & Park are delighted to announce that Birmingham-based street-artist, Foka Wolf, will be exploring the theme of Humour with local people from the West-Midlands. Foka Wolf is an anonymous Birmingham based urban artist who has been pasting their work on the streets for over a decade. Their subject […]

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Steampunk Bob’s Videogram Express took place during the coronavirus lockdown. An intergenerational project, specifically created to respond to the impact of social distancing and shielding, it helped to connect people during a time of uncertainty when their usual routines were upturned and their physical interactions with friends and family were restricted. Before the COVID-19 pandemic […]

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A couple of months ago People United published an open call for creative ideas for our Kind Places & Spaces initiative, which will explore the positive impact that creative art & design interventions can have, with a particular focus on how they might: spread positive messages, bring people together and encourage communities to think and […]

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People United and Compton Verney want to commission an artist or artist collective to celebrate and explore how humour can positively effect emotions and behaviour. Where The grounds of Compton Verney, an art gallery and parkland in Warwickshire. When August– September 2020.  The successful artist(s) will need to be available to start immediately with most […]

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For the final piece in our Navigating with Kindness, COVID-19 response series, our CEO Janice McGuinness reflects on the series as a whole in the context of where we are now.   Janice wanted to respond to the prompt card “Celebrate”, pictured below and with the following prompts: Celebrating together builds confidence, trust and meaningful […]

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For the penultimate piece in our Navigating with Kindness COVID-19 response series we asked the young people from Newington’s Chill Club to reflect on life during lockdown and what it means to them moving forward.   Chill Club is a weekly youth club for children and young people aged 10-18 years at the Newington Community […]

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In April 2020, at the start of lockdown, People United invited those living and working in Canterbury, Herne Bay, Whitstable and the surrounding areas to take part in a collaborative online project,  ‘Kind Canterbury’. We asked people to notice, capture and share acts of kindness and to tell us about everyday heroes doing wonderful things […]

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In this response to our Navigating with Kindness series, poet Carly Jennings shares some personal reflections through her poetry.   Carly Jennings is a writer, author and poet. Her health crisis (of over 20 years) has been the catalyst for her creativity, kickstarting her passion for exploring wellbeing and mindfulness. Her knowledge – and resolve […]

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