As our 2018 Self-Identity Artist Commission approaches its last few weeks, artists Sarah Cole and Annis Joslin share how they are finalising ideas with domestic violence support group Joining Hands, Joining Hearts (JHJH). Gearing Up We have just spent the day reviewing the video material we have so far, working out what else we might need, playing with […]

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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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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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After pausing for the summer holidays artist’s Sarah Cole and Annis Joslin think about what’s next for the Self-Identity Artist Commission with domestic violence support group Joining Hands, Joining Hearts (JHJH). Thinking Through the Mess of ideas, time, money and pain We have had a long summer break. We met a few weeks ago at […]

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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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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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