Janice, our CEO, wrote a blog for Arts Council England which was published on Random Acts of Kindness Day. It was part of a longer piece which she wanted to share here in our latest Kindness Column.   Earlier this month we celebrated Random Acts of Kindness Day. It was a day when we heard […]

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When we hosted our first symposium (Provoking Change: The Arts and Kindness Conversation) back in November, we enlisted our brilliant colleague Matt Wilson to take photos on the day. From working with Matt before we knew he’d capture the atmosphere of the event and, needless to say, we’re delighted with the results. Here is a […]

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Over the next 5 weeks we’ll be reflecting, sharing, and inspiring our followers to find out more about our research into Arts and Kindness. We’re delighted to start by sharing the trailer for a new film about our first symposium, Provoking Change: The Arts and Kindness Conversation, which took place back in November. This trailer […]

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Hello, I’m Gemma and I joined People United a couple of months ago. In keeping with the season I’d like to use my Kindness Column to talk about one of my favourite Christmas stories – A Christmas Carol. A Christmas Carol is one of the most famous works of fiction in the world. In addition […]

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One week on from our first one-day symposium Provoking Change: The Arts and Kindness Conversation we are delighted to be able to share these visual minutes with you. They were drawn live on the day by the super talented Raquel Durán from More than Minutes. Click on the image above to view a fullscreen version. […]

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Arts and Kindness in Practice: An Introduction Join us for this unique exploration of the role of the arts in growing kindness. Do you want to know more about how Arts and Kindness are connected? Would you like to learn skills and techniques about how to apply kindness to your work, based on psychological research? […]

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We formally launched our third research report at our symposium on Tuesday 12th November 2019, and we have now launched it online. And better yet, it is FREE to download.  This has been a long time in the making and we are very proud of the voices and perspectives that have shaped this report and […]

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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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We are very excited to announce that we have a whole host of brilliant speakers and facilitators joining us for our 2019 symposium Provoking Change: The Arts & Kindness conversation. The day will be jam packed full of provocation, conversation and debate and below we introduce the array of speakers who will be in attendance at […]

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Becky, our Creative Programmes Coordinator, talks about taking fun seriously in the People United office. Last year at the end of our 2018 commission programme one of the partners reflected on their experience and said that they regretted not being present for more workshops. She said that often there were other things to do at […]

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