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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Stacie, our Digital and Communications Coordinator, reflects on her time at Tate Exchange which took place from 29 – 31 May 2019. The theme of this year’s Tate Exchange at Tate Modern was Movement. As soon as I arrived at the stairwell that leads you to the 5th floor of the Blavatnik building, my ears […]

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We are all Kindness Champions! Guest blog by Emma Gold – Arts Coordinator and Year 2 teacher at St Stephen’s Infant School – on the impact of People United’s Arts & Kindness week. St. Stephen’s Infant School is a vibrant three form entry school in the cathedral city of Canterbury. We are a school with a […]

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Following on from our Discovering Arts Award blog our Project Coordinator Becky shares the ways in which the youth group ‘Chill Club’ explored and achieved their award through 20 hours of arts participation, learning and reflection. In this post she focuses on researching artists or craftspeople – focusing on pro-sociality – and how the group shared their […]

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Twelve years since People United’s beginnings and several years since moving into our office and it’s safe to say, we have accumulated a lot of ‘stuff’ along the way. Since our inception we’ve collected countless cupboards worth of paperwork, postcards, photographs, fan letters (really!), files and keepsakes, but with office space at a premium, we knew […]

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Our Operations Manager, Charlotte, shares her story of how a stranger helped her overcome her fears and get back to nature in her column ‘Social Media and the Kindness of Mermaids.’ Yes this tail does include a real life mermaid!  Social media. It sometimes feels like we can’t move these days for hearing about it. Yet […]

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Our Project Coordinator Becky shares her experiences of working with a youth group to achieve their Discover Arts Awards with a kindness theme. Newington’s Chill Club is a hub of activity. Every Monday night the young people who attend are encouraged to take lead on the kind of activities on offer. The group meet in […]

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The Philharmonia Orchestra are in residency at the Marlowe Theatre and this spring they will be bringing a six week (18 March – 28 April) digital and interactive installation of Holst’s The Planets to the Sidney Cooper Gallery in Canterbury, as well as hosting a performance of The Planets on 5 May 2019. As part […]

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Our 2018 Self-Identity commissioned artists Sarah Cole & Annis Joslin were invited to Brighton’s brilliant centre for Contemporary Art to continue their collaboration. Below they give us an account of what took place over the residency. In March we undertook a Making Spaces residency at Fabrica, in Brighton, entitled The Light & The Load. The […]

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The January the Arts and Prosocial behaviour Group (APRG) meeting took on a slightly different format to previous meetings. Adam James (an artist and PhD researcher at the University of Kent), hosted a non-verbal LARP (live action role-play) for the group. Adam is currently exploring the potential of LARP as a tool for encouraging new forms […]

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