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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People United’s Becky Vincer and Shazza Ali have written an article for TES Magazine celebrating the research and methodology of our Arts & Kindness Weeks. You can read it below or listen online here. Caped crusader’s mission to promote kindness in schools An unlikely superhero is bringing a creative approach to the promotion of empathy […]

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Home is where the art is. An exhibition at The Beaney House of Art and Knowledge- until 13th October. Home, an exciting collection of artwork created by award-winning textile artist Anna Ray, with recently resettled Syrian mothers and long-term Ashford based mothers, is currently showing at The Beaney House of Art and Knowledge in Canterbury. Home […]

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Please note- this job advert has now closed. We are heading into an exciting phase of development here at People United and we are looking for some additional help to move forward into our next chapter. We have an exciting opportunity for an organised individual to join our team; to help with the day-to-day running of […]

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We are excited to release a brand new animated short film created by Beavers and Cub Scouts. It is all about the stories told by 6-10 year olds when asked ‘what is an important act of kindness?’  The stop-motion animation is a compilation of short stories where kind deeds are played out by all sorts of characters from space dogs to rollerblading pals. The Beaver and Cub Scouts reflected on […]

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People United are launching two brand new resources to support young people to achieve Arts Awards with an arts and kindness theme. We are delighted to launch Discovering Kindness and Exploring Kindness at a time when more and more young people are engaging in social action movements such as the #iwill campaign and youth climate […]

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To celebrate the summer holidays we have gathered 5 of our favourite creative activities for a summer full of arts and kindness! Taken from our Arts & Kindness week school pack we have adapted the following activities to be explored by the whole family. 1. Design a community kindness map! Ingredients: Large sheet of lining […]

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(Anti)social media & kindness in action I was lucky enough to be able to attend the Wild Conference a few weeks ago, a 2 day outdoor conference hosted by award-winning theatre company Slung Low. All of the talks from the conference are now available online and I would highly recommend a listen. One of the […]

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Exploring Kindness: Part 2  Following on from our Project Coordinator’s previous blog, Becky shares the activities which Newington’s youth group Chill Club did to achieve their Arts Award Explore and try out a new Arts & Kindness theme. Part C – Create Make a piece of artwork and record the process Two young people at Chill […]

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