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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There are far too many inspirational women out there to count, but here at People United we have collected 10 examples of the women who are inspiring us and spurring us on to be the best we can be!   Nigel Poor inspiring Stacie Lee Bennett-Worth Nigel is a internationally exhibited visual artist whose work […]

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Last year, we were contacted by Ian Farr a PhD student at the University of Kent who wanted help to attempt to break the world record for the largest amount of folded paper hearts to raise awareness and funds for the Molly McLaren Foundation and Cardiac Risk in the Young.   The project bought together […]

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From the freedom of the road, to the rage that lurks within us all, our head of creative programmes, Liz Flynn, shares a tale of how a close encounter changed her perspective of her daily commute. I drive about 300 miles a week. Not an unusual amount, and not an unusual route, I am simply […]

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At People United we often work with young people and our we love to celebrate and recognise their achievements. One way we do this,  is through the Arts Award framework as an Arts Award centre. Over the past few months we have been investigating the possibility of creating a really useful resource to help young […]

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We are delighted to announce that of our Artist Commission project Home will be shown next week on Monday 21 January 2019 on BBC 1 Inside Out South East at 7:30pm. Inside Out came to the opening of our exhibition in Ashford and interviewed artist Anna Ray and some of the amazing women involved with the project. Home – commissioned by People United, the Diocese […]

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At the beginning of the ‘Home’ project I purchased fifty metres of white cotton fabric to use in the workshops. Over the course of seven months this cloth has been torn up, written on, painted, stamped, drawn on, projected over, folded, hung, draped, layered, tied, punctured, stitched, appliquéd and gathered. We have expressed our feelings, […]

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People United and Joining Hands, Joining Hearts announce the completion of their commission, Self-Identity, with artists Sarah Cole and Annis Joslin. But this is not the end…

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