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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During my visit to the University of Toronto, I explored some of the neighbourhoods in the city and even managed to squeeze in a trip to Montreal over the long Victoria day weekend in May. Montreal is the 2nd largest city in Canada and it has a completely different feel to Toronto. For one thing, […]

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We were thrilled to open an exhibition sharing the work of Home, an ambitious Artist Commission project we delivered in partnership with the Diocese of Canterbury and Ashford Borough Council. The exhibition was a celebration of work produced by award-winning textile artist Anna Ray with recently resettled Syrian and local mothers in Ashford, exploring themes of ‘home’ […]

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Our 2018 Self-Identity and Home artist commission projects are coming to an end and last weekend Sarah Cole and Annis Joslin (of Self-Identity) penned a reflection of their time with the project participants; discussing things that they have learned and the thought-provoking artwork that they have created. Read their final ‘Messy Business’ blog, below. Landing  We are […]

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