People United and Compton Verney want to commission an artist or artist collective to celebrate and explore how humour can positively effect emotions and behaviour. Where The grounds of Compton Verney, an art gallery and parkland in Warwickshire. When August– September 2020.  The successful artist(s) will need to be available to start immediately with most […]

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The third in our series of responses to a prompt card from our resource Navigating with Kindness comes from artist and People United Trustee, Maria Amidu (pictured). We asked Maria to consider the card “are you living your values?” which is pictured below, along with the following prompts: Are your core principles and values being […]

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Our admin assistant Gemma wrote this reflection piece in response to Liz Flynn’s recent blog (which you can read here).   Finding the value in slowing down has been important for Gemma as she settles into a new routine working from home…   Liz’s wonderful blog reminds us all of the value in pacing ourselves […]

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The second in our new series of responses to the prompt cards from our resource Navigating with Kindness comes from former Head of Creative Programmes at People United, and now People United Trustee, Liz Flynn.   We asked Liz to consider the card “slow down” (pictured below), with the following prompt: It’s easy to keep focused […]

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The first in our new series of responses to the prompt cards from our resource Navigating with Kindness comes from writer and performer Bernadette Russell.   We asked Bernadette to consider the prompt “pay attention” (from the card pictured below).  She came back with the following blog, which encourages us to pay attention to the good […]

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Last November we published our third research report, Taking Care- The Art of Kindness. To accompany the report we produced a companion resource called Navigating with Kindness – a metaphorical map that reflects the different kinds of terrains and journeys you might experience in the life of a creative project and a set of beautifully […]

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Kindness strengthens connections and creates a sense of community, in turn it nurtures hope, resilience and positivity. During this challenging time of uncertainty, physical distancing and social isolation, intentional acts of kindness are having a radically positive impact on our lives. “We need to think about kindness more than ever, not just as something soft […]

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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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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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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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