Be Kind are a collection of workshops and projects which champion kindness as a fundamental tool to look after ourselves and the world around us. Whether they are building villages of kindness or thinking about being kind to themselves, artists work with youth coaches in the session to empower participants to apply the workshop content into their everyday life.
The Village of Kindness
Autumn 2019 Kingston upon Thames
600 children and young people will collaborate to reimagine what a town looks like if its central currency is kindness. Their work will be on exhibition at the Stanley Picker Gallery for Children and Arts Week 2020.
A Village of Kindness
Participants will work with drama and dance practitioners to explore what it feels like to be kind.
How do you get your body ready to be kind?
How do you use your voice to be kind?
How can being kind help the people around you?
What does a kind place look like?
Through a series of workshops, participants will explore new ways to use kindness to combat loneliness and compliment urban regeneration. They will come together to in a mock urban regeneration town plan event, where the towns biggest currency is kindness.
Alongside the arts practitioners, participants will have access to a youth coach. This will allow them to identify and reflect on their learning around kindness.
A Village of Kindness completes a two year commission from Kingston Council to look at urban regeneration whilst offering The Arts Award. All projects will be documented and be available for future use in 2020.
We are currently recruiting Kingston schools for this project. For more details please email firstname.lastname@example.org