Posts Tagged ‘kindness’

Positively Playful

June 26, 2009

‘Play me I’m yours’ were the words stenciled on the side of the well worn upright piano leaning against a tree on a grassy patch in Moorgate.  So we rolled up and gave it a go.  And just like that, we got a little boost. Playing the piano under a tree in the centre of London is certainly not something you experience every day, but it is certainly something that makes you smile and think, ‘What a great city! Life is good.’ This is just another example of random happenings in London designed to bring happiness and spontaneity into our lives. The pianos are brought to us by www.streetpianos.co.uk and can be seen and played all over London until July 13th when the well worn ivories will be donated to schools and community groups. Want to give it a go – click here for a map of where to find the street pianos.

It is positive initiatives like this and ilikeucoz – and countless other activities – that are making the world a happier place one click (or plink) at a time.

Dave playing streetpianos.co.uk

Dave playing streetpianos.co.uk

ilikeucoz at Kindival – a video

June 4, 2009

Thanks to Tom and thegogooderarmy for this short video interview at Kindival:

One of a Kind-ival

April 27, 2009

In the words of Dave from The Kindness Offensive, “We are stuck in a positive upward spiral.” What a cool concept. I like it. This is really what Kindival was all about on Saturday – spreading positivity and simply just being kind. kindivalposters3

And ilikeucoz was there, along with some amazing students from the Chelsea College of Art & Design who were painting bananas pink, creating indoor-outdoor daydreaming spaces and generally entertaining the crowds, as well as Christian Steel, comedian and actor, Louise Burfitt-Dons of The World Kindness Movement and others who came along to ‘fight’ the corner of kindness.

Here are some photos from the event:

Kindness is Contagious

April 24, 2009

The sun is shining. It’s Friday. Kindness is running rampant in London.

Since ilikeucoz was founded, we’ve had our eyes peeled for other ‘feel-good’ initiatives going on out there. And what we’ve found lately is that there is clearly a kindness movement afoot in Britain. Yes, it’s true! This week alone, kindness runneth over.

First, there’s the Absolut Kindness initiative sponsored by Absolut Vodka – where they’ve been promoting their vision that cash can be replaced by acts of kindness in an ‘Absolut World’. So all around London this week, cinema tickets, coffee, fruit and veg and — you guessed it — vodka drinks (in some Shorditch and Soho bars last night), were sold for energetic whoops and kind greetings instead of cash. Great idea! And who doesn’t like free stuff? Makes me smile.

Then, on Saturday (tomorrow, don’t miss it!), Kindival is the event to go to if you want to continue the good vibes. It’s a first-time event sponsored by Channel 4s Battlefront initiative, and it’s dedicated to promoting Random Acts of Kindness, championed by student campaigner Tom Robbins. kindival londonAnd the best part is that Kindival organisers love ilikeucoz and have invited us to exhibit at the event and introduce people to what we’re doing to make Britain (and the world) a place where people feel free to give spontaneous compliments to one another. Exciting isn’t it? Fabio and I will be down at Chelsea School of Art and Design at Kindival all day showing off ilikeucoz and spreading the love. If you’re milling around town, stop in and say hello (it’s free to attend).

Also – if you come across other ‘kind’ initiatives happening in London or around the world, please let us know at info[AT]ilikeucoz[DOT]com

With the great weather this week putting huge smiles on people’s faces, you can practically feel the kindness spreading across London. We definitely think there’s a trend developing here and ilikeucoz is loving being at the forefront of it. It is definitely contagious.

To close, enjoy the slick video from Absolut to promote their Absolut Kindness campaign.

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