Borderland Voices a charity promoting Health and Well-being through the Arts

 

Queen's Award logo

Andy is considering regular, twice-monthly evening drop-in sessions, possibly 2nd & 4th Wednesdays, 6-8pm.
A free, informal, self-help group, it’s provisionally entitled
C4 (Craft, Cross-stitch, Colouring & Chat).
Please let her know if you or anyone you know might be interested, so she can gauge demand.

We've moved!

Our new address is
Bank House, 20 St Edwards St, Leek, ST13 5DS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

April Newsletter

Annual Report 2016-17

 

 

 

Borderland Voices was founded in 1998 in Leek, Staffordshire and currently works across the Staffordshire Moorlands. Our aim is to promote mental health through the arts and to raise public awareness and understanding of mental health issues by delivering accessible arts projects and offering creative space for self-expression within a mutually supportive community.

 

 

 

FREEDOM

To write what
I did not know I need to say.
To hear, to read,
to keep mad dogs at bay.

Freedom to listen unbiased
by cold chandler's
false indoctrination's wax.

Alive. Alight. Not lax.

Freedom to breathe out again
expel past pain
and smile, and live again.

Paul

     

HEADLINES

Throughout 2018 we intend various events to celebrate BV’s
20th birthday – quite a milestone.

Andy sent a calendar to Buckingham Palace, c/o a lady-in-waiting who replied when the group sent writing to honour the Queen’s 90th birthday. See reply from Sandringham House inside.

If you know of any possible sponsors for BV, please tell Andy.

NEW ON WEBSITE

The April 2018 newsletter has been added on the newsletter page (3/4/2018)

The 2016-17 Annual report has been added to the newsletter page

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NEWS

Don’t forget Andy’s suggested twice-monthly evening drop-in sessions, possibly 2nd & 4th Wednesdays, 6-8pm,
provisionally called Craft, Cross-stitch, Colouring, Chat.
Please let her know if anyone is interested.
Our thanks to the Commissioner’s People Power Fund & Silver Social Action Fund (Staffs Community Foundation) which supported writing & art respectively until end March.
Our Official Opening (and launch of Pauline’s book) could take place in May, depending on the book’s publication date.
In bad weather, still ring about 10.15 to check Andy has arrived.
If you know of any possible sponsors for BV, please tell Andy. We’re always keen to find new ways to raise income.
Do consider coming to a meeting on 25th about a possible community project with international artist Sue Prince (see p2).