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



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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.





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.




We’re grateful to Cllr Dani Ogden for a box of (superior) biscuits to start 2016 & a donation to support our writers.

Owing to unforeseen medical circumstances, Richard Egan has had to postpone his 200+ mile (intended Aug 29 - Sept 5), Coast to Coast cycle challenge for BV. New date probably spring 2016. You can still sponsor Richard (forms at BV) or here



The February 2016 newsletter has been added on the newsletter page (31/1/2016)

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Feb 2016

The ceramic Green Man heads should look incredible when they’re fired. See a taster of work-in-progress inside.

During January’s catch-up session, some people kindly painted previous clay work – little market stalls & their wares.

Gordon MacLellan returns this month for 4 workshops to create a cast of characters from Leek’s past. The medium will be small, decorated papier-mache figures.

Our weekly, free art sessions at the Hub (opp. Moorlands House, Stockwell St) on Thursdays 2.00-4.00pm are open to all. Led this month by Cathie Powell-Davies. More info, ask Andy.

Our thanks to Alan Barrett for stepping in to lead the writing group after Pam retired.