Expressive Arts Programme
2012 - 2014 The Lloyds TSB Foundation, England and Wales, currently supports the Tuesday afternoon programme of Expressive Arts workshops which feature a wide variety of media. more..
Voice of the Moorlands
This Park Art follow-on project, again supported by PDSDF, concentrates on the how people in the Staffordshire Moorlands talk and tell their stories. more..
A Breath of Fresh Air
2010 - 2012 Through a wide variety of arts activities we gave people gentle encouragement to be more physically active and enjoy their environment. more..
Park Art-a View from Haregate
The Peak District Sustainable Development Fund (PDSDF) gave a grant to encourage both people from Haregate and regular Borderland Voices participants to learn more about the National Park. more..
Land of the Churnet
In Nov 2007 Borderland Voices started a new, 2-year project supported by Give it Sum. It follows BV's successful Rivers of Life Project and, like all BV's work, aimed to promote mental well-being by bringing out people's creativity. more..
Constellations of the Churnet
As part of the Land of the Churnet project, Borderland Voices took part in the Night Stations project with Charles Monkhouse which culminated in our participants having their own constellations drawn across the Staffordshire Roaches. more..
In February we succeeded in raising funding from Staffordshire County Council (Closing the Gap Fund ) for a nine-month project to deliver a series of arts activities to children living in and around the Haregate estate in Leek, an area of high deprivation. more..
Working in partnership with the local health care community we offerd a range of creative arts activities for the benefit of referred clients and aimed to promote a wider understanding of the benefits of arts activities for mental well-being. more..
Rivers of Life
This project was inspired by the spectacular river landscape around Leek and combines expeditions to different river sites with creative workshops in various art forms including music, writing and visual art. more...
Journeys of the Mind
Over two years Borderland Voices clients produced artwork and writing as a sequel to our 2001 publication 'Landscapes of the Mind'. This new publication has now been published and is available for sale. more...
This compilation of river sounds, music and words was inspired by the Manifold River. River sounds and images were captured on digital equipment at Wetton Mill and then transferred onto computers at the Warslow Online Centre. more...
LANDSCAPES OF THE MIND
Landscapes of the Mind
Our recent publication 'Landscapes of the Mind' invites the reader to travel with us on a quest towards an inner world that may shock and disturb, delight and depress, stir to laughter and tears. more....
A Long Way from Home
With the help of funding from Market Towns Initiative, in May 2004 Borderland Voices published the book of Polish reminiscence, 'A Long Way from Home'. The book was launched at Leek Library and followed by a celebratory evening organised by the local Polish community. more....
A fascinating and engrossing venture that we have been working on since last year is a reminiscence project with the local Polish community, many of whom lived at the camp in Blackshaw Moor, near Leek in the years following the Second World War. more...
In June 2004 Borderland Voices achieved funding from Awards for All for this project. We planned a series of participatory workshops mainly at the John Hall Garden and at the Kniveden Garden on the outskirts of Leek. Both gardens are run by the Social Enterprise Project in partnership with Rethink. more...
Joan Jones’s family kindly divided donations in her memory between a hospice & BV. We received £210 which will augment current Awards for All funding, as it doesn’t cover all writing costs.
Jim & Margaret Boston, Tony’s parents, dropped by last month. They made a most generous £300 donation in Tony’s memory to support the art group in 2017
Mary King, a long-standing member of our writing group has been selected as one of the winners of The Poetry Business Book & Pamphlet Competition (see www.poetrybusiness.co.uk). more
Viv Young is ‘Highly Commended’ at County Awards Ceremony
NEW ON WEBSITE
The March 2017 newsletter has been added on the newsletter page (1/3/2017)
FORTHCOMING EVENTS March 2017
Diary Date: N Staffs Voice Forum (subject: PALS – Patient Advice & Liaison Service) Wed. 29 March 1.30 Pennybank House.
The 2017 calendar is in stock, a credit to the artists& writers who contributed. The very reasonable price is £2.50
(or £3.70 including postage). It makes a lovely gift.