Our Arts Group has branched out into Animated Video! See the result on our new VideoArt page
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.
There are examples of everyones prints at Small Prints exhibition at ArtStop, Church St, Stoke, ST4 1BU ‘til 23 Oct
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
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
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The Oct 2016 newsletter has been added on the newsletter page (3/9/2016)
Caldon Canal day trip, 18th. Let Andy know a.s.a.p. if you’re coming. Bring packed lunch; camera useful.
Gavin McAlister, firstname.lastname@example.org or 07903-390898, formerly at Your Moorlands, is now setting up the Leek Food Co-op: cheaper, easier access to healthy food.
Richard’s Intro to Photography sessions (Fridays 1.30 – 3.30) are free & open to all. You don’t even need a camera.
Sheena kindly mounted examples of everyone’s prints for Small Prints exhibition at ArtStop, Church St, Stoke, ST4 1BU ‘til 23 Oct.
Sarah Males back this month as artist (as opposed to writer) gives her interpretation of recycled art.
Fun, info, activities, tasting & chance to get surplus apples juiced at Apple Fest on 8th at the Foxlowe.