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


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We've moved!

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








February 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.





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.




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.

Our ‘neighbours’ on the ground floor of Bank House are Juniper who deliver training to young people aged 18-25. We’re invited to pop round to their Official Opening on February 13.

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


The February 2018 newsletter has been added on the newsletter page (5/2/2018)

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

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If you wish to raise anything with the trustees, the next Trustees’ meeting is on 12 February. Either speak to Andy or give her a letter for the trustees beforehand.

We still have a handful of our beautiful 2018 calendars left, just £3.00 (or £4.20 incl postage).

For the whole of 2018, we’ve received funding from the SW Peak
Landscape Partnership (Heritage Lottery).

Until March we also have monies from County/District Cllr Charlotte Atkins.

In bad weather, ring about 10.15 to check Andy has arrived.