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We are starting an exciting new Project -The Land Girls

Beginning when the Women's Land Army restarted in 1939, we will seek out reminiscences; these may come from those who, as local country children, encountered the Land Girls, or descendants of Land Girls who settled in the area. This research will generate podcasts and inspire creative activity (writing, art, photography) for an exhibition and booklet.NLHF logo

Owing to the pandemic all face to face activities have been suspended. We are however using media to keep in touch please contact us for details using these temporary methods:Phone: 01538 528708 (calls come up on Andy’s tablet; she will respond to numbers she knows and picks up messages weekly)
New mobile: 07760 138395 (use Whatsapp if possible, as Andy’s mobile signal is poor at home)
Email: info@borderlandvoices.org.uk
Website: www.borderlandvoices.org.uk
Borderland Voices contact Andy Collins: working from home

NEWS Aug 2020

Thanks, Bonnie: our former trustee, member and Zoom host has moved to the Netherlands. All welcome on Zoom: contact Andy.

Ask Andy if you want an e-copy of our 2019-20 illustrated story. At July’s AGM trustees adopted Andy’s illustrated ‘story’ of BV 2019-2020

Our thanks to Bob: he’s retired after 10 years but remains as Treasurer. Our new Chair, historian Dr Pauline
Elkes, is looking forward to the Land Girls project.

Richard Godley and Catherine Croney lead on our Lottery funded ‘Land Girls’ project. Richard is posting
historic photos like the one inside on our Facebook page.

Any return to Bank House is still uncertain. Many writers can
‘Zoom’ but organised visual art activities have been sparse
(though see the hearts inside). Volunteer Becca is developing art packs with themes and guidance. If yours doesn’t arrive in the post by mid-month, contact Andy


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.

Every Tuesday Morning 10-30 to 12-30 we run Creative Writing Sessions at our base Bank House St Edwards Street Leek

Every Tuesday afternoon 1-30 to 3-30 we run Creative Art Sessions at our base Bank House.

Every Monday morning 10-30 to 12-30 a Patchwork Group operates at Bank House.

Every Thursday Morning 10-30 to 12-30 a self help Art Group runs at Bank House.

If you are interested in any of these activities contact us as below.

Queens Award for Charity Services logoBorderland Voices was awarded the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service in 2017. That is the MBE for Charities