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Artist of the Month

We are having an experiment, each month we will introduce an artist to stimulate discussion at the Zoom art sessions. This month it is Photographer POLLY BORLAND

Examples of Polly's work
A bit about her

Art Activity Packs

Download Morph Art Pack#7 (18 Jan 21) by artist Becca Baddeley by clicking the links and print them off to participate in our Covid affected art group activities. Or you could create your own piece rather than printing them off.

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To access previous Art Activity Packs go HERE

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If you sign up for this then if you spend at a participating retailer a percentage comes to BV at no cost to BV or the supporter. You can install a link so that you don’t have to go via their website each time. If you search or visit a retailer that is in the scheme then it invites you to use the easyfundraising link automatically. It is especially lucrative if you switch energy supplier or broadband supplier using it. Even amazon participates (but at only 0.5%).

CAN YOU HELP? We are gathering information about the Women's Land Army in the Staffordshire Mooralnds
Details HERE


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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 Jan 2021

Zoom writing every Tues 10.30. All welcome, contact Andy.

You’ll find all Becca’s art packs on our website. Our next occasional Zoom art drop-in is on Tuesday 16th February 1.30-3.30; contact Andy for the Zoom link. This month Becca has introduced an ‘Artist of the Month’ to discuss during the session. The work of photographer Polly Borland relates to Morphing – the theme of the pack.

Andy was thrilled to receive a fabulous bouquet as a thank-you for moving premises; photo inside.

Our next Trustees’ Meeting takes place on Monday 15th February at 7.30pm (on Zoom). If you want to raise any
issues, please talk to Mark, Bill (or Andy) beforehand.

Gordon MacLellan has recorded a short video of BV words and images for the first phase of an international WWF project called ‘8 Billion’. More details next time.


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

Every Tuesday afternoon 1-30 to 3-30 we run Creative Art Sessions

Every Monday morning 10-30 to 12-30 a Patchwork Group

Every Thursday Morning 10-30 to 12-30 a self help Art Group runs

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