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Download Art Pack#3(27 Sept 20) 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 to colour block rather than printing them off.
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Download Art Pack #2(5 Sept 20)
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Download Art Pack #1(17 Aug 20)
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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

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

A link to Becca’s third art pack (monochromatic colour) is on our website. Ask Andy if you want to join the next Zoom art catch-up (Tues 20th 1.30) or have a pack posted.

From December we have new premises in Leek (in rear part of Leek Health Centre, Fountain St). Though not ideal (use of a large activity space Wednesdays only) they provide a shared office and good storage.

Although Andy’s promised questionnaire keeps evolving as the Covid situation changes, she hopes to circulate it this month, to gauge what’s been helpful and plan for the future.

Covid situation and regulations permitting, the Town Council has invited BV to stage a 2-day drop-in arts event, 23/24 October, in the former Tourist Info Office. Following all guidelines, participants can design Women’s Land Army-style posters with Sarah Males.


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