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

 

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May 2020 Newsletter

Annual Report 2018-19

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

FREEDOM

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.

Paul

     

HEADLINES

Although we can’t use our Home Base currently, we still pay rent and are supported by:
You
BV is so grateful for individual donations, large and small. Your contributions, made weekly until recently, are still helping to keep our services going although for now these are offered remotely via email and letter.

NEW ON WEBSITE

The May 2020 newsletter has been added on the newsletter page

The 2018-19 Annual report has been added to the newsletter page

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NEWS

Our thanks to Bonnie who hosts the Zoom writing group Tuesdays 10.30am - 12 noon-ish. She has also offered to post collated writing to those not on the internet. All welcome on Zoom – contact Andy.

Participants have individual lists of group members to keep in touch with (phone, WhatsApp group, email, post, Zoom) as they prefer. Contact Andy to join in any way.

Contact Andy if you would like an art ‘starter pack’ (envelopes + post-card sized cards).
Please email photos of your art to Andy for future newsletters.
To contact Andy: email is easiest or work mobile (07760 138395) preferably using WhatsApp.

We are grateful to the Community Council of Staffordshire for funding Zoom & the work smartphone. We are also proud to announce a 2-year Lottery funded project – details next time.