Thank you to Joan Jones's family for their kind donation
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.
Joan Jones’s family kindly divided donations in her memory between a hospice & BV. We received £210 which will augment current Awards for All funding, as it doesn’t cover all writing costs.
Jim & Margaret Boston, Tony’s parents, dropped by last month. They made a most generous £300 donation in Tony’s memory to support the art group in 2017
Mary King, a long-standing member of our writing group has been selected as one of the winners of The Poetry Business Book & Pamphlet Competition (see www.poetrybusiness.co.uk). more
Viv Young is ‘Highly Commended’ at County Awards Ceremony
NEW ON WEBSITE
The March 2017 newsletter has been added on the newsletter page (1/3/2017)
FORTHCOMING EVENTS March 2017
Diary Date: N Staffs Voice Forum (subject: PALS – Patient Advice & Liaison Service) Wed. 29 March 1.30 Pennybank House.
The 2017 calendar is in stock, a credit to the artists& writers who contributed. The very reasonable price is £2.50
(or £3.70 including postage). It makes a lovely gift.