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Have a look at this lovely video using artwork and audio generated by Borderland Voices Participants

Borderland Voices a varied palette


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 artist Pierre Bonnard
A bit about him

Art Activity Packs

Download Square Artwork Art Pack#11 (22 May 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.

Getting Started Steal their Style Template

To access previous Art Activity Packs go HERE

CAN YOU HELP? We are gathering information about the Women's Land Army in the Staffordshire Moorlands
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 Apr 2021

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

All Becca’s packs are on the website. This month’s Zoom art drop-in is on Tuesday 15th June 1.30-3.30; contact Andy for the Zoom link. The ‘Artist of the Month’ is Pierre Bonnard. Becca calls this pack ‘Steal their style’: use the examples of pop or narrative art or surrealism given to inspire your artwork.

New Leek mayor Lyn Swindlehurst has offered to donate to us this year ½ the funds raised by her mayoral charities. Thank you, Lyn.

Chair Pauline Elkes has organised use of display cases in Leek Library, 14th June - 31st July. We hope Richard Godley’s Land Army artefacts, photos etc. will encourage interest in the project.

If the ‘Covid Roadmap’ holds, we’ll have a stall at the Foxlowe’s HûG Festival, Sat 26th June, 10:00-16:00. Our Land Army hands-on art activity fits this Eco and Wellbeing day. It’s also raising funds to HûG the building in insulation and make it carbon neutral.


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