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



Dove Valley Centre visit

The visit, gifted to BV by Elspeth, Paul & Sarah to celebrate the Queen’s Award, was delightful. The sun shone, creative juices flowed (assisted by delicious food) & the ‘walking group’ enjoyed the sounds & sights, including a weasel swimming across the pond.

Inside Dove Valley Centre field walk
Inside the Centre The field "Walk?"


SW Peak Patchwork

Elspeth will eventually mount them on card, so that the squares can be arranged & displayed, but this is an initial selection of the lovely pieces inspired by our visit to the Dove Valley Centre in May.

By Susan By Bill By Joan


Kantha’ quilted Landscapes

This is just one of the textile landscapes inspired by the SW Peak which people made with Nadia.

 By Marion

‘Potted’ Landscapes

Guided by Sue, people built coil pots, added 3D relief & painted them with coloured ‘slips’. After firing, these 2 examples will become more shiny & colourful.

By Tracey By Elaine






On Sun 22nd July Richard & Zuleika are abseiling off the Millers Dale viaduct on the Monsal Trail to raise funds for BV. Please support them via or cash.

Throughout 2018 we intend various events to celebrate BV’s
20th birthday – quite a milestone.

Andy sent a calendar to Buckingham Palace, c/o a lady-in-waiting who replied when the group sent writing to honour the Queen’s 90th birthday. See reply from Sandringham House inside.

If you know of any possible sponsors for BV, please tell Andy.


The July 2018 newsletter has been added on the newsletter page (3/4/2018)

The 2016-17 Annual report has been added to the newsletter page

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Day at Dove Valley Centre – another visit on Tues 10th. To plan food & cars, please let Andy know a.s.a.p. if you’re coming.

Sun 22nd July: Richard & Zuleika abseil off the Millers Dale viaduct, Monsal Trail to raise funds for BV. Please support them. Online:; cash: to Andy; sponsor form: from Andy & ask friends; watch: 10am approx., short walk from Millers Dale station GR: SK138732/Post Code SK17 8SN

Remember the 70th birthday of the NHS on Thurs 5th July. We may have a mini-celebration at catch-up on 17th July.g