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



Imagined undersea worlds

Prompted by images of some very weird and wonderful sea creatures, people first drew what they wanted to create in 3-D, then worked out how to try and do it. This involved stitching, sticking, stuffing, embroidery, applique and wire sculpture, to name but a few. The creatures that emerged included one-eyed alien squid, sea-stars, sharks, coral reefs, jellyfish and more besides. Their creators gave them all suitable underwater worlds to inhabit.


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A duo of wreaths

Just two of the recycled fabric garlands.

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Bonfire night

A colourful occasion which inspired some matching artwork

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Richard recently won the Volunteering through Adversity award at Staffs Moorlands Volunteer Star Awards. Well done Richard!!

We’ve received small grants recently from the Masons, Leek Town Lands & Leek Rotary; our thanks to them all.

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


The Dec 2019 newsletter has been added on the newsletter page

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

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There’s now a link to our illustrated Annual Report on the website. As mentioned last time, money to maintain our activities is hard to find, so any fund-raising ideas are welcome.

We were pleased, though, to receive a Cllr’s Community Initiative Fund cheque from Cllr Lyn Swindlehurst.

We’ve also had another donation from Leek Town Lands.

No activities in the weeks of Christmas and New Year. We restart with writing/creative space on 7th January 2020.