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



A Selection of Poems written at Borderland Voices



Eating Strawberries in November
by Pauline Heathcoate

Spending Time
by Pauline Heathcote

Life's a Maze
by Sheena Barnes

by Sue Gaukroger

Transport Problems
by Sue Gaukroger

Mother Earth
by Judith Gilchrist

It Was Meant to Be
by Judith Gilchrist

by Sheena Barnes

by Doreen Graham

Thinking of Down Days
by Sophie Barnes

Parody of Compassion by Susan Greehalgh

Washday Blues
by Susan Greehalgh

Competing With Conscience by Susan Greehalgh

There's a Hole...
by Sophie Barnes

Allotment days
by Sue Gaukroger

Do Not Linger Here
by John Bradshaw

by Sue Gaukroger

Gradbach Chapel
by Steve

Its April
by Sue Gaukroger

by Bev

The Man in the Mirror
by Paul Brady

The Power in My Head
by Deb Hollins

The Fear in Ink
by Joe Rennie

Tiles on the Roof
by Sheena Barnes

An Astronaut Searches...
by Sheena Barnes





Although we can’t use our Home Base currently, we still pay rent and are supported by:
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.


The April 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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At our last face-to-face sessions on 17th March, people completed contact sheets for Andy, showing who they are happy to share their details with. Andy then rang anybody who wasn’t there.

On this basis, participants now have individual lists of group members to keep in touch with – by phone, email or post, according to preference. Contact Andy to join in.

Art group members left with art ‘starter packs’ (envelopes + post-card sized cards). They can do mini artwork and send it to someone else in the group. Andy also posted packs out.
Please email photos of your art to Andy for future newsletters..

To contact Andy: email is easiest. Andy can see if you ring Bank House and will respond if she recognises your number. Alternatively, she now has a work mobile (07760 138395). Signal is poor in Flash so you may need to use WhatsApp..