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

 

Projects

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Expressive Arts Programme

2012 - 2014 The Lloyds TSB Foundation, England and Wales, currently supports the Tuesday afternoon programme of Expressive Arts workshops which feature a wide variety of media. more..

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Voice of the Moorlands

This Park Art follow-on project, again supported by PDSDF, concentrates on the how people in the Staffordshire Moorlands talk and tell their stories. more..

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A Breath of Fresh Air

2010 - 2012 Through a wide variety of arts activities we gave people gentle encouragement to be more physically active and enjoy their environment. more..

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The Peak District Sustainable Development Fund (PDSDF) gave a grant to encourage both people from Haregate and regular Borderland Voices participants to learn more about the National Park. more..

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Land of the Churnet

In Nov 2007 Borderland Voices started a new, 2-year project supported by Give it Sum.  It follows BV's successful Rivers of Life Project and, like all BV's work, aimed to promote mental well-being by bringing out people's creativity. more..

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Constellations of the Churnet

As part of the Land of the Churnet project, Borderland Voices took part in the Night Stations project with Charles Monkhouse which culminated in our participants having their own constellations drawn across the Staffordshire Roaches. more..

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Creative Clubs

In February we succeeded in raising funding from Staffordshire County Council (Closing the Gap Fund ) for a nine-month project to deliver a series of arts activities to children living in and around the Haregate estate in Leek, an area of high deprivation. more..

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Stepping Stones

Working in partnership with the local health care community we offerd a range of creative arts activities for the benefit of referred clients and aimed to promote a wider understanding of the benefits of arts activities for mental well-being. more..

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Rivers of Life

This project was inspired by the spectacular river landscape around Leek and combines expeditions to different river sites with creative workshops in various art forms including music, writing and visual art. more...

Journeys of the Mind

Journeys of the Mind

Over two years Borderland Voices clients  produced artwork and writing as a sequel to our 2001 publication 'Landscapes of the Mind'. This new publication has now been published and is available for sale. more...

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Manifold Music

This compilation of river sounds, music and words was inspired by the Manifold River. River sounds and images were captured on digital equipment at Wetton Mill and then transferred onto computers at the Warslow Online Centre. more...

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LANDSCAPES OF THE MIND

Landscapes of the Mind
Our recent publication 'Landscapes of the Mind' invites the reader to travel with us on a quest towards an inner world that may shock and disturb, delight and depress, stir to laughter and tears. more....

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A Long Way from Home

With the help of funding from Market Towns Initiative, in May 2004 Borderland Voices published the book of Polish reminiscence, 'A Long Way from Home'. The book was launched at Leek Library and followed by a celebratory evening organised by the local Polish community. more....

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Polish Connection

A fascinating and engrossing venture that we have been working on since last year is a reminiscence project with the local Polish community, many of whom lived at the camp in Blackshaw Moor, near Leek in the years following the Second World War. more...

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Enchanted Gardens

In June 2004 Borderland Voices achieved funding from Awards for All for this project. We planned a series of participatory workshops mainly at the John Hall Garden and at the Kniveden Garden on the outskirts of Leek. Both gardens are run by the Social Enterprise Project in partnership with Rethink. more...

HEADLINES

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.

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The Oct 2019 newsletter has been added on the newsletter page

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

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NEWS

Our AGM (annual general meeting) is on Monday 14th, 7.30pm at BV. This public meeting is a chance find out what the charity has been doing & ask questions. Do come along.

For a 2nd year, Marlene organised a Macmillan Cancer Support coffee morning at BV. She baked all the scones & also made lots of cushions & aprons.

People enjoyed capturing the beauty & magic of Greece & its landscapes. Inside are a few images; Richard will photograph more when he returns from holiday & Sheena (in her own time) will assemble them into little books.

Repair work on the (leaking) flat roof over Andy’s office had to be postponed to October. Be prepared for noise & possibly disruption but Andy & Support Staffordshire hope to minimise it.

Our thanks to Andy’s husband John for rehanging a door to make more space in the activity room.