The Borderland Constellations were created by members of Borderland Voices working with Charles Monkhouse during the spring of 2009. Through a series of workshops the group explored the night skies, the stars and their associated mythologies before creating their own constellations.
In October 2009 the constellations were drawn across the Staffordshire Roaches, Ramshaw Rocks and the Churnet Valley. Viewed from the Mermaid Inn, across the valley, 57 lights drew the eight constellations designed by the group.
Borderland Voices has pioneered arts and mental health activities in the Staffordshire Moorlands since 1998. Recently, Borderland Voices has broadened its activities to include as many different groups of participants as possible.