Expressions: The Journey

Venue: Paintworks Event Space

This year Expressions takes you on a thousand different journeys, in trains, ships, shoes, dreams and lifetimes. Sail to a desert island, meet ‘the sea’ in female form, reinvent yourself in the mystery wardrobe, take a tube train to a larger-than-life city and find unexpected souvenirs in the travel shop

From Saturday 26th April to Thursday 1st May, 10.30am - 6pm. Free entry


You can also explore a fabulous knitted street, woollen from its roof tiles to its lamp posts. Browse knitted books in the library, try knitted wigs at the wig shop, and buy a pint of knitted milk in the corner shop.

This interactive landscape is the result of a year’s work by hundreds of people supported by Milestones Trust, the south west’s leading care provider. So let the wind blow you off-course this April and wash up on our colourful shores!



- Saturday 26th: Workshops (sculpture, photography, knitting, textiles, storytelling, music), Recovery Choir + Evening performance

- Sunday 27th: Workshops (sculpture, photography, knitting, textiles, storytelling) + Banghra drum and dance (Asian music and rhythms) at 1.30-3.30pm

- Monday 28th: Milestones Song Club at 3.30pm

- Tuesday 29th: Volunteer Awards, Extra Mile Awards (invite only) + Stepping Forward ocean performance at 6.30pm

- Wednesday 30th April: Journeys into Arts Facilitation: Arts and Wellbeing network in Bristol

- Thursday 1st May: The Reader day at 10am-12.30pm


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