Milestones Trust

Supporting people creatively

Expressions arts programme

Expressions is our annual arts festival that nurtures the creative talents of the people we work with and showcases them to the public. It’s open to anyone we support and there are all forms of art on show – from paintings to pottery and from food to films. The event helps those taking part to build confidence, improve wellbeing, learn new skills, make new friends, and gain invaluable access to the arts world.


Each year our organising group – made up of staff and those we support – decide on a festival theme. Previous years’ themes have included storytelling, journeys, secret gardens and surrealism. The theme for 2017 is ‘carnival’, so expect to see lots of bright colours, feathers, extravagance and most importantly, creativity and fun.

Our artists work with local partner organisations such as Studio Upstairs, Knowle West Media Centre, and Mind the Gap, whom we also worked with on our 2016 film festival. If you’re interested in collaborating with people who use our services, please get in touch.

Being able to tell my story has made me feel a part of something special.


Find out more

If you want to get involved but aren’t sure how, please give us a call. There are lots of other ways you can support Expressions – like volunteering or donating.

For more information, get in touch with Beth Hendry on
0117 970 9300