Opening Minds festival, Paintworks, 15-16 September

The Milestones Trust includes art as part of their support work with people with mental health challenges, dementia and learning disabilities across the South West. A year-long art programme, Expressions, offers access to different art forms from textiles to painting, photography to ceramics.

The Expressions programme culminates in a public exhibition and this year’s event, ‘Opening Minds’, has a focus on sharing positive images of mental well-being and social care.

The Opening Minds art festival will take place on September 15-16, 10.00am – 7.00pm at the Paintworks Events Space. It is a free, public event at which art pieces created across the Expressions programme will be on display, with a host of entertainment across the weekend including live comedy, music and poetry.