You are invited to the opening of our Pop-Up Gallery at Emmaus Mossley on Saturday 1st June between 11.00 am and 3.00 pm.
There will be over 100 pieces of art on display by resident artist Tonie Rigby, featured artist Annie Bogdanovisc and the Emmaus Mossley art group.
Resident Artist - Tonie Rigby
Tonie Rigby was invited to join Emmaus Mossley 12 years ago to help integrate the Companions with the local Community and has been here ever since, running art groups and workshops.
Tonie completed a Fine Art degree in 2002 at Huddersfield University and has since held many exhibitions. Recurring themes in her work are landscapes and upcycling. Her new work, "A walk in paint," will be on display at the pop-up gallery.
Featured Artist - Annie Bogdanovisc
Annie Bogdanovisc has developed and honed her individual style over the last few years, whether that be figurative or non-figurative paintings. Her work is expressive and exciting.
Annie's display in the pop-up gallery will concentrate on her Unique Interpretation in paint of the canal in and around Mossley.
Pop up Gallery
The Pop up Gallery will be held in the Training Room at Emmaus Mossley on the first Saturday of each month 11.00 am - 3.00 pm
The gallery will provide a space for artists to put art up for sale, alongside the Emmaus art group. There is no charge to display work, but 20% of any money taken will go to Emmaus Mossley.
If you wish to featured in the gallery, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Our new two hour Upcycling workshops will be held on the second Saturday of each month from 10 am - 12 noon in our Training Room.
The cost will be £5 for each person, with materials being provided. All are welcome.
Saturday 11th May: Embroidery on material and paper.
Try embroidery stitches to create contemporary work. Alternative no sewing option. Hand made cards.
Saturday 8th June: Contemporary weaving
Make a small loom and weave wools, ribbon and lace to create a contemporary piece.
Saturday 13th July: Papier mache
Use papier mache to create a large initial or make a heart-shaped trinket box. Use paint effects to create the look of metal or leather.
Saturday 10th August: Making paper
Using paper pulp to create handmade pieces of paper.
For further information contact Tonie Rigby, tel 0775 140 4517.
This is a new venture for Emmaus Mossley. This will be a two hour workshop which will run every Friday from 10 am - 12 noon in our workshops.
The group will be facilitated by our resident artist, Tonie Rigby. The aim is to produce 'upcycled products' which can then be sold in our shop. For example; cushion covers made out of ties, books rebound with leather covers, furniture 'shabby chic', hand made cards and much more.
We will be starting our first workshop this Friday, 5th April 10 am - 12 noon. You are invited to come along as a volunteer to learn new skills or impart your own knowledge and experience of upcycling. It doesn't matter if you miss the first one, you are welcome to come along any Friday!
Our latest themed area has just been unveiled - The Mad Hatter's Easter Tea Party!
This superb display is really something to behold and is only possible because of the wonderful things you have donated to the shop.
Come and see the display now, but if you want to buy something from the display, you will have to wait until 2nd April, as we want to share the magic with our customers until then.
Emmaus Mossley's Mick Leadbetter is willing to have his head shaved for Comic Relief if he can get sponsorship. As Mick is a fairly hairy gentleman, this will be quite a transformation!
Please support him in raising money for Comic Relief's Red Nose Day by dropping in to Emmaus Mossley and adding your details to a sponsor form.
Alternatively, if you are able to persuade other people to sponsor Mick as well, please download a sponsor form here and bring it in to Emmaus Mossley along with the money raised.
Emmaus Mossley's special "Collectables" Room re-opened on Saturday 26th January after a re-furbishment. It was closed so that nre wondows could be installed, so the opportunity was taken to give the room a complete makeover with new carpet and paintwork.
Despite the fresh snow on the ground, a good sized crowd of customers and supporters turned up to watch the ribbon being cut by Alan and Sylvia, our retired volunteers, who established the room in 2007.
The Collectables Room is usually open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 am to 3 pm.
Our popular "Collectables" Room re-opens this Saturday (26th January) after its re-furbishment.
Come to the opening ceremony at 11.00 am or just browse for that special item!
The Collectables Room is usually open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 am to 3 pm.
The last of our old draughty windows are now being replaced - reducing our heating bill and carbon footprint!
The windows have been specially made to fit the arched shape of the openings, to highlight this attractive feature of the building.
Alison Hill has been appointed as the new Project Director at Emmaus Mossley. Alison took up her post in November and immediately felt at home!
Alison said: "I spent most of the first month shadowing the jobs and roles we have as part of our community - I worked in the shop, in bric-a-brac, in sorting, in the warehouse, the café, and our Collectables room. I spent time in the workshop, the kitchen, electrics, the bike area and went out on the van doing collections and deliveries. I enjoyed it all and learnt so much about all the things which affect how our Community operates.
"The first thing that stands out at Emmaus Mossley is the passion and dedication of the people involved with it: the staff team, the Companions, the Trustees, the volunteers and our partners and customers. It has the strength and character of the local communities that we often talk about in our pasts, where people considered one another and worked hard to make the Community a nice place to work, live and visit.
"As the new Director, I hope to be able to support and lead the Community to further develop and grow. As a Community we want to ensure that more people understand Emmaus and the massive benefits it brings - not just to those it supports, but to the local area and others in need."
Tonie Rigby is doing Christmas Workshops on consecutive Saturdays as follows:
• Saturday 8th December 10am - 1pm Making Christmas Wreaths
• Saturday 15th December 10am - 1pm Card making and Xmas Gift Tags
Workshops cost £4 - all materials provided by Tonie.
Make your own beautiful Christmas Wreath, cheaper than you can buy in the shops and the satisfaction that you have made it yourself!
While you are in Emmaus Mossley, come and have a lovely Christmas lunch in our Café:
• homemade soup £1.25
• turkey, stuffing & cranberry muffin £1.50
• mince pie and cup of tea or coffee £1.10.
Here at Emmaus Mossley we have been getting ready for Christmas with a fine display of Christmassy things to get you in the seasonal mood!
A short video of the recent Manchester Street Market, which involved Emmaus Communities from around the country, is available to view on YouTube (or you can simply click below).
Forget Hallowe'en - our new themed display from the end of October is on the far less spooky theme of "Nursery Times".
You will find all sorts of interesting items relating to childhood in the display area at the top of the stairs. As with our previous themed displays, (almost) everything is for sale!
Emmaus Mossley was really buzzing today as we celebrated our 15th Birthday with a special Open Day. There were so many visitors that people arriving by car were having to park right at the bottom of the street! Emmaus President Terry Waite spent the day with us, chatting with customers and drawing the raffle winners. Local musicians provided live music throughout the day and there was face painting and entertainment for the younger visitors.
One of our regular up-cycling workshops took place and the special Collectables Room was open (usually only open on Tuesdays and Thursdays).
The takings from the café and the proceeds from the raffle and silent auction will go to the Macmillan cancer charity.
Come and help Emmaus Mossley to celebrate its 15th birthday on Saturday 22nd September!
There will tours of the community, a chance to meet Terry Waite, live music and more!
The first Manchester Street Market organised by Emmaus North West Partnership took place under the warm Manchester sun, which added to the relaxed and friendly atmosphere.
The event was opened by Emmaus UK president Terry Waite and Manchester's Lord Mayor, Elaine Boyes. The Dobcross Brass Monkeys brass band performed, as well as musicians from Mossley. Communities from as far away as St Albans, Cambridge and Bristol came with things to sell. Emmaus groups from as far as Gateshead and Hull also came to give their support.
*** Manchester Street Market *** is this Saturday, 8th Sept, 10 am - 5 pm!
Come and find a special Emmaus bargain! There will be things on sale from Emmaus Communities around the country. Good quality furniture, vintage clothes, collectables, books, etc.
John Chappell died peacefully in his sleep this morning at Willow Wood Hospice in Ashton. John has been a Companion at Emmaus Mossley for 15 years and was our longest-standing Companion, joining soon after the Community opened. John is pictured below in the workshop where he spent much of his time while at Emmaus Mossley.
You may have shed some surplus items and donated them to Emmaus Mossley, but there will always be other people who would like them! Our new themed collection is "The Potting Shed" and you will find all manner of things that might find their way into a shed! You'll be fascinated by what has turned up. And just about everything is for sale!
There was everything but the kitchen sink in the Retro Kitchen at Emmaus Mossley! Customers have been really drawn to this display of old-fashioned kitchen items. The things on display have been selling quickly as well, so it is a good job that we have plenty of other things to take their place!