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Emmaus Mossley launches Saturday workshops

Homelessness charity Emmaus Mossley is hosting a series of Saturday workshops starting later this month.

Emmaus Workshops will launch on Saturday 17 February at the charity’s Longlands Mill base on Queen Street in Mossley. The workshops will give customers and supporters of Emmaus a chance to learn and develop new skills in subjects ranging from sketching and photography to pottery and upcycling.

The first introductory workshop, Sketching Stories, will take place on Saturday 17 February, from 10am until 1pm. The workshop will be delivered by local artist Liz Ackerley – an urban sketcher with a particular interest in Reportage Illustration.

Liz said: “I’m really looking forward to using the unique backdrop of Emmaus for this Sketching Stories workshop. Participants will learn a variety of techniques and hopefully be inspired to continue sketching the world around them.”

The following workshop, Capture Fab Photos, will take place on Saturday 24 February, aimed at anyone looking to improve their photography skills. More Emmaus Workshops are planned for March but places are limited and tickets need to be booked in advance.

Hazel Hodkinson, Retail Manager at Emmaus Mossley, said: “We’ve wanted to organise some Emmaus Workshops for our Saturday supporters for so

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Hopefully they will provide an opportunity for people to learn something new in a fun, friendly and relaxed environment. The workshops starting in February are just the beginning and if they prove popular we intend to organise more throughout the year.”

Emmaus Mossley supports 26 formerly homeless people by providing them with a home and work in a community setting. The charity runs a social enterprise in Mossley, selling donated and upcycled furniture, household goods, clothes, bric-a-brac and vintage wares.

To find out more or book on to an Emmaus Workshop head to If you would like to get involved or donate an item, please call 01457 838608 or visit the store at Longlands Mill, Queen Street, Mossley OL5 9AH.

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