New Saddleworth art gallery, The Weavers Factory, will support homelessness charity Emmaus Mossley throughout 2019 by offering space for an Emmaus Pop-up Shop.
The Emmaus Pop-up Shop at The Weavers Factory will take place in Uppermill on each Bank Holiday Monday throughout 2019. The shop will be housed in the Loom Shop on the upper floor of The Weavers Factory, giving gallery attendees the chance to purchase a variety of items to support the work of Emmaus Mossley.
The Weavers Factory is a brand new; grade II listed contemporary art gallery with a gift shop, workshop, tea bar, garden and two galleries.
The gallery is open Thursdays to Sundays and launches on Saturday 6 April 2019.
Nigel Durkan, Manager at The Weavers Factory, said: “Emmaus is a fantastic charity that crucially works on a local level, making a tangible difference to real people’s lives. Homelessness is a national tragedy so the work they do is more important than ever, and we’re very proud to be able to help spread the word. Bank Holidays are always very busy in Uppermill so hopefully people will come to the Weavers Factory, meet the team from Emmaus and buy some fantastic vintage gifts.”
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 and vintage wares.
All proceeds from the Emmaus Pop-up Shop at The Weavers Factory will go to support the community of 26 formerly homeless people who live and work at Emmaus Mossley.
Hazel Hodkinson, Retail Manager at Emmaus Mossley, said: “On each Bank Holiday Monday, we’ll recreate the four corners of the Emmaus Mossley Secondhand Superstore in the upper floor of The Weavers Factory.
“We’ll be bringing a van load of our finest items including vintage furniture, craft and up-cycling materials, art supplies, bric-a-brac, books, vinyl and fab’ fashion. Please join us at this amazing new space, bag some brilliant items, learn more about Emmaus, meet some of our beneficiaries and give us your support.”
The Emmaus Pop-up Shops will take place on 22 April, 6 May, 27 May and 26 August 2019 at The Weavers Factory, 13 New Street, Uppermill, Saddleworth OL3 6AU.
To learn more about The Weavers Factory visit https://www.weaversfactory.co.uk/
To find out more or support Emmaus Mossley head to www.emmaus.org.uk/mossley. 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.