We’re excited to announce a carnival as part of our 25th birthday celebrations and you’re invited to get involved as one of the performers.

Emmaus Mossley is teaming up with carnival experts Global Grooves to bring together a performance by 25 drummers, 25 dancers and 25 brass and reed players this September. We’re appealing for 75 people to take part, whether you’re a seasoned performer or completely new to making music and dancing.

Alison Hill, Director at Emmaus Mossley, said: “Later this year we’ll be celebrating Emmaus Mossley’s 25th anniversary with a birthday bonanza on Saturday 17 September. To help us celebrate in style, we’ve teamed up with our friends and carnival experts Global Grooves, based just up the road at The Vale. You’re invited to join our carnival band to help unite our community and make our 25th birthday one to remember.”

Emmaus Mossley supports 26 formerly homeless people by providing them with a home, work, companionship and individual support. Whilst at Emmaus, people are given the opportunity for a fresh start, gaining skills and work experience alongside training and personal development.

Join our carnival

Taking part in the Emmaus Mossley 25th Birthday Carnival performance is free but places are limited to 25 people per section. Participants will be guided through structured, accessible and fun rehearsals to learn how to put together a carnival presentation.

The workshops and performances will take place in September and are suitable for people aged 13 and above. Under 16’s must be accompanied by an adult. Younger participants may be able to access this if they have previous experience.

Leon Patel, CEO at Global Grooves, said: “We are delighted to be able to support Emmaus Mossley with the production of their Birthday Carnival. We want to put something extra special together to say thank you for all their incredible work in our communities. And we invite you to join us in making this one to remember.”

Global Grooves is an artist-led carnival arts organisation based at The Vale in Mossley, a state-of-the-art facility and the Northern Carnival Centre for Excellence. Global Grooves creates stunning carnival presentations, develops the next generation of artists, incubates companies and inspires diverse communities to participate in carnival, both across UK and internationally.

Register today as one of the 75 performers at the Emmaus Mossley 25th Birthday Carnival.