Activities & Groups

Have a quick browse through what we have going on at the Mosses Centre. With such a wide range of activities, there's bound to be something that's right up your street!

Any enquiries please don't hesitate to contact us.

Primal Bop: Swing, Lindy Hop & Jive

Art group


The Art Group has been meeting at the Mosses for 4 years on the first Thursday each month between 10.30 am and 1 pm to draw or paint using various mediums.

Members also visit various galleries in the region and exhibit at local North West Art Society Galleries.




New 2018 swing, & lindy classes every Tuesday Evening 7.30 pm from February 13th at Mosses Community Ctr. Cecil St, Bury BL9 0SB. Please register with us via FB; Email; Tel or Text. Nine week course £5 per class or pay for whole block & receive one free class.



Tel/Text: 07531 500090


Bury jazz society

Natter for Knitters!


Jazz from New Orleans, Swing, Mainstream, Bop and Contemporary are all covered during a normal season of our members’ music recitals.

Entry is £3 which includes a draw, prizes being a choice from a wide range of CDs and albums.



Jim   –     0161 797 2237

Steve  –  01706 342924

David  –   01204 88 4283



Come and meet other knitters, browse knitting/crochet patterns, share knitting projects and enjoy tea, biscuits and cake. Everyone welcome!


We will be donating our knitting to Manchester and Bury Homeless and Pennine Acute Premature Babies Units and we will have patterns available. If you want to be involved in this but can’t make the group please feel free to get involved by contacting The Mosses Centre or join our Facebook group Age Friendly Bury.


Every Tuesday 1pm – 3pm





Cine society

The Woodies Fix It Café


Bury Cine Society has been in existence since 1960, well before the age of video. But of course technology has moved on since then with current productions in HD video. We meet on Wednesday evenings at 8.00 pm in room 5 at the Mosses Centre. We are a small, informal group with a programme which provides for a wide range of interests in film and video production and presentation. We are often involved in making videos of local subjects and help with technical matters is always available for members.


contact Roy Turner on 0161 797 4019

See our website

Chairman Roy Turner on 0161 797 4019


Secretary Kevin Ashton on 0161 797 3121




Come and join us at our Fix-It Café

Every Friday starting 2nd February 2018 12:30pm– 2:30pm

Last Friday of every month Ladies ONLY

Bring your broken things and we’ll fix them together over a brew and a chat.


Farsi classes



The Iranian Educational & Cultural Group in Manchester hold Farsi classes every Saturday morning during term time at 11 am.  They offer support with Persian/Farsi GCSE classes; teaching year 1,2,3, and 4 classes for Farsi learners (both primary and secondary school age).


Please contact for more information


Atefeh Farkhad on 07841 908 183



POG(Poud of Gayness)


POG is a youth support  group established 10 years ago to support young people in Bury aged 13-19 who identify LGBT or Q (Lesbian Gay, Bisexual Trans, Questioning).


In April the group were involved in organising the Bury Pride, a huge carnival-themed parade that runs through Bury town  centre. The event was very well attended and gave young  people the opportunity to see how much support they have.


The event helps break down barriers for the LGBTQ+ community and was a fantastic   day in Burys history.


For further information, please contact Tony on:

Phone/Text  TONY  07771501088





Irwell writers





Irwell Writers is a Creative Writing Workshop for writers in the Bury area. The group has an active and lively membership has been in existence for over 12 years.

We meet every Tuesday morning 10am to 12 noon (and on the 1st Wednesday each month 7.30 – 9.30 pm).


New members are always welcome. We are non-prescriptive and try to offer an open platform for all forms of creative writing: scripts, poetry, short stories, novels, sketches, etc. Many of our members have had their work published.

Members can try out their work in a friendly and supportive atmosphere, and guidance can be offered if requested. A sense of humour is an important element of our discussions. Other important aims are to keep people writing and to enjoy our meetings.

We have links with other arts groups such as North West Playwrights and Common Word in Manchester. There are opportunities to take part in public performances of our work. Occasionally we also have guest writers to read and offer a writing workshop.


For more information:


Contact Jim on 01706 836499


Franki on 061 796 6429.


Hard of hearing group

Line dancing

Hello, our Lip-reading and Communication group has been running for a number of years.  We all have different kinds of hearing loss from mild to severe, and meet to support each other and help each other build self confidence and self-esteem. We welcome anyone who wants to join us. We cover quite a few things which include:


·         Lip-reading Stories.

·         Speech Movements.

·         Communication Tactics.

·         Communication Awareness.

·         Inviting Outside Speakers to the Group.

·         Helping people to cope with their hearing loss.

·         Hearing Aid Maintenance. and much more…


We are a very warm and welcoming group, where everyone helps everyone else, and strong friendships have been made. Please just turn up at the Mosses Centre in Bury BL9 0SB, 10 – 12 on Mondays,  but if you want to let us know in advance, and/or would like more information, then feel free to e-mail me



Come down to the Mosses every Wednesday evening to take part in our Line Dancing sessions.  We are here from 7.30 pm onwards, dancing starts at 8.15 pm and finishes at 10.15 pm. It helps keep us fit and our minds active.

Most of the people who attend also enjoy the social side of the Group as everyone is very friendly and the atmosphere is very relaxed.  There is also a licensed bar.

We have special themed nights throughout the year, one of the best being the Easter Line Dance Night, when we dress in yellow or spring colours and wear Easter Bonnets. Our Summer and Christmas parties are a huge success, we have live music at both these events with Paul Taylor playing for us last Summer Party and Chris Riddings at our Christmas Party. We also have a potato pie supper in the summer and a special buffet at Christmas, both supplied by the Mosses Centre.



Red rose group


The Red Rose (over 60’s) group meets every Monday afternoon from 1.30 pm to 3.30 pm with a varied programme including live entertainment, talks, bingo and quizzes. Entrance is just £1.50, including tea and biscuits. We support Fairtrade, Bury Hospice and are associated with the Co-operative Movement. About thirty members usually attend and some arrive early and enjoy a home cooked lunch at the Mosses Café.  New members are most welcome. We will accept under 60’s.

Red Rose members joined the Bury members of the Co-operative in the campaign to get Bury to be a Fair Trade town. This has been achieved, but the work goes on to get more people involved to More information can be found on our page on the Bury Focus website.


Bury veterans breakfast club

Bury veterans Breakfast Club is open every Friday 0930 to 1130 in addition to the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of each month 1130-onwards. Located at the Mosses Centre in Bury


A breakfast social for likeminded people. If you have served in the armed forces and want to swap old stories, spin some dits, reminisce or fancy a bit of old inter service banter, this might be for you. Come and make new friends or chat with old ones


Full English breakfast is £3.80, all you can drink tea and coffee

The Mosses Community centre

Cecil St




0161 761 2079