The Hearth is a hub for arts, music, heritage and hospitality, and provides opportunities for engagement and participation in the arts through regular events, talks, workshops and activities.


The artists’ studios and cafe are located in the restored early 17th century manse, with its wattle and daub walls. The studios provide affordable workspace for nine professional artists working across a variety of disciplines, including ceramics, jewellery, painting, printmaking and textiles.


The centre is managed by a group of Trustees, who each have particular skills and expertise to contribute. The organisation was incorporated in 2003 and is registered as a charity. We are currently looking for new trustees: find out how to get involved.


The building is situated in the heart of Horsley, just 10 miles from Newcastle and 10 miles from Hexham in the beautiful Tyne Valley in Northumberland. It is close to Hadrian’s Wall World Heritage Site. The café provides a focus for the community and attracts visitors from many neighbouring towns and villages. 


It is owned by Horsley Village Church which has a fascinating history dating back to the 17th century. The church’s belief in faith, fellowship and friendship underpins their activities. They were involved in setting up the Hearth with the aim of providing educational and recreational activities for the community of Horsley and beyond, and they remain a key supporter.