The Hearth Hall is closed and all classes cancelled. We will review the situation at the end of April, and many of the classes will be held later in the year.

We host a fantastic range of classes and workshops in our welcoming hall.  Regular sessions include yoga, Singing Babies and the twice-monthly Wool Group, and one-off classes include weaving, pastel painting and creative up-cycling.

Green Clean Workshop

with  Catherine Sanderson – Bach Foundation Registered Practitioner.


Sunday 23rd August, 11am - 3pm

In this workshop learn to make products using botanicals to clean your sinks, basins, toilets, worktops, windows, and clothes as well as furniture polish to give your home that extra sparkle!  Please bring an apron.  

You will make the following to take home with you;

1. Lemon and Orange Worktop Cleaner

2. Soapnut Sink and Basin Cleaner

3. Toilet Cleaning Bombs

4. Soapnut Laundry Detergent

5. Glass Cleaner

6. Furniture Polish

7. Soapwort Liquid Household Soap


Cost for the workshop - £55 to include all materials.  

Recycle and share: Please bring clean jam jars with lids and old spray bottles or water bottles if you can to use and to share. Don't worry if you have none of these as some will be provided.

Bring a packed lunch or visit The Hearth Cafe.  

Book your tickets here

Origami and Bookbinding

With Yvette Ja Hawkins

Visual artist Yvette Hawkins works across installation and sculpture using traditional craft techniques including Paper folding, bookbinding and textiles, exploring her British-South Korean heritage. Yvette is lead artist and founder of Book Apothecary; A travelling museum of artist books and has been teaching bookbinding and paper folding courses for over 10 years.



Singing Babies and Squeaky Feet

with Louise Khazaee

Mondays and Wednesday Mornings

Singing Babies & Squeaky Feet with live music, songs and a variety of instruments. Sessions stimulate and engage young babies and children. Parents, grandparents & child minders can all enjoy the chance to take part, and afterwards socialise over fresh coffee and carrot cake.

Singing Babies is designed for babies in their first years, whilst Squeaky Feet focuses on the confident walkers.  


For details of class times and availability please contact Louise directly via her website.

Creative Writing

with Tony Glover

Creative Writing  returns to the Hearth this January with a course that runs until  late April. The class is led by award winning writer, Tony Glover, who taught Scriptwriting at the University of Northumbria for many years. 


The dates we’re running in 2020 are all Thursday nights, 7pm - 9pm. 


JANUARY       9 : 16 : 23

FEBRUARY    6 : 13 

MARCH          5 :  12 : 19

APRIL             2 :  23


There's no need to register online. The cost for the full course is £65 and you can pay at any time.   Just turn up at the Hearth and we’ll take it from there. 

The aim is for class members to produce one finished piece - a short story, a longer piece or a script by the end of the course. 

Up-cycling workshops

With Natalie Henderson

Using recycled materials in creative ways.


Now booking for 2020


For more information and to book: 

email Natalie at

Wildlife Art Workshops

With Jina Gelder


Book now for Jina's spring workshops.


For more information and to book: 

see Jina's website

Dru Yoga

with Rachel Orange

Wednesday evenings, 6.30pm - 7.30pm

Dru Yoga is a graceful form of yoga, based on soft flowing movements, energising sequences, directed breathing and visualisation.
Dru works on body, mind and spirit to rejuvenate your whole being
It improves strength and flexibility, increases core stability, builds a heightened feeling of positivity, and brings deep states of relaxation for body and mind.

Contact Rachel on 07545865009 or email to enquire about availability.

The Hearth Tuesday Wool Group

Drop-in session

This group has temporarily stopped meeting, but will resume once the Corona Virus outbreak is behind us.

Second and Fourth Tuesday of the Month, 1.15 - 4pm

Whatever your woolly interest (knitting, spinning, weaving, crochet, sheep, feltmaking) or level of skill, bring along some of your own work and spend a couple of hours with like-minded people to chat, skill-share, network. This is a drop-in session, not a formal class or course.

The Hearth Wool Group will meet in the Hearth's hall on the SECOND and FOURTH Tuesday of each month, 1.15pm - 3.15pm. Please come along - we'd love to see you. There will be a £3.50 charge towards hall hire and refreshments.

Enquiries to Liz - email 

Creative Drawing Sessions

With Jenny Purrett

Term-time Thursdays, starting Thursday 9th January:

choose from 9.30am -12pm  or 1pm - 3.30pm


These regular sessions give you the opportunity to explore a range of materials and learn new techniques in a relaxed, friendly environment. We have a new theme every half term. Over the last 12 months our projects have included: Sculptors’ drawings, Looking at Leonardo, Indian Miniatures, Winter landscapes and experimental sketchbook techniques.

It costs £15 per session if you pre book a half term block or, if you want to drop in when you can, the pay as you go rate is £20.

For more information go to www.jennypurrett/workshops

For enquiries and booking, email 

or phone 0751 202 3040

Weaving workshops

With Jan Beadle

Weaving workshops to suit beginners and those with more experience, booking now for Spring 2020.


For more information and to book: 


Pastels workshops

With Fiona Carvell

Pastels classes throughout the year with Unison Pastels Associated Artist Fiona Carvell


For more information and to book: 


The Hearth

Main Road


Northumberland, NE15 0NT

Office: 01661 852545

Cafe: 01661 853563

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