The Hearth Hall has temporarily closed during lockdown but will re-open for workshops and groups with special measures

in place to ensure a safe environment.

Winter Cottages Workshop

Sunday 13th December,   10am - 12.30pm OR 1.30pm - 4pm

Join us on these Winter Workshops to raise money for The Hearth Charity! All the profits from these workshops will be used by The Hearth to keep our community art hub warm and welcoming over the winter months.

On these half-day courses, we shall use recycled wood and found objects to make a small diorama of Driftwood Cottages to decorate the festive home. Sparkly lights provided!  These workshops will be run by Natalie Henderson who is well known for her popular up-cycling workshops.  Natalie is a Trustee at The Hearth and is volunteering to run this workshop to raise much-needed funds for The Hearth Charity.

Cost £30 to include material, tea, coffee and home-made cake.



Why not reserve a table for lunch at The Hearth Cafe before or after this workshop?   

Willow Wreath Workshop

Monday 14th December, 1.00pm - 3.30pm

Tutor Liz Beech

Get into the festive spirit and have fun making your own Christmas wreath from willow and other natural materials.

Places are limited to 8 to ensure social distancing.

£8 payable in advance, plus £5 payable on the day to the tutor for materials.


If you receive certain benefit or are in a low-income household you may not have to pay. 

Book at the WEA website here

The Scented Christmas Workshop

Saturday 19th December, 11am - 3:00pm


To join the waiting list please email 

This workshop is led by Catherine Sanderson – Bach Foundation Registered Practitioner. Chill out with a Scented Christmas Workshop, making luxury gifts for your loved-ones - or to keep for yourself!  You will make and go home with;

  • Frankincense hand cream,

  • A fabulous reed diffuser with gift box,

  • Pot Pourri with cones, spices and botanicals,

  • Foot and Bath Spa Crystals,

  • A Christmas De-stress roll-on with jojoba and essential oils,

  • And a nourishing body butter.​

Cost for the workshop - £60 to include all materials,   mince pies & non-alcoholic mulled wine. Containers for your products will be provided.  

Numbers are limited to 8 to ensure social distancing, The Hearth is a

Covid-19 secure venue, registered with the NHS Covid-19 QR code app.


Bring a packed lunch or visit The Hearth Cafe.  BOOK HERE

Up-cycling workshops

With Natalie Henderson

Using recycled materials in creative ways.


Now booking for Christmas Workshops


For more information and to book: 

email Natalie at

The Hearth Tuesday Wool Group

This group is now meeting via Zoom, please contact Liz for further information

Enquiries to Liz - email 


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.



Akasha Yoga and Therapy

with Rachel Orange

Wednesday evenings, 6.30pm - 7.45pm

Starting Wednesday 2nd September

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.

Wildlife Art Workshops

With Jina Gelder

Jina has no further workshops scheduled in 2020.  

Jina is taking commissions for pet portraits and sells gifts and paintings through her website.

see Jina's website

Pastels workshops

With Fiona Carvell

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

There are no further courses scheduled for 2020, please check later for updates on classes in 2021 

For more information about Fiona see her website here 

The Hearth

Main Road


Northumberland, NE15 0NT

Office: 01661 852545

Cafe: 01661 853563

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