Burnlaw Centre

Businesses at Burnlaw

At Burnlaw we have a number of small businesses working for a better world, ranging from organic beef to yurt building and cabinet making to community arts:


burnlawbeefBurnlaw Beef
For most of the last 20 years we have managed a beef herd according to Soil Association standards, within the government backed Country Stewardship scheme.  The land currently carries breeding heifers and 3 or 4 bought in stock. Recent analysis of our hay meadows has shown them to be in the top 3% of herb rich hay meadows in the UK! We hold an annual meat harvest in late November early December.
For further information get in touch with Garry Villiers-Stuart on 01434 345 359



curioustentbusinessCurious Tent Hire
We’ll provide you with beautiful structures to host your event – elaborate or simple, big or small.
Berber tents, giant Bell tents, Woodsman’s awnings, Yurts all made here at Burnlaw.
Use our spectacular tents to host all manner of events, from weddings to festival spaces; cinemas, workshops and stages.
Visit the website for more information.



timTim Rubidge
Tim Rubidge is a choreographer and producer whose work brings together professional and community-based collaboration to explore and express themes and ideas that emerge from imaginatively investigating what a sense of place and its surroundings means to us. He has lived at Burnlaw for fifteen years and has often used the local environment and landscape to develop early stages of work that will develop into full-scale workshop and performance projects. Over a long career Tim’s work has been supported and presented locally, nationally and internationally. Between 2008 and 2011 he was Visiting Fellow in Performing Arts at Northumbria University. For further information see www.timrubidge.net you can also contact him on Tim.Rubidge at phonecoop.coop



christoChristo Wallers Filmmaking/ Filmbee
Christo Wallers is an artist/community filmmaker, working in super 8, 16mm and HDV.  He makes experimental films of his own, while focusing alot of energy on community based media project, including film, video, audio, web design, and visual and new media art.  He is a co-founder of the Star and Shadow Cinema, and a member of the Filmbee collective.
You can contact him on dearchristo at gmail.com



rosie Rosie Villiers-Stuart
Landscape and wildlife painter and teacher. I work from my studio at Burnlaw, where a selection of my paintings can be viewed. I also teach watercolour painting days and weekends here and elsewhere and can tailor workshops for events at the Centre. To find more go to: www.rosievilliers-stuart.co.uk




abstractlindaLinda Kent
Visual artist Linda Kent makes abstract paintings from her studio at the Woodbarn, Burnlaw.   She moves colour – variably slow to fast – across the canvas, creating rich dynamics between forms.   Her spontaneous approach is often inspired by weather, land and light.    She exhibits her work here at Burnlaw, galleries and non gallery spaces in the North and beyond.   She also teaches innovative painting  classes here at Burnlaw and in Hexham. lindakentpaintings.co.uk



jodydelvenJody Koomen Furniture
Hand crafted furniture, collectable cabinets and boxes in unusual and highly charactered sustainably sourced wood. See more at www.koomen.co.uk




ianbensonIan Benson
Ian works on all aspects of small-scale hydropower, from abstraction licensing and design, through to maintenance and repair work on existing projects. This picture shows the re-assembly of a small ‘Francis’ turbine, located here on the river West Allen, after it was overhauled in the workshop at Burnlaw. Contact by email : iandesignandbuild@gmail.com