The Holy Biscuit

The Holy Biscuit
1 Clarence Street
Tyne and Wear

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(0) 191 447 6811

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Inside The Holy Biscuit
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The Holy Biscuit was formed in 2010 with a vision to develop a creative hub that would enrich the cultural and social landscape of Shieldfield and Newcastle.

Motivated by the rich history of the Methodist Church in the North East, The Holy Biscuit continues in this heritage of social involvement by programming exhibitions, events and workshops that investigate purpose, belonging and belief and their relationship with artistic practice. We also support artists and creative groups to promote their work through the provision of exhibition spaces.

The Holy Biscuit works with schools and universities, charities, churches, community groups, artistic collectives and other partners to deliver our vision and promote social cohesion through creative projects. We welcome collaborations with like-minded organisations or individuals.

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Opening hours

During exhibitions we are open Tues - Sat 11am - 4pm. Please check our website for more details

Admission charges

Free Admission

Additional info

exhibition space | craft fairs | workshops | conference venue | meetings | training events | private functions | performances | lectures | demonstrations | rehearsal space | public forum | painting & drawing classes | dance classes | a home for your ideas…

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
The Sun

8 Minutes 20 Seconds

  • 15 May — 4 June 2015
  • 15 — 16 May 2015 7-11pm

The Holy Biscuit gallery is partnering with Northumbria University’s Think Physics project and artists, for an exhibition and events to coincide with the Late Shows. This show will be an artistic interpretation of the science behind the sun, marking 2015 as the UN International Year of Light.

It takes 8 minutes 20 seconds for Light from the sun to reach the earth. Forming the basis for life on our planet, this enormous effect has been recognized since prehistoric times. Through artistic interpretation and scientific exploration, the show will look at how the sun creates light and how we interact with it.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly
Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
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Lizzie Rowe Painting Class

  • 15 April — 1 July 2015 *on now

Every Wednesday 2pm - 3:30pm

Acclaimed painter Lizzie Rowe is offering painting classes at The Holy Biscuit, each Wednesday from 2pm - 3:30pm. Sessions are £8.50. All abilities welcome.


£8.50 per session

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Painting for Fun

  • 20 January — 15 December 2015 *on now

Every Tuesday 10.00-12.00 & 14.00-16.00 from 6th January 2015
Free oil painting sessions, open to all but aimed at those out of work or struggling with stress. All materials provided and all welcome! Please email Kim Todd, for more information.

Suitable for

  • Any age


Free with materials provided

The Late Shows: The Science Behind the Sun

  • 15 — 16 May 2015 7-11pm

We’re bringing sunlight to The Late Shows with a special ‘light night opening’ of our 8 minutes 20 seconds exhibition. As part of a programme marking 2015 as the UN International Year of Light, we are collaborating with Think Physics and artists to bring you a creative look at the science behind the sun. It takes 8 minutes 20 seconds for light from the sun to reach the earth, forming the basis for life on our planet. What could you do in that time? Come and find out as you explore some exciting light-themed activities and enjoy our Holy Biscuit hospitality with Ice Cream in tea cups and music!

Suitable for

  • Family friendly