The Holy Biscuit

The Holy Biscuit
1 Clarence Street
Tyne and Wear




(0) 191 447 6811

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Inside The Holy Biscuit

The Holy Biscuit is an innovative partnership between The Biscuit Factory and the Methodist Church, born out of a shared vision for developing a creative space for cultural and community engagement, and collaboration.
Working alongside charities, universities, schools, artist collectives and other professional partners, The Holy Biscuit presents a variety of exhibitions and cultural events, in the growing Newcastle arts quarter.
A former Methodist place of worship, The Holy Biscuit is a community hub, fostering local regeneration through the arts and acting as a catalyst for social cohesion, which is key to the mission of the Methodist Church.
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…

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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

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
40 Days in the Dark

40 Days in the Dark

  • 13 March — 2 April 2015

The Holy Biscuit presents an exhibition inspired by Glen Milner’s documentary ‘Return of the Sun’, which follows an Inuit community who spend 40 days of their winter in complete darkness. This darkness ties in with the 40 day season of lent and the exhibition seeks to imagine what it would feel like to live in darkness, waiting for the moment when the sun rises for the first time. The exhibition contains work by a group of artists responding to the ‘Return to the Sun’ documentary and the wider themes of darkness, expectation and hope that the season of lent brings.

Suitable for

  • Any age
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

  • 14 January — 18 March 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