The Holy Biscuit

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.
Double Vision

Double Vision

  • 22 July — 13 August 2015 *on now

Double Vision is the result of a dialogue between the visual arts and poetry. For many years a central aim of Rolf Wojciechowski’s artwork has been to question the realities we create out of our sensory experience through the perceptual process. His images, often created by manipulating photographs and extending them with the help of other materials into three-dimensional objects, invite the viewer to explore different ways of engaging with perceptions, awaken to their ambiguous, ephemeral and often illusionary nature, and maintain an open-minded attitude towards the multi-layered realities we live through. For Double Vision, Rolf used poems by his friend Bhikkhu Abhinando, a Buddhist monk in the Theravada tradition, to provide the themes for his compositions. Most of these poems were written in response to photographic material provided by the artist. Rolf then manipulated his photos in response to the texts, creating the images and objects exhibited alongside the poems.

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Painting for Fun Exhibition

  • 18 — 31 August 2015

Come to the fourth exhibition of the Painting for Fun class (a free class for anyone who needs to relax) and see how art has helped people to cope with life and grow in confidence. Paintings are available for purchase and the profits are used to buy materials for the class.
Preview: Monday 17th August 2015 6:30 – 8pm

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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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 Holy Biscuit
1 Clarence Street
Tyne and Wear




(0) 191 447 6811

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