The Holy Biscuit

The Holy Biscuit
1 Clarence Street
Tyne and Wear




(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.
40 Days in the Dark

40 Days in the Dark

  • 13 March — 2 April 2015 *on now

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
The Sun

8 Minutes 20 Seconds

  • 15 May — 4 June 2015

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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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

Cookie Jar

Cookie Jar Design Market

  • 11 April 2015 11am-4pm

The 2015 launch of The Cookie Jar Designer Market at the Holy Biscuit Art Gallery will be on Saturday, 11 April.

Come along to our Spring Market for arts and crafts and unique gifts. We will have several stalls of quality handmade goods, including jewellery, arts, crafts, knitwear and much, much more! It’s also worth coming along for our usual homemade cakes and cookies, as well as other refreshments available all day.

Free entry, free parking and live music. There’s really no excuse to miss it!

Suitable for

  • Family friendly