ART | COMMUNITY | FAITH

The Holy Biscuit

About Us

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Housed in a specially refurbished Methodist Church, Holy Biscuit is an arts organisation based in Shieldfield, Newcastle, operating on the intersection of contemporary art, theology and community activity.  More often than not these worlds function in their own spheres without much interest in or knowledge of each other. Holy Biscuit brings them together under one roof.  

HB builds on the rich heritage of Methodism in the North East, by committing to social activism, creativity and theological reflection. Through our diverse programme we examine and wrestle with faith along with other social, political and cultural strands and themes and seek to live out our values by creating a hub of transformational creativity and a place of welcome, contemplation and discussion.  We seek to nurture an active and credible Christian presence within the arts by curating and supporting an engaging, high quality and challenging programme of exhibitions, workshops, meals, events, screenings, faith activities and discussions.  

HB works with people of all faiths and none – artists, schools, universities, charities, churches, community groups, artistic collectives and other partners – to deliver our vision through a variety of creative projects. We welcome collaborations with like-minded organisations or individuals.

The Holy Biscuit is a project within Newcastle upon Tyne Central and East Methodist Circuit and is funded by The Methodist Church of Great Britain.

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Blog

Mixing Bowl 14th March 2017
26th March 2017

It was great to see some new faces at the meeting and a good challenge that we felt it would be better to do some discussion in two different groups which worked well. After some lovely food, Alison Merritt-Smith opened up a topic for us to discuss. It really centred around a quote saying “Artists […]

Present : Past – New Paintings by Dave Tweedy
23rd March 2017

Holy Biscuit is pleased to host Present : Past, the first major solo exhibition of new paintings by Newcastle-based artist Dave Tweedy since he graduated from Newcastle University, and a major exhibition in The Holy Biscuit 2017 gallery programme. Tweedy’s large-scale oil paintings combine autobiographical references with responses to historic and current events from which […]

Mixing Bowl: ‘Come Closer’ by Anis Mojgani
14th February 2017

Come closer. Come into this. You are quite the beauty. If no one has ever told you that before, know that right now: you are quite the beauty. There is joy in how your mouth dances with your teeth Your smiles are simply signs of how sacred your life actually is. He made you and […]

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