ART | COMMUNITY | FAITH

The Holy Biscuit

About Us

 

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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Traces

A mark, object, or other indication of the existence or passing of something

06.10.17 – 26.11.17

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Blog

How Do I Look? Bodies and the Theotic Gaze
5th September 2017

How do I look? We’re very concerned about how we look to others. Not least because we don’t know whether how they look – at us – will be kind. Every culture, every age, of course, has had its “standards” of beauty, many or all of which have caused suffering, especially to women. We might […]

At the end of April we held our “Conjunctions” study day, a collaboration between the Holy Biscuit, Sputnik (the arts initiative within Catalyst network) and St Dominic’s Priory (Catholic church in the Ouseburn). Three weeks on, it’s time to reflect on the day and share those reflections. Around 40 people, all involved in some kind of […]

Can we believe what we see? What we read? Is everything ultimately a “truthie”, just one among many alternative facts? What immediately speaks truth to me in Dave Tweedy’s work is its distinctiveness. This is not a rip-off, a take-off, an ironic commentary on X or Y, or propaganda. It is original, not derivative. And […]

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