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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Blog

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 […]

For three Friday mornings in March HB2, our workshop, social and project space at the Holy Biscuit was a hive of activity and filled with enthusiastic artists clad in aprons or boiler suits. Seven people (including myself) who have been involved in the Painting for Fun group that takes place here on Tuesdays had signed […]

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