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.

If you are interested in supporting the work of Holy Biscuit, please visit our Give to Holy Biscuit page.

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Blog

Four Bars Rest
19th October 2018

Rest. A big cup of tea and couple of dunky biscuits. A thirty second pause on the way up the hill. A rock-climber taking a few moments to straighten out cramped fingers. A glorious month between the football ending and the football starting again. A day of not working after six days of working. A […]

PROCESS at HB: October 2018 – February 2019
12th October 2018

Hello from the HB team! Rest. That elusive concept that never quite fulfils or refreshes. But what does it mean to truly rest? Jesus said ” Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” In his reflection on the (often misunderstood and easily manipulated) commandment to ‘Remember […]

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 […]

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