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 […]

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 […]

HOST: Chips in the Park
16th November 2016

Reflections from Rev Alison Wilkinson, Methodist Minister in Charge of HB. I’m often asked, what does a Methodist minister do? A few weeks ago the answer would be, I sat in a park in Shieldfield, sharing a bag of chips, talking with people. This isn’t my usual lunchtime stop, it was The Holy Biscuit’s launch of […]

HOST: Experiments in Art, Food and Shared Life
21st October 2016

HOST is an experimental art programme of shared meals, discussion and communal activities designed to test out notions of hospitality. The aim is to open up shared spaces where we can think critically and creatively together about the role that hospitality might play in communal life. Co-produced and activated by the community at The Holy […]

WESSIELING: Holy Chic
1st July 2016

Review of WESSIELING: Holy Chic, St Dominic’s Priory. by Sarah Davies, Holy Biscuit intern I entered St. Dominic’s Priory Church for the first time through an unassuming wooden door, stepping out of the grey Newcastle drizzle into a magnificent room with high, sweeping arches. The airy interior with the glowing colours of floral displays and […]

en_counter: Mapping Our City
26th May 2016

en_counter: Mapping Our City A response by Sarah Davies, Holy Biscuit Intern Image above: en_counter opening night at The Late Shows What are maps and what is their purpose? Generally they are used for recording physical features of the land such as rivers, mountains and roads. A map of a city is usually a tool for […]

Ash Wednesday
10th February 2016

Image: George Shaw, Ash Wednesday, 8:30 a.m., 2004/5, Humbrol enamel on board.   Today is Ash Wednesday and the beginning of the season of Lent, the traditional time in the Christian calendar when we are called to be opened up to a greater spiritual awareness both on an individual level and as a society. As […]