Shieldfield Art Works Blog
Easter – loss and hope
13th April 2021

Before Easter we were waiting, in the darkness – recognising that it can be a difficult place to be – waiting for  Sunday – hoping. In John’s account of the resurrection we begin in darkness and tears….   Early in the morning, while it was still dark…..  It is a tentative beginning which begins in darkness, […]

Humour: A Mixing Bowl Blog
16th June 2020

“Humour is such a wonderful thing, helping you realise what a fool you are but how beautiful that is at the same time.” Lynda Barry, cartoonist I don’t think I have ever written about humour before. It’s difficult to know where to start really, I think everyone has a different idea of the word. A […]

A farewell from Alison Merritt Smith
20th November 2019

I hope this blog post reaches you well. I wanted to let you know that from Tuesday 26th November 2019 I will no longer working at Shieldfield Art Works (SAW) as I step down from my responsibilities as Director and move into research based practice with William Leech Research Fellowship and new creative projects. I […]

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 […]

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 […]

Introduction to The Holy Biscuit Blog
28th September 2011

Welcome to the Holy Biscuit Journal. An extension of the Holy Biscuit Community, where we explore art, faith, and cultural regeneration, in Newcastle, the North East, the United Kingdom, and beyond.  As we begin a new year, we are starting this new platform for discussion, which will provide a forum for exciting discussion and interaction […]