16 Stoddart Street

Newcastle upon Tyne


Daily 10am - 5pm


Ouseburn Open Studios at The Biscuit Factory


Join us at The Biscuit Factory on Saturday 27 November to explore our artist studios then join us in the gallery to watch painting live at the easel and to find out a little more about the creative process, plus some of the lovely folk behind a handful of the independent businesses we work with.

It's a perfect weekend to feel those festive vibes and to shop independent and local - plus we can help you to spread the cost of Christmas - buy your stocking fillers and those special somethings using Own Art, an interest free 10 month purchase scheme, available on purchases over £100 (t&c's apply)

11-3 Anthony Marshall painter

Join our headline artist this season Anthony Marshall as he paints live in the gallery in a pop up studio, see him at work and find out a little more about the specific use of colour in his work.

11-3 Michael St Clair

Watch Michael paint live in the gallery and take a look through his sketchbooks, finding out a little more about the creative process from initial idea to final painting.

Image: Panto Season by Anthony Marshall

Image: Arnside by Michael St Clair

Light up North

The Light up North crew will take up residence and illuminate Artisan for the day. Come along and watch us make our pieces live. Ask us anything at all. Bring us your ideas, and we can help you translate them into your dream El neon. Your very own Light up North original.

Forum Books

It’s the return of blind date books, the latest titles from the bestseller list alongside hand selected choices from indie publishers and plenty of signed copies for that extra special touch. From stocking fillers to coffee table books, give the gift of a book this season.


Keely Pearce

Keely Pearce will be coming along to demonstrate her paper cutting designs, including the bauble design that was created for Channel 4’s Kirstie’s Handmade Christmas last year.

Image: Fa La La by Light up North

Image: Festive Afternoon Tea at The Factory Kitchen

The Factory Kitchen

Take a rest and get your festive fill from our seasonal menu. Book a table to avoid disappointment!

To book call 0191 261 1103 (choose option 4) or email our cafe manager at jonathondodd@thebiscuitfactory.com 

Why not indulge in a Festive Afternoon Tea? Available daily at either 2.00pm or 2.30pm*

Tables must be booked at least 24 hours in advance and requires a £5 deposit per person to secure the booking.

Continue to explore handmade and original art and craft online with The Biscuit Factory...