Event Details

Date: Saturday 9th July 2022

Times: 6:30pm – 12:00am
Drinks reception in the art gallery from 6:30pm, ushered to tables at 7:15pm

Venue: The Biscuit Factory
16 Stoddart Street, Shieldfield, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 1AN

Entrance: Please enter via the main art gallery entrance on Stoddart Street.

Exit: You will be leaving the building via The Biscuit Room exit on Bermondsey Street. We advise for taxis to collect you from this location after the event has finished.

Parking: There are a limited number of car parking spaces outside the main art gallery entrance. More on street parking can be found on Bermondsey Street which can be accessed via Shieldfield Lane, turning right onto Boyd Street then right again onto Bermondsey Street. Parking is free of charge.

Dress code: The event is formal / black tie, however your enjoyment of the night is far more important to us, so please wear what you feel most comfortable in.

This year’s event is following a masked theme, please see below for further details.

Drinks Pre-Orders

Save time at the bar and pre-order drinks to be waiting for you at your table.

Pre-ordering drinks will also help The Biscuit Factory ensure there is plenty of stock of particular items.

For all pre-orders of wine, 10% of your order value will be donated to Dragonfly Cancer Trust.


This year’s event will follow a masked theme which reflects some of the essential support that we offer to young cancer patients across the country. Mask decorating kits are one of the most popular items in our activity boxes sent to children’s cancer wards and continue to have a huge impact on those receiving treatment. The masks are used by Play Specialists to help prepare little ones for the radiotherapy mask they may have to wear as part of their treatment, as well as providing a fun escape from their surroundings. 

Wearing a mask on the night is entirely optional, but if you would like to buy one, Masks & Tiaras online shop will donate 10% of your order to Dragonfly Cancer Trust.

Please enter DRAGONFLY at checkout for this donation to be applied.

What to Expect

The Dragonfly Ball is our signature fundraising event and a celebration of achievements that have been possible thanks to your support. 

Following the meal our Ambassador, Fred Wyrley-Birch from Anderson & Garland Auctioneers, will entertain you all as he hosts our live auction, followed by live music from the Union Street Band.

We have some fantastic prizes to be won throughout the evening, as well as live and silent auctions for some truly unique and memorable experiences. We will be releasing further information about our top prizes in the coming weeks, so please remember to check this page for updates.

Please remember to bring cash in order to enter our raffle and other fundraising games, the nearest ATM is outside Tesco on Stoddart Street a short walk away. Bar sales and auction bids can be paid for using a credit or debit card.

Live Auction - Sneak Preview

Here are a few of the amazing prizes featuring in our Live Auction.

This is just sneak preview with the full list of auction lots being released on the night of the event.

LOT 1 

Package including:

Lakeside Hotel and Spa in Windermere – One nights stay including breakfast for two

Vermont Hotel Newcastle – Afternoon Tea for two

Pair of diamond earrings from the Diamond Store

Four tickets to Ladies Day at Sedgefield Racecourse

Katie Loxton handbag

Silver dragonfly necklace from Kit Heath Jewellery

Plus lots more to be announced

LOT 2 

Package including:

Ooni pizza oven

Tergan leather briefcase

£200 of Huel

12 month coffee subscription

Cordings Hanks gift set

A pair of tickets to the Whisky Indy Love Fest on 10th Sept at Tyne Bank Brewery

Plus lots more to be announced

LOT 3 

Package including:

Northumberland Coastline Flight experience 

Bungee Jump

Calvert Kielder Silver Package for two people including Zip Coaster, King Swing and High Ropes

Scuba Diving Course for two people

Plus lots more to be announced

LOT 4 

Package including:

Ball boy/girl for a child aged 10 years or over for Newcastle United v Crystal Palace on 3rd September.

Plus two tickets to attend to the game.

Plus more to be announced

LOT 5 

Package including:

Alnwick Castle and Gardens – Annual Family Pass

South Lakes Safari Park Family Pass

Northumberland Zoo Family Pass

North Yorkshire Water Park Family Pass

Hot Potz Pottery Painting

Plus lots more to be announced

LOT 6 

Package including:

Charlton Hall – Midweek overnight stay for two with a cheese & charcuterie and breakfast

Taste Card annual membership

Hotel Indigo Newcastle – Dinner for two in the Marco Pierre White Restaurant

Two tickets for Lewis Capaldi’s concert in Scarborough

Junkyard Golf Club – two tickets and two free drinks

Plus lots more to be announced

LOT 7 

Package including:

Chillingham Castle – Overnight stay for four people in the most haunted castle in England.

Plus more to be announced

LOT 8 

Package including:

Clay pigeon shooting for two with instructor and lunch

Newmarket Racecourse – two tickets for the premier enclosure

Newcastle Falcons Match Tickets 

Newcastle United Golf Club – 4 ball

1 hour 30 min Go Karting session

Plus more to be announced

LOT 9 

One of our masquerade masks decorated and signed by Dame Joanna Lumley specially for the 2022 Dragonfly Ball.

Silent Auction - Sneak Preview

LOT 1   Limited edition Sarah-Jane Szikora print

LOT 2   Two tickets for a Virgin Hot Air Balloon ride anywhere in the UK

LOT 3   Two nights glamping at The Quiet Site (Ullswater) in a Gingerbread House for two adults and four children

LOT 4   Overnight stay and breakfast for two people at Linden Hall Hotel & Spa

LOT 5   Framed signed photograph of Adele

LOT 6   Framed signed Manic Street Preachers CD

Plus lots more to be announced