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.

Guest Details & Dietary Requirements

Non-vegetarian menu:
 
Starter: Citrus cured salmon, shallot,
capers & lemon
 
Main: Roast chicken supreme, gratin potatoes,
savoy cabbage, smoked bacon, red wine
 
Dessert: Sticky toffee pudding,
butterscotch sauce, vanilla ice cream
Vegetarian Menu:
 
Starter: Heritage tomato salad, asparagus,
crispy goat’s cheese & basil 
 
Main: Chargrilled aubergine, falafel,
houmous, tomato & red onion salsa
 
Dessert: Sticky toffee pudding,
butterscotch sauce, vanilla ice cream

The Factory Kitchen will be serving a three course set menu, please select either the non-vegetarian menu or the vegetarian menu.

Please ensure you provide details for each of your guests, including dietary requirements and any food allergies.

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.

Masks

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.