Quorum’s calendar of events is thoughtfully designed to fit your working life. There are lunchtime classes, evening courses and big one-off events, all designed to stimulate mind and body, and provide a great opportunity to socialise with friends, old and new. There something for everyone to get involved in, take a look at our calendar packed full of events…
Help support our neighbours, Benton Dog and Cat Shelter this Christmas!
We're looking for donations of the following items.
- Gifts for the residents - dog, cat and small animal toys - they get through these toys very quickly!
- Food and bedding, they are in particular need of kitten food.
- Items for their Chillingham Road Charity shop: clothes, books and knick knacks welcome!
We'll be accepting donations up until Christmas but will be accepting donations in January too, the busiest time of the year for the shelter.
Donations can be dropped off at the hub until Tuesday 5th January.
If you arrange a collection from within your building, let us know and we will collect from you.
Christmas Card Recycling
Recycle your Christmas Cards and be in with a chance of winning £100
Donate your old Christmas Cards for recycling and be entered into our draw to win £100!
Bring at least 10 Christmas Cards to Qeleven Reception and enter your details to be in with a chance of winning.
The 'Green Christmas' campaign was introduced by Investors in the Environment, in partnership with Marks and Spencers. For every 1,000 Christmas cards recycled through Marks and Spencer the Woodland Trust will plant one tree. Recycling these cards is incredibly important, because it is estimated that 1 billion Christmas cards end up in the bin every year.
iiE is a national environmental accreditation scheme that is designed to help organisations save money and reduce their impact on the environment. The scheme provides all the help, support, promotion and networking you need to get recognition for your green efforts.
Patterns! The Photographic Angle
Attend a free Photo Exhibition in the Q4 Building.
'Patterns' takes place over Wednesday 17th - Sunday 21st January.
10.00-15.00. Q4 Building
They surround us. We come across them every day. We have them on our clothes, we have them in our homes, we see them in nature, we walk across them, we walk past them, we walk under them, and we probably even consume them at meal times. And yet we very rarely take that much notice of them. However, there is often a hidden beauty in the smallest details that make up our world. Noticing these details can help us to get a better understanding of the world around us and can even help us to develop a new way of seeing.
Capturing something common, such as fields, shadows, flooring, the streets, buildings, a plant or even people, and looking at it in much more detail, or from a different angle, can allow us to see hidden patterns.
Exploring the hidden geometry that surrounds us, enables us to truly appreciate the way that pattern can help us to tell a story. Focussing on different forms, structures, textures and colours is a great starting point for exploring pattern and discovering the narrative that begins to unravel.
The photographers who have work featured in this exhibition have taken nature, architecture, art, design and more as their inspiration. They have experimented with repetition, tessellation, symmetry, perspective, angles and magnification to create powerful images using visual patterns.
New Year’s Resolution’s Solutions!
Help and support with your New Year's Resolutions
New Year, New You? Find some help towards attaining your goals and making positive changes to your life in 2018
- Health and Fitness Support
- Language Skills
- New Qualifications
- Volunteering Opportunities
- Ideas and Inspiration
More info coming soon.
Valentines delivery service
Want to convey your love to someone special at work?
Our cupid delivery offers free delivery services + free love notes for you to convey your message.
More Information TBC
Chinese New Year Celebrations
Celebrate Chinese New Year & Valentines Day together.
Enjoy food from Pop up Wok!
Around Quorum Sports Courts 11.30-2.30
More info coming soon.
Free Wellbeing Workshop – The Hub, Quorum
Do you want to know more about how to improve your wellbeing? This taster breakfast meeting (breakfast included) will help you to explore 3 different aspects of wellbeing: Lorna Jeromson of LBJ solutions will help you think about building resiliance and how effective team working can reduce the possibility of experiencing stress. http://www.lbjsolutions.co.uk/ Steve Dobb, the North East Body Mechanic, will explain how he can stop you experiencing persistent pain which affects your life https://www.northeastbodymechanic.com/ Carol Walker of North East Counselling Services, will explain how counselling can support you when stress, depression or anxiety are impacting on your working life. We will give you hints and tips about what you can do now to improve your wellbeing and increase your resiliance. At the end of the session, Lorna, Steve and Carol will be there to answer any questions you may have about the services they offer. Places are limited so book early.
Q Card 8th Birthday Roadshow
Join us to celebrate the Q Card's 8th Birthday with our offer Roadshow.
Food will be on offer from Longhorns Barbecue Smokehouse
Over 25 locally based Q Card Promotions will be coming along to share the latest news on their offer and there will be plenty of freebies on offer too!
Plus a FREE gift for our first 200 guests.
More info coming soon.
National Pet Day
Its time to pet a pet!
What a dream lunchtime, pet a puppy, cuddle a cat and brush a bunny!
Also, find out about re homing opportunities for creatures great and small!
- Judge our Cutest Pet Photo comp
- Close encounters from Animal Antics - both cute and cuddly as well as more exotic animals!
- Pick up a selection of treats for your four legged friends
- Support local shelters
This event takes place in the Easter Holidays - so please feel free to bring children along.
Around Quorum Retail 11.30-2.30
More info coming soon.
Light In The Lens: A Photograghic Angle Exhibition
Enjoy a free Photography Exhibition in the Q4 Building
A Light In The Lens is held in the Q4 Building from Wednesday 18th - Sunday 22nd April
Free Entry between 10.00-15.00
A Light In The Lens.
Embrace light. Admire it. Love it. But above all, know light. Know it for all you are worth, and you will know the key to photography”
There are many facets of photography that combine to enable the photographer to take a successful photograph. Some are more important than others. But one aspect is absolutely essential, for without light, photography itself would not exist. Light is the foundation of every photograph ever taken. It gives shape, texture and colour to our images. It allows us to create a certain mood or atmosphere and determines how the shot will look, and the message that it will convey.
Many photographers spend hours chasing the light, in search of the perfect conditions that will allow them to capture not only a snapshot but a powerful and evocative image. They often swear by the so-called “golden hour” as the time of day with the best lighting. Referring to the first hour of light after sunrise and the last hour of light before sunset, the golden hour is when the sun is low in the sky, producing a soft, diffused light. Portraits, landscapes and still life benefit in particular from this special light.
Whatever the scene that you wish to capture through your view finder, without the right light you will have difficulty producing an image that is inspiring, dramatic and above all impactful.
The images that feature in this exhibition all explore the effect that light can have on the outcomes of photographic pursuits. Some examine the interplay of light and shadow, others the use of highlights, contrast and saturation. Some experiment with long exposure in order to paint with light. What all these photographs have in common is the way in which the light has transformed each image into something dramatic and special.
“I am forever chasing light. Light turns the ordinary into the magical” Trent Parke
Vincenzo Albano, Eleanor Bennett, Diana Bodnarenco, Chris Dorney, Ajithaa Edirimane, Sanjiban Ghosh, Michael Handrick, Robin Lowry, John Massey, Richard Mills, Ayan Mukherjee, Martin Parratt, Iain Rodgers, Sagar Shiriskar, Adee Tallents, Maurice Wilson, Hao Wu & Dovile Zubyte.