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…
Newcastle Can Challenge
Submit a team to the Newcastle Can Business Challenge and you could win an evening with celebrity chef Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall.
‘Newcastle Can’ is an initiative headed up by TV chef and campaigner Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall that aims to tackle the obesity crisis and encourage healthier lifestyles.
The obesity crisis is recognised as the single biggest threat to the nation’s health, and costs UK society a whopping £73 billion per year through medical costs and decreased productivity. Newcastle Can aims to get the citizens of one city, acting together and supporting each other, to create a new model for successfully combating the problem. The ultimate goal is to see Newcastle losing a collective 100,000lb, to come together as a community and most importantly have loads of fun along the way!
We're looking to get business across the city (and anywhere with an NE postcode involved). It’s really easy to get on board: you can simply create a company team at www.newcastlecan.com and then invite your employees to join. We'll then provide you with loads of information about healthy eating and exercise, as well as details of upcoming events and local resources, and work with you to set challenges and incentives. We've got a great September business challenge coming up too - see below.
**An exclusive evening with Hugh**
To add a little bit of healthy competition to Newcastle Can, we're getting businesses to go head to head!
For the month of September, the business team that loses the most amount of weight will win a cooking demo evening where they'll get to meet Hugh, hear all about him and the campaign, learn a new recipe and be inspired to keep the challenge going.
We will also announce the winner online with a dedicated post (and lots of respect from all of us at Newcastle Can!).
We'll also be announcing online and giving a HUGE shout out across our website and social media to the team that loses the most average weight per person.
We also want to know what you're doing and the fun ways that you're engaging your staff! Ready, set, GO!
Some images attached, including one on how we just this morning reached 10k!
The People’s Kitchen Donation Campaign
Donate food to the People's Kitchen and help the homeless and disadvantaged this Autumn.
The People's Kitchen have been supporting the homeless and disadvantaged in Newcastle since 1985 and serve over 40,000 hot meals a year.
They rely solely on donations from volunteers.
We're looking for donations of non perishable food that can be used in their kitchens. Any non perishable items are items that are particularly useful are
- Tinned goods
- Breakfast items such as cereal and porridge
- Spices and dried herbs
- See detailed list here
We're launching our collection at the Eid al-Adha event with Mvesi spices on Wednesday 6th September and will have a collection table for donations during the event.
We'll be accepting donations until Friday 20th October.
Any donations that come in after our Mvesi Spices event should be dropped off at The Hub in the Q11 building.
If you'd like to coordinate a collection within your building and would like us to collect from you, please email email@example.com
Bike 4 Health Bike Train
In collaboration with Go Smarter, join a free Bike Train from Kingston Park and cycle to Quorum
Are you interested in cycling to work once the schools go back to avoid the roadworks?
Maybe you'l like to try cycling but aren't confident on finding the right routes, need some extra confidence building or help finding quieter roads.
Bike 4 Health will be attending our Mivesi Spices event on the 6th September where you can find out more info about the Bike Train.
I'm getting in touch regarding a free bike train that we're offering from 11th to 29th September. The proposed route will run from Kingston Park to Quorum Business Park, pickup and dropping off participants along the way.
The idea behind the bike train is to encourage individuals to use their bike to commute, leaving their car at home. Participants will learn a safe and easy route to travel to and from work which they can eventually ride by themselves.
This initiative is in collaboration with Go Smarter and here is a video which gives you a little more information.
Far East Street Feast
Enjoy a selection of street foods from Far East Asia.
Forget your special fried rice and sweet and sour chicken, its time to explore a new and modern take on street food from Far East Asia.
Kimchi Planet will be serving up some delicious Korean-Fusion food
Pop-Up Wok will be treating us to a Geordie Twist on some classic Hong Kong street food
Tokyo Kitchen pop up Sushi and Japanese food bar will have all your favourite Japanese dishes on offer
Around Quorum sports courts 11.30-2.30
Quorum Bike Hub
Pop up bike event from 8am until 2pm
Quorum Retail Area
- Bicycle services and advice
- Active Travel Promotion
- Information and Freebies
- Sign up to cycle confidence bike rides
- Sign up to bike maintenance classes
Join the Quorum Bicycle User Group (BUG)
For updates on everything cycle related including up and coming events. Send your email address to firstname.lastname@example.org
Pumpkin Carving Competition
Take part in our Halloween Pumpkin Carving Competition and win lunch for you and 4 workmates at the Quorum Christmas Market, along with a bottle of fizz!
To enter, all you have to do is drop off your Pumpkin at the Q11 Building main reception any time between 8am - 12pm Friday 27th October.
...If you don't have time to pop your pumpkin along to us email email@example.com with a photo of yourself with your masterpiece!
The winner will be announced after 1pm! Good Luck
Active Workplace Halloween Spooktacular!
Active Workplace Halloween Spooktacular!
Halloween is on its way,
we invite you to come and play!
Come forth all monsters and witches alike,
and join with us on our fitness night!
The latest Active Workplace Games event is taking place on Monday 30th October, with a bit of a difference. Join us for our ‘Halloween Spooktacular’…
…IF YOU DARE!
For more details, please see the flyer attached or contact firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like to book a team for the event, please follow the link below:
Children in Need 2017
VARIOUS EVENTS AROUND THE PARK
Join us for a selection of activities to raise money for Children in Need, Ball games, Treasure hunt, cakes sale plus more!
...If you or your workplace have any activities you would like to get involved in let us know by emailing email@example.com
More info TBC!
Donate to one of our Charity appeals in the month running up to Christmas.
More details TBC
The highlight of the Quorum Events Calendar, is back BIGGER than ever!
Over 50 local stallholders with hot food vendors, gifts and stalls
Free mulled wine and mince pies on arrival. Also live entertainment and a chance to win prizes from our stall holders in our 12 days of Christmas Raffle!
Q10 building 11.30-2.30
Let the festivities start!!
Stall holders TBC very soon!