Festival of Fun!

Come join in the fun at our festival!

Thursday 11 July

Event Information

Event Date:

11/07/2024

Event Time:

12noon to 2pm

Event Location:

On the Lawn next to Building 2000

Step Back in Time at Our Festival of Fun: A Totally 80’s Extravaganza!

Date: Thursday, July 11
Time: 12 noon to 2 pm
Location: The Lawn next to Building 2000

Get ready to groove and boogie as we take you back to the 80’s for an unforgettable lunchtime filled with fun, music, and nostalgia! Join us for a free Festival of Fun and immerse yourself in the vibrant spirit of the 1980s.

The Line-Up

The Absolute 80’s Band

Headlining our event is none other than The Absolute 80’s band! They’ll be playing all your favorite hits from the decade that brought us iconic music and dance moves. Whether you’re a fan of synth-pop, rock, or new wave, this band will have you dancing like it’s 1985.

The Alchemist

Sip on something sensational as The Alchemist serves up a range of delightful cocktails and mocktails. Whether you prefer a boozy blend or a refreshing non-alcoholic drink, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

Free Ice Cream

Be one of the first 180 people to RSVP, and you’ll get to indulge in free ice cream! Just click on the blue RSVP button on the My Lakeside app to secure your sweet treat.

Street Food Galore

Savour the flavours of a diverse array of street food available throughout the event. From savory snacks to delectable desserts, there’s plenty to tantalize your taste buds.

Activities

Giant Inflatables

The fun starts when you jump onto one of our giant inflatables! Challenge yourself and friends on the:

  • Drop Slide
  • Obstacle Course
  • Basketball Game
  • Bungee Run
  • Darts Board

Face Painting

Get into the festival vibe with our face painting stations. Choose from glitter, gems, or classic 80’s designs to make sure you sparkle and shine.

Best 80’s Outfit Contest

We’re offering a £20 Starbucks voucher to the best 80’s outfit. So dust off your leg warmers, tease that hair, and channel your inner 80’s icon for a chance to win!

Join Us

Get ready to travel back in time while celebrating in the present at the Festival of Fun. This isn’t just any festival—it’s a spectacular fusion of old-school 80’s beats and modern-day excitement. So grab a cocktail (or mocktail) and get your glitter on!

Mark your calendars, RSVP for your free ice cream, and prepare for an afternoon of fabulous fun. We can’t wait to see you there!

This event is for our occupiers only, please RSVP via the My Lakeside App if you are planning to come along to join the fun.

Line Dance Class

Learn to Line Dance

Wednesday 12 June

Event Information

Event Date:

12/06/2024

Event Time:

1pm to 1.45pm

Event Location:

On the Lawn next to Building 2000

Yeehaw…it’s time to put on those cowboy boots, but don’t worry you can do this in trainers too!

We’re running a free line dancing session with Laura from Dance Fusion.

Come along and learn to line dance, we guarentee you’ll have some fun and definitely be smiling at the end of it.

The session will take place on Wednesday 12 June by the bandstand on the lawn next to Building 2000 – see you there!

Please RSVP via the My Lakeside App if you are planning to come along to join the group.

Dance Fitness

Free Dance Fitness Session

Wednesday 12 June

Event Information

Event Date:

12/06/2024

Event Time:

12noon to 12.45pm

Event Location:

On the Lawn next to Building 2000

Dance Fitness Session

Join us for a free dance fitness session with Laura from Dance Fusion on Wednesday 12 June from 12noon to 12.45pm, on the lawn next to Building 2000.

Don’t be shy, come along and have some fun with your colleagues.

No matter what your fitnes level Laura will help you to enjoy this session, improving your co-ordination and flexibility, plus she guarantees you’ll have a smile on you face at the end too!

Please RSVP via the My Lakeside App if you are planning to come along to join the group.

Photography Group

New Photography & Creative Image Group

Event Information

Event Date:

18/07/2024

Event Time:

1pm – 2pm

Event Location:

Meet at the Winter Garden Café in Building 2000

New Lakeside Photography & Creative Image Group

Do you love taking photos on your phone or camera, want share ideas, be inspired by others and explore Lakeside?

This group will meet every month on the second Thursday of the month at 1pm in the Winter Garden Café in building 2000. Each month there will be a creative theme and there will also be some opportunities visit non-public parts of the campus.

Chris Gambs from Knights solicitors will be leading the group and looks forward to meeting you for a creative lunch hour.

We are also excited to announce that we are bringing back the Lakeside Photography Competition. The summer competition for occupiers to enter, will run until 30th August. The selected best images will be displayed at Lakeside with prizes of £50 vouchers for the best three.

Please submit your images to: emma.parkin@avisonyoung.com

Please RSVP via the My Lakeside App if you are planning to come along to join the group.

Earth Day Workshop

Net Zero 360

Monday 22 April 2024

Event Information

Event Date:

22/04/2024

Event Time:

1pm – 2pm

Event Location:

Spindle Meeting Room Building 1000

Come along to this workshop to find out more about Net Zero 360 on Earth Day

Net Zero 360 is exceptional development programme that is specifically tailored to benefit SME-sized organisations .

It is a game-changer offering free in-person workshops for any interested party. These workshops are designed to be interactive and informative, offering a chance to learn, interact and network with other like-minded individuals.

The workshops are tailored to give you a solid foundation, including a practical and step-by-step guide on how to measure, monitor, and improve your organisation’s carbon footprint. The programme is unique and informative, building your green credentials and enabling you to have informed discussions with your supply chain to help you on your net zero journey.

This FREE training offered by a partnership including Southampton and Portsmouth City Councils comprises:

•            The role of SMEs in addressing climate change.

•            Strengthening business resilience and innovation to meet customer’s needs sustainably.

•            Measurement and calculation of greenhouse gas emissions.

•            Creation of a Carbon Reduction Plan that sets emission reduction targets.

•            Access to a free online carbon calculation tool (with ongoing advisory support).

A series of training days has been arranged over the next 12 months in Southampton and Portsmouth and more will be added to meet demand.

If you’re unable to attend this workshop and would like further information please visit www.solentbusinessandskills.com and register for a future event at https://sbssevents.evolutive.co.uk/event/search/

 

Monthly Run Club

Monthly Lunchtime Run Club

Meet Fellow Occupiers

Event Information

Event Date:

31/07/2024

Event Time:

12noon – 1pm

Event Location:

Meet at the Winter Garden Café in Building 2000

Lakeside Lunchtime Running Club

Come and join us on the monthly Lakeside networking run club supported by Knights solicitors.

Meet at 12 noon in the Winter Gardens café in Building 2000. The aim of the group is getting to know other businesses on the campus with some social paced running.

Each event starts with businesses having a few minutes to talk about what they do followed by a 5k easy paced run around the lake aiming to be back at the café before 1pm.

Knights will then provide cake and a drink, so you can continue your conversations with time to be back at your desk after your lunch hour.

The run will be led by Chris Gambs – Knights partner – come along and meet other active businesses.

Please RSVP via MY LAKESIDE to let us know if you’re planning to come along.

 

Wildlife Walk

Wednesday Wildlife Walk

Enjoy a walk around the site and learn along the way

Event Information

Event Date:

11/09/2024

Event Time:

12.30 – 1.30

Event Location:

Meet at Reception in Building 1000

Here’s your chance to enjoy a leisurely stroll around the lake and learn all about the wildlife and flora here at Lakeside.

 

Join Alison from The Hampshire Wildlife Trust for an informative 45 minute walk.

Simply join us at the Main Reception in Building 1000 at 12.30pm on 11 September.  What better way to spend your lunch hour!

Please wear appropriate clothing for the weather.  The walk may be cancelled if the weather conditions are unsuitable.

Book your place via MY LAKESIDE here (there’s no charge).

How to be a Hype Woman

How to be a Hype Woman

Celebrating International Women’s Day

Event Information

Event Date:

07/03/2024

Event Time:

12.30pm to 1.15pm

Event Location:

Rowan Meeting Room Building 1000

Free workshop for all occupiers…

How to be a Hype Woman… Presented by Jo Morgan from Engendering Change.

 

Thursday 7 March at 12.30pm to 1.15pm in the Rowan Meeting Room Building 1000, please RSVP via Helpdesk, lakeside.helpdesk@avisonyoung.com

Topics covered will include:

  • Why we need female empowerment
  • How to be a Hype Woman for others
  • How to be a Hype for yourself
  • How to lift other women up
  • Practical strategies to embrace your power

About Engendering Change:

Through inspirational training and community projects, they empower individuals and organisations to rationalise and embrace a commitment to Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) and Wellbeing. From small tweaks to cultural transformation, they are experts in engendering positive change.

“If you’re thinking about how to embed a commitment to EDI in your organisation, I would highly recommend Engendering Change. Their strategic approach, inspirational training and managerial support will enable you to embrace this mission and benefit all of your stakeholders.”

Bob Taylor, CEO Portsmouth Water

See http://engenderingchange.co.uk

LGBT+ Free Talk & Workshop

LGBT+ History Month: Where do we find ourselves in 2024?

Thursday 29 February

Event Information

Event Date:

29/02/2024

Event Time:

12.30pm to 1.15pm

Event Location:

Spindle Meeting Room Building 1000

Free workshop for all occupiers…

LGBT+ where do we find ourselves in 2024? Presented by Jo Morgan from Engendering Change.

 

Thursday 29 February at 12.30pm to 1.15pm in the Spindle Meeting Room Building 1000, please RSVP via Helpdesk, lakeside.helpdesk@avisonyoung.com

Topics covered will include:

  • Sex/gender/sexuality: unpacking concepts and terms
  • The current climate
  • Workplace considerations

About Engendering Change:

Through inspirational training and community projects, they empower individuals and organisations to rationalise and embrace a commitment to Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) and Wellbeing. From small tweaks to cultural transformation, they are experts in engendering positive change.

“If you’re thinking about how to embed a commitment to EDI in your organisation, I would highly recommend Engendering Change. Their strategic approach, inspirational training and managerial support will enable you to embrace this mission and benefit all of your stakeholders.”

Bob Taylor, CEO Portsmouth Water

See http://engenderingchange.co.uk

Equality, Diversity & Inclusion

EDI Workshop – Navigating the Minefield

Wednesday 21 February

Event Information

Event Date:

21/02/2024

Event Time:

12.30pm to 1.15pm

Event Location:

Spindle Meeting Room Building 1000

Free workshop for all occupiers…

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI), presented by Jo Morgan from Engendering Change

Wednesday 21 February at 12.30pm to 1.15pm in the Spindle Meeting Room Building 1000, please RSVP via Helpdesk, lakeside.helpdesk@avisonyoung.com

Topics covered will include:

  • The challenge of EDI
  • Winning all staff over
  • Strategically engendering change
  • Getting started

About Engendering Change:

Through inspirational training and community projects, they empower individuals and organisations to rationalise and embrace a commitment to Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) and Wellbeing. From small tweaks to cultural transformation, they are experts in engendering positive change.

“If you’re thinking about how to embed a commitment to EDI in your organisation, I would highly recommend Engendering Change. Their strategic approach, inspirational training and managerial support will enable you to embrace this mission and benefit all of your stakeholders.”

Bob Taylor, CEO Portsmouth Water

See http://engenderingchange.co.uk