Cultural Ball ’16 | Rooted In Gold (TICKETS!)

Hey guys!

Hope your exams are going/have gone well and everyone is excited about the 6th of June…

It’s that’s time of the year again! Our finale event is here and this year we’ve themed it Rooted In Gold which is all about celebrating the riches of our African and Caribbean heritage! We’ve had an amazing year and would love to end it with a bang so we’ve put in a lot of effort and arranged a lot for you at this year’s Cultural Ball. The night will consist of a red carpet entrance, live performances, photo booth, African and Caribbean cuisine and lots more! See the posters below for more information.


Make sure you grab your ticket ASAP as we’re having a FLASH SALE!
You can get 4 TICKETS FOR £20 EACH so get your squa ready and purchase before the sale ends TONIGHT AT MIDNIGHT… Also, tickets purchased after 1st June will NOT include free transport to and from the venue so get your tickets sooner rather than later.

After you’ve speedily purchased your tickets, please put your names on the seating plan by clicking here.

Lastly, non-members: you can also buy your membership now to save money on tickets by clicking here. Make sure join and share the Facebook event and tell a friend to tell a friend!

Friend us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and add us on snapchat (nottsacs) to stay up to date, see who else is on the line-up and any further info about transport etc…

See you there!

The Notts ACS team


New year, new book | Best “New” African Poets 2015 Anthology

Hey readers,

There’s an exciting new book out called the Best “New” African Poets 2015 Anthology which is by Tendai R. Mwanaka (Editor) and Daniel da Purifacacao (Editor) with a contribution from one of our very own University of Nottingham students, Osita Kabba! The anthropology consists of 214 poems by 79 poets from over 23 African countries and the Diaspora, each delving into a huge variety of topics from corruption and exile to love.

You can purchase the book from Amazon or from the African Books Collective website here.

Please share and support the work of our fellow students and Happy New Year to you all!

The Notts ACS team


The Great Debate Tour 2015 | Nottingham (UoN x NTU) edition

The Great Debate Tour came back to Nottingham and this year we collaborated with Nottingham Trent for an interesting night of debating! There were some really exciting topics ranging from education to “black music” to politics and voting patterns.

Photography by Lola (Creative Director).

It was an incredible evening of discussion, banter and a touch of controversy and we hope you all took something from it. We’d like to say a huge thank you to The Great Debate team and panellists for coming down and hosting an amazing event with us.

The Notts ACS team


Legacy – The Black History Month Showcase | #BLACKLIVESMATTER

Legacy, our black history month showcase, was a huge success! Raw talent graced the stage in the form of singers, spoken word artists and rappers as well as committee members performing poems in line with the theme – the #BLACKLIVESMATTER movement. Henry Stone then ended the night with three poetic pieces which blew the crowd away.

Photography by Lola (Creative Director) and Belita Marfo (Biggie Snaps).

And our Twitter mentions were filled with lovely comments about the night…

We’d like to thank everyone who was involved and the amazing audience who attended as there would be no show without you guys. We will be releasing an Autumn semester round up video very soon but if you performed on the night and would like individual videos, get in touch with Lola, our Creative Director. Or for promotion of your creative work, skills or anything relevant you can contact us via this link.

The Notts ACS team


Meet Your Buddy

Every year we link up freshers with higher year students who act as their support system and go-to person throughout the academic year. Whether you need help with your course or just want to know where to buy plantain, you’ll have a buddy to assist you the best they can.

Photography by Belita Marfo (Biggie Snaps).

Honey, our welfare officer deals with the buddy system so if you have any questions please get in touch with her on Twitter or on 07931888603. There will be a ‘How well do you know your buddy’ event next semester to test you and your buddy and see who’s bonded the most so get involved (only members can participate)!

The Notts ACS team


UoN x NTU Joint Meet & Greet

A collaboration like no other – Nottingham Trent and University of Nottingham! We came together to give you guys a night of games, entertainment and a free plate of African cuisine. Enjoy the pictures…

Photography by Lola (Creative Director) & Belita Marfo (Biggie Snaps).

Thanks for coming and we hope you interacted really well with Trent; this year is all about integration so make sure you’re mingling and getting to know our ACS counterparts! #ONETRIBE

The Notts ACS team


Notts ACS Sports Tour | Croatia 2016


Hi everyone!

Every year Notts ACS plan a sports trip with I Love Tour to play sports, ofcourse, as we run netball, football and basketball throughout the year. Last year we were in Salou, Spain and had the most amazing time! Not only did we get to play against other universities and meet new people, but we also got the chance to soak up some sun and relax during the Easter holiday. This year we’ve decided on Croatia which should hopefully top last year’s experience! Whether you’re into sports or not you can still come along and support your favourite society!

To give you a little insight into what we got up to last year, here’s our recap video from Salou:

Now for the serious information… The absolute total cost of the trip is £294.95 (including booking fee, initial deposit and refundable damage deposit) and this covers everything including accommodation, ILOVETOUR t-shirt, buffet breakfast, exclusive entry to clubs & bars, return coach from university and much more. There’s a lot in store for you guys so it’s worth every penny.


TRIP DATES: 28/03/16 – 03/04/16

£75 DEPOSIT DUE: 07/12/15

£219.95 REMAINING PAYMENT DUE: 22/01/16


To sign up click here and enter the University of Nottingham ACS Group Number – 3732.

Don’t miss out on this amazing experience because once the deadline is gone, THAT IS IT! Some members last year forgot to check their emails and texts for our reminders and really regretted it so please write 27/11/15 down somewhere and make sure you get involved. If you want any more information get in touch with one of our publicity officers, Abigail – 07701326943 or our creative director, Lola – 07577919608. Bring your whole squa or come ready to meet new people and create some memories together. See you there!

The Notts ACS team


UoN Black History Month | Culture, History & People

This year the University of Nottingham are putting on some amazing events to celebrate Black History month ranging from film screening to talks and discussions. If you haven’t been to some of them already, check out the next upcoming events below. Don’t miss out guys, you can learn so much about black history regardless of whether you’re African or Caribbean.



You can also email to register for certain events or to be added to the Black History Month mailing list.

The Notts ACS team


Notts ACS Official Meet & Greet

Thank you to all those who came to our Meet & Greet on the 23rd of September 2015. It was a really fun evening and we enjoyed getting to know a lot of you! The Notts ACS team hope you all had a great time meeting us, your new committee, hearing from our amazing speakers and interacting with some new people. Here are some pictures from the night..

Photography by Lola (Creative Director).

If you couldn’t make it and missed out on our Meet & Greet (and the free Auntie Sheila Azonto Chilli sauce samples!), you can still attend our joint Meet & Greet with Nottingham Trent University on Friday (09/10/15). There will be free food so make sure you get there early. All the information is on the poster on the What’s On page which also has information about our upcoming events.

Don’t hesitate to contact us if you want more information about the speakers from the night, becoming a member or anything in general and feel free to leave some feedback via our Get In Touch page.

The Notts ACS team