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


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


No Drama Obama? | Race and Politics Event


Good morning all,

The University of Nottingham’s Centre for Research in Race & Rights are putting on another one of their insightful events and this time the focus is on Obama’s presidency. Professor Kevern Verney will be leading the lecture, chaired by Rosemary Pearce! Everyone is welcome and it’s free so you can register here so they are aware of numbers.

See you guys there!

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


Black History Month | Black Excellence 2

This week’s #BlackExcellence is:

Miriam Makeba

Miriam Makeba

Often referred to as ‘Mama Africa’ and ‘The Empress of African Song’, Miriam Makeba was a musical goddess in her own right. She was known for introducing Xhosa and Zulu songs to Western audiences as well as using her fame to condemn the South African apartheid regime under which wrongful imprisonment and death as a result of police brutality were regular goings-on.

-Miriam Makeba was born during an economic depression and spent her first few months on Earth in a South African prison alongside her mother who was imprisoned for illegally brewing beer to make ends meet.

-After testifying about the South African apartheid regime at the United Nations, she had her South African passport and citizenship revoked and her songs were banned in her home country.

-After relocating to the United States, she refused to conform to the norm; leaving her hair in its natural state and going makeup-free. She called this look the ‘Afro look.’

-Her famous song ‘Pata Pata’ made her the first black woman to have a top ten worldwide hit song ever in 1967.

-After her exile from South Africa, Guinea, Belgium and Ghana gave her international passports and she became an honorary citizen of ten countries.

-Miriam Makeba married, and later divorced, Stokely Carmichael: a Trinidadian-American civil rights activist and leader of the ‘Black Power’ movement. – One of her most famous songs ‘Pata Pata’. – Miriam Makeba performing ‘The Click Song’. – Plea to the world to intervene in the South African apartheid regime.

Written by Michelle Tambi.