EVENTS

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…
[IMPORTANT INFORMATION BELOW – FLASH TICKET SALE!!!!!]

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.

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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.

https://nottsacs.shoobs.com/

https://nottsacs.shoobs.com/

https://nottsacs.shoobs.com/

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

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BOOKS

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

EVENTS

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

FOOD

Where to | African & Caribbean groceries

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There will come a time when you’re just craving some sweet fried plantain or fried yam and fresh pepper. Yup, that day will come and when it does you’ll be thanking us for this blog post! After you run out of your stock of home cooked food you’ll probably want to buy some familiar groceries and follow mum’s recipe or just experiment in the kitchen.

Below are a few local supermarkets to cater to your needs:

  • Mogal Express – 188 Ilkeston Rd, NG7 3FY
  • Iqra shop – 117 High Road, Beeston, NG9 2LH
  • Victoria Shopping Centre market – 222 Victoria St, NG1 3PT

You can purchase all sorts of ingredients from plantain and yam to the realest seasonings.

Don’t forget to invite your lovely ACS committee round for dinner 😉

EVENTS

University essentials | What not to forget & tips

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Hey Freshers! We hope you’re all very excited to move into Nottingham and meet tonnes of new people. As you’re writing your uni shopping lists and planning your massive trip to IKEA or wherever else, we thought we’d give you a little extra help. This is a very extensive list of what you need to buy/pack from bedding to important documents, it’s all there. Literally all of us on the committee used this list when preparing for university and it was incredibly useful. Argos, Wilko and IKEA also have their own university checklist, deals and some great themes and bedroom ideas. We’d recommend decorating your room and making it cosy because that’s where you’ll spend a lot of your time and you might even get a bit homesick!

The Notts ACS forget-me-not’s:

  • Mattress protector
  • Corkscrew/tin opener
  • Extension cable
  • Door stopper (so you can meet your flatmates on move-in day)
  • Hangers (you wont be given any)
  • Kitchen roll
  • Toilet brush
  • Washing up sponge
  • Medication (fresher’s flu is so real!)
  • Blanket
  • Laundry basket
  • Clothes drying rack

Lastly, a few tips for when you move in:

-Make sure you give your room, kitchen space and bathroom a good clean before you do ANYTHING

-For the self-catered lot, don’t bother buying a toaster, kettle, iron or rice cooker as you’ll probably be given one to share with your flatmates; check what will be provided and wait till you get there so you can split the cost of extra appliances

-Don’t take toooo much stuff with you especially if living on campus as you’ll have to move in and out each term

-Buy a double duvet not a single even if you have a single bed

-Earplugs may come in handy for noisy neighbours (and St Peter’s Court fire alarms!)

-To save space in your vehicle you can do your food shopping in Notts
Lidl – 1 Midland Way, NG7 3NY, ASDA – Hyson Green, NG7 5FP, etc are close-by for the self catered students

That’s all from us for now! Comment below if you have questions about anything related.