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Your chance to be on TV! | Back In Time for Brixton

Good evening everyone,

We’ve been contacted by a Casting Researcher at Wall to Wall Media (he makers of Who Do You Think You Are? and Long Lost Family) who would like to share the following opportunity with you all.

They are looking for a Caribbean family to explore Black British history and its cultural and social influence on British popular culture in a brand new BBC 2 show ‘Back in Time for Brixton’. One adventurous family will be fast-forwarded through 60 years of history, with no mobiles and roughly the same amount of money and possessions that their ancestors brought with them on arrival. Please see the flyer below for more information and please note, participants do not need to be Brixton residents..

Back in Time for Brixton Flyer

If there are any Caribbean families interested in being considered please get in touch asap. Contact Yemi Oyefuwa via yemi.oyefuwa@walltowall.co.uk or 0203 301 8465.

Follow Back in Time For Brixton on their social media accounts:

https://twitter.com/backtimebrixton

www.facebook.com/BackInTimeBrixton/

http://www.walltowall.co.uk/

The Notts ACS team

Valentine’s Gameshow | She Loves Me Notts

Here are the pictures from out Valentine’s Gameshow She Loves Me Notts. This was a totally sold out event and was such a fun night! Thank you to all the participants (we hope your dates went well!), hosts and attendees!

The Notts ACS team

The Autumn Semester finale | Boat Party – Masquerade Edition

To end what has been an amazing term, we gave you unlimited drinks, a lovely meal and sets from the two most popular DJs in town, DJ Mykz and DJ Reeepa. For those who did attend, I think we can say it ended the term quite perfectly. Everyone was dressed to impress and ready to have a good time and that’s exactly what we did! If you weren’t there you really did miss out but here are some pictures from the night so you can see how much we enjoyed…

Photography by Lola (Creative Director).

Thank you for making this event the success that it was and we’re really excited to see you all in the New Year. Have a good one and please drink responsibly!

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

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

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.

-> http://blogs.nottingham.ac.uk/blackhistorymonth/2015/09/29/events-for-black-history-month-2015/

-> https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/news/pressreleases/2015/september/black-history-month-2015-celebrate-with-the-university-of-nottingham.aspx

You can also email bhm@nottingham.ac.uk to register for certain events or to be added to the Black History Month mailing list.

The Notts ACS team

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 😉