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  • 1. Weekly Student Notices 8 th February 2010
  • 2.
    • Industry Week
    • Sign up sheets are in EST to register your interest for the seminars.
    • Some have limited spaces so sign up now to avoid disappointment!
    • You will also have some timetabled sessions for the week.
  • 3.  
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  • 5.
    • INDUSTRY WEEK PARTY - GOLDIE
    • TICKETS ON SALE NOW for just £2!
    • Available at Reception
  • 6.
    • Inder Goldfinger – Tabla / Percussion
    •  
    • Having undertaken the disciplined and intensive training required of all professional Tabla players, Inder was primarily involved in instigating and performing with Hip Hop band ‘Fun-Da-Mental’ (achieving critical acclaim by winning music industry best newcomer award - Innovation Award 1992). He has also presented late night Asian Music programmes “Rhythm and Raag” and “Bhangra Beat” and produced and presented a weekly show on community radio.
    • He has toured and recorded with, amongst others, Transglobal Underground, Labi Sifre, Ian Brown (Stone Roses), Annie Lennox, Benjamin Zephanhia, Chaka Demus & Pliers. He has also produced music soundtracks commissioned by Television, Cinema and Theatre most recently “A Mighty Heart” (Brad Pitt, Angelena Jolie).
  • 7.
    • Play this video:
    ertStaff ResourcesIndustry Week 2010Inder GoldfingerInder.flv
  • 8.
    • Castle Radio
    •  
    • The new Castle College AM Radio Station is to be set up to run along the lines of a Student Union society. This gives Confetti students many exiting opportunities in terms of helping to run the station and providing or developing content for transmission.
    • If you’re interested in helping to run the Radio Station please email [email_address] for more information
  • 9.
    • Student Forum
    • The next Student Forum meeting takes place on Wednesday 24 th February at 12noon .
    • Meeting minutes from the last meeting can be found on the student notice board and your group representatives should all be able to provide details for you.
    • You have four weeks to discuss last term’s meeting minutes and any new issues you would like your student representatives to raise on your behalf for this term.
  • 10. LGBT History Month
    • Valentine Masquerade Ball
    • Presented by Castle College Nottingham, the University of Nottingham LGBT Network and Nottingham Pride.
    • Thursday 11 th February , 9.30pm - 4:00am at NG1 nightclub
    • Hosted by Princess Babserella!
    • Entry £ 5. Tickets available from Castle College Campus Receptions, College Lunchbox events, University of Nottingham SU and NG1 nightclub.
    • Dress to impress and don ’ t forget your mask! All welcome. Over 18 event.
    • For further information email: [email_address] (LGBT Coordinator)
    • Nottingham Pride 2010 is a registered charity. Number 1115541. All profits from ticket sales will go to Nottingham Pride 2010.
  • 11.
    • LGBT History Month
    • February of each year has been set aside in the UK to mark and celebrate the lives and achievements of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans people.
    • LGBT people have often hidden themselves in society for their own safety and have also frequently been ignored by others for their achievements and contributions. The month will begin to rectify that.
    • Because the lives and achievements of LGBT people have been hidden, it has been easy for others to stereotype and distort the reality of their lives. From this ignorance comes the prejudice that shows itself in homophobic bullying and negative discrimination. By presenting an honest appraisal of LGBT lives we seek to replace ignorance with knowledge and understanding.
    • Check out the LGBT History website ( www. lgbthistorymonth .org.uk )or the LGBT History Month stand in the Confetti café on Tuesday 9 th February for more information and to show your support!
    • Tickets to the Valentine Masquerade Ball will also be on sale.
  • 12.
    • No smoking outside reception
    • Please be reminded the centre courtyard is the only space where you are permitted to smoke on Confetti premises.
    • You must not smoke outside reception or under the covered section of the courtyard.
    • For information on how to quit, visit
    • http://smokefree.nhs.uk/
  • 13.
    • DJ8 Students- HE Open Day
    • Contact Lewis Harvey about attending the HE Open Day on Tuesday 16 th February at 3:00pm in S020.
    • [email_address]
    • Any outstanding UCAS applications must be submitted as soon as possible.
  • 14.
    • Nottingham Light Night
    • Confetti’s very own Mark Shotter will be performing with Wholesome Fish at Light Night !
    • See them at the Market Square stage as well as the many other performers throughout the city centre on Friday.
    • Friday 12 th February 8.30pm-10.00pm
  • 15.
    • Facebook / YouTube in the LRC
    • From Monday 22 nd February (week after half term), Facebook and YouTube will be blocked on the LRC computers. This is in response to a large number of requests from students who have been unable to access a machine to complete course work.
    • If you would like to check your emails or use Facebook or YouTube, the computers in the student cafe are being updated over half term to allow access with your Confetti username and password.
  • 16.
    •   Calling all BND Music Tech Students!
    • We’re putting together a Confetti CD of BND Music Technology student tracks and we want your tunes !
    • The best tracks will be chosen by a panel of tutors, mastered and put on to a CD which will be given to visitors and future students of Confetti. They could even be featured on the Confetti website!
    •  
    • For your chance to appear on the CD please give your track to your personal tutor or email an mp3 to [email_address] . 
    • See your tutors for more information...
  • 17.
    • Confetti’s LRC
    • It’s great to see so many students getting the new year off to a good start by making good use of our library and computer facilities in the LRC.
    • Please remember the LRC is located next to reception where a member of staff will be waiting to assist you with loaning and returning of books.
  • 18.
    • Cultural Calendar
    • Mon 8 Feb- Parinirvana - Nirvana day (Buddhist )
    • Mahayana Buddhist festival marking the anniversary of Buddha's death. Pure Land Buddhists call the festival "Nirvana Day". Parinirvana is celebrated by some Buddhists on February 8th.
    • Thu 11 Feb- Our Lady of Lourdes (Christian )
    • Marks the day in 1858 when St Bernadette had her first vision of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
    • Fri 12 Feb- Mahashivratri (Hindu )
    • Mahashivratri is a Hindu festival dedicated to Shiva, one of the deities of the Hindu Trinity.
    • Sun 14 Feb- St Valentine's Day (Christian )
    • Now more a secular festival than a religious one. There are at least three different saints named Valentine.
    • Sun 14 Feb- Chinese New Year (Chinese)
    • Mon 15 Feb- Clean Monday - Beginning of Lent (Orthodox) (Christian )
    • The start of the "Great Lent" for Orthodox Christians. This day is called Clean Monday, and occurs seven weeks before the Orthodox Easter
    • Mon 15 Feb- Nirvana day (alternative date) (Buddhist )
    • Nirvana Day is also known as Parinirvana and is celebrated by some Buddhists on February 8th. Nirvana Day is the celebration of Buddha's death when he reached total Nirvana, at the age of 80.