Confetti celebrated its 25th anniversary on Tuesday 19 November. To honour the occasion, an event was held with guests including industry professionals, local dignitaries, past students, staff and a couple of VIP names.
Taking place in Confetti’s music and live events hub Metronome, the event saw staff and student crews work together ‘behind the scenes’ to pull off a fantastic night of music, digital displays and demos in Metronome’s studios.
Performing at the event were former student and international beatboxer THe PETEBOX, the Confetti House Band – comprising current Confetti students Grace Baker, Holly Taylor Gamble and former student Matt Burrows – and guests were treated to an impromptu rendition of “Happy Birthday” from special guest – musician and television presenter Jools Holland.
Founder and Chief Executive Craig Chettle describes why the event was important:
“At Confetti, we want every young person who is wondering how they can get started in the creative industries to know that they can find the answer to that question with us. It was an honour to stand up in front of hundreds of friends to talk about the impact Confetti has had over the past 25 years.”
The Confetti Award
To commemorate 25 years of discovering and training new talent, Confetti unveiled a new prize, ‘The Confetti Award’, honouring unique individuals who have made an extraordinary and sustained contribution to raising the visibility of new creative talent. CEO of Confetti Craig Chettle announced the first recipient of this award was Jools Holland OBE and presented it to him during a tour of the music recording studios and facilities in Metronome.
Addressing the guests in the packed auditorium Jools Holland said:
“I am honestly amazed at the mind bogglingly brilliant facilities you have here. The studios I have seen are better than any I have seen anywhere. And the students I met were so engaged because they love what they do. They have such great opportunities. I haven’t seen anything like this before and I am sure this place will soon be on the global map”.
Check out some footage from the event below, courtesy of the fantastic Notts TV!
C25 on social media
The event certainly created a buzz on social media, with local businesses and influencers showing their support of Confetti – check out some of the best posts below and relive the night by viewing #Confetti25.
Wonderful to celebrate 25 years of @Confetti_ICT in Nottingham. Fuelling the World’s creative industries with mind-blowing facilities and ‘doing it for real’. Well done, Craig Chettle. And thanks Jools Holland @Bbclater for setting the scene so brilliantly. pic.twitter.com/vbkU6RFKiv— 📻 David Lloyd (@DavidLloydRADIO) November 19, 2019
What a night and what a place. Happy 25th Birthday to @Confetti_ICT the facilities, skills and talent are incredible and we were lucky enough to hear VIP guest #joolsholland play the piano 🎹 @MetronomeNotts #Confetti25 pic.twitter.com/2xJxBjhMca— Jennie Holland PR (@JennieHollandpr) November 19, 2019