Confetti celebrates Black History Month

Friday September 30, 2022

Throughout October we are marking Black History Month (BHM) – an annual celebration of the Black community. The theme for 2022 is ‘Time for Change: Action not Words.’

Confetti will be putting on a range of events and activities that inform, entertain and provoke discussion. Led by Confetti’s Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Team (EDI), the events are open to all college and degree-level students.

Black History Month Events

Debate: The Black Lives Matter movement: will there be a long term impact?
Tuesday 4 October, 12.30 – 2pm Confetti HQ

The death of George Floyd prompted a heightened awareness of the Black Lives Matter agenda internationally. This isan opportunity for students to enter into an open discussion on whether momentum has been lost or whether the BLM movement has led to positive change.

Parallel History: Screening & Panel Discussion
Thursday 13 October, 6.30pm Metronome

Parallel History documents the stories of the second-generation Windrush migrants and the experiences they faced growing up in the UK during the 60’s, 70’s and 80s.

This community was the foundation of much of the popular culture we have today and yet many of their experiences are unknown. Parallel History shines a light on this important part of UK history. The screening is followed by a panel discussion, with the event open to the whole community.

MOBO College Collaboration
Tuesday 18 October & Wednesday 19 October 

Back by popular demand – this event brings together Confetti college-level students in a spectacular showcase celebrating Music of Black Origin (MOBO). The event will be live-streamed from Metronome on our Confetti Twitch channel.

MOBO Undergraduate Celebration
Friday 28 October

This celebration focuses on combining the depth and breadth Music of Black Origin has blessed us all with throughout musical history and the wealth of talent we have here at Confetti. The event was pre-recorded in Metronome’s Studio 1, with music performed by BA (Hons) Music Performance, recorded by BSc (Hons) Audio & Music Technology, filmed by BSc (Hons) Television Production Technology. The event will be live streamed on our YouTube channel with the support of our BSc (Hons) Event Production students.

Staff Curated Black Music Playlist
Throughout October

Confetti staff curated a playlist that showcases how Black Music has formed and shaped musical history. A global playlist from across the decades – staff describe it as musical goodness for your ears and soul!

Our parent company NTU also has a range of activities taking place throughout October. Click here for details.