Hockley Hustle Volunteers – Get Involved!

Thursday September 22, 2016

On Sunday 9 October Hockley Hustle will take over the venues of Hockley, showcasing all the best musical talent Nottingham has to offer, raising money for some great causes in the process.

Throughout the years we have worked closely with the Hustle, providing our students with a number of opportunities to ‘do it for real’ – former Confetti student Jamie Garton will headline our ‘upstairs’ stage at The National Videogame Arcade this year having previously performed as an earlier act in 2014.

This year isn’t any different! Alfie Eyden, a Confetti student, has already been working on the event since May, showcasing his talent as a Web Editor & Graphic Designer and was the talent behind this amazing banner!

Tommy Farmyard, the festival director couldn’t be happier with our students’ contribution, saying:

“The Confetti students have been fantastic. They really are a talented bunch and have contributed in many ways and we believe that their support has been invaluable in creating what we hope will be the best Hustle to date”.

So what roles will our students be doing this year?

Cecille Grey
Cecille Grey performing at Hockley Hustle in 2015

Opportunities for you

This year, we hope to have Confetti students at each venue, fulfilling stage manager and sound technician live and technical roles, ensuring every venue is set-up correctly and runs smoothly for the performers. HE Film & TV students will be applying their skills developed from their course to document the event – they will be filming at a number of venues and around the festival, then given the responsibility to edit the resulting Hockley Hustle video, set as an industry brief!

Alison Whitlock, Head of Talent Development is really pleased with the chance Confetti students have to be heavily involved in the Hockley Hustle this year:

“This year there are even more chances to get involved and put into practice everything learnt in the classroom. All of our students return buzzing from these unique opportunities. Hockley Hustle is another great example of Confetti’s DO IT FOR REAL strategy which offers a huge range of opportunities relevant to courses, so that students leave Confetti with real industry experience.”

Your course leaders will be looking for volunteers to fulfill these roles, so don’t pass up on this great opportunity – working on an event like this will look great on your CV!

Students at Confetti
Students editing in the studio

Other roles for you

If these roles don’t apply to you there are still loads of opportunities to be involved, so if you’re over 18 you can volunteer! The roles available will involve helping out on venue doors, checking wristbands and giving people information – essentially you will be making sure the event runs smoothly throughout the day. You’ll have loads of fun and be able to enjoy the majority of the festival before and after your shift – not bad for a few hours of your time. To take part, visit the Hockley Hustle volunteer form and make sure you click ’Confetti’ on the ‘Where did you hear about volunteering?’ section before you submit your form.