Confetti Institute of Creative Industries has been a landmark of creative learning in Nottingham for twenty years this year. Every year, the regular curriculum is shelved for one week, and invited guests from across the creative arts descend on Nottingham for Confetti’s Industry Week. Workshops, presentations and interviews all take place under one roof, and this year, being the 20th anniversary of Confetti, the line-up is pretty special.
Industry Week covers the three major areas of Confetti’s courses; music technology, film and TV production and games development. This year, featuring headline names like Shane Meadows, Jamal Edwards and MistaJam, and presences from companies like Avid, Ableton, Rockstar Games and more, the schedule is fully-packed!
Already this week we’ve heard from Mark Cann (Glastonbury Festival), Rebecca Leybourne (The Imaginarium – Andy Serkis’ special effects studio and the name behind films like The Hobbit and Rise of the Planet of the Apes) and the uber-talented Jamal Edwards, founder of SBTV. Still to come are the aforementioned Shane Meadows, Nottingham’s home-grown film and TV director, plus technical demonstrations from Avid and Aardman Animations.
Now, unfortunately, unless you’re a current student of Confetti, it’s unlikely you’ll be able to get in to any of the sessions. But if you check out the Industry Week website, you can catch up on previous events through student blogs and the IW gallery, and each day this week you can listen to Industry Week radio 12-2pm, featuring Nottingham-based DJ Mark Del of Nusic. So, if you’re walking around Nottingham this week and you see some people who are kind of a big deal, now you know why!
PS – bonus points if you can identify the inspiration behind the Industry Week graphical design theme this year…