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Jools Holland honoured with inaugural “Confetti Award” at event celebrating 25 years of the Confetti Institute of Creative Technologies

Wed 27th Nov 2019

by CQ

On Tuesday 19 November, industry guests, local dignitaries and former alumni joined staff and students from Nottingham’s Confetti Institute of Creative Technologies to celebrate 25 years of pioneering creative industry education.

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“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”

Jools Holland, Addressing the guests in the packed auditorium.

“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. From humble beginnings, we are now a leading provider of specialist education with a student body of over 2000. Our graduates are behind the scenes of Star Wars – the Rise of Skywalker and big games such as Grand Theft Auto. They are performing at venues all over the world and they start that journey with us. We ensure real-world industry experiences are always on offer as well as academic study. Our “Do it for Real” ethos underpins all activity.”

“Creating authentic experiences and opportunities for our students has always been at the centre of everything we do. Whether that is crewing music festivals, making programmes for Notts TV or performing in our venue. We have always strived to ensure our students learn about the industry by being in it – being a part of it – and it was fantastic to see Jools Holland as well as our friends Shane Meadows and Vicky McClure here tonight to share in our company milestone. 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.”

Founder and Chief Executive Craig Chettle

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