The Downs, University Park, Nottingham
The free Sounds on the Downs festival happened on Thursday. And jolly nice it was to!
It was an outdoor event involving information and campaign stalls, interactive environmental and social
justice activities, locally sourced fairly traded bbq and café, non-alcoholic drinks, local music acts
and performance arts, with the aim of allowing networking space for campaign groups and futher
information for the public as well as just being a great day out on the campus!
This year the festival which marries the yin and the yang of student activism, environmental awareness
and social justice with a party atmosphere! Dancing, workshops and an opportunity to marvel at the
beauty of the world. Bands, DJs, vegetarian food, drum jams, acoustic music, poetry, plays, acrobats,
jugglers, taichi and loads of stalls with information about SEEN campaigns and community groups from all
... and for 2008 an eco cinema, local food fair, an owl sanctuary, live graffiti art, a wish-tree, fun
and games courtesy of Hide n' Soc and inspiration for everyone!
University of Nottingham Students' Union Environment & Social Justice committee.
Nottingham Student Peace Movement (NSPM)
Previous years events:
2006 Sounds on the Downs,Nottingham University: Piccys 1
2006 Sounds on the Downs,Nottingham University: Piccys 2
2007 Sounds on the Downs, University of Nottingham
2007 Sounds on the Downs - Wind Turbine Set-up
other university events:
Peace Conference & Knowledge Lab :: some photos
'Die-In' at Nottingham University to protest at un-ethical investments 2006
Nottingham University Student Die-In :: to protest at un-ethical investments 2007
Nottingham Student Peace Peace Conference
Protests as arms dealers attend careersfair
'Overcoming Media Bias' Nottingham Student Peace Peace Conference
Lt.General Arif Hassan, of the Pakistan Army, Nottingham University
Prime Minister visits Nottingham University
Pix 1 http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2006/01/331554.html
Pix 2 http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2006/01/331575.html
Pix 3 http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2006/01/331596.html
2006 Amnesty Protest in Nottingham City Centre - Close Guantanamo Bay [Please]
2007 Amnesty Protest in Nottingham City Centre - Close Guantanamo Bay
Alternative energy & Turbine supplimentary:
V3 Power build small wind turbines commercially and run courses teaching people how to make their own
They put one up at the festival, to inspire folks to get involved with such alternatives. The stage was
in fact powered by a huge bank of batteries, topped up from 4 solar panel arrays.
The turbines they build are 2.4 metres in diameter and typically sit on top of a 10 metre guyed mast.
By running courses where people can learn how to build, install and maintain their own turbine they
offer people and communities the chance to release themselves from reliance on the national grid while
making a real difference to the climate change problem. So, get involved
They follow the design of Hugh Piggott - visit his website for detailed design information:
Nottingham Spring into Action :: Build your own wind turbine workshop
Yet more info from:
Centre for Alternative Technology http://www.cat.org.uk
British Wind Energy Association http://www.bwea.com
Photographer - Media: One Eye on the Road. Nottingham. UK
Member of the National Union of Journalists [No: 014345]
"It is not enough to curse the darkness.
It is also necessary to light a lamp!!"