Do Something Different Festival Events

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Thu 30th January

Wheelchair Basketball 4
9pm - 9:30pm
Sportspark Hall 3

Mon 10th February

The Left and LGBT+ people: a politics for everyone?
6pm - 7:30pm
Arts 2.84
A panel on the current state of LGBT+ issues on the Left and how we push for progress, featuring: trans activists Lily Madigan (the first trans woman to be hold a Women's Officer role in Labour) and Charlie Caine, and academic Rebecca Hale.

Mon 17th February

Tower of London Trip
8am - 8pm
Tower of London
Delve into history on is DSD Festival trip to The Tower of London! Tickets available from January 24th!
Do Something Different Festival
9am - 8pm
Various Locations
The DSD Festival is a great time for you to expand your horizons with various events on through out the week!
Mental Health First Aid
9am - 4pm
Bookable Room 6, Union House
This course will teach you to listen, reassure and respond, even in a crisis - and even potentially stop a crisis from happening.
Animation with Stop Motion Workshops
10am - 6pm
Bookable Room 4, Union House
Come and join in with these hour long sessions!
Graffiti Workshops
10am - 6pm
LCR
Learn the basics in this short session!
Illustration Workshops
10am - 6pm
Exhibition Space, Union House
What will you draw?
Introduction to British Sign Language
10am - 11am
Bookable Room 1, Union House
A taster session using BSL.
Stencilling Workshops
10am - 6pm
LCR
Join one of these 20 minute sessions for the chance to create something amazing!
Working in Australia
10am - 11:30am
Career Central
For more information please follow this link: https://mycareercentral.uea.ac.uk/s/gradcentral/events/Detail/1708830/working-in-australia
Dare to Speak Up - 3 Day Public Speaking & Speech Making Course
17th February 11am - 20th February 1pm
The Enterprise Centre 0.05
Join this three day course with the possibility to speak at this year's World Speech Day and TEDx Norwich.
First Aid - Level 3 Emergency at Work
11am - 6pm
The Enterprise Centre 0.04
This is a 6 hour Emergency First Aid at Work.
Learn to Lino Print
11am - 4pm
Blackdale School 0.24
Learn the process of cutting and printing a lino ‘key block’ (the main design) and produce a series of prints.
Pottery Workshop
11am - 2pm
Unit 10 Anderson Yard, Norwich, NR2 3EL
This workshop will introduce you to the world of ceramic art.
Shoulder and Head Massage Workshop
11:30am - 1pm
Bookable Room 2, Union House
Bullet Journaling
1pm - 2:30pm
Congregation Hall 0.13
Bullet Journaling is an analogue system that has taken off in the digital age.
Teach English and Travel The World
1:30pm - 3pm
Career Central
For More information follow this link: https://mycareercentral.uea.ac.uk/s/gradcentral/events/Detail/1708829/teach-english-and-travel-world
Japanese Culture Through Painting a Fox Mask
2pm - 3pm
Bookable Room 1, Union House
Join us in this workshop and learn about the art of painting masks in Japan.
Shoulder and Head Massage Workshop Session 2
2pm - 3:30pm
Bookable Room 2, Union House
Bookbinding for Beginners
3pm - 4:30pm
Bookable Room 3
Learn how the process and techniques needed to create a Japanese stab-bound book from scratch.
Deaf Awareness Workshop
3pm - 4pm
The Enterprise Centre 0.01
It covers why Deaf Awareness in everyday life is so important.
Working In Africa
3:30pm - 4:30pm
Career Central
For more information follow this link: https://mycareercentral.uea.ac.uk/s/gradcentral/events/Detail/1708827/working-in-africa
Japanese Culture Through Painting a Kokeshi (doll)
4pm - 5pm
Bookable Room 1, Union House
Join us in this workshop and learn about the art of painting kokeshi (Japanese wooden doll).
Opportunities In Japan With Disco (For Japanese Speakers)
5pm - 7pm
Queens Building, UEA
For More information follow this link: https://mycareercentral.uea.ac.uk/s/gradcentral/events/Detail/1709214/opportunities-in-japan-with-di
CAP Money Management Course
5:30pm - 7:30pm
Bookable Room 2, Union House
Does money management worry you? Do you visit an ATM with your fingers crossed there’s still money in your account? Have you spent more than you intended, but have no idea how..?!

Tue 18th February

Do Something Different Festival
9am - 8pm
Various Locations
The DSD Festival is a great time for you to expand your horizons with various events on through out the week!
Mental Health First Aid
9am - 4pm
Bookable Room 6, Union House
This course will teach you to listen, reassure and respond, even in a crisis - and even potentially stop a crisis from happening.
Blickling Estate Trip
10am - 3pm
Blickling Hall
Come and explore Blickling with DSD! Tickets available January 24th!
Circus Skills
10am - 6pm
Congregation Hall 01.19
A plethora of skills are available to you at these sessions brought to UEA by the Reprezent Project!
Filmmaking Mashup Workshop Session 1
10am - noon
Music 0.02
If you are considering entering East Anglian Film Archive’s mash up competition, then this is a great opportunity to get some training and experience in making films using archival materials.
Graffiti
10am - 6pm
LCR
Learn the basics in this short session!
Illustration
10am - 6pm
Exhibition Space, Union House
What will you draw?
Stenciling
10am - 6pm
LCR
Join one of these 20 minute sessions for the chance to create something amazing!
Stop Motion
10am - 6pm
Bookable Room 4, Union House
Come and join in with these hour long sessions!
Traditional Food in the French-Speaking World
10am - 11am
Congregation Hall 0.17
The food of the French-Speaking world is varied and fascinating, come to this session to begin to learn about it!
Working in Asia
10am - 11:15am
Career Central
For more information follow this link: https://mycareercentral.uea.ac.uk/s/gradcentral/events/Detail/1708825/working-in-asia
First Aid - Level 3 Emergency at Work
11am - 6pm
The Enterprise Centre 0.04
This is a 6 hour Emergency First Aid at Work.
Hispanic: Gastronomy from Across the World
11am - noon
Congregation Hall 0.17
Would you like to know more about Hispanic food and products?
Pottery
11am - 2pm
Unit 10 Anderson Yard, Norwich, NR2 3EL
This workshop will introduce you to the world of ceramic art.
Stained Glass Drop-ins
11am - 4:30pm
Bookable Room 5, Union House
Ever wanted to try making your own stained glass?
Willow Lantern Making - Learn it!
11am - 4pm
Blackdale School 0.24
Light up your day with this 5 hour workshop!
Greek Culture: Having fun in a Greek Taverna
noon - 1pm
Congregation Hall 0.17
Meeting people, Tasting Greek food, Singing Greek songs.
Filmmaking Mashup Workshop Session 2
1pm - 3pm
Music 0.02
If you are considering entering East Anglian Film Archive’s mash up competition, then this is a great opportunity to get some training and experience in making films using archival materials.
Italian: Food for Thought
1pm - 2pm
Congregation Hall 0.17
Learn how to make a ‘real’ Italian risotto and explore the food culture of different Italian regions.
Working In Europe
1:30pm - 2:30pm
Career Central
For more information follow this link: https://mycareercentral.uea.ac.uk/s/gradcentral/events/Detail/1708823/working-in-europe
Needle Felting
2:30pm - 4pm
Create something beautiful at this crafting session!
Hispanic: Gastronomy from Across the World
3pm - 4pm
Congregation Hall 0.17
Would you like to know more about Hispanic food and products?
Working In USA and Canada
3:30pm - 5pm
Career Central
For more information follow this link: https://mycareercentral.uea.ac.uk/s/gradcentral/events/Detail/1709215/working-in-usa-and-canada
Chinese: Food as a reflection of society
4pm - 5pm
Congregation Hall 0.17
To Chinese people, it’s arguably true that the pleasures and sorrows of life, health and well-being, as well as harmony are all embedded in food.

Wed 19th February

National Space Centre Trip
7am - 7pm
National Space Centre
Travel up, up and away with DSD on this trip to the National Space Centre! Tickets available from January 24th!
Do Something Different Festival
9am - 8pm
Various Locations
The DSD Festival is a great time for you to expand your horizons with various events on through out the week!
Do Something Different: discover scuba diving
9am - 6pm
Come and join us for a session at Christal Seas Scuba to try scuba diving! Try dives include a 45 minute talk about diving and the session and then an hour in the pool to try it out for yourself.
Volunteering at Salhouse Broad
9:30am - 2:30pm
Meet outside the Congregation Hall
Working In China (For Mandarin Speakers)
9:30am - 10:30am
Queens Building, UEA
For more information follow this link: https://mycareercentral.uea.ac.uk/s/gradcentral/events/Detail/1709211/working-in-china-for-mandarin-
Circus Skills
10am - 6pm
Congregation Hall 01.19
A plethora of skills are available to you at these sessions brought to UEA by the Reprezent Project!
German: Walking & Learning
10am - 11am
Congregation Hall 0.17
If you enjoy nature and like the challenge of a (first) conversation in German, this one-hour guided lakeside walk is the perfect activity for you.
Illustration
10am - 6pm
Exhibition Space, Union House
What will you draw?
Screenwriting Workshop
10am - 1pm
Congregation Hall 01.07
Have you got a great idea for a feature film? Love movies and want to know how scripts work? Or ever secretly thought you would do a much better job of writing a TV drama?
Bullet Journaling
11am - 12:30pm
Congregation Hall 0.13
Bullet Journaling is an analogue system that has taken off in the digital age.
Get Creative with Clay!
11am - 4pm
Blackdale School 0.24
Pinch and coil your way to clay perfection with these workshops!
LGBT+ Krav Maga Self-Defence Workshop
11am - 1pm
Congregation Hall 01.20
Krav Maga is renowned for being the most comprehensive self-defence instructors training course in the world.
Mental Health in BAME Communities
11am - 1pm
Congregation Hall 0.13
Tickets for this session will be available form Feb 1st!
Pottery
11am - 2pm
Unit 10 Anderson Yard, Norwich, NR2 3EL
This workshop will introduce you to the world of ceramic art.
Traditional Food in the French-Speaking World
11am - noon
Congregation Hall 0.17
The food of the French-Speaking world is varied and fascinating, come to this session to begin to learn about it!
Eco-Craft with Old Plastic Bags
1pm - 4:30pm
Bookable Room 4, Union House
Enjoy crafting and care about the environment?
Krav Maga Self-Defence Workshop
1:30pm - 3:30pm
Congregation Hall 01.20
Krav Maga is renowned for being the most comprehensive self-defence instructors training course in the world. It consists of a wide combination of techniques sourced from Boxing, Muay Thai, Judo, Jujutsu and Wrestling along with realistic fight train
UN Sustainable Goals Event
1:30pm - 2:30pm
Career Central
For more information follow this link: https://mycareercentral.uea.ac.uk/s/gradcentral/events/Detail/1708836/un-sustainable-goals-event
Being an Ally
2pm - 4pm
Congregation Hall 0.13
In this workshop you will understand what it means to be an ally for those who are not from an underrepresented group and take action for those groups in a way which supports them.
The Secrets of Arabic Coffee
2pm - 3pm
Congregation Hall 0.09
Espresso, mocha, Turkish (also Arabic or Greek) coffee…we cannot imagine today a life without this beverage.
Russian Connections
3pm - 4pm
ARTS 01.17
Tea Time: Cream teas, anyone?
3pm - 4pm
ARTS 01.18
Many cups of tea are drunk in homes and offices throughout the UK but from where did this love of tea come from?
Volunteering Overseas
3pm - 4pm
Career Central
For more information follow this link: https://mycareercentral.uea.ac.uk/s/gradcentral/events/Detail/1708822/volunteering-overseas
First Aid - Level 3 Emergency at Work
6pm - 9pm
ARTS 01.08
This is a 6 hour Emergency First Aid at Work. It is split into two 3 hour sessions: 6-9pm on Wednesday 19th and Thursday 20th.

Thu 20th February

Cambridge Trip
9am - 6pm
Cambridge
Travel to picturesque Cambridge for a day of sight seeing and shopping with DSD! Tickets available form January 24th!
Do Something Different Festival
9am - 8pm
Various Locations
The DSD Festival is a great time for you to expand your horizons with various events on through out the week!
Gressenhall Trip
10am - 3pm
Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse
Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse are waiting for you on the DSD Trip! Tickets available from January 24th!
Polymer Clay for Beginners Session 2
10am - 11:30am
Bookable Room 4, Union House
A fun and relaxed session aimed at those with no experience of using polymer clay.
Landscape Walk, Draw, Paint - Learn it!
11am - 4pm
Blackdale School 0.24
Take a walk around campus, then make what you see!
Polymer Clay for Beginners
11:45am - 1:15pm
Bookable Room 4, Union House
A fun and relaxed session aimed at those with no experience of using polymer clay.
Polymer Clay Heads - Advanced
2pm - 4pm
Bookable Room 4, Union House
Learn the skills of building up a face out of polymer clay.

Fri 21st February

Do Something Different Festival
9am - 8pm
Various Locations
The DSD Festival is a great time for you to expand your horizons with various events on through out the week!
Paper Sculpting for Beginners
10am - 3pm
Bookable Room 2, Union House
Turn an old book into a new work of art.
First Aid - Level 3 Emergency at Work
11am - 6pm
The Enterprise Centre 0.04
This is a 6 hour Emergency First Aid at Work.
Harry Potter Studio Tour Trip
11am - 11:30pm
Harry Potter Studio Tour
See the magic with DSD at the Harry Potter Studio Tour! Tickets available fro January 24th!
Learn to Lino Print
11am - 4pm
Blackdale School 0.24
This 5 hour workshop will give you a chance to learn the basics of making art prints!
Stained Glass Drop-ins
11am - 4:30pm
Bookable Room 5, Union House
Ever wanted to try making your own stained glass?
PAT Dogs
noon - 2pm
Congregation Hall 01.19
Zorb Football
1pm - 4pm
Sportspark Hall 1
Battleground Archery
1:15pm - 3:55pm
Sportspark Hall 2
Bookbinding for Beginners
3pm - 5pm
Bookable Room 2
Learn how the process and techniques needed to create a Japanese stab-bound book from scratch.
BBC Radio 4’s ‘Any Questions?’
7pm - 9pm
Any Questions? – BBC Radio 4’s flagship current affairs panel show – will go out live from UEA next month.

Sat 22nd February

London Trip: Black History Walk or National Student Pride
8am - 8pm
London, various parts
Join DSD on this dual pronged trip to London! Tickets go on sale on January 24th!
Do Something Different Festival
9am - 8pm
Various Locations
The DSD Festival is a great time for you to expand your horizons with various events on through out the week!
DSD Burlingham Wood Day Walk
9:30am - 5pm
Meet at Norwich Bus Station in the city center
Take a nice walk around a beautiful part of Norfolk!

Sun 23rd February

Do Something Different Festival
9am - 8pm
Various Locations
The DSD Festival is a great time for you to expand your horizons with various events on through out the week!

Sat 21st March

Scotland Trip
21st March midnight - 24th March midnight
UEA Student Experience Trip - Scotland ‘World of Work’
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