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Mon 18th February

A Grand Day Out: London Day Trip
8:45am - 10pm
Meet in the Hive
Travel to London and back for £5!!
Future Leader Experiences - Three Day Leadership course
18th February 9am - 20th February 4pm
BDS 0.29
Future Leader Experiences is a free leadership programme run by global leadership organisation Common Purpose. Step out of the classroom and into the city to explore leadership in practice, with free trips, lunches and transport over three days!
Guided Walk with The Ramblers - Marriotts Way
9:30am - 1pm
Meet in the Hive
Are you interested in getting out and about? Would you like to discover new areas around Norwich? Then join Lucas from The Ramblers who will take you on a guided walk! (5.5 Miles)
*Fully Booked* Stained Glass Workshop
11am - 4:30pm
E.Fry 1.01
Ever wanted to try making your own stained glass? Come along to this session, run by Julie Kirkham from Alby Stained Glass.
Excel Workshop - Introduction to Simple Calculations
11am - 2pm
ICTS 0.17
New to Microsoft Excel? Its thought that one billion people across the world use the program in their careers. Learn the basics in this interactive class!
First Aid (All day Course Monday)
11am - 6pm
ARTS 01.08
First aid course - only £10 per person! On completion of this course you will receive a Emergency First Aid at Work Certificate that is recognised by HSE.
Pottery Workshop: Working with Clay #1
11am - 2pm
BIO 02.25
Shape, fire and design your own pottery in this fun and interactive workshop unique to the DSD Festival!
Who invented Matryoshka?
11am - 2pm
TEC 0.05
Learn to read Russian, find out about the connection between Japan and Russian wooden doll and Churchill's view of Russia.
Guided Walk with The Ramblers - Whitlingham Country Park
1:30pm - 5pm
Meet in the Hive
Are you interested in getting out and about? Would you like to discover new areas around Norwich? Then join Lucas from The Ramblers who will take you on a guided walk over 5 miles!
Hispanic Gastronomy From Across the World
3pm - 4pm
TEC 0.04
Would you like to know more about Hispanic food and products? We will show you why food is so important in the Spanish speaking countries and you will be able to taste some of these wonderful flavours... Yum, Yum!
Mash-up Filmmaking: Competition Launch
3pm - 4pm
SCI 3.05
Fancy becoming an award winning filmmaker? East Anglian Film Archive’s mash up filmmaking competition is a great opportunity for novice and experienced filmmakers to hone their art, get their film publicly screened, and compete for prizes!
Public Speaking Training
18th February 3pm - 22nd February 5pm
C.Hall 01.13
In 5 consecutive two hour sessions, you will get the tools on how to write a good public talk/speech and in hands-on interactive workshop you will increase your confidence and skills to become an engaging speaker!
Traditional food in the French-speaking world
3pm - 4pm
TEC 0.05
Through typical French food, travel all around the world in French speaking countries. Your journey will end in France, with a tasting of delicious croissants, à la Marie-Antoinette.
Tea Time: I’d love a cuppa tea, wouldn’t you?
4pm - 5pm
Tea is the British and Irish national drink. Tea in Britain is drunk daily, often many cups a day, but from where did this love of tea come from? What about the concept of afternoon tea? Does it still exist in the UK in 2019?

Tue 19th February

Learn to Linoprint
11am - 5pm
LSB 01.18
Come along to this one day workshop and learn how to Linoprint. Everyone will create a design which can be used to make individual artworks or cards.
Mashup Filmmaking: Making Films with Archival Materials #1
11am - 1pm
MUS 0.20
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.
Pottery Workshop: Working with Clay #2
11am - 2pm
BIO 02.25
Shape, fire and design your own pottery in this fun and interactive workshop unique to the DSD Festival!
Stained Glass Workshop
11am - 4:30pm
E.Fry 1.01
Ever wanted to try making your own stained glass? Come along to this session, run by Julie Kirkham from Alby Stained Glass.
Working in Development Forum
11am - 6pm
JSC 0.1
Ever considered a career in International Development? The School of International Development are hosting the Working in Development Forum on Tuesday 19 February, as part of the Do Something Different Festival.
*Fully Booked* Harry Potter Studio Tour Trip
11:15am - 8:30pm
Meet in the Hive
Merlin's beard! Take a trip to the Warner Bros Studio this DSD Festival for the making of Harry Potter!
Hispanic Gastronomy From Across the World
1:30pm - 2:30pm
TEC 0.04
Would you like to know more about Hispanic food and products? We will show you why food is so important in the Spanish speaking countries and you will be able to taste some of these wonderful flavours... Yum, Yum!
Italian: Food For Thought
1:30pm - 2:30pm
TEC 0.05
Learn how to make a ‘real’ Italian risotto and explore the food culture of different Italian regions. At the same time consider historical, social and political reasons for this impressive diversity!
Mashup Filmmaking: Making Films with Archival Materials #2
19th February 1:30pm - 20th February 3:30pm
MUS 0.20
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.
Programming with Python
1:30pm - 3:30pm
Arts 1.04
Python is a popular and powerful programming language that is fun and easy to learn. It is increasingly used as a tool for data science, partly due to several excellent and powerful machine learning libraries such as TensorFlow, and other research.
Walking and Talking German
1:30pm - 2:30pm
TEC 0.04
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.
Making your own Japanese Fox Mask
3pm - 4pm
TEC 0.05
Join us in this workshop and learn about the art of painting masks in Japan. You will also have the opportunity to design and paint your own fox mask!
Mashup Filmmaking: Making Films with Archival Materials #3
3:30pm - 5:30pm
MUS 0.20
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.
First Aid (Tuesday and Wednesday Evening)
19th February 6pm - 20th February 9pm
ARTS 01.08
First aid course - only £10 per person! On completion of this course you will receive a Emergency First Aid at Work Certificate that is recognised by HSE. Please note this course will run on Tuesday 18:00 - 21:00 AND Wednesday 18:00 - 21:00

Wed 20th February

First Aid (Tuesday and Wednesday Evening)
19th February 6pm - 20th February 9pm
ARTS 01.08
First aid course - only £10 per person! On completion of this course you will receive a Emergency First Aid at Work Certificate that is recognised by HSE. Please note this course will run on Tuesday 18:00 - 21:00 AND Wednesday 18:00 - 21:00
Live Radio Drama Workshop
10am - 1pm
MUS 0.28 (Strode Music Room)
With the rise of podcasts and audio-books, you don't need a video or camera to immerse an audience in an amazing story! In this workshop, find out how to make your own radio drama!
Expressing Culture in Sign Language #1
11am - noon
TEC 0.05
Come and join us for some fun and games that will get you using a language with a difference - your hands!
Pottery Workshop: Working with Clay #3
11am - 2pm
BIO 02.25
Shape, fire and design your own pottery in this fun and interactive workshop unique to the DSD Festival!
The Wellbeing Service: An Introduction to Wellbeing Session #1
11am - noon
LT 4
This one hour session run by The Wellbeing Service will look at recognising stress, low mood and anxiety; how you might feel, behave and be physically affected by this.
Expressing Culture in Sign Language #2
noon - 1pm
TEC 0.05
Come and join us for some fun and games that will get you using a language with a difference - your hands!
The Wellbeing Service: An Introduction to Wellbeing Session #2
12:30pm - 1:30pm
LT 4
This one hour session run by The Wellbeing Service will look at recognising stress, low mood and anxiety; how you might feel, behave and be physically affected by this.
Self Defence: Krav Maga
1:15pm - 3:30pm
BDS 0.08
Krav Maga is a pure self-defence system and so has no sporting elements or rules only principles.
Excel Workshop - Introduction to Databases
1:30pm - 4:30pm
ICTS 0.17
New to Microsoft Excel? Its thought that one billion people across the world use the program in their careers. Learn more intermediate skills in this interactive class!
Secrets of Arabic Coffee
1:30pm - 2:30pm
Central 1.01
Espresso, mocha, Turkish (also Arabic or Greek) coffee…we cannot imagine a life without this beverage. Discover how the Arabica coffee spread around the world. Even better, learn how to brew to brew the best Arabic coffee using secret ingredients!
Food as a Reflection of Society
5pm - 6pm
TEC 0.05
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.
Stained Glass Workshop
5pm - 9pm
E.Fry 1.01
Ever wanted to try making your own stained glass? Come along to this session, run by Julie Kirkham from Alby Stained Glass.

Thu 21st February

Graduate Employability: Wellcome Trust Trip to London
9:30am - 8pm
Are you interested in visiting the Wellcome Trust in London? Apply now for one of the limited spaces on this exclusive visit. Meet recent graduates, find out about opportunities available and discover what could await you after uni!
Excel Workshop - Pivot Tables, Charts and Statistical Summaries
11am - 2pm
ICTS 0.17
New to Microsoft Excel? Its thought that one billion people across the world use the program in their careers. For advanced users, master the finer arts of Excel in this interactive workshop!
First Aid (All day Course Thursday)
11am - 6pm
ARTS 01.08
First aid course - only £10 per person! On completion of this course you will receive a Emergency First Aid at Work Certificate that is recognised by HSE.
Get Volunteering: introducing the Norfolk African Community Association
11am - noon
Arts 2.05
Want to form your own volunteering organisation? Meet the Norfolk African Community Association and find out their story, get tips and insights into how its done!
Splat Splat: Paintballing Trip
12:15pm - 5pm
Meeting at the Hive
Prepare to lock, load and Experience the Adventure with a trip to Skirmish Paintball Norwich.
Advanced Programming with Python
1:30pm - 3:30pm
Arts 1.04
More programming with Python! Python is a popular and powerful programming language that is fun and easy to learn.
Having fun in a Greek Taverna
1:30pm - 2:30pm
TEC 0.05
Meeting people, Tasting Greek food, Singing Greek songs - what's not to love?
Learning Amharic: Ethiopia's Working Language
2pm - 3pm
ZICER 0.02
Learn how to write and speak Amharic - and discover a wealth of Ethiopian culture - in an interactive session full of practise, dancing and more!
True Stories Live - Autobiographical Storytelling
2pm - 5pm
Arts 2.84
True Stories Live present a workshop on autobiographical storytelling.
Taste of Ethiopian Culture
3pm - 4pm
TEC 0.04
What does the Amharic language sound and look like?  What is Ethiopian culture like?
Traditional food in the French-speaking world
3pm - 4pm
TEC 0.05
Through typical French food, travel all around the world in French speaking countries. Your journey will end in France, with a tasting of delicious croissants, à la Marie-Antoinette.

Fri 22nd February

Adnams Brewery and Shopping Trip
9:15am - 6pm
Meet in the Hive
Sample the finest beverages and spirits by the sea, including a trip into the scenic town of Southwold!
Self Defence: Krav Maga (AM)
10:45am - 1pm
Crome Court Common Room
Krav Maga is a pure self-defence system and so has no sporting elements or rules only principles.
Lightsaber Duelling Workshop #1
noon - 1pm
C.Hall 01.20
The Force is calling - learn to wield a lightsaber in the Do Something Different Festival!
Lego Maths
1pm - 3pm
Union House, Bookable Room 6
Do you like Lego? And do you want to get a different flavour of Maths? This is an interactive workshop and will be of interest to anyone who is interested in Lego or Maths!
Lightsaber Duelling Workshop #2
1:30pm - 2:30pm
C.Hall 01.19
The Force is calling - learn to wield a lightsaber in the Do Something Different Festival!
Self Defence: Krav Maga (PM)
1:45pm - 4pm
Crome Court Common Room
Krav Maga is a pure self-defence system and so has no sporting elements or rules only principles.
Extreme Sports: Battleground Archery
2:20pm - 4:20pm
Sportspark Hall 3
Nock and draw, take aim at your friends in an awesome round of battleground archery!
Extreme Sports: Disco Dodgeball
2:20pm - 4:20pm
Sportspark Hall 1
Dodge, dip, duck, dive and dodge... to the beat!
Extreme Sports: Zorb Football
2:20pm - 4:20pm
Sportspark Hall 2
Its football, but with an extreme twist! The game you know and love but with the added hilarity of being encased in a huge zorb!
Lightsaber Duelling Workshop #3
3pm - 4pm
C.Hall 01.19
The Force is calling - learn to wield a lightsaber in the Do Something Different Festival!
Excalibow (Norwich Playhouse Theatre Trip)
7pm - 9:45pm
Norwich Playhouse
Intrepid string quartet Bowjangles present their most magical show so far- a theatrical, musical journey through myths, folklore, legends and a portal in a cello case in the quest to find the priceless relic- a magical violin bow known as Excalibow!
Richard Alston Dance Company @ Theatre Royal
7pm - 9:30pm
Norwich Theatre Royal
Richard Alston has been making dance for 50 years. Celebrate his half-century with a trip to see his trademark lyrical choreography performed by undoubtedly one of the world's best dance ensembles.
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