AgendaBelow is a provisional agenda for the Norwich event.
We are currently working on the agenda but expect the
following format to be used
Norwich Forum 2nd
Norwich Screening Agenda
||Voices from the Shadows
Screening - Chair
Dr Ian Gibson will be
opening the Norwich screening.
Dr Gibson is a staunch supporter of ME patients and the need fro
high quality biomedical research into the disease.
Dr Gibson has enormous experience of politics
and science and opened the very first Invest in ME International
ME/CFS Conference in 2006.
He has subsequently spoke at two
other conferences and presented the Science, Politics and ME
pre-conference presentation at the May 2011 IiME
conference in London (click
Dr Gibson has been involved in IiME's proposal
for a UK examination and research facility to be established in
Norwich, Norfolk (click
- The Forum, Norwich
The venue for the Norwich screening
Friday, 2nd December
The Curve, The Forum, 2 Millennium Plain, Bethel Street. Norwich. NR2 1TF
The Forum, Norwich, is one landmark destination with a unique mix of community resources, visitor experiences and conference, meeting and event facilities.
Designed by Sir Michael
Hopkins, The Forum is a £65million project, built to mark the millennium in the
East of England.
The landmark Millennium building for the
East of England and a stunning example of 21st century design.
The Forum sits
on a pre-conquest settlement, inhabited by French settlers after the Norman
invasion. During the Reformation the site was home to immigrants from the Low
Countries - known as 'Strangers' they contributed significantly to Norwich's
More recently Norwich Central
Library was located here. Destroyed by fire in 1994, it provided the opportunity
for massive archaeological excavations of the site.
The main section forms an
enclosing horseshoe, made from handmade load bearing bricks with several
windows. The glass façade forms a stunning entrance and embraces the marvellous
Gothic church tower of St Peter Mancroft.
A range of businesses and
amenities are located in The Forum. BBC East's regional headquarters can be
found here, together with the Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library, the 2nd Air
Division Memorial Library, and Norwich Tourist Information Centre (TIC).
In 2009 it opened a series of
innovative community facilities including Fusion, Europe's largest permanent
digital gallery with free public access and a state-of-the-art auditorium.
Different every day, The Forum
also hosts a year-round line-up of free and ticketed events, exhibitions and
Attracting over 2.5 million people each year, The Forum is home to an innovative programme of events and activities, many of which are free to enjoy.