Invest in ME announces a Special screening of

Voices from the Shadows


The Curve, Forum, Norwich

The Agenda

Below 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 December 2011

Norwich Screening Agenda

18.30 Welcome and Introduction
18:45 Voices from the Shadows
19:45 Discussion
20:15 Refreshments
21:00 Adjourn


Norwich 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 here).

Dr Gibson has been involved in IiME's proposal for a UK examination and research facility to be established in Norwich, Norfolk (click here).



Purchase Tickets

To purchase tickets for this event please use the  link below

Ticket price £7

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The Venue - The Forum, Norwich

The venue for the Norwich screening Friday, 2nd December 2011 is -

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 textile trade.

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 entertainment.

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.


The Curve, Norwich

Opened in 2009, The Curve auditorium is a stunning addition to The Forum's conference and event facilities. Purpose-built, with tiered seating for 120 people, the auditorium has hosted a diverse range of events from sophisticated multi-media presentations to simple debates and even small performances.

The auditorium has been thoughtfully designed to provide excellent sight lines, air conditioning, multiple lighting options and cushioned seats whilst being intimate enough to maintain audience engagement. It also boasts state-of-the-art features, such as full high definition technology, broadcast quality microphones, video conferencing, live TV and web streaming capabilities.

To complement these facilities, a cloakroom and reception area is located just outside of the auditorium. This space is ideal for catering and hospitality and offers plasma technology.

Private toilets and a small green room are also provided.


The Location

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Transportation to Norwich Forum

Transport links

By Car

If you are travelling by car, there is flat rate evening car parking at the Forum underground car park. If this is full, the next nearest is a pay and display car park at the rear of the
 Assembly House and additional parking is available at the Chapelfield Shopping Centre. There are also several motor bike parks nearby.

By Bus

Norwich city centre is well served by many bus routes. You can find maps and bus routes on the First Bus web site.

By Rail

Norwich Railway Station is approx 15 minute walk from the forum. You can obtain time table information from
National Express East Anglia





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Last Updated: 06/11/2010