The Forum, Millennium Plain, Norwich
The Forum is a community building in Norwich, Norfolk in England. It stands opposite the St. Peter Mancroft Church. Designed by Michael Hopkins and Partners, the Forum was built as a millennium project for the East of England and finished in October 2001. Built on the site of the previous Norwich Library which burnt down in 1994, the Forum is visited by more than 2.5 million people every year. The building is home to the Norfolk & Norwich Millennium (NML) library, the local Tourist Information Centre, and the BBC East offices and studios, where the regional television news bulletin BBC Look East and local radio station BBC Radio Norfolk are based.
Since The Forum opened, the amphitheater-like steps at the front have provided a venue for many different functions such as: amateur theatrical performances, outdoor opera, musical competitions, art exhibitions, processions, celebrations and a real-ice skating rink. [source: wikipedia]
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Paint Out Norwich 2014 Location
The Forum will feature as one of the Paint Out Norwich “en plein air” painting competition locations as part of the October 2014 Hostry Festival. In addition, one of the artists during each of the four painting sessions will be positioned on the roof in a harness for a bird’s eye view.
Millennium Plain, Norwich, Norfolk