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Britain's Biggest Show and Tell
Jonny Bursnell from Norfolk presenting his 'Show and Tell'
Jonny Bursnell is a big fan of the band The Police

An ongoing video project titled Britain's Biggest Show and Tell is being held at The Forum in Norwich.

If you have a life story you want to share, let us know and your life can be portrayed on Fusion's giant HD screen.

"We want to see all sides of people's personalities and characters," said Gary Standley, BBC Voices producer.

You can also visit The Forum to see Show and Tells from local and national celebrities, including TV presenters Jake Humphrey and Peter Purves.

The BBC Voices team have been gathering people's Show and Tells from around Norfolk since the end of 2008.

Stories range from the man who sleeps in a pirate ship to the woman who still has her original Morris Minor.

"We have been constantly surprised, amazed and humbled by people's stories. It's all about giving people the chance to share their lives with others," said Gary Standley.

Take part

BBC Voices is looking for people to take part in Britain's Biggest Show and Tell.

You can send your submissions individually, as a group, club, school or workplace. There is no set theme and it's open to everyone.

"It could be something you've done, somewhere you've been or something you treasure," said Wendy Witham from BBC Voices.

"We are looking for the ordinary and the extraordinary. It might be that your Show and Tell is the first time you've told anyone about your secrets and dreams."

"We know there are some amazing, heart-warming and often very unusual things going on in the county. Too often these stories just don't get heard or seen. Britain's Biggest Show and Tell will change all that," she added.

Olly Day tells all about his love of cinema as part of the Show and Tell project

Britain's Biggest Show and Tell is a regular feature in Fusion, where there is a 24m by 2.5m (78.7ft by 8.2ft) high-definition screen, placed right in the heart of the BBC Open Studio at The Forum, Norwich.

"People can not only take part and have their story on the screen, but they can also go in and see what others have been up to," said Gary.

Photos, films and DVDs

To take part in Britain's Biggest Show and Tell, BBC Voices wants to see the photos, films or DVDs of your Show and Tell, with no more than 100 words of explanation.

Submit them to BBC Voices, The Forum, Millennium Plain, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 1BH or take them into the BBC East reception desk.

To have your Show and Tell displayed, you will need to enclose your name and contact details, as well as completing this consent form:

Joy Barredo with Barbara Cartland books
Joy's passion is collecting Barbara Cartland books

Examples of Show and Tells

Some examples of Show and Tells includes Joy Barredo talking about her collection of more than 300 Barbara Cartland novels.

Joy has collected the books since she was a teenager living in the Philippines. She now lives in Norwich with her own Barbara Cartland style perfect 'English gentleman'.

Jonny Bursnell shares his love of 80s' band The Police and blacksmith Roy Masters tells of his forge which has been on the same site since Roman times.

Visitors to the exhibition will also recognise a few familiar faces.

Norfolk's Jake Humphrey, the main presenter for the BBC's F1 coverage, talks about how failing his A-Levels spurred him on to a career on TV.

And Peter Purvis from Blue Peter and Katy Manning from Doctor Who also talk about their lives both on and away from the screen.

For more details about Britain's Biggest Show and Tell with BBC Voices call 01603 617411 or e-mail bbcvoices@bbc.co.uk




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