The Forum, Norwich, opened it's new community multi-media facilities and reception area to the public on Tuesday, 7 April, 2009.
The reception area at The Forum is the entrance for visitors to the BBC in Norwich, Fusion and the BBC Open Studio facilities.
The new facilities at The Forum are spread across three floors and feature state-of-the art multi-media technology to make and showcase films and artwork created by people in Norfolk.
Fusion features Europe's largest, free, permanent HD screen. Measuring 24m by 2.5m (78.7ft by 8.2ft) it will showcase film, image and sound made by people from around the region.
The Fusion project has been developed through a partnership between the BBC, City College and The Forum Trust and aims to nurture and showcase local talent.
BBC Voices occupies the middle floor of the development and will work with the public, schools and organisations on story-telling projects in audio, film and music. To get involved call 01603 617411.
The BBC Voices project offers free access to BBC production expertise and facilities to produce TV, radio and online content for community projects and broadcast.
The BBC Open Studio offers state-of-the-art facilities to help people tell their stories, create music videos and produce films. Tours of the Open Studio will be available on Sundays from May 2009.
The 'green screen' in the studio allows virtual environments to be added to the background space behind the performers.
The Curve is situated on the lowest level of The Forum, beneath the reception area and BBC Open Studio. A conference space, it can also facilitate screenings and performances.