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Big C To Host Film Preview at Norwich Science Festival

12 January 2023

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As part of the impressive line-up for this year’s Norwich Science Festival (11th to 18th February 2023), Big C Cancer Charity will be hosting a special preview of Sheer Height Production’s new film, Rose, which explores the emotional issues and challenges of life after cancer. The event will be presented by BBC Radio Norfolk’s Chris Goreham, with a Q&A panel discussion with the director, Charlotte Couture and producer, Tom Scurr, who will explore the film’s themes, how cancer is portrayed in film and the reality of life after cancer. Big C Director of Charitable Operations, Dr Melanie Pascale will lead a conversation around the patient experience with people who have benefitted from Big C’s support and will explain the benefits of a holistic approach to cancer care.

Dr Melanie Pascale said, “We are delighted that Sheer Height Production invited us to be involved with this film and we’re proud to collaborate and give our full support to its important message. Mental and physical recovery after a cancer diagnosis can be very difficult and a time when people often feel lost and benefit from support both professionally and from loved ones. We are thrilled to have the opportunity to showcase Rose in this special preview before it joins the film festival circuit. Many thanks to Norwich University of the Arts for providing us with a fantastic venue for the occasion.”

Director at Sheer Height Production, Charlotte Couture, said, “I am extremely proud to be presenting a special preview of our film Rose at the Norwich Science Festival in partnership with Big C. I hope our film and the following discussion exploring life after cancer will bring much needed awareness to this subject.”

Book tickets here for the Rose screening and panel discussion which takes place on Monday 13th February 6.30-8.30pm at Norwich University of the Arts, Riverside Lecture Theatre, Duke Street, Norwich, NR3 3AJ.

During the Norwich Science Festival, Big C will be exhibiting at The Forum with their inflatable large bowel ‘Big C’s Big Bum’ with interactive quizzes and guided tours. There will information and advice on maintaining a healthy lifestyle and how to optimise nutrition, with poster presentations from Big C funded PhD cancer research students and the Big C team. Members of the endoscopy team from the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital will also be visiting to demonstrate their equipment.

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