CELEBRATING “THE GHOST BUS” IN THE LAND OF ROBIN HOOD. MARCH 9-11, 2017 IN BEESTON-NOTTINGHAM

“The Ghost Bus” is back… The amazing visual story about the “old and rusty bus”owned by Barton family is on the road again… We will celebrate the “visual adventure in the Land of Robin Hood” next March, from 9 to 11, in Beeston-Nottingham… Read the draft programme presented by Marysia Zipser founder of ACT – Art Culture Tourism:

The Ghost Bus is back. The draft programma by ACT Group. March 9-11, 2017

The Ghost Bus is back. The draft programme by ACT Group. March 9-11, 2017

 

THE GHOST BUS TRAVELS TO “SEASIDE TOWN”: THE WEB PREMIERE OF THE SHORT FILM #2

I’m so glad today to make public this video, “Seaside Town”, from “The Ghost Bus” project, with the participation of Bartons Plc and Act Group. It’s one of the two short films I created  after my visit at Bartons Plc, in the former bus depot in High Rd, Chilwell-Beeston, in Nottingham (UK). I was deeply impressed by one of the oldest buses,  the so called “Ghost Bus”, a piece of history of English public transport: a URR 865 vehicle AEC Reliance made in 1956! Simon Barton me that a vehicle-sister of the bus was documented in 1959 on a wonderful  film of a Bartons Road Cruise Holiday taken in Italy in 1959. The film is  in glorious Kodachrome colour made by professional film maker Bill Freeman.

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I was stricken by the story of Bartons Buses. They were the first bus company to have continental holidays by coach and also they had heaters on their pre-war Leylands. And Bartons was the first company to provide their drivers and conductors with a uniform fit for them to go to church in… As “The Nottingham Post” stated: “ There’s only one Turbine Hall, and it’s in Tate Modern in London. But if Nottingham has an equivalent then it would have to be the former Bartons bus depot in Chilwell, where a history of labour and bare concrete and metal provide an appropriate backdrop for sprawling exhibitions such as Carnival of Monsters”.

So I began to create, processing and selectin’ hundreds of pictures I took that day (October 2014) around the old bus… Trasforming and turning pictures of ripped and decomposed publicity posters (on outdoor billboards), natural and random cracks and scratches, industrial crevices and deteriorations into “art subjects”. This is the aim (and the challenge) of my research-action (named “Lacer/actions”) which investigates, analizes and exploits the in-credible dimension of decomposition, decay, degradation and mutation of outdoor advertisings, urban structures and industrial materials, as The Ghost Bus.

 

My whole concept is “making art” from industrial deconstructionism, caught on camera, on macro scale. My shots actually capture the randomness of deconstructionism, letting the picture tell the story.  I catch and document the reality.  And I don’t change what I see.  There’s nothing contrived, or worked in… I love showing what I see. I always catch the flakes of paint in their true state and experience the environment while I’m shooting the pictures. Yes, I know that many people spend hours trying to create  in Photoshop, preferring to manipulate images to their preconceived ideas.  They construct what the viewer sees, whereas I prefer to allow the viewer to construct their own conclusions about the pictures.

THE TWO SHORT FILMS

 

For the first film “Epic Voyage”, which lasts 13 minutes, I choose a powerful and stately soundtrack composed and performed by Audiomachine. The flow of images are grouped into four themes (Maps, Lands, Horizons and Skies), they are illustrated by a number of citations on the ‘journey’, penned by great authors of world literature, from Kerouac to Hemingway.

The second film is 6 minutes in length and entitled “Seaside Town”. It is set to a soundtrack composed, arranged and performed by Simon, Richard, James and Tom Barton, who have participated with great enthusiasm in the project. Their soundtrack is emotive and highlights the human history of this vehicle and the hundreds of thousands of miles the bus travelled bringing pleasure to so many people.

For these short films I worked on details and particulars. Few centimeters of rusty iron surface reveal palettes of landscapes, dawns and sunsets. Or – as I’d like to say – the revolt of the skies… I think that every image may be considered a sort of a singular visual artwork.  That’s the reason why, for the “Seaside Town” film, I choose to show them in frames, while splashes of watercolors dot the background of the pics, creating a colorful kaleidoscope effect.

We made “The Ghost Bus” experience not for a commercial purpose. We did it for the joy to create, to tell and to share, building bridges of collaboration and friendship between people, Countries and the world wide web. Since the moment we started to put on line some pics, flyers, cards series and video trailers, lot of people across the world have been expressing, thinking and commenting on the Ghost Bus project. This is the power of visual and musical arts. This is the wonder of a family history, the Bartons. This is the beauty of what human beings can do through creativity and mutual cooperation.

My warmest thanks to those who made possible these dream and project: Simon Barton and his family, Richard, James and Tom, Fiona barton, Jeanie Barton, Marysia Zipser, founder of Act Group, to fellow bloggers and journalists who supported the two films premieres we had in Chilwell (March 2015) end on Mount Amiata (Piancastagnaio, Siena) in Tuscany (October 2015).  As I quoted in the Ghost Bus short film, “the road never ends…”

ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI

 

 

 

1 YEAR ABOARD THE GHOST BUS / FROM NOTTINGHAM TO TUSCANY: A STORY FROM THE LAST ISSUE OF “BEESTONIAN” MAG

THE BEESTONIAN magazine - December 2015

From the last issue of THE BEESTONIAN magazine (December 2015): story by Christopher Frost about “The Ghost Bus” project, from Nottingham (UK) to Tuscany (Italy).

GHOST BUS AND VOLCANO DRESS DAYS: THE VIDEO OF THE EVENTS IN TUSCANY

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This is the video about the events for the Italian premiere of “The Ghost Bus” short film produced by Roberto Alborghetti with Bartons PLC and ACT Group, and the presentation of the Volcano Dress, exhibited for the first time in Tuscany (Mount Amiata, Piancastagnaio, Siena) on October 24-27, 2015.
The Volcano Dress is an HotCouture Creation by Mitrani Yarden based on the original picture by Roberto Alborghetti (Lacer/actions) from “The Ghost Bus” project.
Fotoshooting and Videofilming by Roberto Alborghetti with Mitrani Yarden. Soundtrack: Eylon Malhi. Top Model: Ginevra Bertolani, Casting Agency, Firenze. Sculptures by Paolo Borghi. Hair Style and Makeup: Natalia Scalacci, Free Style, Abbadia San Salvatore (Siena).
The wonderful location is Rocca Aldobrandesca, Piancastagnaio, Siena, Tuscany. Many thanks for the collaboration to Piancastagnaio Municipality, to the Major Luigi Vagaggini, to Samuele Bechini, to Nicola Cirocco (Osa Onlus), Marysia Zipser (ACT Group, Beeston), Patrizia Sapri and Agenzia Re Ratchis.

Mitrani Yarden and Roberto Alborghetti with the Volcano Dress during a special presentation at Agenzia Re Ratchis (Abbadia S.S. - Siena - Tuscany)

Mitrani Yarden and Roberto Alborghetti with the Volcano Dress during a special presentation at Agenzia Re Ratchis (Abbadia S.S. – Siena – Tuscany)

SPECIAL PREVIEW: THIS IS THE VOLCANO DRESS… THE PRINCESS, THE FIRE, THE CASTLE AND THE MAGIC OF TEXTILES…

Foto Roberto Alborghetti - Mitrani Yarden 4

This is the Volcano Dress, presented for the first time in Tuscany (Mount Amiata, Piancastagnaio, Siena) on October 25, during the events for the Italian premiere of “The Ghost Bus” short film produced by Roberto Alborghetti with Bartons PLC and ACT Group.

The picture is a special preview from the forthcoming Video and Booklet : “The Princess, The Fire and the Castle”.  The Volcano Dress is an HotCouture Creation by Mitrani Yarden based on the original picture by Roberto Alborghetti (Lacer/actions) from “The Ghost Bus” project.

Fotoshooting and Videofilming by Roberto Alborghetti with Mitrani Yarden. Soundtrack: Eylon Malhi. Top Model: Ginevra Bertolani,  Casting Agency, Firenze. Sculptures by Paolo Borghi. Hair Style and Makeup: Natalia Scalacci, Free Style, Abbadia San Salvatore (Siena).

The wonderful location is Rocca Aldobrandesca, Piancastagnaio, Siena, Tuscany. Many thanks for the collaboration to Piancastagnaio Municipality, to the Major Luigi Vagaggini, to Samuele Bechini, to Nicola Cirocco (Osa Onlus), Marysia Zipser (ACT Group, Beeston) and Patrizia Sapri.

FROM “THE GHOST BUS” TO “VOLCANO DRESS”: AN EXCITING MULTI ART, CULTURE AND TOURISM SHOW IN TUSCANY

 

“Can you believe that this art is from an old bus?”

© Roberto Alborghetti – “The Ghost Bus” 

This is a special photo-gallery about 15 Cards from “The Ghost Bus” project, an epic voyage and a visual adventure in the Land of Robin Hood (UK),  and now in Tuscany (Italy), created by Roberto Alborghetti, Bartons PLC and Act Group.

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FROM THE PRESS RELEASE BY ACT GROUP

From the much lauded March 27th GHOST BUS SHOW and UK short films premiere at Nottingham and its collaboration between celebrated visual artist Roberto Alborghetti, ACT Group (Art-Culture-Tourism) and Bartons plc, an impressive international abstract art gallery is travelling along the road bridging England to Italy, via an old rusty bus.

An exciting multi art, culture and tourism show that will be starting on Wednesday 21 October with the ACT Tuscany GRAND TOUR and finishing on Wednesday 28 October.

In the middle weekend of the tour, 24 & 25 October, at Mount Amiata, where the extinct volcano resides over this stunning landscape, there is taking place, at the medieval hill topped town of Piancastagnaio, a wonderful mayorial reception and tour offered to the people of Beeston, Nottingham, East Midlands and from all over England, with descending visitors from Italy and all over Europe.

On Sunday 25 October evening, in collaboration with OSA Onlus and Nicola Cirocco, the Comune of Piancastagnaio, his Major Luigi Vagaggini, the highlight of the tour will be the ITALIAN short film premiere of THE GHOST BUS followed by an explosive ART FASHION & DESIGN SHOW by Roberto Alborghetti and international couturier Mitrani Yarden, fashion designer and artist. For HOPES project they have created a very special dress, the so called “VOLCANO DRESS” – an haut couture creation – working on one of the original images that are part of THE GHOST BUS short film.

 

The Ghost Bus project is really travelling around the www collecting admirers along the way…  So, hop on board and enjoy the ride!

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Here more infos about the project:

 THE GHOST BUS / ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI WEBSITE

THE GHOST BUS / BARTONS PLC WEBSITE

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ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI

https://robertoalborghetti.wordpress.com/about/

 

MITRANI YARDEN

www.mitraniyarden.com

 

BARTON PLC

 http://www.bartonsplc.co.uk/

 

ACT GROUP

http://www.a-c-tgroup.com/ 

“THE GHOST BUS”/A VISUAL ADVENTURE FROM THE LAND OF ROBIN HOOD (UK) TO TUSCANY (ITALY). SPECIAL EVENTS OF ART, HISTORY, FASHION AND DESIGN…

Roberto Alborghetti and Marysia Zipser, March 27, 2015, Nottingham (UK) - Photo by Paul Boyd

Roberto Alborghetti and Marysia Zipser, March 27, 2015, Nottingham (UK) – Photo by Paul Boyd

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GUEST WRITER: MARYSIA ZIPSER

Press Release 10TH September 2015

from ACT Group (Art-Culture-Tourism) Nottingham, UK

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A beautiful visual adventure is budding from the Land of Robin Hood to the Land of Ghino di Tacco in Tuscany. From the much lauded March 27th GHOST BUS SHOW and UK short films premiere at Nottingham and its collaboration between celebrated visual artist Roberto Alborghetti, ACT Group (Art-Culture-Tourism) and Bartons plc, an exciting international abstract art gallery is travelling along the road bridging England to Italy, via an old rusty bus.  An exciting multi art, culture and tourism show that will be starting on Wednesday 21 October with the ACT Tuscany GRAND TOUR and finishing on Wednesday 28 October.

In the middle weekend of the tour, 24 & 25 October, at Mount Amiata, where the extinct volcano resides over this stunning landscape, there is taking place, at the medieval hill topped town of Piancastagnaio, a wonderful mayorial reception and tour offered to the people of Beeston, Nottingham, East Midlands and from all over England, with descending visitors from Italy and all over Europe.

On Sunday 25 October evening, in collaboration with Osa Onlus, the Comune of Piancastagnaio, his Major Luigi Vagaggini,  the highlight of the tour will be the ITALIAN short film premiere of THE GHOST BUS followed by an explosive ART FASHION & DESIGN SHOW by Roberto Alborghetti and international couturier Mitrani Yarden, fashion designer and artist. 

Mitrani Yarden, fashion designer and artist, is collaborating with Roberto Alborghetti to create an

Mitrani Yarden, fashion designer and artist, is collaborating with Roberto Alborghetti to create an “haute couture” creation based on an artwork from The Ghost Bus series; Photo: Roberto Alborghetti (HOPES project).

The huge publicity derived from this great collaboration of Italian visual artist, Beeston based art-culture-tourism group and an old rusty 1950s bus once operated by Bartons, has led to Art-Culture-Tourism “twinning talks” between Nottingham and Tuscany.  In fact Beeston with Piancastagnio, Nottingham with Siena, East Midlands region with Mount Amiata region.  And these “talks” will be progressed and ACTivated during the Tuscany GRAND TOUR.

A visual treat is in store for those booking and participating in this road and landscape adventure bringing together England and Italy. The writing is on the wall… follow the RENAISSANCE to the heart of Tuscany!

“The road never ends…only our vision does.” (A.Reddy)

Flyer by Sara Twomey

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For more information:

Marysia Zipser, Founder ACT Group (Art-Culture-Tourism), Beeston, Nottingham, UK    marysiazipser@hotmail.co.uk     http://www.a-c-tgroup.com/  @A_C_Tgroup   0115 8753817   Mob 07899 798487 (may not be working)

 

Roberto Alborghetti, visual artist, author, journalist, Bergamo, Italy  https://robertoalborghetti.wordpress.com/    @RobAlborg

 

Patrizia Malomo, MD, Corymbus Tour Operator travel agency, Siena  viaggi@corymbus.it   www.corymbus.it   @Andantecongusto

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Useful Links:   

Social media image/poster attached – Nottingham’s Robin Hood meets Ghino di Tacco – Tuscany GRAND TOUR

 

https://robertoalborghetti.wordpress.com/2015/09/09/the-italian-premiere-of-the-ghost-bus-the-official-trailer-in-high-definition/

http://bcove.me/hcou9m5w   NottsTV 6.30-7.00 Show 28.8.15 

http://bcove.me/3tmudxsn    NottsTV  News (5 mins) 6.8.15 Beeston twinning with Tuscany

 

https://robertoalborghetti.wordpress.com/2015/08/10/the-ghost-bus-from-united-kingdom-to-italygreat-articles-on-english-and-italian-press/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bu4wVOVXHyQ  THE GHOST BUS – The Magical Night of the Short Films Premiere 27 March 2015

PLUS:

 

Fantastic photos & videos contest, closing date of 10th October and is open to anyone around the world.  https://robertoalborghetti.wordpress.com/2015/08/20/the-ghost-bus-film-premiere-in-tuscany-call-for-a-great-videos-and-photos-contest-read-the-rules/