A NEW EPIC VOYAGE IN THE LAND OF ROBIN HOOD: THE PRESS RELEASE OF THE EVENTS

LAND ROVER MAPPING flyer PREMIERE

The Ghost Bus is back to the Land of Robin Hood! ACT Group and Marysia Zipser planned a great March of events with a special tribute to Italy. Read the official program in the latest press release attached below. One of the main event will be at Chilwell Arts Theatre, on Friday 9th MARCH 2018, from 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm, with the world premiere of “Land Rover Mapping” short film by Roberto Alborghetti, ACT Group and Bartons PLC.  So, join us for an epic voyage through the colors and shapes of an old and rusty Land Rover!

This is timed schedule list in order of sequence of the great Video Show at Chilwell Arts Theatre in Beeston, Nottingham, UK, on March 9, 2018: The original “The Ghost Bus”, Short Film by Roberto Alborghetti created with pictures of the old Bus at Barton Garage; The Ghost Bus Seaside Town, Video by Roberto Alborghetti / Music by Barton Family; Colours of Nottingham Streets: “Can I Think of Love?”,  Song by Jeanie Barton, Video by Roberto Alborghetti with image created along Nottingham streets;  Beeston Rylands short film by Canalside; “Soon”, Song by Jeanie Barton, Video by Roberto Alborghetti with Beeston images; Land Rover Mapping Film, World Premiere of the Short Film made at Barton Garage. Can you believe that this art is from an old Land Rover?

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MARCH OF EVENTS Press Release

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LAND ROVER MAPPING: THE OFFICIAL PROGRAMME OF THE EVENTS IN BEESTON – NOTTINGHAM (MARCH 9-10)

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GUEST WRITER: MARYSIA ZIPSER – ACT GROUP

For his 5th time to Beeston since October 2014, Roberto Alborghetti is now one of our Beeston community and a highly respected VIP of Nottingham. Roberto is not only the biographer to Pope Francis, but a wonderful visual artist, award winning Arts & Culture & Environmental journalist, best selling author, and Chief Editor of OKAY! Magazine established 20 years ago, which goes out to every school in Italy.  He regularly lectures all around Italy to students and presents at European book fairs which now accounts in thousands.  Roberto is an inspiration to us British citizens, and has now been honoured by the City of Nottingham Lord Mayor on his March visit in 2017.

Since the Show of The Ghost Bus short films which Roberto produced March 2015 with Bartons plc at Chilwell, in conjunction with ACT / Art Culture Tourism, there has been global impact and publicity, which has grown and grown each year.  It has brought a wonderful collaboration and strong links between Beeston/Nottingham and Tuscany which has developed into a business and art/cultural and food/drink/fashion/textiles and festivals synergy.  And so the ACT/The Ghost Bus Project/Robin Hood Initiative is travelling around the world 2018, to countries who wish to collaborate to help sustain their art, cultural, tourism and educational projects.  For the last two years, countries like USA, Canada, Egypt, Mexico and Ghana, to name a few, are particularly keen for us to visit them to initiate such projects.

Here is Roberto’s draft programme curated by myself for your consideration and attendance/event participation.

Friday 9th

11.00-13.00 hrs  Opening launch of the ACT Italy Arts & Photography Exhibition 9th-24th March, at The Hive, 2 Union Street, Beeston, Nottingham NG9 2LT.  Press launch and Roberto to meet the Beeston community & dignitaries.

14.00 – 16.00  TBC Invitation as guest speaker at Nottingham Trent University (city centre campus) to Visual Arts, Art & Design & Journalism students OR University of Nottingham (Highfields Beeston campus) History of Art, History & International Affairs students.

During above time, he may be invited to meet the present Lord Mayor of Nottingham Cllr Michael Edwards at Council House.  Or the Lord Mayor may visit university campus for Roberto’s lecture TBC…

19.00 – 21.00 hrs  World premiere of The Land Rover Mapping short film and Ghost Bus films at Chilwell Arts Theatre, Beeston, Nottingham.  VIPs, local dignitaries, sponsors, & local film celebrities attending. https://www.facebook.com/chilwellartstheatre/  I have also invited the London Italian Ambassador /his Cultural & Business Attaches 9th-10th March.  The Sheriff of Nottingham Cllr Glyn Jenkins and Nottingham’s official Robin Hood, Tim Pollard, have confirmed and will be attending.  I have also invited the Mayor of Broxtowe to attend.

21.00-23.00 hrs  L’Oliva Bar/Bistro, Beeston High Street for invited VIP guests (& main event sponsors) & Ghost Bus Friends, for authentic Italian food and drink.  24 pax.  Host Marco di Blasi (Sicilian). Also Beeston Film Festival sponsor.

8th – 11th March – Beeston Film Festival – now the biggest international short films festival in the Midlands, at The White Lion.  ACT is a sponsor for 2nd year, for Best Audience Vote, awarded by me on Sunday evening 11th Jan.   International participation, 300 films submitted from around the world before closing date 1st Jan.

https://www.facebook.com/beestonfilm/

http://festival.beestonfilm.com/

 

Saturday 10th March

10.00-12.00 hrs Roberto meeting the Beeston & Nottingham community and students at The Hive.  I am also inviting the Bishop of Nottingham  http://dioceseofnottingham.uk/bishop .

Here are the Ghost Bus/Land Rover Mapping Projects links:

http://www.artculturetourism.co.uk/landrovermapping.html

https://robertoalborghetti.wordpress.com/

https://robertoalborghetti.wordpress.com/2018/01/21/chilwell-theatre-march-9-2018-showing-nottingham-and-beeston-as-never-seen-before/

https://robertoalborghetti.wordpress.com/2018/01/12/the-ghost-bus-is-back-to-nottingham-the-world-premiere-of-a-new-short-film-the-trailer/     

http://www.artculturetourism.co.uk/ghost-bus-project.html please see the Magical Night of the Ghost Bus Show March 2015.

Eventbrite ticketing now LIVE for March 9th 7-9pm Chilwell Arts Theatre, see link & click

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Marysia Zipser

Arts & Heritage Tourism Promoter, Founder, Art Culture Tourism

www.artculturetourism.co.uk

07899 798487, The Hive, 2 Union Street, Beeston, Nottingham NG9 2LT

http://www.artculturetourism.co.uk/blog

Find Marysia Zipser on Facebook, Twitter @MarysiaZipser & LinkedIn 11K followers & Key LInfluencer for Nottingham & Midlands Region

Supported by Nottingham Trent University/University of Nottingham/University of Derby collaborative programme  / ERDF / NTU Enabling Innovation / Nottingham Law School  –  NBV  Big House  ERDF – D2N2 Growth Hub

 

LAND ROVER MAPPING: AN EPIC VOYAGE IN THE LAND OF ROBIN HOOD

The Ghost Bus is travelling to the Land of Robin Hood and to Beeston again. Showing at Chilwell Arts Theatre, on FRIDAY 9th MARCH 2018, from 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm. I would like to cordially invite you to join ACT’s Marysia Zipser and esteemed guests to salute a rusty old Land Rover discovered at Bartons’ Garage, in Chilwell, Beeston (Nottingham, UK). So, join us for an epic voyage through the colors and shapes of an old and rusty Land Rover.

Can you believe that this art is from an old Land Rover?

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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

 

 

 

SIGNS OF THE TIME: CRACKS AND SCRATCHES (THE NOTTINGHAM FILES)

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“Lacer/actions”  is a visual project-research I created about  abstract photos of decomposed publicity posters, natural cracks and scratches, urban and industrial matters…

The macro-photos of this video were taken at the ancient and impressive buildings at Bartons Plc (Chilwell Nottingham, UK) during my recent visit in January 2016 (it is the same place where I saw the wonderful vintage bus for “The Ghost Bus” project). Other photos come from the area of Beeston Marina.

Thanks for the collaboration to Simon, Tom and James Barton (Bartons PLC). Soundtrack: Essence 2 by Audionautix.

© Roberto Alborghetti - Lacer/actions

© Roberto Alborghetti – Lacer/actions

 

A GREAT SONG BY JAZZ SINGER JEANIE BARTON GOES WITH MY ABSTRACT WORKS CAUGHT “LIVE” IN NOTTINGHAM STREETS

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A great song by jazz singer and composer Jeanie Barton pushed me to create this videoclip displaying 38 abstract photos I took in March visiting Nottingham City (East Midlands, United Kingdom); I already posted an article about this images series: https://robertoalborghetti.wordpress.com/2015/05/11/the-nottingham-you-didnt-expect-modern-art-under-the-sky-and-along-the-streets-2/

Jeanie Barton lives in Nottingham (please, read some few lines of her biography I reported below).  She was impressed by this idea and let me free to create… I’m so proud about this clip which mixes and matches Jeanie’s wonderful voice and music with my visual works ( they aren’t paintings or digitally made compositions, but abstract pics from reality taken along Nottingham streets). So, let you capture by this great bluesy song, so tenderly sung by Jeanie.

Infos about the videoclip: “Can I think of love?” (Colors Of Nottigham Streets) :  Words, music and vocals by Jeanie Barton, keyboards by Steve Rose, guitars by Chris Berry, percussion and production by Paul Morgan. Created by Roberto Alborghetti

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JEANIE. GREAT VOICE AND GREAT REVIEWS

“Jeanie’s vocals are a touch of class with a sound that is both stylish and personal and characterized by a refreshingly English delivery…” John O’Neill, former jazz critic of The Sunday Times

“Jeanie is a joyous performer with an effortless style…” Neil Bennison, Music Programme Manager, Theatre Royal & Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham

“Jeanie’s infectious smile, great diction and rapport with her audience make it a joy and a real pleasure to listen her” Chris Moore, BBC Radio ‘Jazz Incorporated’

“Absolutely spot-on” LondonJazz News

“The hot chick had mellow tones….” Richard Roundtree (Shaft)

 

ABOUT JEANIE BARTON

Jeanie Barton is a jazz singer and songwriter from Nottingham in England.   After training with the National Youth Music Theatre she studied jazz harmony at Morley College in London and improvisation with BBC Jazz award winner Anita Wardell, she also cut her teeth as singer and compere for bebop pioneer Laurie Morgan and his trio (fronting their famous North London weekly gig, Downstairs at The King’s Head in Crouch End for over a decade).

Jeanie has gone on to support Georgie Fame, sing backing vocals for Luddy Samms (The Drifters) and recently performed for Samuel L Jackson as well as other A list celebrities, singing Bond songs in front of British Icons like Shirley Bassey and Pierce Brosnan.  Credits include performances at The Jazz Cafe, The 606 club, Ronnie Scott’s and The National Theatre, as well as a cruise on the Seine in Paris.

www.jeaniebarton.com

http://jazzandcocktails.co.uk/

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ABOUT MY LACER/ACTIONS PROJECT

“LaceR/Actions” is a multidisciplinary project and research about the apparent chaos of ripped and decomposed publicity posters, natural cracks, crevices, scratches and urban and industrial signs and tokens (during my research around the world  I  collected so far about 75.000 images). Transferred on canvases, reproduced on lithographic prints or textiles (as pure silk), re-built on collages or scanned in videoclips, the images of torn and disfigured posters and natural cracks give new meanings and expressions to paper lacerations and matter decomposition.

One of my shows was displaced for 100 days in the enchanting Aldobrandesca Fortress (XIII Century) in Tuscany (Piancastagnaio, Siena, Italy). In the last two years I worked on these projects:  “Contemplations and Lacer/actions” (album, videoclip, installations, inspired by Thomas of Bergamo Scripts, 1563-1631), “Atelier of Colors and Emotions” (a project which involved autistic kids), “Lacer/actions on Aluminium” (11 installations for Fai Private Collection, Italy). My works are part of Contemporary Art Collection (Mercatello sul Metauro, Marche, Italy) and participating to “An Exhibition, a Restoration” in Norcia (Umbria, Italy) from July 12 to September 7, 2014.

My recent “The Ghost Bus” project was carried out with Bartons Plc and Act Group, Beeston, Nottingham, UK (January-March 2015) with a great short films premiere on March 27, at Bartons Plc, Chilwell-Nottingham. My next solo show (“Colors of an Apocalypse 2015”) is sheduled on Lake Como, Lenno, Italy, on  July3-4-5, 2015, in a special and spectacular location: the St. John Baptistery (XI Century), a beautiful example of Romanesque art.

 

www.robertoalborghetti.wordpress.com/

 

THE NOTTINGHAM YOU DIDN’T EXPECT… MODERN ART UNDER THE SKY AND ALONG THE STREETS

© Roberto Alborghetti – LaceR/Actions, Nottingham, 2015

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During my recent stay in East Midlands for The Ghost Bus short films premiere (March 27, 2015, Bartons Plc, Chilwell) I had the opportunity to have a look around in the very heart of Nottingham trying to catch some images of torn and decomposed posters, natural cracks and scratches, urban and industrial tokens (yes, I can’t resist!).

Marysia Zipser, founder of ACT Group (Art-Culture-Tourism) and promoter of the short films premiere together with Simon Barton, kindly led me through squares, streets and places from King Street to Old Market Square, from Castle Road to St.Mary’s Gate… And so, while a really beautiful city flowered before  my eyes, with its history and monuments, I also took lot of images for my “Lacer/actions” project.

Nottingham offered me so many “signs” layered on its walls, doors and gates. As an open air gallery, the city of Robin Hood and the incredible red bricks, revealed itself also through absolutely random cracks and scratches. In every street I walked along I noticed particulars and details linked by a common “language and style”.

Along King Street I captured blue oriented images. Near the ancient “Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem” I took pics of grey cracks. In Broad Street some ripped posters presented details in which I had no difficulties to see pop-art elements. And again, I caught black and white images in Hounds Gate, red and blue ones in Low Pavement. Along Goose Gate, outside an alley way, I saw (and impressed on my camera) images that mixed up ripped papers, glue castings, spontaneous drawings left by some anonymous hands.

Yes, in Nottingham, I found in decomposed matters a lot of styles and art streams: from modernism to cubism, from abstractionism to post-modernism, from vorticism to impressionism… Yes, so lot of “ism”, but I prefer to call all those random and natural images with my favourite term: “Lacer/actionism”… Also Nottingham is really an “open air” art museum that you may visit every day, without paying an entrance ticket. It’s enough to walk along the streets, open your eyes wide and let your perceptions flow.

P.S. I thank Marysia Zipser so much for her kindness… Yes, several times I got lost along the tour while shooting photos, but she had always the patience to wait for me…