NOTTINGHAM CELEBRATES “THE GHOST BUS”: GREAT DAY AT THE CITY COUNCIL HOUSE WITH THE LORD MAYOR

 

Guest Writer: MARYSIA ZIPSER, Act Group 

Photos: Marysia Zipser, Roberto Alborghetti, Christopher Frost, Jeanie Barton, Caron Jane-Lyon

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On Friday 10th March, Nottingham City and Beeston welcomed Roberto Alborghetti, celebrated author, journalist, visual artist and official biographer of Pope Francis, on the occasion of the 3rd public showing, and second anniversary, of THE GHOST BUS short film.

The film entitled ‘Epic Voyage’, produced and presented by Roberto in collaboration with Bartons plc and ACT Int’l Group (Art Culture Tourism), was first shown in March 2015 at Bartons, Chilwell, gaining impressive recognition and publicity in Nottingham and around the world. Its second public showing and Italian premiere took place at Piancastagnaio, Siena Province in October 2015.

The GHOST BUS and Roberto returned on Friday for a series of presentations. The first showing took place at Nottingham City Council House (Members Lounge) after Roberto had the pleasure to meet and talk with the Lord Mayor of Nottingham, Councillor Mohammed Saghir, in his Parlour.

The Lord Mayor sent this message to Roberto: “Thank you so much for coming out to visit our city, one of the best in the World. I am glad you enjoyed your visit and am looking forward to welcoming you whenever you visit our city again. Look after yourself and take care. Regards, The Right Worshipful The Lord Mayor of Nottingham, Councillor Mohammed Saghir. You are always welcome Roberto!”

Barbara Barton, who accompanied her daughter Jeanie O’Shea, with Roberto, Marysia Zipser (Founder of ACT) and Caron Lyon into the Lord Mayor’s Parlour, said: “I’ve lived in Nottingham all my life and never been to see the Lord Mayor before or even seen the inside of the Council House! My thanks to all concerned as I thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience and the films really made my mind creative as I was seeing things in the patterns and colours which were in my imagination. Fascinating!”

After the showing of the short film, together with Ghost Bus “Seaside Town” (music composed/performed by the Barton family) and “Can I think of Love?” (Colours Nottingham) composed /sung by Jeanie Barton to the colourful images of Nottingham streets captured by Roberto, the few guests were taken on a wonderful tour of the 1929 Council House building.

Then on for more creative space, relaxation and tasty food at THiNK: at Cobden Chambers, Pelham Street, in the city centre, before departing for Beeston and the Ghost Bus films second presentation at Rudyards Tea House in the evening. Ghost Bus friends and guests then took a few steps further up the High Street to L’Oliva, Italian bar & bistro for a relaxed get-together. L’Oliva is now a firm favourite venue of Roberto’s whenever he visits Beeston, as this was his 4th time from Italy.

The GHOST BUS Project has been travelling and spanning bridges across UK – Italy since 2015, and now across the world with its sustainable art, cultural and tourism collaborations. The Ghost Bus film trailer says, “Can you believe this Art is from an old bus?” Images of Maps, Lands, Horizons and Skies on the bus are transferred in their natural state into ‘abstract’ art via macro-photographic lens by Roberto Alborghetti. So the visual adventures from the Land of Robin Hood continue…because the road never ends.

  • The Ghost Bus short film was also presentated at Chilwell School thanks to collaboration with the headteacher, Ian Brierly. In the wonderful “Chilwell Arts Theatre” Marysia Zipser lectured on Thursday 9th to all of Year 7s (about 150 x 11 year olds). But this is another story…

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Further information:
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Roberto has just published the 4th volume of his best selling biographical works on Pope Francis: “FRANCESCO”, 2013, 2015, 2017, Editrice Velar, 24020 Gorle BG, Italy.

Also his latest Italian bestseller is called “PRONTO? SONO IL LIBROFONINO! A cell phone tells stories of smombies, smartphones and cyber-bullies, Copyright: 2017 Nuovi Quindici 24020 Gorle BG, Italy

 

USEFUL LINKS: 

artculturetourism@gmail.com

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

https://twitter.com/A_C_Tgroup

http://www.bartonsplc.co.uk/

https://robertoalborghetti.files.wordpress.com/2014/12/press-release-the-ghost-bus-project-2015.pdf

https://robertoalborghetti.wordpress.com/the-ghost-bus-project/

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

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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”: THE CARDS SERIES, WORK # 2 (“MAPS”, FROM THE SHORT FILM)

THE GHOST BUS, the CARDS,  by Roberto Alborghetti, 2015

THE GHOST BUS, the CARDS, by Roberto Alborghetti, 2015

This is work# 2 (“Maps”) of the cards series from “The Ghost Bus” project, a visual adventure in the Land of Robin Hood. The 2 films will be premiered on March 27, 2015, at 6,30 pm, at Bartons Plc, 61 High Road, Chilwell-Nottingham, UK.

The event will be promoted by Bartons Plc and his owner Simon Barton and ACT Group (Art-Culture-Tourism) and its founder Marysia Zipser.  I’ve created a limited-edition special poster (showing 9 images from the films) and a special cards series reproducing 16 artworks.

The Ghost Bus project is travelling around the www now over the next 2 months collecting admirers along the way, and culminating in the special films premiere & social gathering at Bartons Plc (March, 27). 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

 

“THE GHOST BUS”: HOP ON BOARD AND ENJOY THE CARDS SERIES: WORK # 1

THE GHOST BUS - THE CARDS SERIES, WORK#1 -© Roberto Alborghetti – LaceR/Actions

THE GHOST BUS – THE CARDS SERIES, WORK#1 -© Roberto Alborghetti – LaceR/Actions

 

This is work# 1 of the cards series from “The Ghost Bus” project, a visual adventure in the Land of Robin Hood. The 2 films will be premiered on March 27, 2015, at 6,30 pm, at Bartons Plc, 61 High Road, Chilwell-Nottingham, UK. The event will be promoted by Bartons Plc and his owner Simon Barton and ACT Group (Art-Culture-Tourism) and its founder Marysia Zipser.  I’ve created a limited-edition special poster (showing 9 images from the films) and a special cards series of 16 artworks. The Ghost Bus project is travelling around the www now over the next 2 months collecting admirers along the way, and culminating in the special films premiere & social gathering at Bartons Plc (March, 27). 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

 

THE GHOST BUS: THE OFFICIAL FLYER - FORTHCOMING PROJECT BY ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI WITH BARTONS PLC AND ACT GROUP, BEESTON-NOTTINGHAM, UK

THE GHOST BUS: THE OFFICIAL FLYER – FORTHCOMING PROJECT BY ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI WITH BARTONS PLC AND ACT GROUP, BEESTON-NOTTINGHAM, UK

 

 

IN THE LAND OF ROBIN HOOD VISITING CREATIVE CORNERS AND THE IMPRESSIVE VINTAGE BUSES AND CARS AT BARTONS PLC INTERNATIONAL VENUE

 

© Photos: ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI

© Photos: MARYSIA  ZIPSER

I spent a really nice day in the “Land of Robin Hood”, meeting wonderful people, local artists and discovering the impressive Bartons International venue. Fellow blogger Marysia Zipser, Founder ACT Group (Art-Culture-Tourism) in Beeston, Nottingham, planned for me an intensive program.  I knew Marysia through LinkedIn network. Her  ACT  group is a voluntary community organisation promoting Art-Culture-Tourism in Beeston and surrounds inwards and outwards worldwide http://www.a-c-tgroup.com/; Marysia is an International Events Manager and Arts/Heritage Tourism promoter who lives at Beeston Rylands.

During my visit, I met Nottingham’s Robin Hood, Tim Pollard, at Chilwell’s Creative Corner together with Marysia Zipser, artist Pam Miller, author and  couch Shakti Shira Bassi (Heart leadership, Founder of Yoga & Shakti), David Humphreys (proprietor of “Created By Hand”, quality gifts by talented crafyters) and Mish Mash gallery, another  creative space for contemporary art, ceramics, retro and vintage pieces (you may buy there the original Robin Hood mugs..).

At Chilwell’s Creative Corner I had the way to tell my personal experience as author.  I talked about my new books “Francesco” and “Quando  il giorno era una freccia” (When the day was an arrow), which investigates the school years and the cultural background of Pope Francis. I’ve presented presented “Lacer/actions” art project about my research on torn and decomposed publicity posters and natural cracks, scratches and urban and industrial tokens.   

My visit continued to the spectacular Bartons Plc international venue ( Barton House, 61 High Road, Chilwell, Nottingham) and home to vintage buses and cars owned and managed by Simon Barton. In the garage buildings – where the “Carnival of Monsters”  contemporary art festival was being prepared, opening this Saturday night 11th October (until 25th) to co-incide with Beeston’s Oxjam music festival – I saw very interesting vintage buses and cars. Simon kindly told me the story about one of the oldest buses displayed there: the so called “Ghost Bus”. I was really fascinated by this authentic piece of story of the public transport in the land of Robin Hood… Some ideas and projects surely will come for my “Lacer/actions” artworks. But this is a next story…      

 

http://www.carnivalofmonsters.co.uk/

http://www.bartonsplc.co.uk/

http://www.timpollard.com/

http://siastraining.webplus.net/

http://attikfind.com/

https://www.facebook.com/178highroad

 

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HERE A PRESS RELEASE Issued 10th OCTOBER  2014

 

ROBIN HOOD & ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI AIM THEIR ARROWS AT

CHILWELL’S CREATIVE CORNER AND BARTONS INTERNATIONAL VENUE

 

Nottingham’s Robin Hood, Tim Pollard, and Italy’s Roberto Alborghetti, celebrated journalist, author and visual artist, came together this Tuesday to promote Beeston and Chilwell. They met at Chilwell’s Creative Corner together with Marysia Zipser, Founder ACT Group (Art-Culture-Tourism), Beeston, Nottingham.  ACT is a voluntary community organisation promoting Art-Culture-Tourism in Beeston and surrounds inwards and outwards worldwide http://www.a-c-tgroup.com/   Marysia is an International Events Manager and Arts/Heritage Tourism promoter who lives at Beeston Rylands.

Roberto was visiting Chilwell High Road for half a day to promote new book “Quando il giorno era una freccia” (When the day was an arrow), which investigates the school years and the cultural background of Pope Francis.  He works very closely in Education with schools and students throughout Italy on art & cultural interdisciplinary projects.  Roberto is ACT Group Int’l member and promotes Beeston and ACT’s educational mission worldwide.

Chilwell Creative Corner comprises Mish Mash Gallery, Fusions Cafe and meeting place, and shops Created by Hand and Attik. They then went over the road to Bartons plc international venue and home to vintage buses and cars owned and managed by Simon Barton.  This weekend’s Carnival of Monsters contemporary art festival was being prepared, opening this Saturday night 11th October (until 25th) to co-incide with Beeston’s Oxjam music festival.