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/

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.

THE GHOST BUS: THE ITALIAN PREMIERE IN TUSCANY WITH THE PRESENTATION OF THE VOLCANO DRESS

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Videoclip about “The Ghost Bus” project by ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI, Bartons PLC, ACT GROUP. After the successful events of March 2015 in Nottingham ( UK ), the short film premiere will take place on October 24-25 in Tuscany, on Monte Amiata, Piancastagnaio, Siena, in collaboration with OSA Onlus and the Municipality of Piancastagnaio ( Siena ). A party from UK, promoted by ACT Group, Marysia Zipser and Corymbus Tour Operator will join the events. For the occasion, Roberto Alborghetti and Mitrani Yarden will present a new project for art, fashion and design, with a great creation of haute couture – the Volcano Dress – inspired by “The Ghost Bus” short film.

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

 

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“The Ghost Bus” (L’Autobus Fantasma) di ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI, BARTONS PLC, ACT GROUP. Dopo gli eventi speciali del Marzo 2015 a Nottingham (Regno Unito), ecco in Italia la “prima” nazionale del cortometraggio, il 24-25 ottobre, Monte Amiata, Piancastagnaio, Siena, in collaborazione con OSA Onlus e Comune di Piancastagnaio (Siena).

“Ci credi che quest’arte è su un vecchio autobus?” 

Soundtrack: Reciprocity Excalibur by Audiomachine.

THE GHOST BUS Toscana - Copia - Copia

 

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/ 

TEARS OF VOLCANO: A PICTURE, A DRESS, AN ART PROJECT AND A 5 MINUTES SYMPHONY

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Video about the VOLCANO DRESS, haut couture creation. Original Artwork (from “The Ghost Bus” project)  and Words by ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI – Fabric Layout and Dress Creation by MITRANI YARDEN, Soundtrack (Amore #1) by EYLON MALHI – “Etna” movie: Courtesy of PASSIONE ETNA, Etna, Tony Etna, Klaus Dorschfeldt, From HOPES Collection & Project. The Volcano Dress will be presented for the first time on Mount Amiata (Siena) on October 24-25-26, 2015.

THE VOLCANO DRESS: ORIGINAL PICTURE BY ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI, FABRIC PRINT & CREATION BY MITRANI YARDEN, SOUNDTRACK BY EYLON MALHI

THE VOLCANO DRESS: ORIGINAL PICTURE BY ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI, FABRIC PRINT & CREATION BY MITRANI YARDEN, SOUNDTRACK BY EYLON MALHI