NOTTINGHAM (UK) / THE UNIVERSITY PARK CAMPUS: 300 ACRES OF A GREEN AND REFLECTIVE PLACE

© Roberto Alborghetti

© Roberto Alborghetti

On my most recent visit to Robin Hood’s Land for The Ghost Bus project developments, Marysia Zipser and Caron-Jane Lyon accompanied me to the Lakeside Arts Center for a series of meetings. It was a pleasant surprise for me to immerse myself in the atmosphere of the University Park Campus, a real oasis of greenery, where relaxation, tranquility and a great variety of trees and flowers reign. Although the day was not sunny, the nature of the park offered a wonderful show, including the squirrels and the little ducks that you crossed on the walk. The small lake mirrored the greenery around it, offering priceless visual glimpses, which I tried to stop in the photographs, some of which are presented in the photo gallery.

University Park is The University of Nottingham’s largest campus at 300 acres. Part of the University since 1929, the campus is widely regarded as one of the largest and most attractive in the country. Set in extensive greenery and around a lake, University Park is the focus of life for students, staff and visitors. Conveniently located only two miles from the city centre, the campus contains period buildings, modern state-of-the-art teaching and research facilities, 12 halls of residence (accommodating over 3,000 students), several award-winning buildings, a conference and exhibition centre, sports facilities and the Lakeside Arts CentreThe hub of student life is the Portland Building, which houses the Students’Union, the Student Support Centre, as well as shops, banks, bars and restaurants.

Parks and gardens in the University’s landscaped settings which feature: long-established woodland, contemporary gardens, the Millennium Garden, a quiet, reflective place in which to escape the hustle and bustle of campus life. The campus has been a Civic Trust Green Flag Award Winner every year since 2003, the only university campus to achieve this status.

Visit Estates website for more information about the grounds.

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Nella mia più recente visita nella Terra di Robin Hood per gli sviluppi del progetto The Ghost Bus, Marysia Zipser e Caron Jane Lyon mi hanno accompagnato al Lakeside Arts Centre per una serie di incontri. E’ stata per me una piacevole sorpresa immergermi nell’atmosfera dell’University Park Campus, una vera e propria oasi di verde, dove regnano relax, tranquillità ed una grande varietà di alberi e di fiori. Benchè la giornata non fosse soleggiata, la natura del Parco ha offerto un suo meraviglioso spettacolo, compresi gli scoiattoli e le paperelle che incrociavi nella passeggiata. Il piccolo lago rispecchiava il verde attorno, offrendo degli impagabili scorci visivi, che ho cercato di fermare nelle fotografie, alcune delle quali sono presentate nella fotogalleria.

THE GHOST BUS 2019: SHARING THE STORY IN NOTTINGHAM (UK)

 

Videoclip by Caron Lyon, who says:”In an informal interview, William Ranieri takes the audience on a journey to explore the eclectic talent of Roberto Alborghetti, Published Writer, Producer, Journalist, Artist, Biographer to Pope Francis … OMG is there anything this guy can’t do well! He was for one night sharing his full story with Beeston’s Ghost Bus faithful. The full interview was live on Facebook and recorded for release at a time to be determined. More about The GhostBus Roberto’s Blog https://robertoalborghetti.wordpress….

Visiting Lake Side Arts at Nottingham University with ACT Group: Roberto Alborghetti and Caron Lyon.

“THE GHOST BUS” PROJECT IN THE BEESTONIAN FEBRUARY INTERNATIONAL ISSUE

The Beestonian colour magazine celebrates ACT’s 5th birthday & Cultures Crossing 2019 events and The Ghost Bus project, with lovely feature by Debra Urbacz of Creative Beeston! ACT’s founder is Marysia Zipser. Here the link to Issue website where we can browse all The Beestonian February International issue. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WONDERFUL NIGHT IN BEESTON NOTTINGHAM (UK) FOR THE PREMIÈRE OF “LAND ROVER MAPPING” SHORT FILM

Rust and Dust: The Secret Life of a Land Rover

Guest Writer: CHRISTOPHER FROST, Journalist and Photographer

Photos: CHRISTOPHER FROST, GAIL-SPALDING FROST, CARON-JANE LYON, LAMAR FRANCOIS

A little bit of Italy came to Beeston tonight in the form of author and artist Roberto Alborghetti, who was in town for the world premiere of his latest mini movie called ‘Land Rover Mapping’. And like his last film ‘The Ghost Bus’, it features one of Barton’s vintage vehicles.

It was screened at the Chilwell Arts Centre, in front of an appreciative audience, including the Sheriff of Nottingham, the Mayor of Broxtowe and the Bishop of Nottingham. Also in attendance was celebrity butcher Johnny Pusztai, and several members of the Barton family. The event had been organised by Marysia Zipser of Beeston’s ACT (Art, Culture, Tourism) organisation.

Six short films were screened altogether, including the original Ghost Bus film, which had also received its world premiere in Beeston during February 2015 at the former Barton’s bus depot. This event also included seeing the actual bus itself, which had been illuminated in a spooky fashion to extol its ghostlike appearance, as it had lain rotting away in a farmer’s field in Suffolk for some 20+ years.

‘Land Rover Mapping’ is a 14-minute film, which continues the theme of macro photography; showing up the rust, scratches and imperfections of the vehicle that was built in 1955 and has been owned by the Barton family for at least forty years.

Roberto is just on a flying visit to Beeston, as he returns to Italy on Saturday, to continue with the launch of his latest book about Pope Francis.

LAND ROVER MAPPING – MESSAGE #4: “WHAT FILM, ART AND MUSIC DO…”

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 – MESSAGE #3: “MAPS CODIFY…”

The Ghost Bus is back to the Land of Robin Hood! 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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LAND ROVER MAPPING – MESSAGE # 2: “SOMEWHERE THERE IS A MAP…”

The Ghost Bus is back to the Land of Robin Hood! 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?

PRESS RELEASE: CLICK AND DOWNLOAD 

MARCH OF EVENTS Press Release

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LAND ROVER MAPPING: MESSAGE # 1, “TRUE NAVIGATION BEGINS…”

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 IS BACK IN NOTTINGHAM: THE WORLD PREMIERE OF A NEW SHORT FILM (THE TRAILER)

The Ghost Bus is travelling to the Land of Robin Hood and to Beeston again. At Chilwell Arts Theatre, on FRIDAY 9th MARCH, from 7.00pm to 9.00 pm, a great event for the World Film Premiere of the new smashing art video by Roberto Alborghetti. This time, it’s about a rusty old Land Rover displayed  at Barton Garage! Eventbrite ticketing/flyer will be out in January so be forewarned of these ghostly happenings! Can you believe that this art is from an old Land Rover? The Ghost Bus Project is travelling around the World 2018 with Roberto Alborghetti, Bartons PLC, ACT Group and… Robin Hood!

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Il Ghost Bus (l’Autobus Fantasma) è di nuovo in viaggio verso la terra di Robin Hood e le città di Beeston e Nottingham. Al Chilwell Arts Theatre, venerdì 9 marzo, dalle 19.00 alle 21.00, si terrà un grande evento per la Prima mondiale del nuovo sorprendente video d’arte di Roberto Alborghetti. Questa volta, si tratta di una vecchia Land Rover arrugginita custodita nel Barton Garage! I biglietti Eventbrite saranno presto disponibili per essere prenotati e partecipare così a questo avvenimento unico. Non ci crederete, ma quest’arte si trova proprio su una vecchia Land Rover! Il Progetto Ghost Bus sta viaggiando per il mondo 2018 sempre con Roberto Alborghetti, Bartons PLC, ACT Group e … Robin Hood!

 

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

 

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

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

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