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.  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.


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 .

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

Marysia Zipser

Arts & Heritage Tourism Promoter, Founder, Art Culture Tourism

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

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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



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