Here I am back in the beautiful and evocative land of Robin Hood, in the Middle East!

A day in Beeston and Nottingham to strengthen the relationship of friendship and cooperation between the United Kingdom and Nottinghamshire – the land of Robin Hodd – with Italy. The awaited day dedicated to “The Ghost Bus” project and to the new edition of the photographic and creative initiative dedicated to roses (The Roses of the Year) take place on Wednesday April 13. . The day is promoted by ACT, Art Culture Tourism, founded by Marysia Zipser, in collaboration with civic representatives of the territorial of Nottingham and Beeston, the Municipal Councils of Nottingham and Broxetowe and the Lord Mayor of Nottingham, Cllr David Trimble.

The event takes place in the climate of a collaboration between cultural and social bodies of the United Kingdom and Italy. Below the program. The extraordinary initiative of the performance of the new version of Jeanie Barton’s song dedicated to roses will also be announced. The performance is by the Choir and Orchestra of the Cassano-De Renzio Comprehensive Institute in Bitonto, Bari (Puglia, Italy), directed by Saverio Pansini.

13th April

11.00 – 13.00  Press Call – Roberto Alborghetti

NottsTV/BBC EMT/BBC Radio Nottm/Beestonian /NPost/Left Lion/others.

William Ranieri (Brighton TV https://ranierifilm.com/ ) interviews Roberto Alborghetti. 
Roberto was interviewed by William in June 2019 – In Conversation with… event at The Garage, Chilwell. Video film in 2 parts https://www.artculturetourism.co.uk/ghost-bus
Venue: Trattoria L’Oliva, High Street, Beeston

13.00  >Roberto, William, Marysia Zipser + Christopher Frost/The Beestonian magazine, Lamar Francois – Nottingham Pilgrimage via Beeston tram > Nottingham City Square > Robin Hood Statue – meeting Lord Mayor of Nottingham, Cllr David Trimble > brief visit to Nottingham Castle Rebellion Room & Art Museum Long Hall.  

15.00-16.00 Beeston Meet & Greet – visit Square/Parish Church/ARC cinema walk-around , visiting Ghost Bus event sponsors.

18.00-21.00 Star Inn Beeston TBC – Meet/Talk/Eat – opportunity for Roberto’s Beeston/ Nottingham friends, ACT Team/NEDs, Ghost Bus followers, civic dignitaries/local cllrs, local school/univ students/staff, local sponsors/businesses. 


Eccomi di ritorno nella bella e suggestiva Terra di Robin Hood, nel Middle East inglese!  Una giornata tra Beeston e Nottingham per rinsaldare il rapporto di amicizia e cooperazione tra il Regno Unito e Nottinghamshire – la Terra di Robin Hodd – con l’Italia. Mercoledi 13 Aprile avrà luogo l’attesa giornata dedicata al “The Ghost Bus” project e alla nuova edizione dell’iniziativa fotografica e creativa dedicata alle rose: “The Roses of the Year”.

La giornata è promossa da ACT, Arte Cultura Turismo, fondato da Marysia Zipser, in collaborazione con rappresentanze civiche del territoriali di Nottingham e Beeston e dei Consigli Comunali di Nottingham e Broxetowe  e il Lord Mayor di Nottingham, Cllr David Trimble.

L’evento si svolge nel clima di una collaborazione tra enti culturali e sociali del Regno Unito e l’Italia. Fitto il programma delle iniziative previste. Sarà annunciata anche la straordinaria iniziativa dell’esecuzione della nuova versione della canzone di Jeanie Barton dedicata alle rose. L’esecuzione è a cura del Coro e dell’Orchestra dell’Istituto Comprensivo Cassano-De Renzio di Bitonto, Bari (Puglia, Italy) diretto da Saverio Pansini. Una prova spettacolare, che ha già commosso la stessa autrice, Jeanie, e tutti gli amici di ACT!



By Marysia Zipser

A visual arts creation by Roberto Alborghetti developed from his “Lacer/actions” project, which concerns realistic images (macro photography not manipulated) of decomposed publicity posters, natural cracks and scratches, urban and industrial tokens and materials.

Roberto says, “While touring Bartons garage in Chilwell, Nottingham (in October 2014) I chanced upon classic vehicles including ‘The Ghost Bus’, a 1956 URR 865 Reliance, which had spent 20 years slumbering in an open field in Suffolk.”

The Ghost Bus ‘Roads’ Project consists of two 14 minute films for public performance; “The Ghost Bus” and “Land Rover Mapping”.  Each has a short film trailer which can be viewed “Can you believe that this art is from an old bus?” and “Can you believe that this art from an old Land Rover?” 

In addition he has produced 4 related short videos of macro images taken around Beeston and on Nottingham’s streets: Ghost Bus Seaside Town with music by Simon, Richard, James and Tom Barton Colours of Nottingham Streets to “Can I think of Love” a song by Jeanie Barton Images of Beeston Streets ‘like blossom’ accompanied by “Soon” a song by Jeanie Barton Beeston Rylands – a short film along the Canalside

These are available to view together on a YouTube playlist   http://www.artculturetourism.co.uk/blog/land-rover-mapping-electronic-press-kit-epk

The Ghost Bus Project exhibits the power of combining visual and musical arts; the wonder of family history (the Barton family firm was for a time the largest independent bus operator in the world) and the beauty of what human beings can do through creativity and mutual cooperation.  It encourages us to take the time to look more closely at our surroundings and discover the stories our environment can tell us.

Let’s get on The Ghost Bus!

The Ghost Bus film premiere at Bartons Plc – Photo by Christopher FROST


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