Lifestyle January 05 2018
Sam Metcalf Source Article A woman whose mission is to put Beeston on the international map now has a gallery and showroom in the town for her Art Culture Tourism initiative.
Marysia Zipser is heading up ACT which aims to make Beeston a hub for arts and culture. She launched the scheme in 2016 and will open her first premises in the town this Saturday (January 6) at The Hive on Union Street. The space will consist of a shared showroom-cum-networking area and an art gallery, selling work by the global artists Marysia represents. It will launch the next phase of her future strategy which, coincidentally, is taking place in the run up to two new Robin Hood films being made – Hollywood film, Robin Hood: Origins, due for release in September – and UK made Robin Hood The Rebellion. Marysia, said: “These films will help to put Nottinghamshire and Beeston on the map. ACT has grown organically over the last few years, so I really needed a base. It is fantastic that we have found premises and the showroom is like a mini tourist shop for Beeston.” Marysia previously pledged to make Beeston a culture capital and she feels she has achieved this. She will use the space for regular creative networking, workshops, co-working spaces, events and seminars. As it grows she hopes to take on staff. She is also hoping to offer an art advisory service for hotels, restaurants and stately homes seeking to furnish properties with art, and for historical buildings seeking to open their doors to the public. During her international career, Marysia carried out tourism promotional strategies for East Midlands historic houses and castles. This year Marysia will be entering onto a global stage, and has been asked by media representatives, business development heads and government consultants in countries including Mexico, Ghana and Egypt to help put their countries on the map in terms of art culture and tourism. She said: “I have been in contact with representatives all over the world for many years since attending the World Travel Market in London annually, and I have since been approached to assist them with their tourism goals, and now it is finally possible. This will also be an opportunity to put Nottingham and Beeston on the map once again.” The showroom, which has received support from the Let’s Go To Beeston scheme, operated by the Middle Street Resource Centre charity, will be open to the public from 10am on Saturday. Robin Hood and Captain Jack Sparrow will be in attendance.
So what did we ACT upon in 2017 and what on the horizon? ACT Robin Hood Campaign Initiative 2017/18 to tie in with new Robin Hood:Origins film being released in September 2018, http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4532826/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robin_Hood_(2018_film) Hoodwinked initiative & city Robin sculptures July-Sept http://www.hoodwinked2018.co.uk/. All to promote Nottingham/shire tourism to the World. https://www.visit-nottinghamshire.co.uk/ The ACT Robin Hood initiative is important because we are promoting our ACTing team, Nottingham/shire businesses and individuals who wish to get involved, and gain much international PR for themselves. Please apply via ACT website and I will give you our rates according to your business briefs and requirements. Schools and educational institutions/universities will be Partners on marketing quid pro pro basis. So thats Robin Hood. Nottingham is of course more than our inimitable 'hero of the people' Robin Hood. Also we are attracting international heritage and literature trail tourism and specialist overseas tour operators to collaborate with ACT, together with business sponsors. For a few years now I have been a heritage trail designer promoting place for the likes of Nottinghamshire Lace and various Nottinghamshire/ Derbyshire heritage sites, Historic Houses, Literary trails, and of course those culture exchanges overseas like Tuscany and Rome all history, textiles, fashion and Food. 2018 will also involve some festivals too via ACT/The Ghost Bus Project/Robin Hood initiative which is now travelling worldwide. If you know me you know I'm not going to stop there. I have wide ideals and vast expanses of possibilities I love to explore. I also wish to restart my public and motivational speaking. My specialist subject is “Heritage Tourism and Genealogy” It was on this subject at London Slovak Embassy between 1995-2003 where I delivered such talks. Please get in touch with me through my website to book me wherever in UK/Europe & World you wish and to combine with your cultural educational programs. Here is my published article on LinkedIn July 5, 2015 https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/heritage-tourism-genealogy-marysia-zipser/ My specialist consultancy of art, culture and tourism offers and international events management, you can find out more about from my website. My currently plans have me whirling all the way to March welcoming two of my beloved ACT Artists to the UK Roberto Alborghetti 8th-10th March Joe Ganech 7th-14th March So please enquire if you wish them to public speak/lecture for you and your educational institution/visual art students or businesses during their stays. The Ghost Bus Returns Friday 8th March 7pm-9.00pm Chilwell Arts Theatre, https://www.chilwellartstheatre.co.uk/ THE GHOST BUS short films performance plus world premiere of Land Rover short film produced and attended by Roberto Alborghetti. International investors/sponsors are being invited to support British transport heritage. http://www.artculturetourism.co.uk/ghost-bus-project.html ‘It’s spectacular!’ The Volcano Dress on stage, Oct 2015 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BBWagSHpM_4 The Ghost Bus & The Volcano Dress: Video of Events in Tuscany Nov 2015 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IdDx00jooiw The wonderful voice of the jazz singer Jeanie Barton goes with the abstract photos by Roberto Alborghetti. Music and colors. Pictures and great vocals. The macro-photos of cracks and scratches on poles were taken in Beeston-Nottingham on March 2017. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NGQgtta0c0k July 2017 "Stay a while /Hold me/ If you look / More closely/Flowers bloom/To give bees perfume/ Open soon" (J. Barton). The videoclip is part of "The Ghost Bus Roads" project promoted by Bartons Plc, Roberto Alborghetti Lacer/actions and ACT Group. Following events and performances we will embrace the continental splendour - at L’Oliva, Beeston High Street, from 9pm onwards for authentic Italian food and drink. All Nottingham based Italian speakers are especially welcome to join in our Ghost Bus anniversary celebrations, to meet and talk with Roberto! Make him feel at home from home with conversation sin his home tongue. https://www.loliva.co.uk/ https://www.facebook.com/lolivaTrattoria/?rf=1312108275477550 Don't forget also during that time in March is The Beeston Film Festival - 8th to 11th March THE BIGGEST SHORT FILM FESTIVAL IN THE MIDLANDS is the Beeston Film Festival. It is now open for its fourth year and continues to grow and expand to provide an amazing platform for our community to celebrate film and filmmakers. https://filmfreeway.com/BeestonFilmFestival ACT is sponsor of Beeston Film Festival's Award for Best Film as voted by the Audience and I will be presenting the award on Sunday evening 11th March at The White Lion Pub in the heart of Beeston's Festival-vile. For hotel, B&B, guest house accommodation during 7th-14th March, I will be posting a list of venues and fingers crossed I may be able to secure an ACT discount for Friends, Sponsors and Partners,