It was another culturally diverse, eclectic evening on Wednesday 30th May at the colourful Lace Market shop, tearoom and creative space of Debbie Bryan’s. I was delighted to be able to bring our Cultures Crossing events back into the city centre for its second time this year.
Entertaining us that night were Steve Benford, Celtic guitarist, Pam Miller Fine Artist (with paper pulp demonstration), Mike Payton storyteller, Manjit Sahota poet from Poets Against Racism group, and Vina Ladwa, Indian dancer from the Manushi Dance School. Thank you ALL SO much! You were all thrilling to watch and experience!
Debbie and her team are also celebrating their 10th anniversary at this site on June 20th - Congratulations to you all!! Such a great vibrant venue! Enjoy Inna Schutts wonderful photographs of the event!
Here are a few guest and performer comments we received about the night...
"What a wonderful evening! Story telling, making pictures out of paper, guitar playing, poetry...Amazing! Very cultural evening - think I will come again! " - Margaret Rodger
"Thank you for a great night!" - Clare
"A truly marvellous celebration of people and arts! What a lovely experience to be part of and I look forward to visiting again in the future!" - Chris Wilder, Trickster @chriswildermagic
"Really enjoyed being part of CC9, demonstrating my paper pulp paintings! Thank you so much Marysia and Caron for inviting me to take part, alongside so many talented performers - particularly Vina Ladwa, who during her interactive Indian Dancing, transported me to India! Many, many thanks." - Pam Miller, Fine Artist
"Really enjoyed being part of this evening - warm, entertaining and great company!" - Mike Payton, Storyteller
"Was a pleasure to be here, an amazing evening!" - Rafe Ladwa
"It was wonderful to be able to play for you - and I loved learning to dance!" - Steve Benford
"What an enjoyable evening! Got here a bit late really. Enjoyed the poet, curious to know if he is publishing his work. Loved the dancing, would like to get involved." - Quentin Hood "Veteran of the Folk Revival 60's"
Updated: Jun 15
An old bus brings Pope's biographer back to Beeston
The Ghost Bus 2019 - In Conversation with...Roberto Alborghetti - Wed 5th June 2019
Roberto Alborghetti, the official biographer to Pope Francis, visual artist, best selling author and award-winning environmental journalist, is returning to Beeston.
This special Ghost Bus event “In Conversation with… .Roberto Alborghetti” Wednesday 5th June from 7 pm at The Gallery, 43 High Road, Beeston, NG9 4AJ. £12.50 | £8 — (£15 on the door)
Our host for the evening on stage with Roberto is Director-Producer, William Ranieri from TheLatestTV in Brighton.
For one evening Roberto Alborghetti will be on stage sharing his fascinating stories which span secrets from the Vatican kitchens in Rome to how a decaying old vehicle in a former bus garage in Beeston inspired his film, The Ghost Bus. An audience from across the country is gathering on Wednesday evening June 5th to hear Roberto talk about what inspires him and how art is actually lurking around each and every corner of our day to day lives if only we took the time to observe it.
Press Release - Old Bus Brings Popes Biographer Back to Beeston. PDFDownload File Ghost Bus 2019 -
In Conversation - Flyer PDFDownload File
Nostalgia for 1950's coach tours, the passage of time and a sense of homecoming has created this enduring legacy of the Ghost Bus project.
This was itself originally inspired by close observation by Roberto of a long-preserved historic coach in Bartons' Docking Shops, buildings which currently house an unusual and much-loved events space. These elements make this 'In Conversation with' evening a very special proposition.
The Ghost Bus project with its short films and musical
compositions, some from local singer-songwriter,
Jeanie Barton means this one off event has come to its
PRESS RELEASE: Lace, Tea and Civic Pride event at award-winning, independent creative retailer, Debbie Bryan. ACT Cultures Crossing 9 set to stage in Nottingham’s Lace Market After stepping across the border to Long Eaton for April, ACT is back in Nottinghamshire with its second city centre offering with a dollop of civic pride.
Marysia Zipser has lined up a delicious platter of performers in the heart of the Lace Market hosted at Debbie Bryan Gallery Shop, Creative Space and Tea Room on Thursday 30th May at St Mary's Gate.
The newly elected, Rosemary Healy, Lord Mayor of Nottingham will be attending.
Marysia Zipser, founder of Beeston based, Art Culture Tourism, said: “I am delighted to be able to bring our Cultures Crossing events back into the city centre for its second time this year.”
Doors open at 6.00pm, 1st performance starts at 7 pm, the last one finishes 8.30pm. Social networking at the beginning, middle and end. £5.00 on entry & sign in. Tickets and further information on Eventbrite. bit.ly/actcc9may
This will be Art Culture Tourism’s 9th monthly Cultures Crossing cabaret revue-style evening. May’s event is on Thursday, not Wednesday this month.
Next and last event of the ACT program for 2019 Winter and Spring is “In conversation with… Ghost Bus creator Roberto Alborghetti” on June 5th.
ACT Cultures crossing events will return in the Autumn.
Future Cultures Crossing date for the diary:
June/July/August we're taking a break!
Wed 25th Sept - Buonissima Bar, Sandiacre
Tues 29th Oct - NTU Students Union Building, Nottingham city campus
Wed 27th Nov - Beeston White Lion Bar & Kitchen
December we're taking a break
ACT Cultures Crossing 9 - PDF Flyer Download File
ACTCC9 Press Release - Tea, Lace and Civic PrideDownload File
Performing at Debbie Bryan's - Thursday 30th May from 7 pm are:
Steve Benford - acoustic guitarist and tenor banjo player from Beeston. Steve arranges and plays traditional Celtic tunes on guitar, especially the compositions of legendary Irish harpist and composer Turlough O’Carolan.
Pam Miller - a Fine Artist presenting a super fast demo as an insight to her mixed media with paper pulp technique. Pam is a Beestonian, an acclaimed MA Fine Artist with a lifelong passion for art and teaching.
Mike Payton - a Storyteller said to be warm and engaging with a penchant for the strange and unexplainable. Telling tall tales all his life, in 2008 Mike decided to turn this into his career.
Manjit Sahota - a poet, from Poetry Against Racism, a collective group of performers who challenge, discuss and confront racism through the spoken word. Manjit, a founding member encourages people from all over the world to fight racism, bigotry and Islamophobia expressively through the powerful art form that is poetry.
Vina Ladwa - an Indian dancer who runs the Manushi Dance School. A professional Kathak dancer, performing Indian classical dance, and traditional folk. Over 25 years she has honed her dance skills and expertise as a performer, choreographer, tutor and workshop leader.
An ACT Cultures Crossing events would no longer be complete without a final dance opportunity assisted by our closing act of the evening.
Vina will be teaching us some basic moves for us to really break down some British social barriers! Just in time for Tea! (from a china cup!)