by Marysia Zipser
It's always a joy to welcome Roberto to Beeston and Nottingham. Here are public reactions to his 'In Conversation with..." evening on Wednesday 5th June at The Garage in Beeston/Chilwell
Photos by Tracey Whitefoot /Whitefoot Photography.
See her album on my previous blog 11.6.19.
"I was pleased to be invited to this event and was fascinated by the excellent work. It’s delightful to see the creative community bringing events like this to our Borough." - Mayor of Broxtowe, Councillor Michael Brown
"Enjoyed it very much! Very interesting and entertaining. Thank you!" - Pam Miller & Rosemary Wels
"Great to meet up again! The Ghost Bus Lives On!!" - Christopher Frost - The Beestonian.
Read Christopher's awesome review further down.
"Thank you for prompting me to come to this Marysia! It was an enjoyably eclectic evening, very warm and sociable." - Karen Med
"We found the evening fascinating, Roberto finds another angle with which to see the world; he slows us down and helps us to appreciate the here and now - the beauty of the everyday. It was refreshing and energising! " - Jeanie Barton
"Thank you for the live-streaming, wonderful to watch!" - Lee A. Meisner, Ohio, USA
“A relaxed evening listening to someone with an amazing range of interests and achievements, from being the official biographer of Pope Francis to a visual artist specialising in abstract photography.”
“Roberto’s work in education is fascinating: he has recently written a book articulating the concerns many have for the limiting effects of social media on young people.”
“William Ranieri was an impressive interviewer, and did much to create a positive and relaxing evening. As with all good interviewers he knew when to step back and when to gently nudge forward.” - All above comments from Robert Richardson
Pam and I decided it was a St James’s Park day and to enjoy the glorious sunshine so we tubed it there and a quick 3 minute walk to the Park through Queen’s Gate. What a fantastic few hours we had, relaxing in deckchairs, eating sandwiches, ice cream while watching all the Canada geese waddle up to us! See our photos and you’ll get an idea of what a special place it is.
Had news that my son Sam and his girlfriend Jo were off to Finland for two weeks to visit her parents there and he kindly offered his flat in London to me while away, so I grabbed the opportunity and invited my Beeston friend and fine artist Pam Miller to come with me. Keeping costs down to a minimum, we decided to National Express bus it to the capital and back which turned out not bad at all - £18 return! I hadn’t bussed it for yonks as prefer the faster train using my senior railcard for my one day trips.
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