Presentation of the book, “I am not a hero” by Roberto Ardizzone at the Anchovy Museum

Friday, Feb. 2 at 5:30 p.m.

 

It will be presented for the first time on Friday, February 2, at 5:30 p.m., at “The Anchovy Museum of Aspra,” Roberto Ardizzone‘s book entitled: “I am not a hero” memoirs of a firefighter. Bagherian by adoption, as he has lived in Bagheria for more than 27 years, Ardizzone has already published two books.
Synopsis. “I am not a hero:
When you arrive in a place where a misfortune has happened, an accident, where someone needs you, your help, you think only of throwing your heart over the obstacle; not because you are a hero, heroes do not exist, they are invented characters from literature, fictional characters; but rather because you are professionally prepared to do what you must and that is to help people in need, avoiding damage as much as possible, taking great care for your own and others’ safety.
The firefighter is just a man who has been fortunate enough to be able to do a job that has allowed and allows him to make himself useful to the civilized society of which he is a part. A maxim of the Chinese philosopher I. Ching states verbatim:
“To act without making a mistake, two attitudes must be avoided: acting too hastily, and hesitating out of too much fear!” It somewhat reflects what should be the behavior of a firefighter in the face of an event-no silly heroics, but a lot of coolness, lucidity, reasoning, a lot of professionalism, and maybe even a pinch of heart. “I’m Not a Hero” is a narrative of the life of one of many firefighters, a man with all his flaws, weaknesses, and fears; emotions he is forced to deal with every day of his life and from which he does not always manage to emerge unscathed. A hero is one who does his job with dedication and professionalism, and when he succeeds in a sometimes impossible task, then he becomes, in the eyes of others a hero.
Roberto Ardizzone
A former firefighter, currently retired, he has always cultivated a passion for writing and Sicilian dialect poetry, has published: – 2016 “Brevi racconti di uno scrivente,” a collection of short stories; – 2017 “Peppe e Margherita,” a book on the figure of Peppe Schiera, a street artist persecuted by the fascist regime. With a collection of poems in Sicilian dialect by the artist; – 2023, November, published “I am not a hero,” memoirs of a firefighter. He has attended creative writing workshops for many years, such as “Apertura a strappo,” “Parru cu tia” and others, in recent years in particular, the “New Book Club” with which he still often collaborates. His innate sense of irony leads him to say of himself:
<<I am not a writer, but a writer who enjoys writing and acting, which is why I also like to call myself “Almost an artist”>>.
Devoted to theater for several years, he is a member of the theater company “Herald of the Vespers” participating in:
– The Passion of the Christ;
– Santa Rosalia al Capo;
– Orlando and Rinaldo, from puppets to reality
– Our Lady of the Light
– Rita, Saint of the Impossibles
– The Blessed Pauls, which continues with successful repeats including the next one on April 13, 2024.

 

EVENTS CALENDAR

On the occasion of the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the birth of the Guttuso Museum, Villa Cattolica is enriched with works, including the “Daneu Thshinke” collection – On view from Saturday, Feb. 24, 2024

On the occasion of the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the birth of the Guttuso Museum, Villa Cattolica is enriched with works, including the “Daneu Thshinke” collection – On view from Saturday, Feb. 24, 2024

At the Villa Butera Theater “Desìata” the choral novel by Antonella Marascia – Friday, March 1, 2024, at 6 p.m.

At the Villa Butera Theater “Desìata” the choral novel by Antonella Marascia – Friday, March 1, 2024, at 6 p.m.

Presentation of the book: “Our Father’s Shelter Center” by Fr. Francesco Michele Stabile at the church of the Vincentian Sisters in Palazzo Butera – Wednesday, Feb. 28 at 5 p.m.

Presentation of the book: “Our Father’s Shelter Center” by Fr. Francesco Michele Stabile at the church of the Vincentian Sisters in Palazzo Butera – Wednesday, Feb. 28 at 5 p.m.

50th Birth of the Guttuso Museum: Saturday, Feb. 24 at 4:30 p.m. Press conference for the opening of the new exhibit on the second floor – Open to visitors starting at 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, 2024

50th Birth of the Guttuso Museum: Saturday, Feb. 24 at 4:30 p.m. Press conference for the opening of the new exhibit on the second floor – Open to visitors starting at 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, 2024

CarniLivari Baaria 2024 concludes with “The carnival of Bagheria students” – Tuesday, Feb. 13 starting at 8:30 a.m.

CarniLivari Baaria 2024 concludes with “The carnival of Bagheria students” – Tuesday, Feb. 13 starting at 8:30 a.m.

“The Carnival of the Little Ones” continues CarniLivari Baaria 2024 – Monday, February 12 starting at 8:30 a.m.

“The Carnival of the Little Ones” continues CarniLivari Baaria 2024 – Monday, February 12 starting at 8:30 a.m.

The seaside hamlet of Aspra with “Carnival at Sea” – Sunday, February 11 at 3:30 p.m.

The seaside hamlet of Aspra with “Carnival at Sea” – Sunday, February 11 at 3:30 p.m.

Valentine’s Day benefit concert at Villa Ramacca –  Wednesday, Feb. 14 at 7 p.m.

Valentine’s Day benefit concert at Villa Ramacca – Wednesday, Feb. 14 at 7 p.m.

Carnivarians Baaria 2024: “Carnival in progress.” – Thursday, Feb. 8 demonstration on Corso Umberto I

Carnivarians Baaria 2024: “Carnival in progress.” – Thursday, Feb. 8 demonstration on Corso Umberto I

Carnilivari in Baaria: “U carnalivari du Màu” will be inaugurated on 6 February – Visitable until February 13th at Villa San Cataldo

Carnilivari in Baaria: “U carnalivari du Màu” will be inaugurated on 6 February – Visitable until February 13th at Villa San Cataldo

Presentation of the book, “The Villa of Alchemy. Alchemical and esoteric elements of Villa Palagonia” by Piero Montana – Saturday, Feb. 10 at 5:30 p.m.

Presentation of the book, “The Villa of Alchemy. Alchemical and esoteric elements of Villa Palagonia” by Piero Montana – Saturday, Feb. 10 at 5:30 p.m.

Bagheria prepares for “CarniLivari Baaria 2024” – Kicking off Feb. 4 program of carnival events

Bagheria prepares for “CarniLivari Baaria 2024” – Kicking off Feb. 4 program of carnival events

“Domina Bacharia” the fifth mural of the exhibition opens – Monday, February 5 at 10:00 a.m.

“Domina Bacharia” the fifth mural of the exhibition opens – Monday, February 5 at 10:00 a.m.

Presentation of the book, “I am not a hero” by Roberto Ardizzone at the Anchovy Museum – Friday, Feb. 2 at 5:30 p.m.

Presentation of the book, “I am not a hero” by Roberto Ardizzone at the Anchovy Museum – Friday, Feb. 2 at 5:30 p.m.

“Terra d’aMare” solo exhibition of Silvana Lanza at villa San Cataldo – From Feb. 17 until March 03, 2024

“Terra d’aMare” solo exhibition of Silvana Lanza at villa San Cataldo – From Feb. 17 until March 03, 2024

“Discussions on Alchemy” by Rosanna Balistreri – Saturday, January 27 at 5:30 p.m.

“Discussions on Alchemy” by Rosanna Balistreri – Saturday, January 27 at 5:30 p.m.

Solo exhibition by Salvatore Gumina “Sotir” – From 27 January until 11 February 2024

Solo exhibition by Salvatore Gumina “Sotir” – From 27 January until 11 February 2024

At Putìa di Buttitta seminar: The memory of “Turiddu Carnivali” – Tuesday 23 January 2024

At Putìa di Buttitta seminar: The memory of “Turiddu Carnivali” – Tuesday 23 January 2024

Anniversary of the death of Renato Guttuso – Thursday, January 18 at 10:30 a.m.

Anniversary of the death of Renato Guttuso – Thursday, January 18 at 10:30 a.m.

“Differently autonomous” conference by the association Una Marcia in Più ODV ETS – Friday, January 19, 2024

“Differently autonomous” conference by the association Una Marcia in Più ODV ETS – Friday, January 19, 2024

At the Museo Dell’Acciuga in Aspra the presentation of the book: “Ainda” – Friday, January 12, 2024

At the Museo Dell’Acciuga in Aspra the presentation of the book: “Ainda” – Friday, January 12, 2024

“Photographic visions” collective exhibition at Villa San Cataldo – From 5 to 25 January 2024

“Photographic visions” collective exhibition at Villa San Cataldo – From 5 to 25 January 2024

Concert by Maestro Giovanni Moncada on the piano – Thursday 4 January 2024

Concert by Maestro Giovanni Moncada on the piano – Thursday 4 January 2024