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DESIblitz Transforms Retired National Express Bus into Sustainable Arts Hub

DESIblitz Transforms Retired National Express Bus into Sustainable Arts Hub

In a groundbreaking initiative that merges creativity with environmental responsibility, DESIblitz, a leading online magazine, has unveiled its latest endeavour—a transformation project that repurposed a retired National Express bus into a dynamic arts hub known as the DESIblitz Truck Art Bus.

Led by director and sustainability advocate Indi Deol, the DESIblitz team embarked on a mission to breathe new life into the ageing bus, which had reached the end of its service life with National Express. Instead of consigning it to the scrapyard, they saw an opportunity to create something truly unique and impactful.

The transformation project took an exciting turn when renowned Pakistani artist Haider Ali, known for his mastery of traditional truck art, was flown in from Karachi to lend his expertise to the project. With Ali’s guidance, over several months of meticulous planning and craftsmanship the exterior of the bus underwent a remarkable transformation. Inspired by the vibrant colours and intricate designs of South Asian truck art, the bus became a stunning visual masterpiece, capturing the essence of cultural heritage and artistic expression.

But the DESIblitz team’s vision extended beyond mere aesthetics. Equipped with foldable tables, comfortable seating, and state-of-the-art audiovisual equipment, the interior of the bus was transformed into a versatile workspace and event venue, ready to host workshops, exhibitions, and cultural events.

What truly sets the DESIblitz Truck Art Bus apart, however, is its unwavering commitment to sustainability. Indi and his team spared no effort in outfitting the bus with eco-friendly features, including solar panels to power its electrical systems. Every aspect of its design was carefully considered to minimise its environmental impact and maximise its potential for positive change.

The launch of the DESIblitz Truck Art Bus marks a significant milestone for DESIblitz and the West Midlands community. It serves as a shining example of how innovation, creativity, and
environmental responsibility can intersect to create meaningful change.

Indi Deol, founder of DESIblitz said:

“We are thrilled to unveil the DESIblitz Truck Art Bus—a symbol of our commitment to sustainability and community engagement.”

“Through this project, we hope to inspire others to rethink their approach to environmental responsibility and embrace the power of creativity to drive positive change.”

The DESIblitz Truck Art Bus is already embarking on a trips across the West Midlands and beyond, visiting schools, community hubs, and cultural events to inspire and engage audiences of all ages. With its vibrant exterior, versatile interior, and unwavering dedication to sustainability, it promises to leave a lasting impression wherever it goes, reminding us all of the transformative power of art, innovation, and collaboration.