Exploring sustainability through the cracks of the old bus
THE GHOST BUS PROJECT
The Ghost Bus Project exhibits the wonder of the Barton family history and the beauty of what human beings can do through creativity and mutual cooperation. It displays a series of short films combining the power of visual and musical arts. It encourages us to take the time to look more closely at our surroundings and discover the stories our environment can tell us.
The visual arts creations come from Roberto Alborghetti, developed from his “Lacer/Actions” project, which concerns macro photography of decomposed publicity posters, natural cracks and scratches, urban and industrial tokens and materials.
"There's an old bus
at Bartons garage,
in the ancient land
of Robin Hood.
After thousands of miles,
it's taking a rest,
tired and rusty.
But if we look closely,
it continues to tell us the colours
of its days along the dusty roads
of the world..."
- Roberto Alborghetti
These pages tell the story of the project and how it has travelled over the years since to inform, educate and excite audiences. Its journey continues... because the road never ends.
Live film of the conversation with Roberto Alborghetti - PART 1
Live film of the conversation with Roberto Alborghetti - PART 2
Ghost Bus 2019: Beeston
The Ghost Bus screenings as well as conversations with Roberto Alborghetti at The Gallery
"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
Read more quotes, see images and read more about the event here
Read more about the massive organisation behind this event here
Ghost Bus 2022: Nottingham & Beeston
Roberto Alborghetti makes a whirlwind day visit (& 2 nights) to strengthen ties of friendship and cooperation between Nottinghamshire UK and Italy.
This historic day and evening is recounted in various blogs, photographs and social media.
https://www.artculturetourism.co.uk/post/roberto-alborghetti-visits-beeston-and-nottingham-castle by Janine Moore
https://robertoalborghetti.com/2022/04/23/in-the-land-of-robin-hood-to-strengthen-ties-of-friendship-and-cooperation/ (with press release)
The Ghost Bus Future: Africa
The plans of expanding The Ghost Bus Project to Africa is on full way and we look forward to share more about it in the future.