Dismaland, Weston-super-Mare

Affair: Dismaland

When: Saturday, August 22, 2015 - Sunday, September 27th, 2015 @ 11AM - 6PM with daytime tickets; 7PM - 11PM with evening tickets

Hot Spot: Weston-super-Mare, UK

Deets: Banksy is back! Dismaland is a sinister version of a Disneyland based in a huge derelict seaside swimming resort on a beach in Weston-super-Mare. From the Dismaland brochure:

"Are you looking for an alternative to the soulless sugar-coated banality of the average family day out? Or just somewhere cheaper. Then this is the place for you—a chaotic new world where you can escape from mindless escapism. Instead of a burger stall, we have a museum. In place of a gift shop we have a library, well, we have a gift shop as well.

Bring the whole family to come and enjoy the latest addition to our chronic leisure surplus—a bemusement park. A theme park who’s big theme is: theme parks should have bigger themes…

This event contains adult themes, distressing imagery, extended use of strobe lighting, smoke effects and swearing. The following items are strictly prohibited: knives, spraycans, illegal drugs, and lawyers from the Walt Disney corporation. "

A demented assortment of bizarre and macabre artworks from no less than 50 artists from around the world including Damien Hirst, Bill Barminski, Caitlin Cherry, Polly Morgan, Josh Keyes, Mike Ross, David Shrigley, Bäst, Escif, Maskull Lasserre, Kate McDowell, Paco Pomet, Dietrich Wegner, Michael Beitz, Brock Davis, Ronit Baranga, Espo & more. Banksy is also showing 10 artworks of his own.

Hint For The Average Socialite: This park is unsuitable for small children. Pre-booked and at the door ticket info can be found here.

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