Banksy’s Dismaland heading for Calais

Banksy's Dismaland at sunset in Western-super-Mare, Somerset. Picture: PA
Banksy's Dismaland at sunset in Western-super-Mare, Somerset. Picture: PA
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Britain’s most disappointing tourist attraction is to be dismantled and sent to Calais to be shelter for migrants, creator Banksy has revealed.

Work to take down Dismaland in Weston-Super-Mare begins today and the elusive street artist said all the timber and fixtures from the so-called Bemusement Park would be sent to “The Jungle” camp, where thousands are camped. An estimated 5,000 migrants displaced from countries including Syria, Libya and Eritrea are believed to be camped in and around the French port.

On the Dismaland website, Banksy had posted a picture of the migrant camp in Calais and had superimposed on to it his fire-ravaged fairytale Cinderella Castle. In a message accompanying the picture, he wrote: “Coming soon... Dismaland Calais.”