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Funtimes at Dismaland

Three quid buys you very little these days. Nearly a pint of beer (so long as you’re north of Watford), almost a magazine, a bus ride to not quite where you want to go.

Or a few hours at Dismaland. Apocalypse by the Sea.

Walking down the prom to the old Lido at Weston-Super-Mare, I was asked by a lady sitting on a bench “Have you come to see Banksy? Welcome to Weston, have a lovely time.”

So I did.

Chuckling as I manoeuvred the zig-zag queueing system, which I’m convinced is actually an installation, I prepared myself for the onslaught of mild abuse which was promised to come my way.

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Dismaland keeps it’s promise. In buckets and spadefuls.

Humour as black as sin, brilliant animations and music on the outdoor screen, powerful images and 3D work in the exhibition, a great dodgem installation by Banksy, anarchy around every corner.

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And we all got to join in with a piece of artwork depicting a woman being eaten by seagulls. Serves her right for using a shopping trolley.

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It’s England, so it rained.

That’s why we had a beautiful rainbow on the way back up the M5.