Dismaland Bemusement Park

DISMALAND BEMUSEMENT PARK – opens this weekend featuring work by Banksy and a whole raft of other artists:

Visit the official site here for all the latest details: dismaland.co.uk – further information below.

Dismaland flyer
Dismaland flyer

This weekend sees the opening of the Dismaland Bemusement Park at the derelict Tropicana Lido site in Weston Super Mare, England. Closed since 2000 the North Somerset venue has been the subject of constant wrangling and plans over its future but it looks like, courtesy of Banksy’s latest project, it’s about to get a whole new lease of life – well for five weeks until the 27th September at least anyway.

Dismaland Tropicana
Dismaland Tropicana

Inspiring image from dismaland.co.uk

Promising a “festival of art, amusements and entry level anarchism” it costs just 3 quid to get in and is easily accessible by public transport from its location on the sea front. Tickets are available from the Dismaland site from Friday 21st August so get in early if you’re planning on going.

The international roster of nearly 50 artists is nothing short of amazing and includes Banksy, Damien Hirst, Block 9, Escif, Jimmy Cauty, Peter Kennard and Cat Phillips, Paul Insect and BAST to name but a few. Also appearing over the five weeks are live events on Friday nights. You can rest assured I’ll be trying to get tickets for both Sleaford Mods (18th Sept) and Pussy Riot (25th Sept). In fact maybe I should have kept that bit quiet in hindsight….

Good luck getting the tickets you want.

Site illustration:

Dismaland site plan

For full details including opening, ticket purchasing and site map go here: Dismaland

Full list of artists at time of writing:

Amir Schiby (Israel) / Axel Void (USA) / Banksy (UK) / Barry Reigate (UK) / Ben Long (Sweden) / Bill Barminski (USA) / Block 9 (UK) / Brock Davis (USA) / Caitlin Cherry (USA) / Caroline McCarthy (UK) / Damien Hirst (UK) / David Shrigley (UK) / Dorcas Casey (UK) / Dietrich Wegner (USA) / Ed Hall (UK) Escif (Spain) / Espo (USA) / Fares Cachoux (Syria) / Greg Haberny (USA) / James Joyce (UK) / Jani Leinonen (Finland) / Jeff Gillette (USA) / Jenny Holzer (USA) / Jessica Harrison (UK) / Jimmy Cauty (UK) / Josh Keyes (USA) / Julie Burchill (UK) / Kate MacDowell (USA) / Laura Lancaster (UK) / Leigh Mulley (UK) / Lush (Australia) / Mana Neyestani (Iran) / Maskull Laserre (Canada) / Michael Beitz (USA) / Mike Ross (USA) / Nettie Wakefield (UK) / Paco Pomet (Spain) / Paul Insect & BAST (UK/USA) / Peter Kennard & Cat Phillips (UK) / Polly Morgan (UK) / Ronit Baranga (Israel) / Scott Hove (USA) / Severija In?irauskait?-Kriaunevi?ien? (Lithuania) / Shadi Al Zaqzouq (Libya) / Suliman Mansour (Palestine) / Tinsel Edwards (UK)

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