Timber and fixtures from Banksy’s Dismaland to be sent to aid refugees in Calais

Artists including Damon Albarn and Run The Jewels have performed at Weston-Super-Mare attraction

Timber and fixtures from Dismaland, artist Banksy’s so-called ‘bemusement park’, is to be sent to aid refugees in Calais.

An announcement on the Dismaland website confirmed the plans earlier today. It reads: “All the timber and fixtures from Dismaland are being sent to the ‘jungle’ refugee camp near Calais to build shelters. No online tickets will be available.”

As well as acting as a tourist destination in Weston-Super-Mare, Dismaland has also held a number of live musical performances since it opened at the end of August?. Blur frontman Damon Albarn made a surprise appearance there on Friday night (September 25).

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Massive Attack were due to headline the last night of Dismaland but were forced to pull out. In their absence, De La Soul performed, with Albarn joining the group for a rendition of Gorillaz track ‘Feel Good Inc’.

Russian activist punk group Pussy Riot also performed to a backdrop of protestors and riot police clashing, entering the stage in a cage.

The show took place at Tropicana in Weston-super-Mare, where Dismaland is based. The park boasts 18 attractions including work from Banksy himself, as well as artists including artists Damien Hirst, Jenny Holzer and Jimmy Cauty.

Musical acts have performed on every Friday night since the park opened with the likes of Run The Jewels, Savages and more playing earlier in the run.
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