Monday, September 28, 2015

DISMALAND Dismaland by name Dismaland by nature....


This is far from a complaint though, rude staff, peeling paint & a dead princess. Dismaland was everything I'd hoped for & more. We were lucky enough to get tickets for Banksy's latest event & at £5 we couldn't go wrong.

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A few weeks ago we drove to Weston-super-Mare clutching our tickets ready & raring to go. The weather was perfect - drizzly rain & grey clouds, until the sun came out & ruined everything! 
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We were ushered through a hand-drawn security area where grumpy guards rushed us through & then suddenly we were there - Dismaland. It was hard to know where to go to first so we headed to the gift shop where a miserable assistant told us off because it was "Exit through the giftshop" a nice little nod to Banksy.
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We stopped off at the Pocket Money Loans shop before going into Cinderella's dilapidated castle to see her carriage had crashed with paparazzi all around her, we watched an updated & bit disturbing (it always is I know!) Punch & Judy (where Judy gets her own back), wandered around a weird "freak-show-esque" tent, experienced an Astronaut's caravan & watched as people trying their luck on Hook a duck had their hopes dashed by a wonderfully mardy stall holder.

It. Was. Brilliant!

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The most disappointing part was that we didn't put enough money into the car park so we had to leave before we'd seen everything.

Dismaland finished this last weekend & was one of the best experiences I've had thanks to all the artists who contributed & the people working there. It's really was a case of Miss It Miss Out.

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Ttfn x

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