17/10/2015

Dismal... Aid



Banksy's dismantled theme park element have apparently made it to Calais, France:

DISMAL AID!
Material from Banksy's Dismaland theme park has been used to create shelters for migrants in the Calais refugee camp.
Makeshift huts have started to spring up in 'Dismalaid' using timber from Banksy's 'bemusement park' which closed last month.
The shelters are being built inside 'The Jungle' where 6,000 refugees displaced from countries including Syria, Libya and Eritrea are camped.


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http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2015/10/16/banksys-dismaland-arrives_n_8311696.html


Banksy's Dismaland Arrives In Calais 'Jungle' To Shelter Refugees, Becomes Dismal Aid

Banksy's Dismaland, the theme park satirising Disneyland, is now providing shelter to refugees in its new home in Calais.
The park was dismantled and shipped from Somerset - timber, fixtures and all - across the Channel to its new home in The Jungle, the camp where thousands are living as they try to enter the UK.
The park's version of the iconic Disney castle now stands over the camp where thousands living in makeshift tents, many having fled war-torn countries like Syria.
Over two days, an unidentified group of people were building shelters in the camp, and just before dark on Thursday, a sign was erected over the buildings that says "Dismal Aid".
A woman told Mashable the group had English accents but said she did not care who they were.
She said: "I don't care; they're doing so much good. They've been absolutely wonderful."
Dismaland attracted thousands of people from August to September, when it closed to the public.
When Dismaland opened, Banksy described the park as "a festival of art, amusements and entry-level anarchism", adding: "This is an art show for the 99% who'd rather be at Alton Towers."


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