Street artist Banksy in theme park venture at Weston-super-Mare

Described as 'describes as "a festival of art, amusements and entry-level anarchism'

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A family theme park which is proudly being billed by Banksy graffiti as not suitable for small children is to open for business.

Residents near the Somerset seafront resort of Weston-super-Mare had thought the top-secret make-over of a 2.5 acre site was for a film shoot.

In fact the Tropicana, a former lido, was being prepared for a theme park which its creator Banksy describes as "a festival of art, amusements and entry-level anarchism".

The project, called Dismaland - Bemusement Park, comes complete with a fairytale castle, a boat pond full of asylum seekers, two ballet-performing juggernauts and an anarchist training camp running classes in how to break into bus billboards.

Banksy, who was determined to build a venue for low income holidaymakers, said: "This is an art show for the 99% who'd rather be at Alton Towers."

It includes a never-before-seen collection of satirical art and sculpture by Banksy along with work from a range of artists.

The exhibition opens twice daily from this weekend.

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