Street artist Banksy to send timbers from his UK theme park to refugees

September 29, 2015 4:06 am

Dismaland’, in Somerset, England. Photo / AP 

Street artist Banksy has said he will send the material from his
closed amusement park in England to to help shelter refugees who
are camped out there.
Banksy said on his Dismaland website that
all of the timbers and fixtures from the park are being sent to a
refugee camp outside the northwest French port of Calais for the
construction of shelters. Thousands of refugees are in the Calais area
seeking entry into Britain.
“Coming soon … Dismaland Calais,” the artist said on his posting.
The
unusual amusement park that closed Sunday after five weeks poked fun at
consumer culture. Tourism body Visit Somerset says the exhibition
brought 20 million pounds ($NZ48 million) to the faded seaside town of
Weston-Super-Mare. Officials say it drew more than 150,000 people.

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