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Monday, 24 August 2015

Dismaland; Weston-super-Mare; Banksy; Bristol; Richard Long

The Happiest Place on Earth (official video)

The dismal website

When we lived in Westbury-on-Trym, Bristol, we sometimes used to go to Weston-super-Mare for day-trips and swimming during the summer holidays.

Once, when my father wasn't looking, I rolled off the lilo and nearly drowned (someone fished me out). Perhaps it happened in Pentewan? Tell Bansky it was in Weston-super-Mare. I think I'll go back for some recovered-memory therapy (repressed menory?) - after the show closes.

Dystopian playground (video)

John Beteman's Weston-super-Mare

John Cleese

A ploy?

Ticket frustration

Ticket and queue misery

Bristol walking tour as an alternative.

Bansky was born in Bristol in 1974.

If you can't get a ticket for Dismaland, take a look at the website of Richard Long (born in Bristol, 1945).


Robert Southey on Westbury-on-Trym:

"It is at Westbury, a village two miles from Bristol, in the pleasantest part of this country. there is a tolerable garden behind the house, in which excepting some half dozen rose bushes, every thing is calculated for use. the view over the garden is very beautiful, a fertile & woody vale, bounded on each side by hills, & terminated by a range of hills ten miles distant. the most interesting parts of the country are near at hand, & ten minutes walk would convey me to one of the most beautiful glens I ever saw". Robert Southey to John May, 8 July 1798

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