Anyway, when I got back to Bristol in September this year, I was super excited because a few weeks earlier I had somehow miraculously, and through a careful balance of strategy, persistence and luck, managed to buy 2 tickets to Dismaland - on it's last weekend of operation no less. For those of you who don't know, Dismland was an art project set up by Banksy in collaboration with 58 other artists in the seaside town of Weston Super Mare, about an hour's bus ride from Bristol. It was set up in a disused outdoor swimming pool complex, Tropicana, and lasted 36 days. It was described as a 'family theme park unsuitable for children', and was set up as a sinister parody of a Disneyland park. Staff were rude, bored-looking, and absolutely fantastic. Every attraction featured art works which served as commentaries on modern social and political issues.
You can get a better idea of what it was like from the official trailer -